Tania De Rozario is a writer and visual artist engaged with issues of gender, sexuality, home, memory, and representations of women in Horror. She is the author of Tender Delirium (Math Paper Press, 2013), And The Walls Come Crumbling Down (Math Paper Press, 2016 & Gaudy Boy, 2020), and Somewhere Else, Another You (2018, Math Paper Press). She was the 2020 winner of the New Ohio Review's Nonfiction Contest, and the 2011 winner of Singapore’s Golden Point Award for English Poetry. Her writing has been cited in journals such as The Routledge Companion on Architecture and The City (Routledge, 2019), Singapore Literature & Culture: Current Directions in a Global Context (Routledge, 2017), and TEXT - the Journal of Writing and Writing Courses.
Tania has undertaken residencies at Hedgebrook (USA), Toji Cultural Centre (South Korea), Sangam House (India), The Substation (Singapore), the National University of Singapore's Centre for Quantum Technologies (Singapore), The Substation (Singapore) and The Unifiedfield (Spain). Her poetry and fiction have been published in journals and anthologies including The Laurel Review, Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner Online Journal, Blue Lyra Review, The Margin – The Asian American Writers Workshop Journal, Carte Blanche, Softblow, Midway Journal and Punch Drunk Press. She has read/presented her writing in cities such as New York, London, Goa, Hertfordshire, Canberra, Washington DC and Portland.
Tania’s visual art has been showcased in galleries and art spaces in Singapore, Moscow, Amsterdam, London, Spain and San Francisco. She has written extensively about art for both institutions and commercial publications, with a focus on art from Singapore and Southeast Asia. Her portfolio includes interviews with prominent artists and writers including Naomi Shihab Nye, The Guerilla Girls, Ivan Coyote and Thea Lim.
For 12 years, Tania worked as an adjunct at Lasalle College of the Arts, where she taught a variety of classes across the McNally School of Fine Arts, the Faculty For the Creative Industries and the School of Fashion Design. Her most recent work there involved creating and facilitating a 12-week lecture/workshop that focused on Feminine Monstrosties in Contemporary Cinema. She was also the director and co-founder of EtiquetteSG, a platform that develops and showcases art, writing and film by women from and in Singapore. Founded in 2010, its most recent work includes the development and facilitation of art and writing workshops focused on issues of gender-based violence.
Tania is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia, funded by scholarships including a Tina & Morris Wagner Foundation Fellowship, a Brissenden Scholarship in Creative Writing and a UBC Faculty of Arts Graduate Award. Her second book, And the Walls Come Crumbling Down, sees its North American release in Fall 2020 by Gaudy Boy Books.
Background photo: Rajeswariy D/O Rasoo