Tja Ling


Tja Ling (1987) graduated from the Luca School of Arts Gent, where she received a Master of Fine arts. The work of the Dutch artist, with Chinese roots can be experienced as a symbiosis between the East and the West. Her work is a complex interaction between spirituality and the sensory experience, it contains references to psychoanalyst Gustave Jung, the Asian work ethic and rituals of indigenous peoples. With her images Tja Ling denounces our affection for material goods. In the 1970’s her parents fled the terror of Chinese communism and ended up in the Netherlands. After a history of oppression, they were enrolled in the capitalist system of their new homeland, which led to overcompensation or overconsumption. She is currently working on a project, funded by the Fiep Westerdorp Stimuleringsprijs, to research her family and their history.




Master in Fine Arts, Luca School of Arts, Gent


Art on Paper with Gallery Vriend van Bavink

Duo presentation with Tja Ling & Wouter van de Koot, Gallery Vriend van Bavink , Amsterdam


‘This Art Fair 2018’, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam

‘Kunstroute Kralingen-Crooswijk 2018’, Studio K.O., Rotterdam

‘Vinyl Project’, Illustratie Biënnale, Haarlem


‘Tja Ling X De Makers Bureau Pop-up Expo & Store’, The Box Vlaanderen, Ghent (Solo)

‘Antwerpse Handjes Geïllustreerd’, Bibliotheca de Historietas, Havana

‘Boob’s Art’, Seed Factory, Brussels

‘Kunstenaar van de Maand’, Zebrastraat, Ghent (Solo)


‘Draw attention #2’, KERK, Ghent

‘Jonge Kunstenaars 2016’, Sint-Lukasgalerie, Brussels

‘Vreemde Oorden’, Faculty Club, Leuven

‘Ithaka Festival’, Kapucijnenvoer, Leuven


‘No Man’s Art Pop-up Gallery’, No Man’s Art Gallery, Rotterdam


2017 Fiep Westendorp Stimuleringsprijs