Tallur L.N. Straddles the Globe with a Balancing Act

Publication Date: 
Thursday, February 27, 2014


Tallur L.N. (b. 1971, Karnataka, India) is a conceptual artist who uses sculpture, wall pieces, interactive work and site-specific installations to expose the absurdities of everyday life and the anxieties that characterize contemporary society. His work incorporates the organic, the industrial, handmade craftsmanship, found objects and symbols of India, often creating a correlation between traditional and contemporary customs. He lives and works in Karnataka and Seoul, South Korea.

Awards and honors

  • ŠKODA Prize for Indian Contemporary Art

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Tallur L.N. earned a B.F.A. from Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts in Karnataka, an M.F.A. from Maharaja Sayajirao University in Vadodara, India, and an M.A. from Leeds Metropolitan University in the U.K.

Notable exhibitions

Tallur L.N. has been exhibited internationally, including solo exhibitions in Germany, South Korea, India, China and the U.S.

  • Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi, India
  • Seventh Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT 7), Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
  • Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
  • National Taiwan Museum, Taipei
  • Saatchi Gallery, London
  • Tri Postal, Lille, France
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Tallur L.N. Straddles the Globe with a Balancing Act