Talaya Schmid

A sensitivity to body theory and colorful eccentricity: Talaya Schmid examines the sensual experience of art as well as sexuality and society in tufted objects, large-scale installations, and powerful performances. Her work, which is political and provocative at the same time, follows in the tradition of feminist positions like those of Lily Keller and Valie Export, Tracy Emin and Lygia Clark, and augments emancipatory movements with the topic of physical and social fluidity.

Since studying at Goldsmiths, University of London, Schmid has been awarded numerous prizes and stipends, such as, for instance, the work grant of the Canton of Zurich. Her works have been exhibited several times at the Kunsthaus Zürich as well as at the Helmhaus Zürich, the Haus Konstruktiv, the Industrial Art Biennale in Croatia, dokumenta 14 in Kassel, and the Salon international d’art contemporain in Marseille, among other venues. Talaya Schmid’s work is represented in numerous private and public collections, including the City of Zurich’s Art Collection.

*1983 in Zurich, lives and works in Zurich.

— CV
— Exhibition «Radical Soft»

Press
— 4th Industrial Art Biennale: Landscapes of Desire. Kunstforum, 2023
— Deconstruction and safe spaces through art and performances. Bøwie Creators, 2022
— Belebte Buchobjekte. Hochparterre, 2022

Performance "Talaya Schmid - Beautisome Creature" with Daniel Hellmann, Helmhaus, Zurich, Switzerland, 2023. Courtesy: the artists. Photo: Michel Gilgen.
Exhibition view at Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, Switzerland, 2023. Talaya Schmid "Liquid C*ntry", 2023. Courtesy: the artists. Photo: Serap Vitarelli.
Performance «Talaya Schmid – Liquid C*ntry» with Bella Winnewisser, Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, Schweiz, 2023. Courtesy: the artist. Photo: Michel Gilgen.
Publication "C*nt - Ein Liebesbrief an ein Schimpfwort" ["C*nt - A love letter to a swearword"], publ. Talaya Schmid, 2021, Edition Clandestin, Biel, Switzerland. Photo: Michel Gilgen.
Exhibition view "Take Care" at Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland, 2022. Talaya Schmid "Healing C*nt", 2021. Courtesy: the artist and private. Photo: Michel Gilgen.
Exhibition view "Womanhood & Sustainability", Museum Cermodern, Ankara, Turkey, 2022. Talaya Schmid "A Tent for Secrets, Storytelling and Kissing", 2021. Courtesy: the artist. Photo: Barek.
Waterfall of Relaxation
Schmid Talaya

2024

Waterfall of Relaxation

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C*nt I - aus der Installation Liquid Cuntry
Schmid Talaya 2023

C*nt I - aus der Installation Liquid Cuntry

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C*nt III - aus der Installation Liquid Cuntry
Schmid Talaya 2023

C*nt III - aus der Installation Liquid Cuntry

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Liquid C*nt - aus der Installation Liquid Cuntry
Schmid Talaya 2023

Liquid C*nt - aus der Installation Liquid Cuntry

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C*nt VIII - aus der Installation Liquid Cuntry
Schmid Talaya 2023

C*nt VIII - aus der Installation Liquid Cuntry

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Body Fluids 2
Schmid Talaya 2021

Body Fluids 2

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Body Fluids 1
Schmid Talaya 2020

Body Fluids 1

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C*nt XI - aus der Installation Liquid Cuntry

Schmid Talaya 2023

C*nt XI - aus der Installation Liquid Cuntry


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Shining C*nt
Schmid Talaya

2022

Shining C*nt

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Spread The Love C*nt (pink, red, purple)
Schmid Talaya 2022

Spread The Love C*nt (pink, red, purple)

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Spread The Love C*nt (dripping)
Schmid Talaya 2022

Spread The Love C*nt (dripping)

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Butt
Schmid Talaya 2020

Butt

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