Kathy-Ann Tan

Independent Curator, Writer and Scholar

Kathy-Ann Tan is the founder of Mental Health Arts Space Berlin (, a non-profit arts/project space that centers the mental health, well-being, experiences, knowledges, histories and narratives of BIPoC and marginalized artists and cultural workers. She is interested in alternative models of art dissemination, exhibition-making and institution-building that are attuned to issues of social justice. Her practice is informed by a desire to create accessible spaces and formats of conversation, sharing and discussion outside of academia. She is also the initiator of Decolonial Art Archives (, a forum for artists and curators who interrogate colonial narratives and amplify histories of decolonial struggle, imagination and freedom.