Tania Kovats

Lives and works in Devon

Tania Kovats' practice encompasses sculpture, installation, drawing and time-based works exploring our experience and understanding of landscape. She is interested in the process of drawing and mapping. Recent works have included Meadow where she moved a wildflower meadow from Bath to London via the inland waterways systems; The Museum of the White Horse, a travelling landscape museum; Tree, a permanent installation for the Natural History Museum; and Rivers where she collected the water from one hundred rivers around the UK, housing her water collection in a boat house in Scotland. Kovats' work often addresses the role of landscape in the formation of identity. Her current work involves a network of people globally collecting water from all the world's seas. She is also preparing her second drawing publication, Drawing Water.



MA Royal College of Art 1988-90
BA Newcastle Polytechnic, Newcastle upon Tyne 1985-88


Selected Exhibitions

Galapagos, CAM, Lisbon 2013

Rivers, Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh 2012

Egde of the World, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh 2010

A Duck for Mr Darwin, Baltic, Gateshead 2009

You'll Never Know. Drawing and Random Interference, Hayward Gallery Touring Exhibition, 2006

Offshore, Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall 2004

Landscape, British Council International Touring Exhibition 2001

At Sea, Tate Gallery, Liverpool 2001

LOST Curated by Tania Kovats at the IKON gallery, Birmingham 2000


Selected Commissions, Fellowships and Residencies

Birch, CAS Commission for Cicely Saunders Institue, King's College, London 2012

Guilbenkian Artist Residency Program, Galapagos, Equador 2009

Tree, Darwin Bicentenary Commission, the Natural History Museum 2009

Visiting Fellow, School of Archaeology, University of Oxford 2006

Henry Moore Drawing Fellowship, UWE Bristol 2004-05



Uranometria - Measuring the sky

Aug 05th 2013
Uranometria was a star atlas produced by the lawyer and celestial cartographer Johann Bayer 1572-1625. He was a uranographer, someone that draws the stars. It was published in Augsburg, Germany, in 1603, named after the Greek muse of astronomy Urania, and was the first atlas to cover the entire celestial sphere.




Tania Kovats

May 2013 to April 2014




Making something together and sharing ideas.

ArtScapers have explored co-creating by planning a cityscape, creating an exhibition, making up enormous numbers together.



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