Henry Tan is Thai artist based in Bangkok, He is co-founder of Tentacles Art Space and a member of Freaklab, Thailand and metaPhorest, Japan

Henry explores the concept of LIFE and SIMULATION through the investigation of technologies such as synthetic biology, mixed reality, brain stimulation and artificial intelligence. How’s life adapt and negotiate with the changing environment such as climate, geopolitics and geoeconomics.

Henry worked on the Lunartic Dream project with Fablab Hamamatsu and Kornkarn Rungsawang, which tells stories about how life began on the Moon, how synthetic biology helped terraform the princess’s memory, and how life is celebrated with microbial and vaginal dance.

In the Young Eel project, Henry combines lab-grown meat, brainwave sound, and light to stimulate sleepers and transfer consciousness and memories into cloned bodies, raising questions about aging society and “environmental” concerns for human and eel populations.


Selected Projects / Exhibitions

Dance Offering                         Chang Theatre, Bangkok
Lunartic Dream                         Base Playhouse Samyan,, Bangkok

Short Circuit Bangkok Hamamatsu  Kamoe Art Center – Hamamatsu City, Japan
Pearl of Lunar                     International Space Station (ISS)– In collaboration    with Freaklab, Thailand, Synchrotron light research institute,  Space Exploration Initiatives at MIT’s Medi Lab

Young EEL                          Teratotera Art Festival, Mitaka, Tokyo
Song of Naga Cave                ADAM, Taipei Performing Art Center, Taipei
Merchants Trinity                  Colomboscope festival 2019, Srilanka

What it meant to me will eventually be a memory Banyan Commune, Times Musuem, Guangzhou, China

AnonymÆssage                     TuaTiuTiann Festival, Taipei Contemporary Art Center
AnonymÆssage                     Tokyo Performing Art Meeting, BankArtNYK, Yokohama

AnonymÆssage                     Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Halo                                        Life Muse 365, Baannorg Collaborative Art and Culture, Nongpho, Ratchaburi, Thailand               

Autopilot project                      Bangkok Art and Cultural Center,Thailand  Curated by Pichaya Suphavanij
Money Faketory                      Bangkok Art and Cultural Center, Thailand Curated by Pichaya Suphavanij

Money Faketory                      Kuandu Biennial, Kuandu Museum of Fine Art, Taipei, Taiwan, Curated by Wu DarKuen
Forever and Ever                    Ver Gallery, Hotel Art Fair 2014
Nuovo Cinema Masaccio      San Giovanni Valdarno  Arezzo, Florence, Italy Curated by Pier Luigi Tazzi
Radiation                                 Chula University Art Center, Curated by Brian Curtin

Spatial Experiment                 H Project Space, H Gallery Bangkok

Radiation                                 D.A.G.C Gallery, Manila, Philippines,
Along the Fence                     Openspace Bae, Busan, South Korea          

Aiya Aiya Aiya,                        Chongqing youth art biennale, Chongqing,China     
You gotta be kiddin’ me          BKKARTHOUSE Bangkok

Another Side                  Lalanta gallery Bangkok

Love-Death                             Whitespace Gallery Bangkok
Twins                                      KaosBangkok

2020    Research on BioArts and DIYBio in Japan  

2019    Slimemold Exchange                 Connecting Through BioArts, The British Councils

2020    Japan Foundation Asia Center 2019 hosted by metaPhorest Tokyo, Japan
2019    Ongoing Art Center                Tokyo, Japan
2018    LuxeLake A4 Art Museum      Chengdu, China
2018    Biocamp                                  Tokyo, Japan
2017    Guangdong Times Musuem   Guangzhou, China
2017    Asia Discover Asia Meeting for Performance Arts     Taipei Performing Art Center
2016    Rockbund Art Museum           Shanghai, China
2015    Serrum                                    Jakarta, Indonesia
2012    Openspace Bae                      Busan, South Korea

2018    Artist Lab                                 Asia Discovers Asia Meeting for Performance Arts,  Taipei Performing Art Center
2017    Mutual Unknown                     National Gallery, Jakarta Indonesia  

Artist Talk
Memoir of Unagi                        BioArts Sea, Taiwan
Animism and Virtual Reality       Fabcafe, Bangkok
Art & Space Exploration             Bangkok International Performing Art Meeting
Synthetic Biology & Art              Interdisciplinarty department,Chiangmai Univerisity
Art & Space Exploration             World Space Week Thailand
Art & Space Technology            Department of Fine Arts, Bangkok University

Methodology and Principles in Curating and Facilitating Collaboration      Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai China