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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:

2017
Team Gallery, New York, NY, Quantaspectra

2016
Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö, Sweden
Team (bungalow), Los Angeles, CA, Sunflower Seed

2015
Team Gallery, New York, NY, Fake Shrimp

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

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2017
Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, Portugal, Utopia/Dystopia
Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands Human/Digital: A Symbiotic Love Affair

2016
Yuz Museum Presents in Shanghai, Shanghai, China, OVERPOP: New Art from Yuz Collection and beyond
(Curated by Jeffrey Deitch & Karen Smith)
Museum of Contempoary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, Tokyo Remix: Creative Power from the Metropolis

2015
Serpentine Galleries, London, UK, Special Projects: Drinking Bird Seasons
2nd Beijing Photo Biennial, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China, Unfamiliar Asia
(selected by Yuko Hasewaga)
Pavillon de l’Arsenal, Paris, France, Artists and Architecture
Migros Museum, Zurich, Switzlerland, Toys Redux - On Play and Critique (curated by
Raphael Gygax & Judith Welter)
Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany, Playing Future (curated by Dörte Zbikowski)
Max Hetzler Gallery, Berlin, Germany, Open Source: Art at the Eclipse of Capitalism
(curated by Lisa Schiff, Leslie Fritz and Eugenio Re Rebaudengo)
Ellis King, Dublin, Ireland, Constructed Culture Sounds Like Conculture (curated by
Samuel Leuenberger)
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, Screen Play: Life in an Animated World

2014
Pablo’s Birthday, New York, NY, LIKENEWLANDSCAPE
Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Shifting Optics
Barbican Centre, London, UK, Digital Revolution
Galerie Andreas Huber, Vienna, Austria, Instumental Assistance (curated by Kristina Scepanski)
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:

2017
Yerebakan, Osman Can, “Tabor Robak: Quantaspectra,” The Village Voice, May 24.
Licursi, E.P., “Tabor Robak: The New Old Master,” SSENSE, July 6.

2015
Wise, Lloyd, “Openings: Tabor Robak,” Artforum International, November, pp. 288-291
(with illustrations).
Hampton, Chris, “Unpacking and Decoding the World of Animation,” The New York Times,
July 31, pp. C1.
Halle, Howard and Heather Corcoran, “See Mesmerizing Works From Digital Artist Tabor
Robak,” Time Out New York, June 16.
Yerebakan, O.C., “New York – Tabor Robak: ‘Fake Shrimp’ at Team Gallery Through June 7,
2015,” Art Observed, June 5.
Smith, Roberta, “Tabor Robak; ‘Fake Shrimp’”, The New York Times, May 29, pp. C23.
Chayka, Kyle, “Can Digital Artist Tabor Robak Become Pixelangelo, New York Magazine, May 7.
Zhong, Fan, Art 2.0, W Magazine, May 7.
Burns, Charlotte, “Serpentine Galleries’ patron gives digital gift, The Art Newspaper, May 1.
Nihal, Mariam, “Film at Art Basel: Documenting an egalitarian perspective”, Saudi Gazette, January 30.
Adams, Susan, “From Michelle Phan to Christian Sirian: 30 Under 30 In Art And Style”, Forbes, January 5.

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.

Public Collections:

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art at Rollins College at the Cornell Fine
Arts Museum
, Winter Park, Florida
DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
KRC Collection, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich, Switzerland
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Serpentine Galleries, London, UK
Yuz Foundation, Jakarta, Indonesia
Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK
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