Los Angeles, 23 July 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA).
American artist Tala Madani has won the Catherine Doctorow prize, which is dedicated to contemporary painting, and is given by the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art and the Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Foundation.
Tala Madani will is to receive $15,000 and will be the subject of a solo exhibition held in collaboration grounds of the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art. Originally from Iran, but based in Los Angeles, the artist produces paintings and animations which engage with political issues such as the structure of power and masculinity. Though Madani’s subjects are serious, her approach is humorous: by presenting clichéd stereotypes, she invites viewers of her works to discover – and question – their own prejudices.
Tala Madani participated in the 2011 Venice Biennale, exhibiting at the Danish Pavilion. Her works have also featured in group exhibitions, at locations including MoMA in New York (2010).