Moses Tan (b. 1986, Singapore) is a Singapore-based artist whose work explores histories that intersect with queer theory and politics while looking at melancholia and shame as points of departure. Working with drawing, video and installation, his interest lies in the use of subtlety and codes in the articulation of narratives.
He was awarded the Noise Singapore Award for Art and Design in 2014, Winston Oh Travel Research Grant in 2016, and the LASALLE Award for Academic Excellence in 2016. He has exhibited across Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, amongst others.
The intention for this selection of work were inspired by the idea of the inability to articulate. Using allegories, shapes, forms and parallels, the work came as a response to thinking through attempts of coming out, without the words for it.
This also came at a time during the pandemic when my parents finally accepted my partner and I and was actually the first show that they helped and visited, knowing the full context of the exhibition.
The works presented are from a show at Yavuz Gallery in 2020 titled borrowed intimacies.
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