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Born in Yunxiao, Fujian Province 1969, Tang Nannan is both an artist and a teacher of art. Nannan received his education from the Department of Fine arts in Xiamen University and then graduated from School of Inter-Media Art in China Academy of Art as a member among the first Ph.Ds of practice of modern art. At present, he teaches at both China Academy of Art and the Art College in Jimei University.


In Nannan’s works, nostalgia in modern cities presents as the main theme and questions of time and memory, myths and poetry, nostalgia and life and death are discussed. With his cultural sociology research, the artist tries to integrate multiple forms of art like painting, video installation,photograph,multiscreen video theatre and makes effort to exploring art forms based on his own life experience and concerning modern living circumstances.

Solo and group exhibitions in China and internationally, work in tradition ink and water color on paper, as well as video and installation projects. Tang Nannan’s work have been shown in Shanghai Biennale (2012), 2nd China Art Triennial, Nanjing (2005), and New York as well.

海中有海 55, 纸本水墨, 直径66.5cm, 2015 

The Sea In The Sea 55, Ink on Paper, diameter 66.5cm, 2015

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Light Writers 2016 Contemporary  Image Art Exhibition

汤南南 访谈

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