Talisa Lallai’s work combines her own photographic and film material with found footage from private slide collections, vintage magazines and convolutes of commercial photographs. Rather than capturing a reality, it is the subjective perception of a place that is of key importance to her. Lallai’s pictorial language is based on real and imaginary journeys, where she particularly focuses on idealisations and stereotypes of the South in general and what ideas and images it evokes in us.
Works from this artist
Talisa Lallai was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany in 1989. She lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Talisa Lallai studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf with Georg Herold and Rebecca Warren.
Lallai’s work has been presented in numerous solo exhibitions, including: Gelateria, Parisa Kind, Frankfurt am Main (2022); Post Tropical, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Kleve (2019); Lento Violento, BolteLang, Zürich (2017); Timbuktu, Kunstverein Reutlingen, Reutlingen (2017); The Pleasant Shore, BolteLang, Zürich (2015); Junge Römer, Tom Dick or Harry, Düsseldorf (2015); Disappear here, Coalmine, Winterthur (2014)
Her work has also been shown in selected group exhibitions, including: Förderstipendium, Kunststiftung DZ Bank, Frankfurt am Main (2021); Bon Voyage!, Ludwig Forum, Aachen (2020); To the Port, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvikodden (2019); Paradise is Now, Salon Dahlmann, Berlin (2018); Time is the longest distance, Galerie Nathalie Halgand, Vienna (2017); Daniel Koniusz / Talisa Lallai, Mélange, Cologne (2017); a moment in time, BolteLang, Zürich (2016); Slow Waves, Van Horn, Düsseldorf (2016); Cuprum, Cultural Foundation, Nicosia (2016); This Is Your Replacement, Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf (2016); Terra Incognita, KIT, Düsseldorf (2015)