Tania De Rozario

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  • an excerpt from And The Walls Come Crumbling Down


Tania De Rozario is a writer and visual artist. She is the author of Somewhere Else, Another You (2019), And The Walls Come Crumbling Down, (2016) and Tender Delirium (2013), all published by Math Paper Press. She was the winner of the 2011 Golden Point Award for English Poetry and is a two-time recipient of the National Arts Council’s Creation Grant.

Tania’s poetry and fiction have been published in journals and anthologies, including Best New Singapore Short Stories: Vol.2 (Epigram Books, 2015), Sow’s Ear Poetry Review (2014), Prairie Schooner Online Journal (2014), Blue Lyra Review (2014), Other Places (Sangam Books, 2016), The Asian American Writers Workshop Journal (2017), The Laurel Review (2018), Punch Drunk Press (2017), Balik Kampung 2B (Math Paper Press, 2013), Burning Words Literary Journal (2017), and the literary supplement of Singapore Unhomed (IFA Gallery Berlin, 2015). She has also written extensively about art for both institutions and commercial publications. Her interview portfolio includes conversations with internationally-renowned poet Naomi Shihab Nye (Nineteen Questions) and Giller-shortlisted novelist Thea Lim (PRISM International).

Tania has undertaken art/writing residencies at Hedgebrook (USA), Toji Cultural Centre (South Korea), Sangam House (India), The Substation (Singapore), the NUS Centre for Quantum Technologies (Singapore), Grey Projects (Berlin-Singapore) and The Unifiedfield (Spain). Her visual work has been showcased internationally, in venues such as the Zverev Contemporary Art Centre (Moscow), Art Lacuna (London), Sun Pier House (Chatham, UK), Bermondsey Project Space (London), Objectifs Centre for Photography (Singapore), The Substation Gallery (Singapore), Earl Lu Gallery (Singapore) and The Esplanade (Singapore). She has presented her written work at festivals and conferences in Singapore, New York, Australia, the UK and India. Her work has been mentioned in books, interviews and articles such as Singapore Literature & Culture: Current Directions in a Global Context (Ng Yi-Sheng, Routledge, 2017), Let’s Get Physical: Review of And The Walls Come Crumbling Down (Diana Rahim, Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, 2017), Tania De Rozario: On The Monstrous Feminine (Divya Victor, Jacket2, 2016), Dissecting Art & Activism with Tania De Rozario (Chris Ong, Singapore Art Gallery Guide, 2015), Tania De Rozario – Writer & Rabble-Rouser (Autostraddle, 2013), In The Studio: Tania De Rozario (TimeOut Singapore, 2011)

Tania taught part-time at Lasalle College of Arts for 12 years, where she taught both theory classes and studio practice. She also co-founded EtiquetteSG, a platform that develops and showcases art, writing and film by women from and in Singapore. Its most recent work includes the development and facilitation of art and writing workshops focused on issues of gender-based violence. 

Tania is currently based in Vancouver, residing on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Musqueum people. She reads poetry for PRISM International, Western Canada’s oldest literary journal, and is pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia, partially funded by the university’s Faculty of Arts Graduate Award. 

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