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Lan Tuazon b. Philippines, 1976.

Lives and works in Chicago. Her art practice addresses the order of things as it relates to built and imaginary environments. She has exhibited internationally at the Brooklyn Museum, Storefront for Art & Architecture, Bucharest Biennale 4, the WKV Kunstverein in Germany, Floating IP in Manchester and The Lowry Museum in London, and in New York at the ISE Cultural Foundation, Artist Space, Canada Gallery, Sculpture Center and Apex Art. Lan Tuazon is an Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the School of Art Institute. As ever, Lan Tuazon is your secret admirer.


2004 Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, New York, NY
2002 Art Education, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
2002 M.F.A Graduate in Sculpture, Yale University, New Haven, CT.
1999 B.F.A. Graduate, Cooper Union, NY, NY.

Ingredients of Reality: the Dismantling of New York City, solo exhibition, Storefront for Art & Architecture, NY, NY.
Space Matters, Neue Galerie, Austria.
Common Interests, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ.

On the Wrong Side of History, solo exhibition, Brooklyn Museum, NY, NY.

The Third Object, solo exhibition, Zagreb Arts Center, Croatia.
Handlung: On Producing Possibilities, Bucharest Biennale 4, Romania
Territories of the (In)Human, WKV Kunstverein, Germany
Hier und Jetzt, Kunstlerhaus, Stuttgart, Germany

Boxfresh, Akademie Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany
Emerging Artists, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York, NY

Mixed Tape, Exit Art, New York, NY
Skipping the Page, Center for Book Arts, New York, NY
Social Diagrams, Kuenstlerhaus, Stuttgart, Germany

The Happiness of Objects, Sculpture Center, Queens, NY
Eternal Flame, Cal Arts Redcat Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Post It Show, Pianos, NY and Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn
Don’t Get it Twisted, Violence Affects Everyone, Apex Art, NY,NY.

Action Adventure, Canada Gallery, New York, New York
When Artist Say We, Artist Space, New York, New York

Free, Solo Exhibition, Floating IP, Manchester, UK
No Return, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, New York

Thermo 04: Tripping Over Varicoloured Wires, Lowry Museum, Manchester, UK
Mirror, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, New York
Whitney ISP Exhibition, New York, New York

Lean, Ize Cultural Foundation, New York, New York

Curatorial Projects and Events
“New York Watertaxi,” Drawing Center, New York, NY

Invisible Graffiti: Magnet Show, Magnetic Art inside of a Richard Sera sculpture, curated with Marie Lorenz. Public Art Installation, Bronx, New York

Pavillion, Journal for Politics and Culture/# 15 Handlung: On Producing Possibilities, Edited by Razvan ion and Eugen Radescu, Artphoto Asc,
“Younger Than Jesus Directory,” Gioni, Massimiliano, New Museum and Phaidon Press, 2009.
“Invisible Graffiti”, Tuazon, Lan, Printed by Redcat Gallery
“Proof That Things Are People Too”, review of “Happiness of
Objects” by Schwendener, Martha, New York Times, May 2007.
“Invisible Living” Tuazon, Lan, in Metronome No.10, C. Deliss, Ed. Documenta 12 Magazine Project.
“Magnet Art for Serra Sculpture” reviewed by Robinson, Artnet Magazine News, August 2006
“No Return” reviewed by Cotter, Holland, New York Times
“Free” reviewed by The Guardian, January 2005
“Experience vs. Interpretation: Traces of Ethnography in the works of Lan Tuazon and Nikki S. Lee” Kwon, Miwon, Volume 4, Alex Coles, Ed. London: Black Dog Publishing.

“Architectural Gaps” Tuazon, Lan, UKS Forum for Samtidskunst,Oslo: Ungekunstneres, Samfund.

2012 Headlands Center for the Arts Alumni Award
2012 Kunstlerhaus Buchsenhausen Fellow, Austria
2012 Civitella Ranieri Fellow, Italy
2011 Headlands Center for the Arts, AIR
2010 Foundation for Contemporary Art, New York, New York.
2009 Schloss Solitude Residency 2009-2010, Stuttgart, Germany.
2009 Socrates Sculpture Park Residency
2009 Jerome Foundation Travel Fellowhip
2002 Barry Cohen Fellow
2001 World Studio Foundation
1999 Cooper Union Graduate Grant
1998 Fred A. Lane Prize