Tala Madani

Born in 1981 in Tehran, Iran. Lives and works in Los Angeles.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022

Tala Madani, MOCA, Los Angeles, US (forthcoming)

2021

Skid Mark, Pilar Corrias, London, UK

Chalk Mark, Pilar Corrias, London, UK

2020

Start Museum, Shanghai, China

2019

Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

Vienna Secessions, Vienna, Austria

Oven Light, Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany

2018

Corner Projections, 303 Gallery, New York, US

2017

Tala Madani, La Panacée, Montpellier, France

2016
Shitty Disco, Pilar Corrias, London, UK

First Light, Contemporary Art Museum St Louis, St Louis, US ; MIT Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, US

2015
Smiley has no nose, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, US

2014

Tala Madani, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville, Spain

Tala Madani: Abstract Pussy, Pilar Corrias, London, UK

Tala Madani, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK

2013

Tala Madani: Rip Image, Moderna Museet, Malmö; Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

Tala Madani: Catherine Doctorow Prize for Contemporary Painting, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, US

2011

Tala Madani: The Jinn, Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Manual Man, Pilar Corrias, London, UK

2010

Pictograms, Lombard-Freid Projects, New York, US

2009

Dazzle Men, Pilar Corrias, London, UK

2008

ASS•AS•SIN: hashish anyone?, Lombard-Freid Projects, New York, US

2007

Smoke and Mirrors, Lombard-Freid Projects, New York, US

2006

Cake Men, Oregon State University, Corvallis, US

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021

Above Us Only Sky!, Nitja Senter for Samtidskunst, Lillestrøm, Norway

Portals, NEON, Athens – GR

MOTHER!, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humblebæk, Denmark

2020

Anticorps, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

Radical Figures: paintings in the new millennium, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK

Some mysterious process, 50 years of collecting international art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

OKETA COLLECTION: A NEW DECADE, Spiral, Tokyo, Japan

Dallas Biennial 2020, PRP Gallery, Dallas, US

Feminism Against Family, Vienna, Austria

The World: From THE OKETA COLLECTION, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanzawa, Japan

2019

16th Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul, Turkey

On Vulnerability and Doubt, Australian Center for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia

Dirty Protest: Selections from the Hammer Contemporary Collection, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, US

2018

Lewben Art Foundation Playlist for Mo Museum "Lewben Playlist for Mo", MO Museum, Vilnius, Lithuania

Mademoiselle, Centre Regional d' Art Contemporaine Occitaine, Sète, France

First Person Plural: Empathy, Intimacy, Irony and Anger, BAK, Utrecht, Netherlands

2017

Desire: A Show about sex, love and lust, Museo de Arte Moderno, Medellin, Colombia

Selections from the Hammer Contemporary Collection (organised by Connie Butler and Emily Gonzalez-Jarrett), The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, US

(X) A Fantasy, David Roberts Art Foundation, London, UK

Prospect 2017, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, California, US

Black & Brown People | White Problems, Samsøñ, Boston, Massachusetts, US

Adult Swim, Pilar Corrias, London, UK

I Plan to Stay a Believer, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, US

Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US

Hope and Hazard: A Comedy of Eros, Hall Art Foundation, New York, US

Made Masculine, Museum of Art at the University of New Hampshire, New Hampshire – US

First Person Plural, Utretch, Netherlands

National Gallery of Victoria Triennial, Melbourne, Australia

Please Fasten Your Seatbelt as We Are Experincing Some Turbulence, Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai, China

Los Angeles – A Fiction, Musée d’art Contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, France

In Between: Contemporary Iranian Art (Part 1), Mana Contemporary, New Jersey, US

Zeitgeist, Musée d’art Moderne et Contemporain (MAMCO), Geneva, China

2016

Omul Negru, Nicodim Gallery at Cantacuzino Palace, Bucharest, Roumania

Malerei als Film, Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Germany

Colliding Alien Cargo, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, US

Invisible Adversaries, The Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, US

Human Condition, Los Angeles Metropolitan Medical Center, Los Angeles, US

We Dance, We Smoke, We Kiss, Fahrenheit, Los Angeles, US

On Space and Place: Contemporary Art from Chicago, Los Angeles, Mexico City and Vancouver, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, US

The Distance of a Day, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

A Modest Proposal, Hauser & Wirth, New York, US

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US

Inside Out, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland

Mixtape 2016, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London, UK

2015

Alfred Jarry Archipelago: La Valse des Pantins – Acte II, La Ferme du Buisson, Noisiel, France

Black & White Mike, Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, Eagle Rock, US

Get Rid of Yourself: America is Hard to See, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US

2014

The Great Acceleration: Art in the Anthropocene, Taipei Biennial, Taipei, Taiwan

Made in L.A. 2014, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, US

Tala Madani & Nathaniel Mellors, PKM Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Everything falls faster than an anvil, Pace, London, UK

Dramedy, Forth Worth Contemporary Arts, Fort Worth, US

Where are we Now?, 5th Marrakech Biennale, Marrakech, Morroco

In the Near Future, The Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland

2013

Made in Space, Gavin Brown Enterprise, New York, US
PLAY! Recapturing the Radical Imaginiation, Göteborg Biennial, Göteborg, Sweden

Future Generation Prize, Pinchuck Art Prize, Venice, Italy

New works 13.1: Tala Madani, Adam Putnam, and J. Parker Valentine, Artpace, San Antonio, US

NO BORDERS: Contemporary art in a globalised world, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, Bristol, UK

2012

21 Artists Shortlisted for the Future Generation Art Prize 2012, Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, Ukraine

UNREST: Revolt against Reason, apexart, New York, US

De Volkskrant Prijs (De Volkskrant Art Award), Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2011

He disappeared into complete silence, Museum De Hallen, Haarlem, Netherlands

Speech Matters, Danish Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Open House, Singapore Biennale, Singapore

Between my Head and my Hand, There is Always the Face of Death, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, US 

2010

Framed, Drawings in Motion, The Drawing Center, Smartspaces, New York, US
Greater New York
, Neville Wakefield, and Connie Butler, MoMA P.S. 1, New York, US

The Future of Tradition, The Tradition of Future, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany

Touched, The 6th Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK

2009

The Girl Effect, Lombard-Freid Projects, New York, US

The Symbolic Efficiency of the Frame, 4th Tirana International Contemporary Art Biennial, Tirana, Albania

The Generational: Younger Than Jesus, The New Museum, New York, US

Unveiled: New Art from the Middle East, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

Out-of-Line, Lombard-Freid Projects, New York, US

2008

Works on Paper, La Maison Jaune, Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad, Switzerland

Size Matters: XXL-Recent Large-Scale Paintings, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, US

2007

Open Ateliers, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Size Matters: XS-Recent Small Scale Paintings, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, US

 

EDUCATION

2004-06

MFA Painting, Yale University, New Haven

1999-04

BFA Visual Arts, Oregon State University, Corvallis

BFA Political Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis

 

SELECTED PROJECTS

2012

Video Commission, Creative Time/MoMAPS1/ MTV, US

2009

Tirana Facades Project, Collaboration with Tirana Town Hall and T.I.C.A.B. Facade design of communist living blocks, Tirana, Albania

Co-Producer, Bob Parks-"R & B Feeling", Junior Aspirin Records, UK

 

AWARDS, GRANTS, AND RESIDENCIES

2014

Tiffany Foundation 2013 Biennial Grant

2013

Catherine Doctorow Prize for Contemporary Painting Artpace San Antonio, Spring Artist-in-Residence

2012

Shortlisted for the Future Generation Art Prize, Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev

De Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijs (De Volkskrant Art Award)

2010

British School of Rome, Abbey Painting Fellowship, Rome, Italy

2008

Van den Berch van Heemstede Stichting Fellowship, The Netherlands

2007

Stichting Kees Verwey Fellowship, The Netherlands

Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten/Dutch Ministry of Education Residency, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2006

Fine Arts Work Center Residency, Provincetown, US

 

Barry Schactman prize for excellence in painting, drawing and printmaking, Yale University, New Haven, US

2005

Schickle-Collingwood Prize, Yale University, New Haven, US

2003

Oregon State University President's Award for Excellence in Art

Oregon State University 'Plinkiewisch Scholarship', full tuition, 1999-2003, Corvallis, US

Oregon State University 'Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship, Creativity (URISC)', grant for painting residency in Berlin, Corvallis, US

 

SCREENINGS

2019

Frieze Film, Paramount Theatre, Frieze, Los Angeles, US

2016

Eye Stabber, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US

 

TEACHING AND SEMINARS

2013-2016

USC Roski School of Art, Los Angeles, US, Core MFA Faculty

2012-2016

Rijksakademie van Beelende Kunsten, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Advisor

2013

MICA Maryland Institute Collage of Art, Baltimore, US, visiting artist

2012

Culture Now: Tala Madani, In conversation with Jessica Morgan, ICA, London, UK

University of South Florida, (FL), US, Visiting Artist Lecturer

UCLA University of California, Los Angeles, US, visiting artist

2011

De Ateliers, Amsterdam (NL), Visting Artist Lecturer

Rijksakademie van Beelende Kunsten, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 'When Devil enters the studio' Lecturer

2009

The Cooper Union, New York, US, visiting artist

Yale University, New Haven, US, visiting artist

Yale Summer School, Norfolk, US, visiting artist

2008

Tehran University, Tehran, IR, 'artist talk', lecturer

Parking Gallery, Tehran, IR, 'Lecture on Contemporary Arts', speaker

2007

Yale University, New Haven, US, visiting artist

2006

Oregon State University, Corvallis, US, visiting artist

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, US, visiting artist

Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, US, 'Grantmakers in the Arts', panelist

2005

Yale University, New Haven, US, 'Art and Transgression', discussion panel

2004

German Council of Foreign Affairs (DGAP), Berlin, Germany, research assistant: Immigration/ Integration

2003

'Iran-Germany Conference: Process of modernization in European and Islamic Countries', Berlin, Germany

'Tehran/Berlin Media Conference', Berlin, Germany

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2011

'He Disappeared Into Complete Silence' , L. Cluitmans and A. Zeqo, Onomatopee and De Hallen Haarlem, Netherlands

'Speech Matters' , Katerina Gregos, Danish Pavilion 54th Venice Biennale, Italy

'Vitamin P2: New Perspectives in Painting' Peio Aguirre and Negar Azimi, Phaidon Press, New York, US

2009

'Younger than Jesus: The Reader' , Lauren Cornell, Massimiliano Gioni, and Laura Hoptman, New York, US

'Younger than Jesus Artist Directory', Lauren Cornell, Massimiliano Gioni, and Laura Hoptman, New York, US

'Different Sames: New Perspectives in Contemporary Iranian Art', Hossein Amirsadeghi, New York, US

'Unveiled: New Art from the Middle East' , The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

2007

'De verbeelding van de emotie, kunst als bindend element in de hedendaagse samenleving / Imagining emotion, art as a binding element in contemporary society', Adriaan van der Staay, KNAW/Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

SELECTED ARTICLES AND REVIEWS

2016

Waxman, Lori. "Where best to experience art? At home or in the museum?", Chicago Tribune, 9 November.

2013

Moshayedi, Aram. "Men without Women", Frieze Magazine, issue 152.

2012

Wiley, Chris. "Tala Madani", Kaleidoscope Magazine, issue 17. Masters, HG.

"Stop(ped) Making Sense", Art Asia Pacific, issue 81.

2011

Fox, Dan. "Postcards from Venice Pt.1: First Impressions", Frieze Blog, June 1.

Punj, Rajesh. "Tala Madani, Mad Men", Canvas Magazine, Issue 111.

Coxhead, Gabriel. "Tala Madani" ,Time Out, May 23.

 

Millard, Coline. "Tala Madani", Modern Painters, September 2011.

2010

McGarry, Kevin. "Greater New Yorkers: Tala Madani", The Moment, T magazine, June 2.

Kerr, Merrily. "Tala Madani", Flash Art, May/June.

2009

Al-Hadid, Diana. "Tala Madani", Bomb, Number 109/Fall.

McLean-Ferris, Laura. "Tala Madani: Dazzle Men", Art Review, April.

Kopsa, Maxine."Dazzled Man: The Paintings of Tala Madani." Metropolis M, April.

Holmgren, Katherine. "Tala Madani", frieze.com, January 30.

Dorment, Richard. "Unveiled: New Art from the Middle East at the Saatchi Gallery", The Telegraph, January 27.

2008

Watson, Simon. "Tala Madani: The Iranian Three Stooges", Whitewall, Summer.

Perjovschi, Dan. "Artist's Favorites", Spike Magazine, Winter.

Roje, Natasha. "Ass-As-Sin: Hashish Anyone?: Tala Madani", Bidoun Magazine, #15 Pulp.

Falconer, Morgan. "Tala Madani: Some men desire cake, some become cake, and some have cake thrust upon them'' Art World Magazine, Feb/Mar.

2007

Morgan, Robert. "Tala Madani: Smoke and Mirrors", The Brooklyn Rail, May.

Schwabsky, Barry. "First Take: Barry Schwabsky on Tala Madani", Artforum, January.

Maerkle, Andrew. "Smoke and mirrors", Art Asia Pacific, issue 14.

Smith, Roberta. "Tala Madani, Smoke and Mirrors", The New York Times, 30 March.

McClemont, Doug. "Doug McClemont on Tala Madani at Lombard-Freid Projects, New York", www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk, April.

Banai, Nuit. "Tala Madani: Lombard-Freid Projects", Modern Painters, May.

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