Tako Taal


Residency period: August – September 2021

Tako Taal is an artist-filmmaker and programmer living in Glasgow. At stake in her artistic practice are the psychic structures of colonial relations and the question of how vivid they remain in the present. During her time at Studio Pavilion, Tako will develop a new body of work for a solo exhibition at DCA at the end of the year. 

Tako was a 2019 RAW Academy fellow at RAW Material Company, Dakar and Artist in Residence at Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, 2018-20. In 2021 she was shortlisted for the 2021 Margaret Tait Award and in 2020 her work was presented at Glasgow Short Film Festival, Tramway, Glasgow, Glasgow Women’s Library. Other exhibitions include: Glasgow Women’s Library, 2019; Grand Union, Birmingham, 2018; CCA Glasgow, 2017; Galerie de l’UQAM, Montreal, 2017; Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, 2019; New Contemporaries, Royal Scottish Academy, 2016; Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, 2014.


Image: Tako Taal, if I can’t look back, 2021, [courtesy the artist]