Taline Temizian (b. 1978, Fresno, USA), Armenian, London-based artist and transhumanist, her current work explores the brain. From mixed media to new media and video works that study the practicable possibilities of human-machine interactions. Using systems, and processes to explore the interplay between personal narrative, MEMORY and cultural history through science, technology, art and poetry.
Temizian’s practice explores trauma and mental health, Art after death and the possibilities to reverse reality and perception. Previously working with anatomical explorations, especially that of Cardiology where she grew up surrounded by it with her late father being a Cardiologist/transhumanist, her practice was shaped by emotional and scientific renders of that past and forward to the future. She treats life and art from both the psychological and neuroscientific perspectives. It is characterized by a wide range of influences, from painting, anthropology, performance to contemporary medical imagery and code.
With Science baccalaureate and digital design background, performance and fine art, she also holds a degree in Humanities, literature & Linguistic sciences, Other studies in Visual communication and design, coding and other digital disciplines. Her work is featured on multiple platforms and project spaces, collective museum shows as well as collaborations with artists, scientists, philosophers and technology. Taline’s work is held internationally in private and public collections.
ABOUT PAVILIONS OF MEMORY & THE BRAIN PROJECT
“The art practice of Taline Temizian combines live feed imagery and pre-recorded 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.”
By Ory Dessau.
10.04.2019 – 22.04.2019. NETWORKING SERENDIPITIES: At Paul Smith – Practicable New Media solo show- with invited guest collaborators London.
Dec 01 2017-Dec 10 2017 Pictures At An Exhibition. Powered by Henri P. Vandekerckhove gallery. Sablon Brussels. A retrospective (2002-2017)
August.05.2015 – August.28.2015 EAT MY HEART- at Carousel project space – London, curated by Sascha Bailey
April 22 2015. AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL Installation for The Armenian Genocide Centennial at the London HQ- launching an installation “SOJOURN” at the event “Who Remembers The Armenians? 100Years Of Impunity”.
June 13 2014 Art Basel Selections Fair showing a selection of the Medical Cardiac series.
TEFAF 2013 Staged Beats – Solo show Maastricht during
2013. ARTCONNECT BERLIN Featured artist. http://www.artconnect.com/projects/elegy-for-the-golden-years
March 2014 Solo show at Rossotrudnichestvo, “KHOVANSHCHINA”
Paddle8 Charity auction- Saatchi gallery– Prince Charles Children’s Trust. September 2014.
Grosvenor Ballroom night Solo show organized by the China-Europe Allied society, June 2013.
Photographed by David Bailey,
June 2013 Art Antique London– GOSH charity at Kensington Gardens – Artwork auctioned “Chastity & Purity”
October 2013 Cardiac Art Evening, London Lowndes square pop up show at private space.
November 2013 The Cardiac Show –Solo show at Joanna Seikaly Gallery– Paintings and mixed media artworks, Beirut, Lebanon.
International Women’s art festival, Aleppo, Syria, 2011 – Projection of digital installations
02.2019 Upcoming – Oaxaca, Mexico- MACO – with Empire collective. http://www.empire2.info
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.beenactivities140916-ai-between-humour-fear-utopia . PAVILIONS OF MEMORY – Practicable installation.
Fri 27 Apr 2018 I LOVE SCIENCE Festival, TOUR & TAXIS
Showcasing the new media installation – PAVILIONS OF MEMORY-
2018- 15 March INTERSECTIONS – A.I. – Between Humour, Fear & Utopia Installation-Exhibition- GLUONBOZAR, 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 Museum of Contemporary Art.
2016 September – START fair – Contini Gallery booth – at SAATCHI GALLERY
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”.
Published in the catalogue by Studio Viktor Hotz.
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.
Digital artworks installed & projected at the 1000 year old Shibani Church in Aleppo-Syria. Theme of integration & identity, women’s torture and role in the contemporary Middle-Eastern society on the brink of the revolution.
LCC, London. Group Show. 2010 Kensington Roof Gardens, London. Couture Meets Art Show, 2007 British & International Art, South Kensington, London. Group show, 2005 White Space Gallery, Greenwich, London. Group exhibition. 2003 Group exhibition – Art school graduation show 1997 Sarian Art Centre, Aleppo, Syria. Group Exhibition. 1990, 1994
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.
11.06.2019 Launch of the FUTUREHERE Summit – Art, Science & Technology project and Incubator. The Medici Library- Florence. Collaboration with Michel Platnic.
2017-2018 Design & Coding – Degree studies. Ravensbourne. UAL. London.
2009-2010 LCC Visual Communication Post Graduate Cert, London. 2010 Jewellery design course, Central St. Martin’s, London.
2005 Design & Art Direction, Central St Martin’s, London.
1997-2002 BA English Literature, Aleppo University
1997-1999 ESMOD Design university
1997 Scientific Baccalaureate
1990-1997 Fine Art School – Sarian Academy- Aleppo- Syria