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Talya Lubinsky (b. 1988) 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 Melting Stone, Flossenbürg Concentration Camp Memorial, 2022, 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.  

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2023: Delithification, Künstverein Schwäbisch Hall, Schwäbisch Hall

2022: Melting Stone, Flossenbürg Concentration Camp Memorial, Flossenbürg

2020: Marble Dust, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin.

2017: Floating Bodies, Iwalewahaus, Bayreuth, Germany

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

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

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2023: Speculative Properties, Adalbertstr. 9, Berlin 

2021: Gladys Kalichini and Talya Lubinsky, Villa 102, Frankfurt Am Main.

2014: Nesting Narratives, GoetheonMain, Johannesburg.

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

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

          Michaelis Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

          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 and Blank Projects, Cape Town.

Works in public collections:         

2022: Iwalewahaus, Bayreuth and Flossenbürg Concentration Camp Memorial, Flossenbürg.

2020: KfW Stiftung, Frankfurt.

Prizes, Scholarships, commissions and grants:

2023: Stiftung Kunstfonds NEUSTARTplus-Stipendium

2022: Stiftung Kunstfonds NEUSTART Stipendium für freiberufliche bildende Künstler:innen

2019: KfW Stiftung award for Künstlerhaus Bethanien international residency program 

2018: Andrew W. Mellon Centre for Humanities Research Flagship Doctoral Fellowship

2017: Pro Helvetia Research Residency grant

2014: Revolution Room, Visual Arts Network of South Africa

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

          GoetheonMain project space funding for Nesting Narratives

2012: Giovanna Milner Scholarship for distinguished work in Fine Art and History of Art from Witwatersrand University.



2021: Flossenbürg Concentration Camp Memorial, Flossenbürg

2019: Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

2017: Research residency, Basler Afrika Bibliographien, Basel

2016: Iwalewahaus, Bayreuth

2013: PLAY>URBAN, Strasbourg


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

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

2007: Beginners Course, Market Photo Workshop, Johannesburg.

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