Michael Tan

Singapore

Paintings, Installations

Selected Exhibitions/ Projects

Tulip Story, 2015

Michael Tan is a Visual artist and an Assistant Professor at the School of Art, Design and Media in Nanyang Technological University whose research interest explores issues related to Art and Design in Healthcare, Health Communication, Creative Aging, Social Design. As an advocate for Arts and health development in Singapore, he has been establishing conversations with key stakeholders while mapping the state of Arts in Healthcare development in Singapore as a preparation to facilitate future work in the field and to raise the level of specialty. He has previously designed art project for clients in Parkinson’s Disease’s support group at Singapore General Hospital and is currently working on art and health program with the Parkinson’s Disease Society Singapore and exploring project in creative aging. Using art and design practice as a starting point, his work seeks to link art and design to the field of social sciences, humanities and medical humanities.

He holds a Masters in Photography & Urban Cultures from Goldsmiths College, University of London and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.