Visiting Artist’s Talk – Tako Taal

Monday 21 November 2022
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Conference Auditorium 2 (GM.01)
Lectures and seminars
General public

For this week's Visiting Artist's Talk, we welcome Tako Taal.

Tako Taal is an artist and programmer. She works alongside spectral, cited and physical beings to undermine history and destabilise images. Her exhibitions and video works are described at times as ambivalent and overbearing. She lives in Glasgow.

Recent presentations include: Pace Gallery (London) Dundee Contemporary Arts, Survey II (Touring), NADA House (New York), Talbot Rice Gallery (Edinburgh), Perth Museum and Art Gallery.

In 2021 she co-programmed GIVE BIRTH TO ME TOMORROW a year long artist moving image festival with Adam Benmakhlouf, she curated What happens to desire… six artist commissions for the 17th Edinburgh Art Festival and was shortlisted for LUX Scotland’s Margaret Tait Award.

About the Visiting Artists’ Talks series

The Visiting Artists' Talks series is organised by the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies. Talks take place every Monday afternoon during teaching weeks.

Each session brings an arts professional to talk with us about what they do and why, and to chat with the student body about their career journey and interests.

All of our talks are compulsory for our Fine Art students but are also open to anyone else who would like to join us.

Find out more about the Visiting Artist’s Talk with Tako Taal.

Image: Tako Taal, SAMT utterance_01 (how a name becomes a step, a rhythm, a loop). Two channel HD video, stereo sound, lightbox, portable radio cassette, infinite tape, sigh; installation view. Dundee Contemporary Arts, 2021. Image by Ruth Clark.