Chinese artists by Michel Nau - Ian Teh  暗流  





Ian Teh




Ian Teh  暗流  -   portrait  -  chinesenewart


Ian Teh  暗流  pinyin An Liu


Ian The  暗流 a renowned photographer, was born in Malaysia.


He moved with his family to the United Kingdom, when he was twelve.


He studied Art at the University of Bath..


He graduated with a Bachelor in Art. ( graphic design )



He was one of the six candidates selected for the prestigious Masterclass Joop Swart


taking place during the World Press Photo in Amsterdam.


Throught his series, Ian Teh, denounced the Negative Aspects of China's Growth,


and the consequences of its flourishing economy.


1999 / 2003

The Vanishing : Altered Landscapes and Displaced Lives  showed the devastating impact


of the Three Gorges Dam on the  Yangtze river in China.


2006 / 2008

Dark Clouds reflected urban pollution due to intensive industrialization.


2007 / 2008

Tainted Landscapes pointed to pollution by the coal industry.



Traces emphasized the disappearance of landscapes.



The literary magazine Granta published a 10-years retrospective of his work in China.

  Numerous exhibitions in China, Malaysia, United Kingdom and United States.
  He lives and works in London  United Kingdom.

Danièle Sicard


  Collections selection  
  United States  
Hood Museum   Hanover

Museum of Fine Arts



Howard Stein Collection


Los AngelesCounty of Modern Art ( L.A.C.M.A. )

Los Angeles

Open Society Foundations



                              Ian Teh                                                                               



© Ian Teh  暗流

 Ian Teh  暗流  -  KTV. Sino Russian North-Korean Tri-border. Hunchun  China  2002


 Ian Teh  暗流 -  Merging boundaries

Ian Teh  暗流  -  Merging boundaries  


Ian Teh  暗流

Ian Teh  暗流  -  Merging boundaries


 Ian Teh  暗流 - Undercurrents 2008  

Undercurrents  -  Ian Teh

Timezone 8

  in chinese in english



19,5 cm x 28 cm


196 p


Ian Teh  暗流 - Traces


Ian Teh  -  Traces

Dep Sleep Editions


essai : the New Yorker


China correspondent Evan Osnos


24 cm x 30,2 cm


34 plates


64 p


isbn : 978 1 906412 42 5  




Ian Teh  暗流 - Traces : dark clouds Exhibition of Photography 15.01 15.02 2017 Asia Centers Lounge CGIS South  Cambridge MA - USA

 Ian Teh  -  Traces : dark clouds
Exhibition of Photography 15.01 15.02 2017
Asia Centers Lounge CGIS South  Cambridge MA - USA



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