Tan Zi Hao

Malaysia / A+ Works of Art

Tan Zi Hao (b. 1989, Kuala Lumpur) is an artist, writer, and researcher. His idea has taken shape across a diverse range of works involving soil ecology, language politics, interpretive etymology, mythical chimeras, and organic assemblages from carrier shells to household casebearers. Most of his artworks are conceived with an ideological intention to challenge essentialism by privileging the assemblage. He has been published in Art in TranslationIndonesia and the Malay WorldInter-Asia Cultural Studies, among others. His recent exhibitions include Dream of the Day (Ilham Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, 2022); Steep and Sample: Possible  Futures/Impossible Present (A+ Works of Art, Kuala Lumpur, 2022); Synthetic Condition (UP Vargas Museum, Quezon City, 2022); Phantasmapolis: Asian Art Biennial (National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan, 2021); What’s Left for Gathering (Mutual Aid Projects, Kuala Lumpur, 2021).