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Tala Madani

Born in 1981, Tehrān, Iran, Islamic Republic of

Lives and works in Los Angeles, United States


Tala Madani’s painted canvases and animations conjure up enigmatic scenes, often populated by anoymous male figures. These men appear as if on stage where, apparently unconcerned about whether they are being watched, they laugh at each other, touch each other, paint each other, and even torment each other. Masculinity is deconstructed in Madani’s work. She breaks down preconceived roles and stereotypes to explore power structures and the construction of male identity. The men in her painting and...Read more