Past 17. September until 5. November 17

Talisa Lallai – Timbuktu

Starting with her own origins, the question of identity, homeland and identification forms the core of Talisa Lallais' artistic work. To do this, she uses film and photo material ('found footage'), which she - in contrast to current digital techniques - processed with analogue photography. She developed her visual language of an ›exotic South‹ from motifs from a western European perspective, in which sophisticated, modernist belief in progress and inhuman colonialism are equally intertwined. However, as Talisa Lallai herself puts it, in order to describe the ›southern‹ as »utopia and more resistant possibility of another life, of pursuing another world«.

The exhibition is funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and Art of Baden-Württemberg with funds from the “Project Funding for Art Associations in the Visual Arts” and by the ART-regio art fund.

Sunday, September 17, 11 a.m


Wolfgang Riehle, Chairman


Christian Malycha, Art Director

  • Kunstverein Reutlingen
  • Kunstverein Reutlingen
  • Kunstverein Reutlingen
  • Kunstverein Reutlingen
  • Kunstverein Reutlingen
Exhibition view Talisa Lallai – Timbuktu. © Talisa Lallai. Photos: Frank Kleinbach.

Talisa Lallai

1989: born in Frankfurt am Main. 2009-2016: Düsseldorf Art Academy (Georg Herold and Rebecca Warren classes).

Selected solo exhibitions

2017: BolteLang, Zurich. Art Association Reutlingen. 2015: Bolte Lang, Zurich. Tom Dick or Harry, Düsseldorf. 2014: Coalmine, Winterthur.

Selected group

exhibitions 2017: Nathalie Halgand, Vienna. Wschód Gallery Warsaw @ Mélange, Cologne. 2016: Studiolo, Milan. Cultural Foundation, Cyprus. Sies + Höke Gallery, Dusseldorf. 2015: KIT, Dusseldorf. 2014: Art Film Days Düsseldorf. Art Museum Solingen. 2013: Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf. 2012: Gallery of the HGB Leipzig.