/// Kynan Tan (b. 1988)
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/// cv (selected)

/ exhibitions
2017 Primavera 2017, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
2017 Co•–st•–l W•–ve Tr•–nsl•–tor, Critical Animals, This is Not Art Festival, Newcastle (with Devon Ward)
2017 _FOUNDATIONS_2100_, City of Perth Winter Arts Festival, (with Devon Ward)
2017 Co•–st•–l W•–ve Tr•–nsl•–tor, RAFT artist-run space, Elizabeth Quay, Perth
2016 Longli International New Media Art Festival, Longli Ancient Town, Jinping County, Guizhou Province, China
2016 Polymorphism, Ideas Platform, Artspace, Sydney
2016 Automated Reasoning Paradigm, Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney
2015 Didactic Tools, Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth
2015 Dead Ringer, curated by Leigh Robb, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
2015 Pica Salon, curated by Leigh Robb and Nadia Johnson, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
2015 sculptures: 5, The Auricle, Christchurch, New Zealand
2015 Firstdraft Auction, Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney
2014 What I See When I Look At Sound, curated by Leigh Robb, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
2014 Print Award, Fremantle Arts Centre
2014 hyperthymesia, State of the Art Festival, State Library of Western Australia
2014 sculptures: 4, Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney
2014 perspectives [micro], NOW now Festival Group Show, SNO Gallery, Sydney
2013 perspectives [macro], free range gallery, Perth
2013 Open Curator Studio, Artspace, curated by Alana Kushnir, Sydney/online
2012 NH7 festival, Pune, India
2011 Wonderland, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan
2010 hypnogenia, Scitech Science Museum, Perth

/ residencies
2014 SymbioticA Research Residency, Biological Arts Facility, University of Western Australia
2013-15 Centre for Interdisciplinary Arts Resident Artist, Perth
2013 Performance Space Quickfire Residency, Carriageworks, Sydney (as Té with Andrew Brooks)

/ awards
2015-18 Australian Postgraduate Award
2014 Highly Commended award for city constructed from sleeping brain activity data, Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award, Perth
2014 Visual Arts New Work Grant, Australia Council (as Té with Andrew Brooks)
2013 Best Design for Wintering by Aimee Smith, Western Australian Dance Awards (video design, in collaboration with Ben Taaffe and Craig McElhinney)
2013 Young People and the Arts Fellowship, WA Department of Culture and the Arts
2013 Australia Council Artstart Grant
2013 WA Screen Awards, Outstanding Achievement Award: Best Interactive Narrative for Sound Chamber (with Yvette Coyne and Malcolm Riddoch)
2012 JUMP Mentorship Grant, to study with audio-visual artist Robin Fox
2010 Decibel Commission, to compose the audio-visual work Split Mirror Planes, performed at Decibel’s Camera Obscura Concert

/ performances
2017 CAPTCHA, Everyday Machines #2, curated by Tom Smith, Alaska Projects, Sydney
2017 Audible Edge Festival, Tone List and Tura New Music, Perth
2016 Everyday Machines, curated by Tom Smith, Alaska Projects, Sydney
2016 NOW now series, 107 Projects, Sydney
2016 Pretty Gritty series, 107 Projects, Sydney
2016 Electrofringe: New Terrains, Top Floor at Wellington, Sydney
2014 perspectives [temporal], solo audio-visual concert, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
2014 Club Zho 111, The Bakery, Perth
2014 NOW now Festival of Arts, Sydney (as Té with Andrew Brooks)
2012-14 multiplicity - large-scale, dual-screen audio-visual work presented at: Perth Cultural Centre Screen Program, 2014; Test Tone, SuperDeluxe, Tokyo, Japan, 2013; Channels Video Art Festival, Melbourne, 2013; fractal shale, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts Performance Space, 2012; NOW now festival program launch, Sydney, 2012; fractal shale, Tape Projects, Melbourne, 2012
2014 Cinematic Scores, live soundtrack to Laszlo Moholy-Nagy’s Lichtspiel Schwarz Weiss Grau, Perth Fringe Festival, Packenham Street Art Space, Perth
2013 International Computer Music Festival, Western Australian Museum (as Té with Andrew Brooks)
2012-13 consciousness - large-scale audio-visual work presented at: Nu Things, Osaka, 2013; Tape Projects, Melbourne, 2012; AV Union, Sydney, 2012; Terrace Bar, Newcastle, 2012; The Bakery, Perth, 2012
2013 Japan tour, solo audio-visual performances and as Té with Andrew Brooks, Osaka, Kyoto, Tokyo
2011 Improvised performance with Philip Zoubek and Andrew Brooks, The Loft, Cologne, Germany
2011 split mirror planes - for four instruments and four audio/visual sources, commissioned by Decibel new music ensemble – premiered at Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
2010 Japan tour, solo performances, Osaka, Kyoto, Tokyo
2010 lucidity - major composition for electroacoustic ensemble: acoustic instruments, computer processing, sound synthesis and video projections performed at The Bakery, Perth

/ curating and organising
2017 ARTBAR September 2017, Primavera edition with Elena Papanikolakis, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
2017 Black Box Series, experimental sound performances, UNSW Art & Design (co-organiser)
2014-15 Didactic Tools, co-curated with Sam Fox (Hydra Poesis), artist lab in November 2014, exhibition Fremantle Arts Centre 2015
2013 fractal shale, Tape Projects, Melbourne
2012 fractal shale, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts Performance Space

/ recordings
2014 100% hits by Té (Andrew Brooks and Kynan Tan), album, torrent download, self-released
2014 Sand Stems by Austin Bucket, remix by Té, album, download, Room40
2014 syllepsis by Motion, album, download, Wood and Wire
2013 circuitous by Té, album, vinyl + download, hellosQuare
2012 City Speaks by Callum G’Froerer, remix by Kynan Tan, CD + download, listen / hear collective
2012 live recording 28072012 by Té, EP, CD + download, self-released
2012 raetina, album, CD + download, listen / hear collective
2011 re:presence by Motion, remix by Kynan Tan, CD + download, listen / hear collective
2010 lucidity, album, download, self-released
2009 two clouds, EP, CD + download, self-released

/ collaborations
2014-16 microLandscapes (sound, visuals, programming), interdisciplinary project by Emma Fishwick
2013- Bodied Assemblies (sound), improvised dance work by Rhiannon Newton (ongoing)
2013 Three Squared, (sound), dance work by Rhiannon Newton with Unkempt Dance
2012-14 Motion, (sound) with Andrew Brooks, Berish Bilander, Brett Thompson, Hugh Harvey and Sam Zerna
2013 Prompter (visuals and sound design), hybrid theatre work by Hydra Poesis, premiered at Arts House Meat Market, Melbourne
2013 Wintering (visuals), dance work by Aimee Smith, premiered at State Theatre Underground, Perth
2012 All My World is Scaffolding (sound), choreographed by Jo Pollitt and Tara Daniel, PICA
2010 Memorial (sound), dance work by Michael Whaites, LINK Dance Company
2009 Caused to Happen (sound), dance work by Craig Bary (NZ), LINK Dance Company

/ reviews and publications
2016 Territories Within a Political Ecology by Ashley Haywood, Rochford Street Review
2015 Dead Ringer Catalogue, PICA Press
2014 Compulsively obsessive art & sound, review of What I see When I Look At Sound by Darren Jorgenson, RealTime Magazine
2014 Shifting the Registers, review of What I See When I Look At Sound by John Mateer, Art Monthly Magazine
2014 Interview for Cut Common Magazine
2013 Review of perspectives [macro] by Steve Paraskos, Partial Durations (RealTime affiliate)
2013 Pleasures Synaesthetic and Crystalline by Sam Gillies, review of fractal shale, RealTime
2011 Slippage of Sound and Sight by Henry Anderson, review of Decibel Camera Obscura concert, RealTime

/ education
2007-11 Bachelor of Music: Music Technology (First Class Honours), Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
2015- PhD Candidate, University of New South Wales Art & Design (expected completion 2018)

/ writing
2017 Computational Audio-Visual Temporalities, Writing Around Sound, edited by Richard Keys and Jo Burzynska
2016 Materialising the Conditions of Computation, Electronic Visualisation and the Arts
2014 Notes on Translation, Das SUPERPAPER, edited by Caleb Kelly (as Té with Andrew Brooks)
2014 Philosophical Investigations, Un Magazine, (as Té with Andrew Brooks)
2014 Sound, Video, Sculpture and Data-Interconnectedness, NOW now Festival Zine, edited by Andrew Brooks
2011 Decibel: Audible Designs, edited by Cat Hope, PICA Press

/ academic
2016 Sessional Tutor, Narrative, Form and Time – Interactive Design, University of Technology Sydney
2015-16 Sessional Tutor, Data Rendering, UNSW Art & Design
2012-14 Sessional Lecturer in Composition and Music Technology, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts