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Divya Victor in Conversation with Tania De Rozario at Jacket2

By Harriet Staff


For her Jacket2 column "Discourses on Locality: Singapore" Divya Victor discusses writer, visual artist, and curator Tania de Rozario, including an interview with the multi-dimensional artist. More:

"Does one named woman communicating with another named woman still count as a positive on the Bechdel test if one woman is not actually human?" - Tania De Rozario

Tania De Rozario is an artist, writer and curator interested in issues of gender and sexuality, representations of women in Horror, and art as activism. Her practice hovers on the intersections between text and image, and her work has been showcased in London, Spain, Amsterdam, Singapore, New York and San Francisco. Tania is the author of Tender Delirium (Math Paper Press | 2013), which was shortlisted for the 2014 Singapore Literature Prize, the winner of the 2011 NAC-SPH Golden Point Award for English Poetry, and recipient of the NAC Arts Creation Fund for her literary memoir, And The Walls Come Crumbling Down. She is also runs EtiquetteSG, a multidisciplinary platform focused on developing and showcasing art, writing, film and music made by women. As an Associate Artist with The Substation, Singapore's oldest independent art centre, her work has included embarking on Making Trouble, a research project documenting links between Visual Art and activism in post-2000 Singapore. Tania's poetry and fiction have been published in numerous journals and anthologies. She has also written extensively about art.and has undertaken residencies at NUS, (Singapore), Hedgebrook (USA), Sangam House (India), The Unifiedfield (Spain) and Toji Cultural Centre (South Korea).

Read their complete conversation, beginning with a discussion of horror films, at Jacket2.

Originally Published: February 26th, 2016