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Tan Ru Yi
1973 Born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Lives and works in Shizuoka, Japan.

Education
2005-07 Nagoya Zokei Graduate School of Art & Design Studies of Experimental Art Research, Japan
2001-05 Nagoya Zokei University of Art & Design, Sculpture course, Japan
1992-95 The One Academy of Communication Design, majoring in Painting, Malaysia

Residency
2015. 10 Dec - 2016. 21 Jan VISION CULTURE ART RESIDENCY, Shalini Ganendra Fine Art (SGFA) (Malaysia)/Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur


Selected Solo exhibitons
2016 Returned - The stars seem so different, Shalini Ganendra Fine Art, Petaling Jaya
2015 Picnic, NCC Shizuoka 2015, CCC, Shizuoka
2015 Return, Slate at The Row, Organised by Shalini Ganendra Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur
2013 The Growth Project — New Creature to NANA, Mie Center for the Arts, Tsu
2009 CAS, Osaka
2008 Space +, Konan, Japan
2007 U8projects, Komaki, Japan
2006 sakurayama studio, Nagoya, Japan

Selected Group Exhibitions
2017 (upcoming)
Di Mana(where are) young, National Arts Gallery, Kuala Lmpur
BLACK, COLOR - Mitsunori Kimura & Tan Ru Yi - Art Lab Aichi, Nagoya

2016
ART GARDEN Nichinomiya Garden, Nishinomiya
ROKKO MEETS ART 2016 - Mount Rokko National Park, Kobe

2015
My Country - Asia Week New York 2015 Shalini Ganendra Fine Art @ Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, New York

2014
minimal contrasts - Mitsunori Kimura & Tan RuYi
SENSUS – Luoghi per l’Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy

2013
11 October - 30 November, Altari Profani - curated by Claudio Cosma - Sensus Luoghi per l'Arte Contemporanea, Florence (Italy)
CRASH x BUILD - Art Lab Aichi, Nagoya
ARTS CHALLENGE 2013 - Aichi Arts Center, Nagoya
Pilot plant/Japanese identity - CAS, Osaka

2012
Wednesdays and fridays with, project by Leonora Bisagno, temporary studio of Leonora Bisagno in the frame of Making of @ Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg
ROKKO MEETS ART 2012 - Mount Rokko National Park, Kobe
Contemporary Art in TOYOHASHI - Toyohashi, Aichi
My Shameful Work - CAS, Osaka

2011
Wander Art - Keihanna Commemorative Park, Kyoto
SPACE-OUT, One Day Cafe#3 - Mansho-S Building, Nagoya
Woodland Gallery 2011, Minokamo City Museum, Gifu

2010
Unidentified Creature: Yoshihide NAKAJIMA x TAN Ru Yi x gsex x - Domannaka Center, Fukuroi, Shizuoka
AICHI TRIENNALE 2010, Foreign Chinese in Contemporary Art - Aichi Arts Center, Nagoya
BOKURA no MIKATA, curation: Yukiko TANAKA - Galleria Finarte, Nagoya
the sandal of king - STAR GALLERY, Nagoya

2009
Aichi Art Mori - Toei cho Project" - Aichi
Chinese Art Complex - Gallery Fleur(Kyoto Seika University), Kyoto
Heikinan Socratess/Innocence of Ignorance partII - MUGAEN - Philosophy Experience Village, Hekinan, Aichi
Field Studies; inField Studies - Minokamo City Museum, Gifu

2008
Field Studies - Minokamo City Museum, Gifu

2007
The Midnight Show Time - Art Feti Gallery, Nagoya
Killing Time vol.2 - gakushoku 2F(Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music), Aichi

2006
art@i - art@information science building, Nagoya University, Nagoya
Report"at the flat"in Edinburgh - Sakurayama Studio, Nagoya

Web Project Exhibitons
2012 100 Curators 100 Days, Saatchi Online www.saatchionline.com/100curators
2008.9 girls' attention, 22th September -15th october, curator: jimin chun (findspace.biz)

Workshop
2013 September 19, Play with TAN RU YI ! - Face Printing
Tsukiminosato Workshop Center, Fukuroi, Shizuoka


2013 August 4, MSAI 2013: The Growth Project — New Creature to NANA,
Mie Center for the Arts, Tsu

2012 February 18, The Creatures of Dream
Contemporary Art in Toyohashi, Aichi Art Program, Aichi
coconico (Development Center for Children's Future)

2011 June 18, Play with TAN RU YI !
Tsukiminosato Workshop Center, Fukuroi, Shizuoka

2009 January 17, Let's make something!
Chojamachi Project 2009, Aichi Triennale Pre-event
(with Shinya Aota, Shun Kawami, Shigeki Kosugi)

2008 Let's make something!
Timescape -Another View of Time, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan
(with Shinya Aota, Shun Kawami, Shigeki Kosugi)


Publication
Malaysian Eye: Contemporary Malaysian Art, 2014
edited by Serenella Ciclitira, published by SKIRA, distributed worldwide by Thames & Hudson

Aichi Triennale 2010 Arts and Cities Catalogue

Public art
2016 "For the first time I'm seeing who you are: Tunnel", Publikart
at Puteri Harbour, Iskandar Puteri(formerly Nusajaya) Johor, Malaysia
Curator: Yeoh Lian Heng


Award
2013 ARTS CHALLENGE 2013 - Aichi Arts Center, Nagoya
2005 TOBIKAI Award, Nagoya Zokei University of Art & Design TOBIKAI