Tavares Strachan – The Other Side of the Sun
Tavares Strachan – The Other Side of the Sun

Throughout his career, Tavares Strachan has engineered a multidisciplinary artistic practice that mobilizes our visual, intellectual, and emotional faculties. Aeronautical and astronomical science, deep-sea exploration, and extreme climatology are but some of the thematic arenas out of which Strachan creates monumental performative allegories that tell of cultural displacement, human aspiration, and mortal limitation. Strachan’s artistic practice and methodology often circumvents expected narratives, functioning in a more unconventional framework.

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SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 The Other Side of the Sun, Mestre Projects, Nassau, The Bahamas

2018 Invisibles, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA
2015 How to Make Someone Invisible, Fergus McCaffrey, St. Barthélemy, Caribbean

Tavares Strachan: SEEING IS FORGETTING THE THING THAT YOU SAW, Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA

2014 You Belong Here, Prospect 3. Biennale, New Orleans, LA
2013 The Immeasurable Daydream, Biennale De Lyon, Lyon, France

Polar Eclipse, Bahamas Pavilion, 55th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

Tavares Strachan: Here and Now, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel 2012 Seen/Unseen, Undisclosed Exhibition, New York, NY

Here and Now, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2011 Sometimes Lies are Prettier, Rossi & Rossi, London, England 2010 Other Than Beauty, Friedman Benda Gallery, New York, NY

Orthostatic Tolerance: It Might Not Be Such a Bad Idea if I Never Went Home Again, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA

Orthostatic Tolerance: Launching into an Infinite Distance, Grand Arts, Kansas City, MOO

2009 You Can Do Whatever You Like (Orthostatic Tolerance Project), Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2008 A Hundred Years, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Tavares Strachan, Pierogi 2000, Leipzig, Germany

2006 The Difference between What We Have and What We Want, Albury Sayle Primary School, Nassu, The Bahamas

Tavares Strachan, Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn, NY
Tavares Strachan, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY
Where We Are Is Always Miles Away, The Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA

2001 Synergism, Pro Gallery, Nassau, The Bahamas
1999 BLACK&WHITEWORKS, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY

Tavares Strachan, ADAA Art Show, New York, NY Reactions, Central Bank Gallery, Nassau, The Bahamas

AWARDS

Selected Awards and Fellowships

2018 Frontier Art Prize
2014 LACMA Art + Technology Lab Artist Grant
2008 Tiffany Foundation Grant
2007 Grand Arts Residency Fellowship
2006 Alice B. Kimball Fellowship
2003 Distinguished Student A ward, RISD Glass
2000 Roots Junkanoo Group, Member
2000 Queen Elizabeth Arts/Poetry Award
1998 Governor’s Award, The Governor General of the Bahamas 1996 National Seal of the Bahamas, Stamp Design

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 False Narratives, Pierogi Gallery, Manhattan, NY
Winter 2015: Collected Works, Rennie Collection, Vancouver, Canada

2015 The Transformation Business, curated by Gregory Volk, Jane Lombard Gallery, New York, NY

2014 On the Blue Shore of Silence, Tracy Williams Gallery, New York, NY Bringing the World Into the World, Queens Museum, New York, NY

2013 Arctic, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Humlebaek, Denmark Life: On the Moon, Various Small Fire’s, Los Angeles, CA Pataphysics, Sean Kelly, New York, NY
Tavares Strachan at the 5th Moscow Biennale, Moscow, Russia

2011 Roundabout, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
2010 Roundabout, Wellington City Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand

From Liberty Square to Independence Square, Fokus Lodz Biennale 2010, Lodz Biennale, Lodz

Instructions Not Included, Pierogi Brooklyn, NY
Double Up Double Up, Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA Other Than Beauty, Friedman Benda Gallery, New York, NY

2009 BLACK&WHITEHORSE, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY Tavares Strachan, ADAA Art Show, New York, NY
Inaugural Exhibition, The Boiler (Pierogi), Brooklyn, NY

2008 The Armory Show, New York, NY
Drawing Review: 37 Years of Works on Paper, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY InnerOutterSpace, Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA
Pierogi et al, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2007 20th Anniversary: In the Fullness of Time, The Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA Block Party II: An Exhibition of Drawings, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los

Angeles, CA
Connecticut Contemporary, wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
From the Fat of the Land: Alchemies, Ecologies, Attractions, Grand Arts, Kansas

City, MO
New York State of Mind, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY
New York States of Mind, The House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany (Un)Natural Selection, Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn, NY

2006 FACTITIOUS, Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn, NY
School Days, Jack Tiltion Gallery, New York, NY
Surveillances and Observations, Pierogi 2000, Leipzig, Germany

2005 SAFN Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
2004 Nothing Compared to This, Cincinnati Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH 2003 Mine, Lombard Freid Fine Arts, New York, NY

One on One, Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn, NY
2002 Caribbean Biennial, Museum of Modern Art, Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic

Meiosis, Sol Gallery, Providence, RI

Perspectives, Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI 2001 Synergism, Pro Gallery, Nassu, The Bahamas
2000 Glass Triennial, Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI

On The Edge of Time, Contemporary Art from the Caribbean, Washington, DC

Shattered Fractions, College Gallery, Nassu, The Bahamas
1999 Past Independent Art, Central Bank Gallery, Nassu, The Bahamas Visual Dialogue, Group of works travelling through The Bahamas

1998 Floyd’s Fury, Pro Gallery, Nassu, The Bahamas

COLLECTIONS