weikeong-tan

Atelier Tan

Tan Wei Keong

Singapore and Glasgow

weikeong.tan@gmail.com

Atelier Tan is the work space for Tan Wei Keong. Wei Keong is a designer and an artist. Born in Singapore in 1982, he completed his diploma in Product and Industrial Design in 2003, subsequently working for 7 years in an architectural lighting design company (Project Lighting Design Singapore). He then enrolled at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam to study Ceramic in Fine Arts and graduated in 2016. He now lives and works in Glasgow.

The relationship between Nature and Man (Culture) has been the centre of Wei Keong’s investigative topic for his works. By Nature, Wei Keong does not refer just to botany, landscapes and animals – categories made distinguished through the definitions of Science, but also to Man and his manipulative creations, such as materials, machines, objects; the “all-encompassing” that may or may not be defined in our universe. In the Orient, especially in India, China and Japan, very interesting philosophical concepts about Nature are provided. It is through these notions of Nature from the Orient that WeiKeong tries to question through his works, hoping to seek for the beauty in the truth.

Education

1999-2003
Diploma in Product and Industrial Design
Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore

2013-2016 
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramic
Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam

Work Experience

2006    
Designrete (Singapore)
Part-time trainer for basic design courses in Singapore high schools

2006-2013    
Project Lighting Design Pte Ltd (Singapore)
Lighting designer for Architecture and Interior projects

2015
Heringa/van Kalsbeek Studio (Amsterdam, NL)    
Assistant to a project “Armour” 

2015 -2016    
Eylem Aladogan Studio (Amsterdam, NL)
Assistant to a project “Years of Belief – Years of Denial” 

Group Exhibitions

Mar 2014      
“Rietveld Uncut” 
Brakke Grond, Amsterdam

Mar 2015    
“Rietveld Uncut”
Brakke Grond, Amsterdam

July 2016    
“Rietveld Graduation Show” 
Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam