Taus Makhacheva

Born 1983 in Russia (Dagestan)
Based in Makhachkala, Russia (Dagestan)

Taus Makhacheva

Taus Makhacheva in her late grandparents house, her favourite place in Russia-Dagestan

Traditional and contemporary at the same time, Taus Makhacheva‘s photographs, videos and performances communicate a self-chosen world invested with a sense of nostalgia, longing and isolation. In 2003 she enrolled in a fine art BA at Goldsmiths in London, then moved back to Dagestan after graduating in 2007.

Click here for Makhacheva’s dialogue with UK-based artist Natalia Mali. Makhacheva’s proposals FurCar and Tsada were both pre-selected in April 2010 for further research and development.