Taline Temizian (b. 1978, USA) practices a transhumanist perspective on memory and trauma by investigating the different modes through which neurological activity contributes to lived experience. Temizian works to depict a place of memory situated between a state of mind and physical reality, manifesting complexed networks comprised of scientific methodologies, conceptual discourses and personal narratives. Employing multiple processes and media, Temizian presents raw yet technically intricate objects and installations that produce bold sensory and emotional experiences. Interrogating the transhumanist promise of eternal and idyllic life through science and technology, Temizian applies an artist and poet’s touch to these vocabularies in order to reformat connections between personal history, physical and metaphysical conceptions of humanity. Currently based in London, with projects across Europe, Temizian’s practice often sees her collaborating with philosophers, scientists, technologists and filmmakers in pursuit of her creative goals.
” The art practice of Taline Temizian combines live feed imagery and prerecorded modifiable imagery with works in traditional disciplines such as painting and sculpture which she infuses into multi-mediumal constellations on an architectural dimension. Her works are situational, i.e., dependent and activated through and by the concrete movement of the viewer in time and space, but at the same time they are also confessional and personal, the outcome of processing biographical source materials. Temizian’s works are phenomenological as well as representational, juxtaposing experiential with pictorial entities.
In her work Temizian parallels between technological mechanisms and psychophysical mechanisms. She is elaborating on the physical implications of circulating technologically modifiable imagery through and between communication networks and representation systems. Temizian relies on art-historical contexts and on scientific discourses. More than objects or painterly/sculptural installations, her works can be considered a sort of habitats, living areas which make no distinction between the animate and the inanimate, the virtual and the material, the living and the dead. In addition, Temizian’s art practice transcends and blurs the difference between ‘here and now’ and ‘there and then’, creating an altered zone that intermixes a variety of times, places and forms of being, into an indeterminate heterogenous state of things. “
From ORY DESSAU, Pavilions of Memory: On TALINE TEMIZIAN’s recent body of work.
23.02.2019 – 20.05.2019 Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Oaxaca, MACO
05.10.2018 – 07.10.2018 PROTOCOL – Curated by Vanya Balogh – Q Park Cavendish Square, in collaboration with Geoff Leung Foundation. London.
12.06.2018 EMPIRE II . Tallinn- Estonia – PLAYING GOD. Photography & Film installations. Curated by Vanya Balogh.
27.04.2018 BOZAR Lab – A.I. BETWEEN HUMOUR, FEAR & UTOPIA . When art meets science. https://www.bozar.be/en/activities/140916-ai-between-humour-fear-utopia . PAVILIONS OF MEMORY – Practicable installation.
2018- 15 March INTERSECTIONS – A.I. – Between Humour, Fear & Utopia Installation-Exhibition- GLUON/BOZAR, CCA Montreal- Canada
2017 – 9 Sept – 5 Nov HOME – Ifa Gallery Brussels , Belgium
2017-15 September- EMPIRE II “Exhale” – Provincial Project Space – Kendall-Cumbria
2017 -9 May – Ongoing – EMPIRE II ”Exhale” – VENICE BIENNALE 2017, Venice,Italy
2017 -18 April- EMPIRE II – “Exhale” – Collective Group screening project in association with Frederic De Goldschmidt & John Adams. Brussels, Belgium.
2017 – 15 October- EMPIRE II – “Exhale”- Spektrum , Berlin, Germany
2017 January – “SPACE” – Q PARK SHOWS – Collective group show curated by Vanya Balogh & Cedric Christie
Showcasing an installation and projection film.
2016 – February– CHINESE OPEN – YEAR OF THE ROOSTER – Q Park London. Curated by Vanya Balogh, in association with Geoff Leong Foundation.
2016 –14-17 September. WOP ART Fair ,Contini Gallery booth- Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland.
2016 – October 13 – AN INFINITELY BEAUTIFUL MIND.
Showcasing the BLUE BRAIN SERIES –The Networks Project- During Frieze Art Fair London- side show with Autistica x Mehtabell Projects. London, UK.
2016- HASSFEST – HEARING ART SEEING SOUND Art & Music Festival – Yerevan. Armenia.
The Contemporary Art Centre in Yerevan. The pieces joined the New Museum of Contemporary Art in Yerevan. http://hassfest.com
2015 May – THE FALL OF THE REBEL ANGELS during THE VENICE BIENNALE. Show curated by Vanya Balogh. Showcasing:” I Love You Because You Changed My Face”.
2015 22 February CHINESE OPEN – YEAR OF THE SHEEP- BIG DEAL SHOWS- Q PARK – China Town, London, UK. Curated by Vanya Balogh. In association with Geoff Leung Foundation.
2014 LOVE HOUR , Basel Historical Museum – Basel, Switzerland.
The Deli Projects- Curated by Benedikt Wyss.
Showcasing “Needle & Damage Done”
2014 MUSEUM OF BROKEN RELATIONSHIPS – Zagreb, Croatia,
Joined the permanent collection of the Museum of Broken Relationships- Zagreb.
2014 BIG DEAL- MARVELLOUS MIX-UPS – BIG DEAL COLLECTIVE SHOWS – London. Curated by Vanya Balogh & Danny Pockets. Showcasing “Camp Delta” & a series about Crimes against humanity.
2016 – November – “SILENT WAR” – THE JAVA PROJECTS- Brooklyn, New York, USA
with Tsibi Geva, based on the Forenzic Architecture project of Eyal Weitzman. Exploring Memory & Trauma in the context of War Crimes & Crimes Against Humanity.
2017 – 31 Nov – 2018 7 Jan – PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION – Henri P. Vandekerckhove Gallery. Brussels.
2017 – 2 May TRANSCEND – La Fontaine Contemporary Art Center ,Manama, Bahrain
2016 – 5 Jan – 5 June – SYSTEMS & NETWORKS – Sketch London – Site specific installation & show. London, UK
2015 – 5August – 28 August – EAT MY HEART – Carousel art space, London, UK
Curated by Sascha Bailey, Sound artist collaboration by Doug Haywood.
2016- September 2-5 WOPART Works On Paper fair with Contini Gallery, Lugano,Ticino, Italy.
2015- April 24 AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL HQ – London. “SOJOURN” – An Installation piece and project space exhibition for the Centenary of the Armenian Genocide.
2014 STAGED BEATS , Smart For Art project space. Solo in Maastricht during TEFAF
2014 Selection fair satellite fair ART BASEL with Smart For Art. Basel, Switzerland.
2013 “Khovanshchina” – Rossotrudnichestvo Russian Cultural Center. Russia/UK Cultural exchange program. Showcasing The Paris Collection. London, UK.