Taus Makhacheva (born in 1983, Moscow, Russia) holds a BA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College,
London and an MA from the Royal College of Art, London. Selected exhibitions: (In)sidenotes, Uppsala Konstmuseum, Uppsala (2015); Too Early, Too Late. Middle East and Modernity, Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna, Bologna (2015); Untitled... (Native Foreigners), Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow (2014); A Walk, A Dance, A Ritual, Museum of Contemporary Art, Leipzig (2014); What? Whose? Why?, Raf projects, Tehran (2013); Story Demands to be Continued, Republic of Dagestan Union of Artists Exhibition Hall, Makhachkala (2013); Love me, Love me not, 55 Venice Biennial, collateral event, Venice (2013); Re: emerge - Towards a New Cultural Cartography, 11 Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah, UAE (2013); 7th Liverpool Biennial: City States-Makhachkala, Topography of Masculinity, LJMU Copperas Hill Building, Liverpool (2012); Rewriting Worlds, Fourth Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Main Project, Moscow (2011). Taus Makhacheva has participated in more than 40 group exhibitions, including the 3rd, 4th and 5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art; I and II Moscow International Biennale for Young Art; XII Media Forum of 33rd Moscow International Film Festival; IV International Baku Biennale of Contemporary Art, Baku. The works of Makhacheva have also been exhibited in Calvert 22 Gallery, London; Moscow Museum of Modern Art; Kunst im Tunnel, Düsseldorf; Valand School of Fine Art, Gothenburg. 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. The works of Taus Makhacheva are kept in the public collections of Dagestan Museum of Fine Arts named after P.S. Gamzatova (Makhachkala); Kadist Art Foundation (Paris, San Francisco); Moscow Museum of Modern Art (Moscow); Museum of Modern Art (Antwerp); National Centre for Contemporary Arts (Moscow); Sharjah Art Foundation (Sharjah); Tate Modern (London); Uppsala Konstmuseum (Uppsala); Vehbi Koç Foundation (Istanbul); Videoinsight Foundation (Turin); Yarat Foundation (Baku). She lives and works in Makhachkala.