Gabey Tjon a Tham is an installation artist working and living in the Hague, The Netherlands.

Gabey transforms spaces into sensory and immersive environments through kinetic machines, light, and sound. She observes behaviours in nature from where she extracts and assembles underlying structures. Technology is a natural occurrence for Tjon a Tham: “While what we have traditionally called nature is increasingly being influenced by human action, our technological environment is becoming increasingly complex and untameable, we almost have to relate to it as a new nature.

In her works the technology has a logic on its own, it conflicts and harmonizes. The artist develops techniques and invents mechanical sculptures that embed different materials and perform at different poetic levels. Hereby natural-mechanical choreographies arise. The works invite us to wonder at, contemplate, and investigate.

Photo: Pieter Kers

 

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Education

2010-2012 Royal Conservatoire, The Hague – Artscience, MMUS
2008 Iceland Academy of the Arts, Reykjavik, Exchange program
2007-2010 Royal Academy of Art, The Hague – Fine Arts, BA
2006-2007 ArTEZ Institute of the Arts, Zwolle

Residencies

2018 Crossing Parallels, Science Center/ TU Delft, Delft
2016 How do we save time – TimeLab, Ghent
2016 Steim, Amsterdam
2015 DordtYart, Dordrecht
2014 Museum of Transitory Arts, Ljubljana

Selected exhibitions

2018 The Monads – Tetem, Enschede
2018 Sensorium 2018, Pisztory Palace, Bratislava
2018 Tec Art 2018, Worm, Rotterdam
2018 Another Dimension, Nest, The Hague
2017 Highlight, Theater de Veste, Delft
2017 Gogbot 2017, Coberco Melkhal, Enschede
2017 Locating Artscience – TodaysArt 2017, The Grey Space in the Middle, The Hague
2017 Gabey Tjon a Tham – Stereolux, Nantes
2017 (Im)matérialités, Mirage Festival, Les Subsistances, Lyon
2016 How do we save time – TimeLab, Ghent
2016 November Music, Kruithuis, Den Bosch
2016 Interferences – KIKK Festival, Namur
2016 In No Particular Order – Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven
2016 ))))) repetition at my distance – De School, Amsterdam
2016 Fort Process, Newhaven
2016 Kunstschouw, Burgh-Haamstede
2016 TONE, Steim, Amsterdam
2015 Lichtbaden – CBK Amsterdam, Amsterdam
2015 DordtYart 2016, DordtYart, Dordrecht
2015 Hoogtij#41, Sound composition for Aural tool #1, Trifoglio by Attilla Faraveli, Studio Loos, The Hague
2015 Glinting honey in the dark, a feather tickling on my back, Stroom Ondertussen – Stroom, The Hague
2014 Sonica – Museum of Transitory Arts, Ljubljana
2014 TodaysArt.JP, Edition Zero – Warehouse Terrada, Tokyo
2014 Voyage Fantastique, Shoot me – Barth Kapel, the Hague
2014 TodaysArt Festival – Zuiderstrandtheater, The Hague
2014 Mapping Festival – Le Commun Bac, Geneva
2014 Lucida Space – National Center of Contemporary Arts, Moscow