Born 1965, Canterbury, England.

Lives and works in Berlin



The Falmouth School of Art, Cornwall, England

The Supreme School of Fine Art, Athens, Greece

The Slade School of Fine Art, London, England




Tacita Dean – Print Projects, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark


JG, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, Utah; Film Forum, New York


Tacita Dean: Fatigues, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York


Tacita Dean: Merce Cunningham performs STILLNESS…(six performances, six films), The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia


Tacita Dean: Five Americans, New Museum, New York


Tacita Dean, Norton Museum, West Palm Beach, Florida


The Unilever Series: Tacita Dean, Tate Modern, London


Tacita Dean – The Line of Fate, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, MUMOK, Vienna, Austria


Craneway Event Screening, IDANS Istanbul International Contemporary Dance and Performance Festival, Istanbul, Turkey; Centre Pompidou, Paris, France


Tacita Dean: Merce Cunningham performs STILLNESS…(six performances, six films), Academie der Kunste, Berlin, Germany


The Friar’s Doodle, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia/Abadia de Santo Domingo de Silos, Spain


Craneway Event, Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris, France


Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia


Still Life, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan, Italy


In My Manor, Villa Oppenheim Galerie für Gegenwartskunst, Berlin, Germany


Tacita Dean: Merce Cunningham performs STILLNESS…(six performances, six films), Dia Beacon, Beacon, New York


Tacita Dean, Hugo Boss Prize Exhibition, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York




They Eye on Time: Works from Adrastus Collection, Museo de Arte de Sonora, Sonora, Mexico


Ship to Shore: Art and the Lure of the Sea, John Hansard Gallery, Highfield, Southampton, United Kingdom


Rain Lust, Tate Britain, London, United Kingdom


You Imagine What You Desire, 19th Biennale Sydney, Sydney, Australia


The Dying of the Light: Film as Medium and Metaphor, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, Massachusetts


Looking at the View, Tate Britain, London, United Kingdom


Besser scheitern, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany


L’image Papillon, Musee d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean (MUDAM), Luxembourg


Paisaje. Revision de un genero (Landscape. A revision of a genre), Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, Mexico


Ulysse(s) L’autre mer, Fonds Regional d’Art Contemporain Bretagne, Rennes, France


Il Palazzo Enciclopedico (The Encyclopedic Palace), 55th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy


First Act, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City


Motion Capture: Drawing and the Moving Image, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork


Gravity and Disgrace Ep. 2 - CGAC - Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela


Malerei in Fotografie - Strategien der Aneignung, Städel Museum, Frankfurt/Main, Germany


Documenta (13) - Documenta, Kassel


ATLAS. How to Carry the World on One’s Back?, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany


Neue Realitäten. Von Warhol bis Havekost: Fotografie im Medium der Druckgrafik, Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin, Germany


BLOCKBUSTER: Cinema for Exhibitions, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey, Mexico


Staging the Archive, MACE – Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Elvas, Portugal


The Art of Deceleration, Motion and Rest in Modern Art, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany; Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany


The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality and the Moving Image, La Caixa, Barcelona


Ostalgia, New Museum, New York, NY


Drawing 2011 – Biennial Fundraiser, The Drawing Room, London


The Smithson Effect, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT


Project Europa: Imagining the (Im)Possible, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York City, NY


Dance with Camera, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, SMoCA, Scottsdale, Arizona


The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality and the Moving Image, The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.


Festival d’Automne, Paris, France


elles@centrepompidou, artistes femmes dans les collections du Centre Pompidou, Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris, France


Production Site: The Artist’s Studio Inside–Out, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois


En presence, Centre Européen d’Actions Artistiques Contemporaines, Strasbourg, Germany


Haunted: Contemporary Photography/Video/Performance, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York


Les Promesses du passé, Centre Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris, France


PhotoEspaña Festival, Teatro Fernán Gómez Arts Center, Madrid, Spain, MAN / Museo D’Arte Della Provincia Di Nuoro, Sardinia, Italy, La Regenta Arts Centre, Las Palmas de Gran Canarias, Spain


The Quick and the Dead, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN


elles@centrepompidou, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France


Il Tempo del Postino Group Show, Co-Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Philippe Parreno, Manchester International Festival, Opera House Manchester, England




The Kurt Schwitters Price


The Hugo Boss Prize at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York


The Sixth Benesse Prize at the 51st Venice Biennale


The Aachen Art Prize


DAAD – German Academy Exchange Service, New York