Born: Tehran, Iran, 1981

Resides: Los Angeles, California

Education: Yale University School of Art (M.F.A., 2006);

Oregon State University (B.F.A., B.A., 2004)

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2014

Nottingham Contemporary, England.

 

2013

"Catherine Doctorow Prize for Contemporary Painting,"

Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City.

"Rip Image," Moderna Museet, Malmo´┐ŻN and Moderna

Museet, Stockholm.

 

2011

"The Jinn," Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam.

"Manual Man," Pilar Corrias, London.

 

2010

"Pictograms," Lombard-Freid Projects, New York.

 

2009

"Dazzle Men," Pilar Corrias, London.

 

2008

"ASS*AS*SIN: hashish anyone?" Lombard-Freid Projects, New York.

 

2007

"Smoke and Mirrors," Lombard-Freid Projects, New York.

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014

"Where is the Now? Identity as Potential!" 5th Marrakech

Biennale, Morocco.

 

2013

"Made in Space," Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York.

"PLAY! Recapturing the Radical Imagination," Go´┐ŻNteborg

Biennial, Sweden.

"Future Generation Art Prize," Pinchuk Art Prize, Venice.

"No Borders: Contemporary Art in a Globalised World,"

Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, England.

 

2012

"UNREST: Revolt against Reason," Apexart, New York.

"De Volkskrant Prijs," Stedelijk Museum Schiedam,

Amsterdam.

 

2011

"He disappeared into complete silence," Museum De

Hallen, Haarlem, Netherlands.

"Speech Matters," Danish Pavilion, 54th Venice Biennale.

Catalogue.

"Open House," Singapore Biennale 2011.

"Between My Head and My Hand, There Is Always the

Face of Death," Portland Institute for Contemporary

Art, Oregon.

 

2010

"Framed: Drawings in Motion," The Drawing Center,

with Smart Spaces, New York.

"Greater New York," MoMA PS1, Queens.

"Future of Tradition, Tradition of Future," Haus der

Kunst, Munich.

"Touched," 6th Liverpool Biennial, England.

 

2009

"The Symbolic Efficiency of the Frame," 4th Tirana

International Contemporary Art Biennial, Albania.

"The Generational: Younger Than Jesus," New Museum,

New York. Catalogues.

 

Selected Bibliography

2013

Nilsson, Andreas, Joa Ljungberg, Nam Le, and Hans Ulrich

Obrist. Tala Madani: Rip Image. Cologne: Walther Koenig.

Moshayedi, Aram. "Men without Women," Frieze (January/

February).

 

2012

Wiley, Chris. "Tala Madani," Kaleidoscope (Winter).

Masters, H. G. "Stop(ped) Making Sense," Art Asia Pacific

(November/December).

 

2011

Aguirre, Peio and Negar Azimi. Vitamin P2: New

Perspectives in Painting. New York: Phaidon.

Millard, Coline. "Tala Madani," Modern Painters

(September).

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

Frieze.com (June 1).

Coxhead, Gabriel. "Tala Madani," Time Out London (May 23).

 

2010

McGarry, Kevin. "Greater New Yorkers: Tala Madani,"

T Magazine (June 2).

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

2009 Amirsadeghi, Hossein. Different Sames: New Perspectives

in Contemporary Iranian Art. New York: Transglobe.

Unveiled: New Art from the Middle East. London: The

Saatchi Gallery.

Al-Hadid, Diana. "Tala Madani," Bomb (Fall).

Dorment, Richard. "Unveiled: New Art from the Middle

East at the Saatchi Gallery," The Telegraph (January 27).

 

2008

Falconer, Morgan. "Tala Madani: Some men desire cake,

some become cake, and some have cake thrust upon

them," Art World Magazine (February/March).

 

2007

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

Modern Painters (May).

McClemont, Doug. "Tala Madani at Lombard-Freid

Projects, New York," Saatchi Magazine (March 30).

Smith, Roberta. "Tala Madani, Smoke and Mirrors,"

The New York Times (March 30).

Schwabsky, Barry. "First Take: Barry Schwabsky on

Tala Madani," Artforum (January).

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