b. 1966, UK; lives and works in Devon.
1988-1990 Royal College of Art, MA
1985-1988 Newcastle Polytechnic, BA
Tania Kovats is renowned for producing sculptures, large-scale installations and temporal works which explore our experience and understanding of landscape. Her work was the subject of a major solo exhibition at The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh (2014) that explored Kovats' preoccupation with the sea. Her large-scale work Tree (2009), commissioned for the bicentenary of Charles Darwin, can be seen at the Natural History Museum; and Rivers (2012), installed in the landscape of Jupiter Artland outside Edinburgh, in which Kovats collected water from one hundred rivers around the British Isles and housed them in a specially constructed boathouse.
Kovats was awarded the Henry Moore Drawing Fellowship in 2004; was Visiting Fellow at the School of Archaeology, Oxford University in 2006; and completed a residency for the University of Cambridge Astronomy Department in 2014. She has shown extensively, with solo exhibitions at the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester;Yorkshire Sculpture Park,Wakefield; and group shows at Baltic, Gateshead; Hayward Gallery, London; Tate Liverpool; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and most recently, Future Knowledge at Modern Art Oxford (2018).