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Tabor Robak
1986




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Tabor Robak

1986
Born in Portland, Oregon
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Education:

2005-2010
Merit Scholarship, Pacific Northwest College of Art. BFA, Pacific Northwest College of Art,
Portland, Oregon

One-Person Exhibitions:

2013-2014
Team Gallery, New York, NY, Next-Gen Open Beta

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2014
Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Shifting Optics (forthcoming September)
Swiss Institute Contemporary Art, New York, NY, The St. Petersburg Paradox (curated by
Simon Castets)
Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany, Smart New World (curated by Elodie Evers and
Magdalena Holzhey)

2013
La Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France, Meanwhile…Suddenly and Then (curated by Gunnar B.
Kvaran)
MoMA: PS1, Long Island City, NY, ProBio (curated by Josh Kline), EXPO 1: New York (curated
by Klaus Bisenbach and Hans-Ulrich Obrist)
Frieze Art Fair, London, Cory Arcangel, Ryan McGinley, Tabor Robak (under the auspices
of Team Gallery)
Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Empire State: New York and Beyond (curated by
Sir Norman Rosenthal and Alex Gartenfeld, travelled to Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
France)
Karma International, Zürich, Cherry Picking (curated by Simon Castets)
Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin, In that Weird Age
Team Gallery, New York, NY, Black Cake (curated by Alex Gartenfeld)

2012
Algus Greenspon, New York, Inside The Banana

2011
New Museum, New York, NY, Rhizome Benefit
PM Galerie, Berlin, BCC #1 (curated by Aurélia Defrance, Julie Grosche and Aude Pariset)
319 Scholes, Brooklyn, New York, READ/WRITE
BNPJ.exe. Extra Extra, http://www.eexxttrraa.com, Online
The Future Gallery at Gentili Apri, Berlin, Post-Internet Survival Guide

2010
The State, http://thestate.tumblr.com.
NewGallery, London, New Age Default
Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Festival de Arte Digital
Future Gallery, Berlin, Germany, Paint FX Live! A live interaction with Jon Rafman
Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, BFA Thesis Exhibition

2009
Higgins Gallery, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR, World Wide Weird

2008
Appendix Project Space, Portland, OR, Post-Internet Survival Guide

2007
BFA Gallery, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR, Text Me

2006
Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR, BFA Juried Show

Performances & Screenings:

2013
EXO performance w/ Gatekeeper, Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt, Berlin
Vatican Vibes and Explosions screening, Roulette, Brooklyn, NY

2012
EXO performance w/ Gatekeeper, VIA festival, Pittsburgh
Vatican Vibes screening, Genre-Specific Xperience (Fatima Al Qadiri), Triennale di
Milano, Milan
Vatican Vibes screening, Genre-Specific Xperience (Fatima Al Qadiri), Share
Conference, Belgrade
EXO performance w/ Gatekeeper, Public Assembly, Brooklyn, NY
Vatican Vibes screening, Genre-Specific Xperience (Fatima Al Qadiri), Sultan Gallery, Kuwait
Vatican Vibes screening, Genre-Specific Xperience (Fatima Al Qadiri), Nottingham
Contemporary, UK

2011
Vatican Vibes screening, Genre-Specific Xperience (Fatima Al Qadiri), New Museum, New
York
HDBOYZ performance, DIS_RT (Dis Magazine, Ryan Trecartin) MoMA PS1. Long
Island City, New York
Explosions screening, New Mutants, Worksound, Portland, Oregon

Grants & Awards:

2011
Rhizome Commission, New Museum, New York

2010
General Fine Arts Departmental Award, Pacific Northwest College of Art.

2005
Merit Scholarship, Pacific Northwest College of Art.

Selected Bibliography:

2014
Gat, Orit, “Tabor Robak Next-Gen Open Beta,” ArtReview, March, p. 124.
Smith, William S., “Tabor Robak,” Art in America, March 14, p. 149.

2013
Gentles, Tim, “Commercial and Then Some”: An Interview with Tabor Robak,” Art in America
Online
, December 16.
Alemani, Cecilia, “I Love Screens,” Mousse, December, pp. 126-129.
Russeth, Andrew, “‘Tabor Robak: Next-Gen Beta’ at Team Gallery,” New York Observer,
December 3.
Elizalde, Molly, “Tabor Robak’s Virtual Dreamscapes,” InterviewMagazine.com, November 22.
Saxelby, Ruth, “New Worlds,” Dazed & Confused, December, p. 72.
Indrisek, Scott, “Game On: Tabor Robak’s High-Tech Wizardry,” Modern Painters, November,
pp. 70-72.
Smith, S. William, “ProBio,” Art in America, October 3.

2012
Friedlander, Emilie, “Artist Profile: Tabor Robak,” Ad Hoc, September 4.
Saxelby, Ruth, “Enter the Void,” Dazed & Confused, August, pp. 60-63.
Johnson, Ken, “Inside the Banana,” The New York Times, August 3, p. C25.
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