Tala Madani, ‘Decorated’, 2013, Pilar Corrias Gallery

About Tala Madani

Tala Madani is known for creating paintings that look incisively and often irreverently at Middle-Eastern culture and gender issues. Madani typically represents male subjects in a child-like and simplified style, addressing themes including terrorism, tattoos, body hair removal, and prayer. In piss rainbow (2008), for example, a pyramid of men kneel in prayer, circular piss stains visible on each of their bottoms. Her paintings are often gestural and expressionistic, perhaps ironically echoing the painterly bravado attributed to male abstract artists of the mid 20th century.

Iranian-American, b. 1981, Tehran, Iran, based in Los Angeles, California

Solo Shows on Artsy

Shitty Disco, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London
Tala Madani: Abstract Pussy, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London

Group Shows on Artsy

The 2017 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, United States
Human Condition, John Wolf Art Advisory & Brokerage, Los Angeles
MIXTAPE 2016, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London