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Dr Bridget Tracy Tan

Director, Institute of Southeast Asian Arts (ISEAA)

Academic Advisor (Southeast Asian Arts)

Fine Art


Doctor of Philosophy (History of Art)
Chelsea College of Art
University of the Arts

Master of Art in History of Art
University of Glasgow


Bridget Tracy Tan is Director for the Institute of Southeast Asian Arts and Art Galleries at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. Formerly a curator at the Singapore Art Museum (now National Gallery Singapore), she holds a First Class Honours degree in History of Art. Her PhD in practice-led research as a curator and critical art historian was obtained from the University of the Arts London. The thesis critically explored Southeast Asian museology and Southeast Asian curating in contemporary paradigms that extend into global platforms, specifically biennales. Dr Tan continues to assemble exhibitions and facilitate the teaching of Southeast Asian arts. She has contributed essays and articles on local and regional artists in seminal publications. Over the last two decades, she has also judged regional and international competitions for photography and painting.