Tschabalala Self

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


Sour Patch, Thierry Goldberg MIAMI, Miami, FL
Bodega Run, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London, UK.
Tschabalala Self, Tramway, Glasgow, UK
Tschabalala Self, Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, London, UK
Gut Feelings, Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York, NY
The Function, T293 Naples, Naples, Italy
Tropicana, The Cabin, Los Angeles, CA  
Out of Body, Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York, NY
Head over Heels, Schur-Narula, Berlin, Germany


Engendered. Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
Slip. Stems Gallery, Brussels, Belgium.
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, presented by Larry Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch, Moore Building, Miami, FL
Life During Wartime, Diane Rosenstein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
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
The New New, Diane Rosenstein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
THATS ON ME, Paris Blues, New York, NY
Yale MFA Painting and Printmaking Graduates 2015, Garis & Hahn, New York, NY
2,015 But Who’s Counting, Yale School of Art Green Gallery, New Haven, CT
13 Artists, 24/6 Gallery, New Haven, CT
Swimming Pool, 24/6 Gallery, New Haven, CT
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
SUGGARHILL, Essie Green Galleries, Harlem, NY
Edge Control, UBS Exhibition Center, Red Hook, NY
NEO XL, Werehouse, Long Island City, NY
Radiant Minds, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY
Admission $2.00, Whitney at Altria, New York, NY


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


Vazquez, Neil. “Take a Bite of Tschabalala Self's "Sour Patch" at Thierry Goldberg Gallery.” The Miami New Times. January 4, 2018. Online.
Uszerowicz, Monica. “Immersed in the Playful, Communal World of a Bodega.” Hyperallergic. January 3, 2018. Online.
“Five Shows in December.”  Exhibitionary.  December 15, 2017. Online.
Russeth, Andrew. “A Look Around Miami Galleries, From the Pop-Up Spaces of Out-of-Towners to Local Stalwarts.” ArtNews. December 6, 2017. Online.
Saltz, Jerry. “Less Talk, More Shock: The New Museum’s show on gender doesn’t go far enough.” New York Magazine (90). October 30, 2017. Print.
Bertrand, Sandra. ”The New Museum Takes Aim With ‘Trigger: Gender as a Tool an aWeapon.” Highbrow Magazine. October 29, 2017. Online.  
Saltz, Jerry. “The New Museum’s ‘Trigger’ Is Radical in Content, Retrograde in Form: What Should We Make of That?” Vulture. October 23, 2017. Online.
Schjeldahl, Peter. “Art: Museums and Libraries.” The New Yorker (14). October 16, 2017. Print.
Schjeldahl, Peter. “The Art World as Safe Space .” The New Yorker (79). October 9, 2017. Print.
Akers, Tyler. “Tschabalala Self.” Gayletter Issue 7 (126-127): Fall 2017. Print.
Cotter, Holland. “Let (Gender) Confusion Reign.” The New York Times (C13/C16). September 29, 2017. Print.
Contemporary Art Daily Editorial. “Tschabalala Self at Pilar Corrias.” Contemporary Art Daily. September 25, 2017. Online.
Third Rail Quarterly Editorial. “Bodega Drawings: Tschabalala Self.” Third Rail Quarterly (12-19). Fall 2017. Print.
Russell, Legacy. “Tschabalala Self.” Apogee Issue 09 ( 68). Summer 2017. Print.
Sargent, Antwaun. “Tschabalala Self.” CURA 25 (195). Summer 2017. Print.
Gather Journal. “Tschabalala Self.” Gather Vol.6, Issue 11 (107). Summer 2017. Print.
Rees, Lucy. “Making Waves: Tschabalala Self.” Galerie (44) Summer 2017. Print.
Benmakhlouf, Adam. “Art Review: Tschabalala Self @ Tramway, Glasgow.” The Skinny. July 12, 2017. Online.
Lehrer, Adam. “10 Female Artists Exploring Their Sexualities At A Show At the Museum of Sex.” F orbes.
June 28, 2017. Online.
Rees, Lucy. “Meet Fast-Rising Artist Tschabalala Self.” G alerie. June 15, 2017. Online.
Mansfield, Susan. “Art Reviews: Florian Hecker and Tschabalala Self at Tramway, Glasgow.” The Scotsman (33). June 13, 2017. Print and online
Self, Tschabalala. “Visual Arts.” Apogee Journal  Issue 09 (68). June 5, 2017. Print.
McDermott, Emily. “10 Female Artists to Watch.” Elle. May 9, 2017. Online.
Vogel, Wendy. “Critics’ Picks: New York, Body Language.” Artforum. May 5, 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 Magazine. March 21, 2017. Online.

Jilani, Sarah. “Politicized Symbols.” Aesthetica Magazine. March 15, 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 1, 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 9, 2017. Online.
Mallet, Whitney. “Tschabalala Self is the Visual Artist Exploring Movement and Identity.” V Magazine. January 31, 2017. Online.
Paskett, Zoe. “Tschabalala Self on shifting the conversation about the black female body.” The Islington Gazette. January 27, 2017. Online.
Forbes Editorial. “30 under 30 - Art & Style.” Forbes (79). January 24, 2017. Print.
Cummings, Laura. “Tschabalala Self review - history and mystery.” The Guardian. January 22, 2017. Online.
Cummings, Laura. “Lessons in history and mystery: Zanzibar is never far away in the rich dynamic work of British artist Lubiana Himid, while New York’s Tschabalala Self cuts to the chase.” The Observer (29). January 22, 2017. Print.
Mallet, Whitney. “V Girls Feature: Life is a party for the up-and-coming artist whose work has been featured in solo shows in major cities across the globe.” V Magazine (26). January 17, 2017. Print.
Eckardt, Stephanie. “Meet Tschabalala Self the 26-Year-Old Artist Empowering the Lives of Black Women.” W Magazine. January 16, 2017. Online.
Forbes Editorial. “30 under 30 - Art & Style.” Forbes. January 3, 2016. Online.
Cascone, Sarah. “14 Emerging Women Artist to Watch in 2017.” Artnet. December 21,  2016. Online.
Halle, Howard. “Six young African-American artists to watch in 2017.” TimeOut New York. December 16, 2016. Online.
People, Lindsay. “3 Woman Changing the Art Game.” The Cut. December 14, 2016. Online.
Artsy Editorial. “The Top Emerging Artists of 2016.” Artsy. December 14, 2016. Online.
Furman, Anna. “Youth Collective Teaches You How to Scam the Patriarchy.” The Creator’s Project.  December 10, 2016. Online.
Elephant Magazine Editorial. “Tschabalala Self.” Elephant Magazine (46). Winter 2016. Print.
Reynolds, Michael. “The New Guard:30 Under 35.” CULTURE (262). Winter 2016. Print.
Eckardt, Stephanie. “The Empowerment You Need This Week, Courtesy of Tschabalala Self.“ W Magazine. November 14, 2016. Online.
Halle, Howard. “The top five New York art shows this week.” Timeout. November 8, 2016. Online.
Wolkoff, Julia. “Exhibitions The Lookout.” Art in America. November 4, 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 28, 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 13, 2016. Print.
McGarrigle, Lia. “4 Black Artists You Need to Know.” iD. August 12, 2016. Print.

Rosenberg, Karen. “What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week.” The New York Times. August 11, 2016. Print.
Noice, E.D. “‘WACKing the Piñata’ @ Ltd Los Angeles Reviewed.” AQNB.  August 9, 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 6, 2016. Online.
Self, Tschabalala. “Tschabalala Self on Faith Ringgold. Studio, The Studio Museum.”  Harlem Magazine. Winter/Spring 2016. Print.
Gleeson, Bridget. “In Tel Aviv, Female Artist Follow Arachne and Weave a New Type of Femininity.” Artsy. March 16, 2016. Online.
Cooper, Ashton. “A Space to Dance: An Interview with Tschabalala Self.” Pelican Bomb. March 14, 2016. Online
Vogel, Wendy. “Review: Who run the world? On “Intersections.” an exhibition organized by Girls of the Internet  Museum and Tensquared.” Rhizome. March 9, 2016. Online.
Coulson, Amanda. “Amanda Coulson on Volta NY’s 2016 Highlights.” Whitewall Magazine. March 3, 2016. Online.
Herriman, Kat. “Volta Answers Armory Week’s Need for New Voices.” BLOUIN ARTINFO. March 3, 2016. Online.
Fowle, Alexandra. “Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel?”The Brooklyn Rail. February 3, 2016. Online.
Mendelsohn, Meredith and Tess Thackara. “How Advocates of African Art Are Advancing Racial Equality in the Art World.” Artsy. January 12, 2016. Online.
Schwendener, Martha. “At the Studio Museum in Harlem, 4 Shows Engage a Cultural Conversation.” The New York Times. January 7, 2016. Online.
Frank, Priscilla and Katherine Brooks. “17 Visual Artists You Should Know In 2016.” Huffington Post. December 22, 2015. Online.

Artsy Editorial. “16 Emerging Artist to Watch in 2016.” Artsy. December 16, 2015. Online.
Cox, Brandon Coley. “Refracted Discourse.” The International Review of African American Art Vol.25, No.3 (53). Print.
P&E. “Tschabalala: Exalting Mother Earth.” PROTECT & EXALT. July 1, 2015. Online.
Funke, M. “In the Work Of Tschabalala Self, Art Imitates Life As She Explores the Multidimensionality of Black Womanhood.” Dynamic Africa. April 14, 2015. Online.
Barnes, Alexis. “Yale University is Having its First All Black Art Show.” Vice. April 17, 2014. Online.
“The Art School Issue: Competing Images.” DIS Magazine. May 26, 2012. Online.
 “Tschabalala Self: 5Shade 1 & 7Shade3.” Bard Papers 2012 (20-21). 2012. Print.
Kern, Richard. “Up & Comers: Dressed for the Part.” Whitewall Magazine (62 & 64). Fall 2007. Print.


Burton, Johanna. Gender as a Tool and a Weapon. New York: New Museum.

Ziba Ardalan, Tschabalala Self, Parasol Unit, London


Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant Recipient
Al Held Fellowship, Yale School of Art
Arttable Curatorial Fellowship; Artspace, New Haven, CT
Milton and Sally Avery Scholarship: Excellence in the Undergraduate Arts, Bard College
Bertha Bennett Scholarship, Bard College
Hearst Foundation Scholarship, Bard College


The Studio Museum AIR Program, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Harlem, New York
Liquitex Work-Residency, London, UK.
Red Bull House of Art, Detroit, Michigan
Parasol Unit Work Residency, London, England, UK
T293 Residency, Naples, Italy
The La Brea Studio Residency, Los Angeles, California
Fountainhead Residency, Fountainhead, Miami, Florida
Al Held Fellow, American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy

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
Tschabalala Self & Antwaun Sargent in Conversation #blackjoyatyale, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT. November 11th 2016
Tschabalala Self in Conversation with incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, New York University, New York, NY, November 7th 2016
Artist Lecture: Tschabalala Self, The New York Academy of Art, New York, NY. November 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
Legal Medium: Peggy Cooper Cafritz, Yale Law School, New Haven, CT
New Rome, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT
Difference and Media Project, Bard College, Annandale­on­ Hudson, NY