Tschabalala Self

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

Images CV  |  Exhibitions Press


Tschabalala Self, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Bodega Run, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
No Hot Food, Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China
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, IT
Tropicana, The Cabin, Los Angeles, CA
Out of Body, Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York, NY
Head over Heels, Schur-Narula, Berlin, DE


Dreamweavers, UTA Artist Space, Los Angeles, CA
Show Me as I Want to Be Seen, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
Dirty Protest, Selections from the Hammer Contemporary Collection, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
The Beyond, Georgia O’Keefe & Contemporary Art, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
Triple, University Art Museum, Albany State University, Albany, NY
Mademoiselle, CRAC (Centre Regional d’Art Contemporaine Occitaine), Sète, FR
The Beyond – Georgia O’Keefe + Contemporary Art, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
The Beyond – Georgia O’Keefe + Contemporary Art, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
The Beyond – Georgia O’Keefe + Contemporary Art, Crystal Bridges, Bentonville, AR
The Unseen, James Fuentes, New York, NY
Please Touch: Body Boundaries, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ
Mature Themes, Foxy Productions, New York, NY

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, AU
All These Beautiful Ladies, Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre, Vilnius, LT
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 at Superchief Gallery, New York, NY and virtual
Arachne’s Woof, Litvak Contemporary, Tel Aviv, IL
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


Bonet, Sasha. “An Individual is Made of Many Parts: Tschabalala Self Interviewed by Sasha Bonet.” Bomb Magazine (November 20, 2018) [online] Pechman, Alexandra. Interview with Tschabalala Self. “Tschabalala Self is a Voice of her Generation.” V Magazine (August 13, 2018)Rosen, Miss. “The art world remembers the force of nature we lost too soon.” Dazed (April 28, 2018) [online] 
Ryder, Katie. “The Passive Silhouettes of Women in Asian Soft-Core Magazines.” The New Yorker (April 22, 2018) [online] 
“Tschabalala Self by Herself.” L’Officiel Art (April 20, 2018) [online] 
“Artist in Residence: Tschabalala Self.” Studio: Studio Museum of Harlem Magazine (Spring/Summer 2018) 
Langmuir, Molly and Michael Sienske. “Who’s Afraid of the Female Nude? Paintings of naked women, usually by clothed men, are
suddenly sitting very uncomfortably on gallery walls.” The Cut (April 18, 2018) [online]

Langmuir, Molly. “Who’s Afraid of the Female Nude? ‘When I was Young the Biggest Compliment Was That You Could Paint Like a Man.’
Seven female artists weigh in on men painting women, and women doing it for themselves.” New York Magazine (April 16-29, 2018): 53

Borrelli-Persson, Laird. “10 Great Women Artists Who Inspired the Fall 2018 Collections.” Vogue (March 21, 2018) [online] 
“PAMM Raises More Than $500,000 for the Fund for African-American Art.” BLOUINARTINFO (February 23, 2018) [online]
Guniss, Carolyn. “A Curated Affair: Art & Soul At PAMM.” South Florida Times (February 22, 2018) [online]
Saltz, Jerry. “The New Museum’s ‘I Am More Woke Than You’ Triennial.” Vulture (February 20, 2018) [online]
Silver, Johanna. “Artist Tschabalala Self Reinterprets the Black Urban Experience.” The Last Magazine (February 17, 2018) [online] 
Silver, Johanna. “New York by Last Magazine: Tschabalala.” The Last Magazine Issue No. 2 (Spring 2018) 
“12 Emerging Artists to Watch this Year.” Modern Painters (January-February 2018): 44-48
“V’s Class of 2018: Tschabalala Self.” V Magazine. January 31, 2018. Interview by V Magazine [online]
Ali, Abdu. Interview with Tschabalala Self. “Body Play.” Art Papers (Winter 2017/2018): 36-41
Vazquez, Neil. “Take a Bit 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 (October 30, 2017): 90
Bertrand, Sandra. “The New Museum Takes Aim With ‘Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon.” 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 (October 16, 2017): 14 
Schjeldahl, Peter. “The Art World as Safe Space.” The New Yorker (October 9, 2017): 79 
Akers, Tyler. “Tschbalala Self.” Gayletter Issue 7 (Fall 2017): 126-127 
Cotter, Holland. “Let (Gender) Confusion Reign.” The New York Times (September 29, 2017): C13/C16 
“Tschabalala Self at Pilar Corrias.” Contemporary Art Daily (September 25, 2017) [online] 
Third Rail Quarterly Editorial. “Bodega Drawings: Tschabalala Self.” Third Rail Quarterly (Fall 2017): 12-19 
Russell, Legacy. “Tschabalala Self.” Apogee Issue 09 (Summer 2017 ): 68 
Sargent, Antwaun. “Tschabalala Self.” CURA 25 (Summer 2017): 195 
Gather Journal. “Tschabalala Self.” Gather Vol. 6, Issue 11 (Summer 2017): 107 
Rees, Lucy. “Making Waves: Tschabalala Self.” Galerie (Summer 2017): 44 
Benmakhlouf, Adam. “Art Review: Tschabalala Self @ Tramway, Glasgow.” The Skinny (July 12, 2017) [online]
Stosuy, Brandon. Interview with Tschabalala Self. “Tschabalala Self on not being afraid of hard work.” The Creative Independent (June 30, 2017) [online]
Lehrer, Adam. “10 Female Artists Exploring Their Sexualities At A Show At the Museum of Sex.” Forbes (June 28, 2017) [online]
Rees, Lucy. “Meet Fast-Rising Artist Tschabalala Self.” Galerie (June 15, 2017) [online]
Mansfield, Susan. “Art Reviews: Florian Hecker and Tschabalala Self at Tramway, Glasgow.” The Scotsman (June 13, 2017): “Visual Arts.” Apogee Journal Issue 09 (June 5, 2017): 68 
McDermott, Emily. “10 Female Artists to Watch.” Elle (May 9, 2017) [online] 
Vogel, Wendy. “Critic’ Picks: New York, Body Language.” Artforum (May 5, 2017) [online] 
Parham, Jason. Interview with Tschabalala Self. “The Hypervisible Black Woman of Tschabalala Self’s World.” FADER (April 20, 2017) [online] Bannister, Laura. “Tschabalala Self Bodily Pleasures. VAULT (April 2017): Cover, 22-25 
Russeth, Andrew. “Next Up Art: The Female Gaze.” W Magazine (April 2017): 62 
McDermott, Emily. “10 Picks from Art Brussels. Interview (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)
Sutton, Kate. “Critics’ Picks: London, Tschabalala Self.” Artforum (February 9, 2017) [online]
Khan, Karim. Interview with Tschabalala Self. “Artist Tschabalala Self’s Black Mirror.” i-D-VICE (UK) (February 8, 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.” Islington Gazette (January 27 2017) [online] 
Cumming, Laura. “Tschabalala Self review – history and mystery.” The Guardian (January 22) [online]

Steer, Emily. Interview with Tschabalala Self. “5 Questions with Tschabalala Self.” Elephant (January 18, 2017) [online] 
Jansen, Charlotte. Interview with Tschabalala Self. “5 Questions With Tschabalala Self.” Amuse, i-D-VICE (January 17, 2017) [online]
Eckhardt, 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 Artists 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 Women Changing the Art Game.” The Cut (December 14, 2016) [online] 
“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, VICE (December 10, 2016) [online] Elephant Magazine Editorial. “Tschabalala Self.” Elephant Magazine (Winter 2016): 46 
Reynolds, Michael & Francois Dischinger (portrait). “The New Guard: 30 Under 35.” CULTURED (Winter 2016): 262
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 (October 31 - November 13 2016): 118
Smith, Roberta. “What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week.” The New York Times (October 28 2016): C20 
Hawley, Anthony. “Reviews: New York ‘Mal Maison.’” Modern Painters (October/November 2016): 81 
Sargent, Antwaun. Interview with Tschabalala Self. “The Black Female Experience, in GIFS.” The Creator’s Project, VICE (August 19, 2016) [online] Rosenberg, Karen. “What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week.” The New York Times (August 13, 2016): C20 
McGarrigle, Lia. “4 Black Artists You Need to Know.” i­D (August 12, 2016) [online] 
Rosenberg, Karen. “What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week.” The New York Times (August 11, 2016) 
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] 
“Tschabalala Self on Faith Ringgold.” Studio: The Studio Museum in Harlem Magazine (Winter/Spring 2016)
Gleeson, Bridget. “In Tel Aviv, Female Artist Follow Arachne and Weave a New Type of Femininity.” Artsy (March 16, 2016) [online]
Cooper, Ashton. Interview with Tschabalala Self. “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)
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 Artists 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 
P&E. Interview with Tschabalala Self. “Tschabalala: Exalting Mother Earth.” PROTECT & EXALT (July 1, 2015) [online] 
Cox, Funke M. Interview with Tschabalala Self. “In the Work Of Tschabalala Self, Art Imitates Life As She Explores the Multidimensionality of Black Womanhood.” Dynamic Africa (April 14, 2015) [online]
“The Art School Issue: Competing Images.”DIS Magazine (May 26, 2012) [online] 
“Tschabalala Self: Shade 1 & 2.” BARD PAPERS (2012): 20-­21
Kern, Richard. “Up & Comers: Dressed for the Part.” Whitewall Magazine (Fall 2007): 62 & 64


Cafritz, Peggy Cooper. Fired Up! Ready to Go! Finding Beauty, Demanding Equity: An African American Life in Art. The Collections of Peggy Cooper Cafritz. Contributions by Njideka Akunyili, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Thelma Golden, Titus Kaphar, Simone Leigh, Kerry James Marshall, Uri McMillan, Tschabalala Self, Jack Shainman, Hank Willis Thomas, and William Villalongo. New York: Rizzoli Electa.
Phillips, Lisa. 40 Years New. New York: New Museum & Phaidon Press.
Burton, Johanna. Gender as a Tool and a Weapon. New York: New Museum.
Ardalan, Ziba. Tschabalala Self. London: Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art.


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


The Studio Museum AIR Program, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Harlem, New York
Liquitex Work-Residency, London, UK.
Red Bull House of Art, Detroit, MI
Parasol Unit Work Residency, London, UK
T293 Residency, Naples, IT
The La Brea Studio Residency, Los Angeles, CA 
Fountainhead Residency, Fountainhead, Miami, FL
Al Held Fellowship, American Academy in Rome, Rome, IT

LIFEWTR x Frieze: Art Beyond Borders with Artists Raul De Nieves, Tschabalala Self and Jordan Nassar, led by Alyse Archer-Coite. Frieze Art Fair New York, New York, NY (May 6, 2018)
Visiting Artist - Tschabalala Self. Ways of Seeing: Movements, Migrations, Diasporas – The Space Beyond Figure and Ground. Bennington College, Bennington, VT (April 3, 2018)
NSFW Long Table:  Hosted by INDEX LA in conversation with NSFW artists. The Museum of Sex, New York, NY (April 1, 2018)
Visiting Artist – Senior Seminar. Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY (March 27, 2018)
Visiting ArtistTschabalala Self: The Space Beyond Figure and Ground. Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA (March 20, 2018)
Visiting ArtistTschabalala Self: The Space Beyond Figure and Ground. DePauw University, Greencastle, IN (March 18, 2018)
NSFW Female Gaze: Representing Sex and Sexual Self. Taira Rice, Pixy Liao, Tschabalala Self. VICE HQ, Brooklyn, NY (July 18, 2017)
The Artist Eye: Tschabalala Self. Tschabalala Self responds to artists in the exhibition ‘We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85. Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY (July 8, 2017)
Dis/assembly: The body in abstraction. Forum at 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair. New York, NY (May 7, 2017)
Identity and Empowerment. Spring Place, New York, NY (February 15, 2017)
Tschabalala Self in Conversation with Yinka Shonibare MBE and Touria El Glaoui. Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, London, UK (January 17, 2017)
Tschabalala Self & Antwaun Sargent in Conversation #blackjoyatyale. Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT (November 11, 2016) Tschabalala Self in Conversation with incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. New York University, New York, NY (November 7, 2016)
Artist Lecture: Tschabalala Self. The New York Academy of Art, New York, NY (November 2, 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 25, 2016)
“Look up Here, I’m in heaven.”  Discussion Panel. BRIC, Brooklyn, NY (July 20th 2016)
Visiting Artist - 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, Annandale­-on­ Hudson, NY  (October 3, 2013)

The Children’s Monologues, Carnegie Hall, directed by Danny Boyle. Participating artist.
The Wing, Permanent Collection, curated by Lolita Cros. Participating artist.
Hospital Rooms, Snowsfield Adolescent Unit. Participating artist.
“Frieze New York 2017, 30 Under 30.” New York Times Styles. Featured artist.
Tschabalala Self is Breaking Barriers in the Art World, Woman Did That!, MTV. Featured artist.
15 seconds of Fame, Scamming Patriarchy, The New Museum. Documenter.
Self Shape, The Art Assignment, PBS Digital Studios. Featured artist.
There Are Certain Facts that Cannot Be Disputed, Juliana Huxtable, MoMA. Cosplay performer.   


Astrup Fearnley, Oslo, Norway
Bunker Artspace, West Palm Beach, USA
CAB Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
Coleccioon Dieresis , Guadalajara, Mexico
Emdash Foundation, London, UK
How Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA
Karpidas Family Collection, Dallas, USA
Lewben Art Collection Foundation, Vilnius, Lithuania
Luma Foundation, Zurich, Switzerland
JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, New York, USA
Perez Art Museum Miami, Miami, USA
Rubell Family Collection, Miami, USA
Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China