Tacita Dean

Who is Tacita Dean?

Tacita Dean is a visual artist who mostly focuses on visual art in film. Some of her works include Disappearance at Sea and The Roaring Forties: Seven Boards in Seven Days. Tacita Dean was also elected to the Royal Academy of Arts in 2008.



The RA’s new exhibition by Tacita Dean explores the landscape in a broad sense. The exhibition includes collections of natural found objects and a mountainous blackboard drawing. Make sure to check out the highlight of this exhibition: a major experimental 35mm film, Antigone. This will be shown as two simultaneous projections and features actor Stephen Dillane. 



The Royal Academy has released two books on the work of Tacita Dean titled Tacita Dean: Writing and Filmography and Tacita Dean: Landscape, Portrait, Still Life. Landscape, Portrait, Still Life is the perfect accompaniment to the exhibition held at the RA and constitutes a definitive survey of her work. If you are more interested in her written work and filmography then Writing and Filmography is the one for you. Brimming with beautiful illustrations from her films and drawings, this title maps Dean’s career up to the present day.


To find out more about Tacita Dean and to see what else she is up to this year, check out the RA’s article Tacita Dean: “I don’t care about the long run. I care about now.”