Using colour as a primary material, Sinta Tantra creates architectural interventions on a grand scale. Taking the Biennial’s theme (of The Unexpected Guest) as a point of departure, Tantra reflects upon how buildings welcome or repel us, and how bodies navigate environments shaped from light, colour and physical structures. Tantra’s intervention – “Together, Yet Forever Apart” – will transform the external facade of Open Eye Gallery and the public space adjoining it, creating a spectacle of submergence and superabundance.
Sinta Tantra is a British artist of Balinese descent. Born in New York, USA, Tantra spent her childhood in Indonesia, America and Britain. She graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art in 2003 and completed her postgraduate degree at Royal Academy of Arts in 2006. In the same year, she was awarded the prestigious Deutsche Bank Award in Fine Art. Sinta Tantra lives and works in London.