Berlin-based artist Tacita Dean is trained as a painter and now works in a variety of media, including drawing, photography and sound but is best known for her compelling 16mm films, of which she has made fifteen to date. Static camera positions and long takes are characteristic of her films, creating a sense of stillness in their moving images. She has also made works about the mechanics of production, which reveal the artifice of cinema.
Her work includes films such as “Fernsehturm” (2001), “Kodak” (2006), “Craneway Event” (2009), “Still Life” (2009) and “Day for Night” (2009). Her solo exhibitions were presented at Guggenheim Museum, New York (2007), Dia Beacon, New York (2007), ACCA, Melbourne (2011) and the Tate Modern in London (2011). Tacita Dean´s forthcoming exhibition is “Line of Fate” at MUMOK in Vienna. She was awarded the Hugo Boss Prize 2007 and the Kurt Schwitters-Preis Award 2009.