Lives in Makhachkala, Dagestan (RU), lives in London (GB), lives in Moscow (RU), born in Moscow (RU).
Taus Makhacheva mobilizes her heritage as an artist of Avari descent to explore cultural aspects of everyday life in Dagestan and the Caucasus, from issues of gender and identity to man’s relation to history, collective memory, and the environment. With a stance vis-à-vis today’s society that is at once humorous and critical, Makhacheva strives to reconcile the contemporary with the nostalgic, the local with the global, and traditional streams with the progressive. A laureate of the 2011 Kandinsky Prize for Media Art Project of the Year and the Innovation Prize for New Generation, Makhacheva has shown at biennales in Moscow, Venice, Sharjah, and Liverpool. Her work has been exhibited in the Uppsala Kunstmuseum in Sweden, Calvert 22 in London, and the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow. Her work can be found in the collection of the Tate Modern in London, the Sharjah Art Foundation, the MuKHA in Antwerp and the Yarat Foundation in Baku.
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Taus Makhacheva, Caspian Sea, 2014. Performance, photo documentation of the performance 'caspian sea'.
Taus Makhacheva, Landscape, 2013. Installation, series of wooden objects, carved by kazbek alikhov.
Way of an Object
Taus Makhacheva, Way of an Object, 2013. Installation, theatre with three objects-turned-puppets, a kubachi marriage bracelet, a carved wooden saltbox and a painting by russia’s viktor vasnetsov of a prophet bird.
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14 August 2015 - 31 January 2016.
The M HKA collection is always expanding. With Recent acquisitions, M HKA showcased purchases that help shape our excisting collection. When
28 April 2017 - 05 April 2020.
For the first time, the M HKA will be able to present a permanent collection exhibition with iconic masterpieces from Flemish and internation
Superdemocracy – The Sen...
01 October 2017 - 31 October 2017.
The exhibition SUPERDEMOCRACY engages with the collections of M HKA (Antwerp) and BPS22 (Charleroi). The exhibitions allows the voices of ind
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Aanwinsten 2015 [Acquisit...
In 2015, several major works by Belgian, European, African, Asian and South-American artists were purchased. In shaping the M HKA collection,
SUPERDEMOCATIE / SUPERDEM...
The voices of citizens are heard louder than ever in parliaments all over the world, while the diversity of who and what these institutions r