Chooc Ly Tan

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Chooc Ly Tan


Lecturer in Fine Art




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multidisciplinary artist/DJ/music & cultural producer

Chooc Ly Tan is a multi-disciplinary artist, DJ, music & cultural producer who works across moving images, DJ sets, radio podcasts, event organising, and club nights. With a background in sculpture and performance. Her practice sets out to create new visions of reality by subverting or repurposing systems and tools we use to understand the world around us – such as concepts and methodologies from physics, politics and music. Often, Chooc Ly draws attention to power imbalances, using video and sound as mediums to find an experimental cadence within the personal histories, found footage, and political undertows that inform and inflect the Afro-Asian diaspora, in the face of on-going colonialism(s). Her recent film commission On The Offbeat (2021) explores those disruptive and productive moments of suspension that surround syncopation, tracing the significance of the offbeat through Vogue Fem, diasporic rhythms, critical theory, and insect behaviour.

Academic qualifications

  • MFA Fine Art, Goldsmiths university of London 2011
  • BA Fine Art (hons) in 3D (sculpture), Central Saint-Martins 2006

Publications and research outputs


Tan, Chooc Ly. 2023. We Teleport And Dance. In: "Cities of the Night: The Royal College of Art at RIBA (2023 London Festival of Architecture)", RIBA, London, United Kingdom, 1 June - 29 July 2023.

Tan, Chooc Ly. 2023. Earth Friction: Geological Forces_Forced Nature. In: "Sudden Beams 2: Extraction", Near Now, Nottingham, United Kingdom.

Art Object

Tan, Chooc Ly. 2019. Rêve, Rave et Révolution, 2019.


Tan, Chooc Ly. 2021. Looking into People’s Eyes. Ying Xiang 映象, 1,


Tan, Chooc Ly. 2023. Coeur Bioluminescent.

Tan, Chooc Ly. 2022. Exaltation Onirique.


Tan, Chooc Ly. 2021. On The Offbeat, 2021.

Tan, Chooc Ly. 2018. Crepuscular Dreams of (Dis-) Alienation, 2018.


Tan, Chooc Ly. 2021. Label of the Month: Chinabot. Resident Advisor.