Born in 1965 in Canterbury, Great Britain, Tacita Dean currently lives and works in Berlin. A photographer and designer, she is known above all for her 16mm films in which she focuses on historic or fictional stories. Tacita Dean’s works are an elegy to slowness: the landscapes in her photographs and the subjects of her films represent allegories of time and memory; her minimalist narrations are entrenched in a sense of an infinite wait, resulting from simultaneously heroic and modest actions.
Recent exhibitions dedicated to Tacita Dean have been held at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art at Melbourne (2009), Dia:Beacon, New York (2008) and Guggenheim Museum, New York (2007). Her work is held in numerous collections, such as le Centre Georges Pompidou, the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Tate Modern in London. Her works have also been shown at Punta della Dogana in the exhibitions 'Accrochage' (2016) and 'Luogo e Segni' (2019).