Mosca, 1983. Vive e lavora a Dubai.

Le opere di Taus Makhacheva esplorano le inquiete connessioni tra le diverse narrazioni storiche, tra finzioni e autenticità culturali. La sua arte si interroga sul concetto di resilienza, ritrovando nelle immagini, negli oggetti e nei corpi protagonisti dei suoi lavori elementi personali. Il suo lavoro è stato esposto a Gwangju Biennale (2023), the Biennial of Difficult Heritage (2021), the Yokohama Triennale (2020), Lahore Biennale (2020), Kaunas Biennial (2019), Lyon Biennale (2019), Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (2018), Liverpool Biennial (2018), Manifesta (2018), Yinchuan Biennale (2018), Venice Biennale (2017), Garage Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art (2017), Shanghai Biennale (2016), Kyiv Biennial (2015), Sharjah Biennial (2013) e the Moscow Biennale (2011). Tra le sue mostre personali ricordiamo: “A Space of Celebration”, Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai (2022), “4’224,92 cm. of Degas”, Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne (2020), “Hold your Horses”, The Tetley, Leeds (2020), “Superhero Sighting Society”, conceived by Sabih Ahmed and Taus Makhacheva, KADIST Foundation, Paris (2019), “Сharivari”, YARAT Contemporary Art Space, Baku (2019), “Storeroom”, Van Abbemuseum (2018), “Cloud Caught on a Mountain”, Moscow Museum of Modern Art (2017), “(In)sidenotes”, Uppsala Art Museum (2015), “A Walk, a Dance, a Ritual”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Leipzig (2014), “Story Demands To Be Continued”, Exhibition Hall of the Artists’ Union of Republic of Dagestan (2013). Le sue opere appaiono nelle collezioni de il Centre Pompidou – Paris, The P. S. Gamzatova Dagestan Museum of Fine Arts – Makhachkala, Kadist Art Foundation – Paris, San Francisco, Moscow Museum of Modern Art – Moscow, Museum of Modern Art – Antwerp, The P. S. Gamzatova Dagestan Museum of Fine Arts – Makhachkala, Sharjah Art Foundation – Sharjah, Tate Modern – London, Van Abbemuseum – Eindhoven.

viennacontemporary 2023 – Taus Makhacheva, Maquette of a Study, 2023 in-depth analysis (English)

Educazione

20112013 MA Fine Art, Royal College of Art, London
20082009 New Strategies in Contemporary Art, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Moscow
20032007 BA Fine Art (Studio practice and contemporary critical studies), Goldsmiths College, University of London, London

 

Selezione mostre personali

2024
Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale, curated by Ute Meta Bauer, Riyadh
Future Wunderkammer, curated by Yoko Nose, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Japan
Perhaps Here, curated by Tarek Abu El Fetouh, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah

2023
14th Gwangju Biennale, curated by Sook-Kyung Lee, Gwangju
The only constant, curated by Maya Allison, NYUAD ART Gallery, Abu Dhabi
After Laughter Comes Tears, curated by Joel Valabrega, MUDAM, Luxembourg
Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys, curated by Helen Hirsch and Katrin Sperry, Kunstmuseum Thun, Thun
Tsumikh (Avar for “At the Eagle’s”), Canal projects, New York

2022
Space of Celebration, a cura di Lucas Morin, Nora Razian, Jameel Arts Center, Dubai

2021
It’s Possible to Raise the Ceiling a Bit, a cura di Hanne Hagenaars, Fries Museum, Friesland

2020
4`224,92 cm’2 of Degas, a cura di Nicole Schweizer, Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Losanna
Hold Your Horses, a cura di Helen Watson and Melissa Burntown, The Tetley, Leeds
Sturdy Black Shoes, a cura di Edit Molnar and Marcel Schwierin, Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenburg

2019
Superhero Sighting Society, concepito da Sabih Ahmed e Taus Makhacheva, KADIST Foundation, Parigi
Charivari, a cura di Suad Garayeva-Maleki, Yarat Contemporary Art Space, Baku
D’une pierre, une montagne, a cura diNicolas Audureau, LE CAP, Saint-Fons
The Strong Ones, a cura di Lýdia Pribišová, Hit Gallery, Bratislava

2018
Storeroom, a cura di Christiane Berndes, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
BaidÀ, narrative projects, Londra

2017
Cloud Caught on a Mountain, a cura di Alexey Maslyaev, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Mosca
Second World, Third Attempt, Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai

2015
Vababai Vadadai!, narrative projects, Londra
(In)sidenotes, a cura di Rebecka Wigh Abrahamsson, Uppsala Konstmuseum, Uppsala

2014
Dagestan. Not for Sale, a cura di Alexey Maslyaev, artSumer Gallery, Istanbul
A Walk, a Dance, a Ritual, a cura di Ilina Koralova, (GfZK) Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Lipsia

2013
What? Whose? Why?, a cura di Daria Kirsanova, Raf projects, Tehran
Story Demands to Be Continued, a cura di Alexey Maslyaev, Exhibition Hall of the Artists’ Union of the Republic of Dagestan, Makhachkala
On Historical Ideals of Labour in the Country That Conquered Space, The Mews Artist Run Space, Londra
The Process of Instance of Breaking Open, a cura di Maria Kotlyachkova e Emmeli Person, Kalmar Konstmuseum, Kalmar

2012
Let Me Be Part of a Narrative, a cura di Alexey Maslyaev, Paperworks Gallery, Mosca
City States, Topography of Masculinity, a cura di Irina Stark e Kelly Klifa, 7th Liverpool Biennial, LJMU Copperas Hill
Building, Liverpool

2011
Affirmative Actions (mimesis), a cura di Marco Scotini, Laura Bulian Gallery, Milano

2010
Affirmative Actions, a cura di Alexey Maslyaev, Panopticon Inutero, Mosca

2009
A Space of Celebration, Pervaya Gallery, Makhachkala

 

Premi

2021
Kandinsky Prize, Media Art, selezionata, Mosca

2021
Art Here 2021 Richard Mille Art Prize. Memory, Time, Territory, Abu Dhabi Louvre, selezionata, Abu Dhabi

2019
Future Generation Art Prize, selezionata, Pinchuk Art Foundation, Kyiv

2018
Cosmoscow 2018 Artist of the Year, Cosmoscow Foundation for Contemporary Art, Mosca

2016
Kandinsky Prize, Young Artist, Project of the Year, vincitrice, Mosca (as Super Taus)

2015
VI Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art Prize, vincitrice, Mosca

2014
Future of Europe, vincitrice, (GfZK) Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Lipsia

2013
Innovation Prize, Regional Project, selezionata, National Centre for Contemporary Art, Mosca

2012
Innovation Prize, New Generation, vincitrice, National Centre for Contemporary Art, Mosca

 

Selezione pubblicazioni

Dekker, Elsbeth; Schweiger Robbie. Beggining in the Middle, Jap sam Books, 2022
Raza, Sara. Punk Orientalism: The Art of Rebellion, Black Dog Press, 2022
Phaidon Editors. Prime – Art’s Next Generation, Phaidon Press, 2022
Tlostanova, Madina. The Decoloniality of Being, Knowledge and Sensations, Tselinnii, 2020
Schweizer, Nicole; Z. Rizvi Uzma; van Velsen, Vincent ed, Taus Makhacheva. 4`224,92 cm’2 of Degas, Fondation du Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, 2020
Burrows, Dani; Cezar Aaron ed. Politics of Food, co-published by Delfina Foundation and Sternberg Press, 2019
Kholeif, Omar. The Artists Who Will Change the World, Thames and Hudson, 2018
Makhacheva, Taus. Tightrope, V-A-C Press, Mousse Publishing, 2017
Makhacheva, Taus. Types du Caucase. Onestar Press, 2014
Makhacheva, Taus; Maslyaev, Alexey ed. Story Demands to Be Continued. Self-published, 2013
Amirsadeghi, Hossein; Vickery, Joanna ed. Frozen Dreams: Contemporary Art from Russia, Thames and Hudson, 2011

 

Selezione mostre collettive

2022
In the Heart of Another Country, a cura di Dr Omar Kholeif, Contemporary Art of Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Amburgo
I`m Stepping High, I`m Drifting, and There I Go Leaping, a cura di Weng Xiaoyu, Xiao Museum of Contemporary Art, Shandong
Hurting and Healing. Let`s Imagine a Diffrent Heritage, a cura di Charles Esche, Tensta Konsthall, Stoccolma
Migration in Art – the Art of Migrations, a cura di Danilo Vuksanović, Jelena Ognjanović, Luka Kulić, Novi Sad, Serbia
Moving Woman, a cura di Maria Lind, Smena, Kazan

2021
Biennial of Difficult Heritage, a cura di Anton Valkovsky, Volgograd
One Point Five, a cura di Stefanie Böttcher, Kunsthalle Mainz, Mainz
Hands, a cura di Madhursee Dutta e Ala Younis, Akademie der Künste der Welt, Colonia
Time of Mourning, a cura di Daniela, Linda Dostálková, PLATO Ostrava, Ostrava

2020
Yokohama Triennale 2020 ‘Afterglow’, a cura di Raqs Media Collective, Yokohama
Eat the Museum, a cura di Fanny Hauser e Viktor Neumann, Gebert Stiftung für Kultur, Rapperswil
Between the sun and the moon, a cura di Hoor Al Qasimi, Lahore biennial, Lahore
Bangkok Art Biennale 2020 ‘Escape routs’, Bangkok

2019
Cosmopolis #2: Rethinking the Human, a cura di Kathryn Weir con curatore associato di Cosmopolis Ilaria Conti e in collaborazione con i curatori associati Charléne Dinhut e Zhang Hanlu, Centre Pompidou, Parigi
Where Water Comes Together with Other Water, a cura di Adélaïde Blanc, Daria de Beauvais, Yoann Gourmel, Matthieu Lelièvre, Vittoria Matarrese, Claire Moulène e Hugo Vitrani, 15th Lyon Contemporary Art Biennale, Lione
After Leaving / Before Arriving, a cura di Elisabeth Del Prete, Daniel Milnes, Lýdia Pribišová, Neringa Stoškutė e Alessandra Troncone, 12th Kaunas Biennial, Kaunas
Future Generation Art Prize, a cura di Björn Geldhof and Tatiana Kochubinska, 58° Biennale di Venezia,  evento collaterale, Palazzo Ca’ Tron, Venezia
The Keeper; To Have and to Hold, a cura di Emer McGarry, The Model, Sligo
Future Generation Art Prize, a cura di Björn Geldhof and Tatiana Kochubinska, Pinchuk Art Centre, Kyiv

2018
Punk Orientalism, a cura di Sara Raza, Mackenzie Art gallery, Regina Saskatchewanituals
Rituals of Signs and Metamarphosis<, a cura di Terek Abou El Fetouh, Red Brick Art Museum, Beijing
Supernature in Two Parts, a cura di Haroon Mirza and Daria Khan (Mimosa House), Lisson Gallery, Londra
One Place after Another, a cura di Victor Misiano, Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, Mosca
The Planetary Garden, a cura di Bregtje van der Haak, Andrés Jaque, Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli e Mirjam Varadinis, Manifesta 12, Palermo
Starting from the Desert, a cura di Marco Scotini, 2nd Yinchuan Biennale, Yinchuan
Beautiful World, Where Are You?, a cura di Kitty Scott and Sally Tallant, 10th Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool
Everything Was Forever, Until It Was no More, a cura di Katerina Gregos, 1st Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Riga

2017
New Literacy, a cura di Joao Ribas, 4th Ural Industrial Biennial, Ekaterinburg
Viva Arte Viva, a cura diChristine Macel, 57th International Art Exhibition, Biennale di Venezia, Space Force Construction, Palazzo delle Zattere, Venezia
How to Live Together, a cura di Nicolaus Schaufhasen, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
1st Garage Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art, a cura di Katya Inosemtseva, Snejana Krasteva, Andrey Misiano, Ilmira Bolotyan, Tatiana Volkova e Sasha Obukhova, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Mosca

2016
Why not Ask Again? Arguments, Counter-arguments and Stories, a cura di Raqs Media Collective, 11th Shanghai Biennale, Power Station of Art, Shanghai
VII Permanent collection display interaction: Contemporary Artists Respond to MMOMA Collection, a cura di Elena Yaichnikova, MMOMA, Mosca
Travellers, a cura di Magdalena Moskalewicz, Zachete National Gallery, Varsavia
Museum ON/OFF, a cura di Alicia Knock, Centre Pompidou, Parigi
Lost in the Archive, a cura di Inga Lace e Andra Silapetere, Riga City Exhibition Hall Riga Art Space, Riga

2015
‘Otwock’ Season 5: Silvohortiaromatherapy, a cura di Kasia Redzis e Magda Materna, Otwock
How to Gather? Acting in a Centere in a City in the Heart of the Island of Eurasia, a cura di Bart De Baere, Defne Ayas e Nicolaus Schafhausen, 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, VDNKh, Mosca
The School of Kyiv, Kyiv Biennial, a cura di Hedwig Saxenhuber and Georg Schollhammer, Kyiv
Too Early, Too Late. Middle East and Modernity, a cura di Marco Scotini, Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna, Bologna

2014
Close and Far: Russian Photography Now, a cura di Kate Bush, Calvert 22, Londra
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish, Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai
Russian Performance: A Cartography of Its History, a cura di Julia Aksenova and Sasha Obukhova, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Mosca
Untitled… (Native Foreigners), a cura di Andrey Misiano, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Mosca

2013
Nostalgia Nervosa, a cura di Iliana Fokianaki, State of Concept, Atene
Sensible Action, a cura di Beral Madra, Alanika 2013, National Museum of the Republic of Northern Ossetia-Alania, Vladikavkaz
Love Me, Love Me not, a cura di Dina Nasser-Khadivi, 55°  Biennale di Venezia,  evento collaterale, Venezia
No Water Tomorrow, a cura di Alexey Maslyaev, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Mosca
Re:emerge: Towards a New Cultural Cartography, a cura di Yuko Hasegawa, 11th Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah
The Enchanted Wanderer, a cura di Andrey Misiano, Chukotka’s Heritage Museum Center, Anadyr

2012
I Am Who I Am, a cura di Olga Sviblova, Kunst im Tunnel, Dusseldorf
Animal Style, a cura di Ilya Shipilovskikh, National Centre for Contemporary Art, Ekaterinburg
Quarantania, a cura di David Thorp, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton
Joyful Archipelago, a cura di Olga Grotova, Guest Projects, Londra
Migrasophia, a cura di Sara Raza, Maraya Contemporary Art Centre, Sharjah

2011
Rewriting Worlds, a cura di Peter Weibel, 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, progetto principale, ARTPLAY Design Centre, Mosca
Expanded Cinema, a cura di Olga Shishko, XII Media Forum of 33rd Moscow International Film Festival, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Mosca
Get Up and Run Away with It – About Love and the Impossible, a cura di Nadine Wietlisbach, Palais Bleu Le-Lie, Trogen
Greater Caucasus, a cura di Irina Yashkova, PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art, Perm
North Caucasian Biennale, a cura di Djamilia Dagirova, Pervaya Gallery, Makhachkala
Practice for Everyday Life, a cura di David Thorp, Calvert 22, Londra

2010
Intimate Capital, a cura di Andrey Parshikov, II Moscow International Biennale for Young Art ‘Qui Vive?’, Proekt_Fabrika, Mosca
History of Russian Video Art, Volume 3, a cura di Antonio Geusa, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Mosca

2009
Aluminium, a cura di Leyla Akhundzadeh, 4th International Baku Biennale of Contemporary Art, Baku
Let Me Think!, a cura di Stanislav Shuripa, 3rd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, parallel programme, Red October Factory, Mosca
Really?, a cura di Aleksandr Sokolov, 3rd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, parallel programme, ARTPLAY Design Centre, Moscoa
Topography of Happiness: Russian Wedding from the 19th to the 21st Century, a cura di Olga Sosnina, Tsaritsino State Museum, Mosca
We Will Take the Lead from Now On, a cura di Arseniy Zhilyaev and Maria Chekhonadskih, Voronezh Centre for Contemporary Art, Voronezh

2008
Me, Nature, a cura di Stanislav Shuripa, I Moscow International Biennale for Young Art ‘Qui Vive?’, Foundation ‘Contemporary City’, Mosca
Migration, a cura di Daria Kamyshnikova, I Moscow International Biennale for Young Art ‘Qui Vive?’, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Mosca
Documenting Possibilities, a cura di Stanislav Shuripa, Valand School of Fine Art, Gothenburg

2006
Caucasica, a cura di Giancarlo Vianello, Scuola Grande di S. Giovanni Evangelista, Venezia
XII INTERBIFER International Biennale of Portrait, Drawings and Graphics 06, Tuzla
‘Otwock’ Season 5: Silvohortiaromatherapy, a cura di Kasia Redzis e Magda Materna, Otwock