Tanja Deman

The Netherlands, Amsterdam Wim van Krimpen

Tanja Deman is a visual artist from Croatia. She works with photography, video and light installation. Her investigation of collective psychology and space focuses on recently built legacy, specifically in spaces for collectives and how they relate to nature. Her images are visual metaphors that step into puzzling sites and situations layered with history, capturing the awkward socio-political dynamics under the surface of both the built and natural environment.

In recent years, her work has been exhibited in several solo exhibitions including, Museo Revoltella, Trieste (2012), Gallery MKC, Split (2012), and an upcoming in Gallery Muratcentoventidue Artecontemporanea, Bari. Tanja has participated in a large number of group exhibitions including, the Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb; Kunstmuseum Bonn; La Bellevilloise, Paris; Eybeam, New York; TENT, Rotterdam; and International Film Festival Rotterdam. She has also screened her work at numerous video festivals worldwide. International fairs, with the likes of Frieze and Art Amsterdam, have also not been left without the work of this winner of the New Fragments 5 Award 2008. Tanja graduated video and photography with an MA at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam, after having obtained an MFA and BFA in sculpture from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb.