Thierry Goldberg Gallery

Tschabalala Self
Works | Bio | Exhibitions | Press & Publications

Born 1990 New York, New York. Lives and works in New York and New Haven.

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Bodega Run, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London, UK
Tschabalala Self, Tramway, Glasgow, UK
Tschabalala Self, Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, London, UK. Curated by Ziba Ardalan
2016 Gut Feelings, Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York, NY
The Function, T293 Naples, Naples, Italy


Tropicana, The Cabin LA, Los Angeles, CA
Out of Body, Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York, NY
Head over Heels, Schur-Narula, Berlin, Germany

Group Exhibitions

2017 Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon, New Museum, New York, NY
Body Language, Company Gallery, New York, NY
A Screen of Flesh, COMA Gallery, Ruschcutters Bay, Australia
All These Beautiful Ladies, Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
Le Nouveau Voyeurisme, Hotel Contemporary, Milan, IT
Desire. Moore Building. Miami, FL. Presented by Larry Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch. Curated by Diana Widmaier Picasso Life During Wartime. Diane Rosenstein Gallery. Los Angeles, CA. Curated by Diane Rosenstein
Protuberances, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA
Aiko Hachisuka, Tschabalala Self, Caroline Wells Chandler, 11R, New York, NY
Sexting, Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY
Perfect Day, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, CA
WACKing the Piñata, ltd los angeles, Los Angeles, CA
A Being in the World, Salon 94 Bowery, New York, NY
Look up here, I’m in Heaven, BRIC, Brooklyn, NY
Intimisims, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY
Mal Maison, Maccarone, New York, NY
A Shape That Stands Up, Art + Practice, Los Angeles, CA
Intersections, Tensquared Gallery, Internet Arachne’s Woof, Litvak Contemporary, Tel Aviv, Israel
New Genealogies, Yale School of Art Green Gallery, New Haven, CT
Duplify, Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY


Berg Matthams Self & Weaver, Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York, NY
A Constellation, The Studio Museum in Harlem. New York, NY. Curated by Amanda Hunt
The New New, Diane Rosenstein Gallery. Los Angeles, CA. Curated by Diane Rosenstein
THATS ON ME, Paris Blues. New York, NY. Curated by Lauren Halsey
‘2,015 But Who’s Counting’, Yale School of Art Green Gallery, New Haven, CT
2014 ’13 Artists’, 24/6 Gallery, New Haven, CT
‘Swimming Pool’, 24/6 Gallery, New Haven, CT
2013 ‘For Ed: Splendor in the Grass with Olympic Lad & Lass’, Yale School of Art Green Gallery, New Haven, CT
‘Women Love the World’, Launchpad, Brooklyn, NY
‘Encounters’, Harlem School of the Arts, Harlem, NY
2012 ‘SUGGARHILL’, Essie Green Galleries, Harlem, NY
‘NEO XL’, Werehouse, Long Island City, NY
‘Edge Control’, UBS Exhibition Center, Red Hook, NY

2008 Radiant Minds’, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY
2007 Admission $2.00’, Whitney at Altria, New York, NY


2015 MFA in Painting/Printmaking, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT
2012 BA in Studio Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY



Schjeldahl, Peter. The Art World as Safe Space. The New Yorker. October 9, 2017. online.

Cotter, Holland. When It Comes to Gender, Let Confusion Reign. The New York Times. September 28, 2017. online.

Vogel, Wendy. Critic' Picks: New York, Body Language. Artforum. May 5th , 2017. online.
Bannister, Laura. Tschabalala Self, Bodily Pleasures. VAULT (Cover, 22-25) April 2017. print.
Russeth, Andrew. Next Up Art: The Female Gaze. W Magazine (62) April 2017. print.

McDermott, Emily. 10 Picks from Art Brussels.Interview. March 21st 2017. online.
Jilani, Sarah. Politicized Symbols. Aesthetica Magazine. March 15th 2017. online.
Miller, M.H. A Pioneering Feminist Artist's Studio gets Revived in New York.
T Magazine: The New York Times Style Magazine. March 1st 2017. online.

Brown, Jessica Bell. Looking: Jessica Bell Brown on Diamond Stingily and Tschabalala Self. Studio. Winter/Spring 2017. print.
Sutton, Kate. Critics' Picks: London, Tschabalala Self. Artforum. February 9th 2017. online.
Mallet, Whitney. Tschabalala Self is the Visual Artist Exploring Movement and Identity. V Magazine. Janurary 31st 2017. online.
Paskett, Zoe. Tschabalala Self on shifting the conversation about the black female body. Islington Gazette. January 27th, 2017. online.
Cumming, Laura. Tschabalala Self review- history and mystery. The Guardian. January 22nd 2017. online.
Eckhardt, Stephanie. Meet Tschabalala Self, the 26-Year-Old Artist Empowering the Lives of Black Women. W Magazine, January 16th 2017.
Forbes Editorial. 30 under 30 - Art & Style. Forbes, January 3rd 2016. online.

2016 Cascone, Sarah. 14 Emerging Women Artist to Watch in 2017. Artnet. December 21st 2016. online.
Halle, Howard. Six young African-American artists to watch in 2017. TimeOut New York. December 16th 2016. online.
People, Lindsay. 3 Woman Changing the Art Game. The Cut December 14th 2016. online.
Artsy Editorial. The Top Emerging Artists of 2016. Artsy December 14th 2016. online.
Furman, Anna. Youth Collective Teaches You How to Scam the Patriarchy. The Creator’s Project. December 10th 2016. online.
Elephant Magazine Editorial. Tschabalala Self. Elephant Magazine (46) Winter 2016. print.
Reynolds, Michael & Francois Dischinger (portrait). The New Guard:30 Under 35. CULTURED (262) Winter 2016. print.
Eckardt, Stephanie. The Empowerment You Need This Week, Courtesy of Tschabalala Self. W Magazine November 14th. online.
Halle, Howard. The top five New York art shows this week. Timeout November 8th 2016. online.
Wolkoff, Julia. Exhibitions The Lookout. Art in America November 4th 2016. online.
Saltz, Jerry. The Culture Pages : To Do. New York Magazine (118) October 31st - November 13th 2016. print.
Smith, Roberta. What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week. The New York Times (C20) October 28th 2016. print.
Hawley, Anthony. Reviews: New York “Mal Maison.” Modern Painters. (81) October/November 2016. print.
Rosenberg, Karen. What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week. The New York Times (C20) August 13th 2016. print.
McGarrigle, Lia. 4 Black Artist You Need to Know. i-D. August 12th 2016. online.
Noice, E.D. ‘WACKing the Piñata’ @ Ltd Los Angeles Reviewed. AQNB. August 9th 2016. online.
Gerwin, Daniel. Letting Go of the Distinction Between Figuration and Abstraction. Hyperallergic June 14 2016. online.
Lesser, Casey. These 20 Female Artists Are Pushing Figurative Painting Forward. Artsy June 10 2016. online.
Gottschal, Molly. The 12 Young Painters You Need to Know at NADA New York. Artsy. May 6th 2016. online.
Self, Tschabalala. Tschabalala Self on Faith Ringgold. Studio, The Studio Museumin Harlem Magazine. Winter/Spring 2016. print.
Gleeson, Bridget. In Tel Aviv, Female Artist Follow Arachne and Weave a New Type of Femininity. Artsy. March 16th 2016. online.
Vogel, Wendy. Review: Who run the world? On “Intersections.” an exhibition organized by Girls of the Internet Museum and Tensquared. Rhizome. March 9th 2016. online.
Coulson, Amanda. Amanda Coulson on Volta NY’s 2016 Highlights. Whitewall Magazine. March 3rd 2016. online.
Herriman, Kat. Volta Answers Armony Week’s Need for New Voices. BLOUINARTINFO March 3rd 2016. online.
Schwendener, Martha. At the Studio Museum in Harlem: ‘A Constellation,’ ‘ Black: Color, Material, Concept,’ ‘Lorraine O’Grady: Art is...’ and ‘Marc Andre Robinson: Twice Told’. The New York Times (C15) February 26th 2016. print.
Fowle, Alexandra. Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel? The Brooklyn Rail. February 3rd 2015. online.
Andersen, Henry. Emerging artist Tschabalala Self and the collective fantasies surrounding the black body. ​Conceptual Fine Arts January 21st 2016. online.
Mendelsohn, Meredith and Tess Thackara. In Black Artists’ Pursuit of Equality, These 17 Art-World Leaders Are Changing the Game. Artsy. January 12th 2016. online.
2015 Frank, Priscilla. 17 Visual Artist You Should Know in 2016. Huffington Post. December 22nd 2015. online.
Arsty Editorial. 16 Emerging Artists to Watch in 2016. Artsy. December 16th 2015. online.
Williams, Maxwell. Fresh Faces: A Group Show at Diane Rosenstein Highlights Six Emerging Artist. Artsy. November 24th 2015. online.
Horowitz, Mikhail. Teaching Art Elegantly. Bardian (19). Bard College Fall 2015. print.
Tschabalala: Exalting Mother Earth. PROTECT & EXALT, online. July 1 2015. Interviewed by P&E In the Work Of Tschabalala Self, Art Imitates Life As She Explores the Multidimensionality of Black Womanhood. Dynamic Africa, online. April 14 2015. Interviewed by Funke M.
Cox, Brandon Coley. Refracted Discourse. The International Review of African American Art (53). Vol.25 No.3. print.
2014 Barnes, Alexis. Yale University is Having its First All Black Art Show. Vice. April 17 2014. online.
2012 DIS. The Art School Issue: Competing Images. DIS Magazine. May 26 2012. online BARD PAPERS. T schabalala Self: Shade 1 & 2 ( 20­21). 2012. print.
2007 Kern, Richard. U p & Comers: Dressed for the Part. Whitewall Magazine (62 & 64) Fall 2007. print.

Residencies & Awards

2017 Joan Mitchell Foundation
Parasol Unit Work Residency, London, UK
2016 T293 Residency, Naples, Italy
2015 The La Brea Studio Residency, Los Angeles, California
Fountainhead Residency, Fountainhead, Miami, Florida
Arttable Curatorial Fellowship; Artspace, New Haven, CT
2014 Al Held Fellow, American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy
2012 Milton and Sally Avery Scholarship: Excellence in the Undergraduate Arts, Bard College
Bertha Bennett Scholarship, Bard College
2011 Milton and Sally Avery Scholarship: Excellence in the Undergraduate Arts, Bard College
Bertha Bennett Scholarship, Bard College
2010 Eugene M. Lang Scholarship, Bard College
2009 Hearst Foundation Scholarship, Bard College

Visiting Artist & selected lectures

2017 Dis/assembly: The body in abstraction, Forum at 1.54 Contemporary African Art Fair. New York, NY. May 7th 2017
Identity and Empowerment, Spring Place, New York, NY. February 15th 2017.
2016 Tschabalala Self & Antwaun Sargent in Conver sation ​ #blackjoyat yale. Yale School of Art. New Haven, CT. Novem ber 11th 2016.
Tschabalala Self in Conversat ion with Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. ​ New York Univer sity. New York, NY. November 7th 2016
Artist Lecture: Tschabalala Self. The New York Academy of Art. New York, NY. Novem ber 2nd 2016.
The Collagraph. Vassar College. Poughkeepsie, New York. October 11th 2016
Artist in Conversation: Tschabalala Self, Caroline Wells Chandler and Gaby Collins- Fernandez ​ . 11R. New York, NY September 25th 2016
"​Look up Here, I’m in heaven"​ ​ Discussion Panel ​ . BRIC. Brooklyn, NY. July 20th 2016
Senior Seminar, Bard College. Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. April 12th 2016
2015 Legal Medium: Peggy Cooper Cafritz, Yale Law School. New Haven, CT. April 3rd 2015
2014 New Rome​, Yale School of Art. New Haven, CT. October 12th 2014.
2013 Difference and Media Project,​ Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. October 3rd 2013