Chooc Ly Tan is a French-born Afro/Vietnamese/Cambodian artist, DJ and Fine Art lecturer.
Alongside her role as a Visiting Lecturer on the MA Photography, occasionally Tan contributes to the MA Contemporary Art Practice programme at RCA; and also teaches across other universities. She has taught Fine Art at Goldsmiths university, London; Arts University Bournemouth, Bournemouth; and currently, Tan teaches on the MFA program at The Ruskin School of Art, Oxford.
Recently, she gave artist's talks and contributed to panel discussions including Signals: Experiments in Sound at Tate Modern, London (2020); Sonic Culture, CalArts (California Institute of the Arts, 2019); and at London College of Communication/Crisap, London (2020).
Chooc Ly's practice sets-out to create new visions of reality by subverting or repurposing systems and/or tools we use to understand the world around us – such as concepts and methodologies from physics, politics and music. Drawing on her travels and voyages, she develops inter-disciplinary socio-political performances and installations, working across moving image, DJ sets, radio podcasts and club nights.
Her work has recently been shown at CCA/EdUHK in Hong Kong; Kunsthall Oslo, Norway; Chale Wote Festival in Accra, Ghana and Banner Repeater, London.
As a DJ, Chooc Ly recently played at Swallow, a queer nightclub in LA; Regenerative Feedback at WORM, Rotterdam; Yellow Peril • Diaspora Disco x Eastern Margins x Chinabot at The Yard, London; the Living Art Museum, in Reykjavik, Iceland; Queering Now, London; and LAVA LAKE 24H RAVE (livestream). She also runs the platform Décalé that puts on evenings of experimental, collapsing and flawless sounds/visuals, in collaboration with cultural producer Anne Duffau. Décalé means: 'Being displaced in space and time'.
2020 – DYCP Award, Arts Council England