Talya Lubinsky is an artist from Johannesburg, currently based in Berlin. In 2019-2020 she was awarded a one year residency at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, funded by the KfW Stiftung. Solo exhibitions include Marble Dust, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (2020), Floating Bodies, Iwalewahaus, Bayreuth, (2017) and If we burn, there is ash, Wits Anthropology Museum, Johannesburg (2016). Lubinsky received an MFA with distinction from University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.  



2015:   Graduated with distinction, Masters in Fine Art at Wits University, Johannesburg.

2011:   Graduated with distinction, BA Fine Art at Wits University, Johannesburg.

2007:  Beginners Course, Market Photo Workshop, Johannesburg.


Solo Exhibitions:

2020:   Marble Dust, Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

2017:   Floating Bodies, Iwalewahaus, Bayreuth.

2016:   If we burn, there is ash, Wits Anthropology Museum, Johannesburg.

2015:   Between Mess and Order, The Point of Order, Johannesburg.

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2014:   Nesting Narratives, GoetheonMain, Johannesburg.

2013:   Regions A - G at the Johannesburg City Library, Johannesburg City Library, Johannesburg.

Frisson Urbain at Exposition PLAY>URBAN Ville(s)en Jea(x), Le-Maillon Théâtre de Strasbourg, Strasbourg.​

Johannesburg Workshop in Theory and Criticism Life of Forms: Project Space, GoetheonMain, Johannesburg.

2012:   Out of Thin Air, Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town.

Independent Publishing Project, Goethe Institute, Johannesburg.

Scholarships and Grants:

2019:   KfW Shiftung award for Künstlerhaus Bethanien international residency program

2017:   Pro Helvetia research residency grant

2014:   National Arts Council of South Africa Bursary for Postgraduate study



April 2019 - April 2020:

Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany.

June 2017:  

Basler Afrika Bibliographien, Basel, Switzerland.

September - October 2016:  

Iwalewahaus, Bayreuth, Germany.

September 2013:  

PLAY>URBAN, Strasbourg, France.


2021:   "Marble Dust" Catalogue. Published by KfW Stiftung.

2017:   "Making Room" in Revolution Room. 2017. ed. Sari Middernracht, Molemo Moiloa, Patrick Mudekereza and Vaughn Sadie.

            Johannesburg: Vansa and Lubumbashi: Waza centre d' art    


KfW Stiftung