Taus Makhacheva is a contemporary Russian artist that lives and works between Moscow and Makhachkala. She attended the Goldsmith College in London, where she took her Bachelor Degreee, and afterwards she took a MFA in Fine Arts from the Royal College of Art, in London. In 2014 Taus Makhacheva won the Future of Europe prize at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Leipzig, and in 2012 she received the Innovation Prize, the Russian state award for contemporary art in Moscow, the ‘New Generation’ category, for her project The Fast and The Furious.

Taus Makhacheva
Taus Makhacheva
Russia, 1983

Past Exhibitions

The Travellers

Zachęta National Gallery
14/05/2016 — 21/08/2016

But Still Tomorrow Builds into My Face

Lawrie Shabibi
14/03/2016 — 19/05/2016

Solo Shows


“A Walk, A Dance, A Ritual”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Leipzig, Germany

“Story Demands to be Continued”, Republic of Dagestan Union of Artists, Makhachkala, Russia

Group Shows


“Viva Arte Viva”, 57th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy


“Re: emerge – Towards a New Cultural Cartography”, Sharjah Biennial 11

“Love me, Love me not”, Collateral exhibition, 55th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Russia Date of birth: 1983 Lives in: Moscow, Russia and Makhachkala