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Tabor Robak

© Courtesy of Tabor Robak
Biography

Born 1986, Portland, Oregon, USA
Lives and works in Paris, France

Tabor Robak recently had a solo show at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, and was included in various group shows at MOCA Chicago; Albright Knoxx Art Gallery, Buffalo; Yuz Museum Shanghai; Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo; Serpentine Gallery, London; MOMA PS1 and New Museum, New York amongst others.
His work is in the collection of MOMA New York; Metropolitan Museum, New York; Serpentine Gallery, London; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York and other notable museums.

Curriculum vitae

Solo and two-person exhibitions
  • 2024
    Upcoming solo exhibition, cadet capela, Paris, FR
  • Impact, Super Dakota, Brussels, BE
  • Broken Printer, Verse Solos, verse.works, online
  • 2022
    Colorspace, Art Blocks Curated, artblocks.io,, online
  • 2020
    Megafauna, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, AU
  • No Parking, (retrospective),, Edward Ressle, Shanghai, CN
  • 2019
    FlatEarth.IO, Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
  • Mental, Von Ammon Co, Washington, DC, US
  • 2017
    Quantaspectra, Team Gallery, New York, NY, US
  • 2016
    Sunflower Seed, Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö, SE
  • Sunflower Seed, Team Gallery (Bungalow), Los Angeles, California, US
  • 2015
    Fake Shrimp, Team Gallery, New York, NY, US
  • 2013
    Next-Gen Open Beta, Team Gallery, New York, NY, US
Group exhibitions
  • 2023
    Mixed Feelings, Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
  • Behind the Screens, Coda Museum, Apeldoorn, NL
  • 2022
    Liquid Life, Super Dakota, Brussels, BE
  • Play - Video Game Art and Beyond, La Venaria Reale, Venaria Reale, IT
  • How to Win at Photography, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, GB
  • 2021
    Reflections Beyond the Surface, AkzoNobel Art Foundation, Amsterdam, NL
  • Open World: Video Games & Contemporary Art, Oklahoma Contemporary, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, US
  • World on a Wire, curated by Michael Connor, Rhizome/Hyundai Motorstudio Seoul, Seoul, KR
  • How to Win at Photography, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, CH
  • World on a Wire, curated by Michael Connor, Rhizome/Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing, Beijing, CN
  • 2020
    World Peace, curated by Todd Von Ammon, MOCA Westport, Westport, Connecticut, US
  • Better Off Online, curated by Anika Meier, Ars Electronica/König Galerie, Linz, AT
  • Art in the Age of Anxiety, curated by Omar Kholeif, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, AE
  • Open World: Video Games & Contemporary Art, curated by Theresa Bembnister, Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire, US
  • 2019
    Screen It, curated by Pieter-Jan Valgaeren, Stads Triennale, Genk, BE
  • The Extreme Present, Jeffrey Deitch & Gagosian, Miami, US
  • Focus Group, Von Ammon Co, Washington DC, US
  • Open World: Video Games & Contemporary Art, curated by Theresa Bembnister, Akron Art Museum, Ohio, US
  • Smile, curated by Todd Von Ammon, Halsey McKay, New York, US
  • New Order: Art and Technology in the 21st Century, Museum of Modern Art, New York, US
  • 100 Sculptures, Anonymous Gallery, Paris, FR
  • Lost and Found in Paradis, Artuner, Paris, FR
  • 2018
    I Was Raised on the Internet, curated by Omar Kholeif, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois, US
  • We the People, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, US
  • Live and Let Live, Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
  • Unpredictable, Golinelli Art and Science Center, Bologna, IT
  • 100 Sculptures, Anonymous Gallery, Mexico City, MX
  • 2017
    Botanica, curated by Todd Von Ammon, Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California, US
  • Public Art Fund: Commercial Break, Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, US
  • Utopia/Dystopia, Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, PT
  • Human/Digital: A Symbiotic Love Affair, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL
  • Painting in the Network: Algorithm and Appropriation, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, US
  • Overpop: New Art from Yuz Collection and Beyond” (Curated by Jeffrey Deitch & Karen Smith), Yuz Museum Shanghai, Shanghai, CN
  • 2016
    Tokyo Remix: Creative Power from the Metropolis, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, JP
  • 2015
    Special Projects: Drinking Bird (Seasons), Serpentine Galleries, London, GB
  • Artists and Architecture, Pavillon de l’Arsenal, Paris, FR
  • Toys Redux - On Play and Critique, curated by Raphael Gygax & Judith Welter, Migros Museum, Zurich, CH
  • Playing Future, curated by Dörte Zbikowski, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel, DE
  • Open Source: Art at the Eclipse of Capitalism, curated by Lisa Schiff, Leslie Fritz, and Eugenio Re Rebaudengo, Max Hetzler Gallery, Berlin, DE
  • Constructed Culture Sounds Like Conculture, curated by Samuel Leuenberger, Ellis King, Dublin, IE
  • Screen Play: Life in an Animated World, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, US
  • Michael Armitage, Paul Kneale, Tabor Robak, Artuner, Turin, IT
  • 2014
    Liknewlandscape, Pablo’s Birthday, New York, New York, US
  • Instrumental Assistance, curated by Kristina Scepanski, Galerie Andreas Huber, Vienna, AT
  • Shifting Optics, Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
  • Digital Revolution, Barbican Centre, London, GB
  • The St. Petersburg Paradox, curated by Simon Castets, Swiss Institute Contemporary Art, New York, NY
  • Smart New World, curated by Elodie Evers and Magdalena Holzhey, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, DE
  • 2013
    PROBIO, curated by Josh Kline, MoMA: PS1, Long Island City, New York, US
  • Expo 1: New York, curated by Klaus Biesenbach and Hans-Ulrich Obrist, MoMA: PS1, Long Island City, New York, US
  • Empire State: New York and Beyond, curated by Sir Norman Rosenthal and Alex Gartenfeld, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, IT
  • Empire State: New York and Beyond, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, FR
  • Cherry Picking, curated by Simon Castets, Karma International, Zürich, CH
  • In That Weird Age, Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin, DE
  • Black Cake, curated by Alex Gartenfeld, Team Gallery, New York, NY, US
  • 2012
    Inside the Banana, Algus Greenspon, New York, NY, US
  • 2011
    Rhizome Benefit, New Museum, New York, NY, US
  • BCC #1, curated by Aurélia Defrance, Julie Grosche, and Aude Pariset, PM Galerie, Berlin, DE
  • Read/Write, 319 Scholes, Brooklyn, New York, US
  • BNPJ.EXE, Extra Extra, Online
  • Post-Internet Survival Guide, The Future Gallery at Gentili Apri, Berlin, DE
  • 2010
    Carbon, The State, Online
  • New Age Default, NewGallery, London, GB
  • Festival de Arte Digital, Belo Horizonte, BR
  • Paint FX Live!, Future Gallery, Berlin, DE
  • BFA Thesis Exhibition, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon, US
  • 2009
    World Wide Weird, Higgins Gallery, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon, US
  • 2008
    Post-Internet Survival Guide, Appendix Project Space, Portland, Oregon, US
  • 2007
    Text Me, BFA Gallery, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon, US
  • 2006
    BFA Juried Show, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon, US
Fairs
  • 2020
    Art Rotterdam, Upstream Gallery, Rotterdam, NL
  • 2019
    Photo London, “Crossing the Borders of Photography”, Presented by Artuner, GB
  • 2018
    ARCOMadrid, “Ryan McGinley and Tabor Robak”, Madrid, ES
  • 2013
    Frieze Art Fair, Cory Arcangel, Ryan McGinley, Tabor Robak, Team Gallery, London, GB
Biennials
  • 2015
    2nd Beijing Photo Biennial, “Unfamiliar Asia” selected by Yuko Hasegawa, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, CN
  • 2013
    La Biennale de Lyon, “Meanwhile…Suddenly and Then” curated by Gunnar B. Kvaran, Lyon, FR
Collections
  • Akzonobel Art Foundation, Amsterdam, NL
  • Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, US
  • Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art at Rollins College at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park, Florida, US
  • Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, GR
  • Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, IT
  • Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, CH
  • KRC Collection, Amsterdam, NL
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, US
  • Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich, CH
  • Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, US
  • National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, AU
  • Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, US
  • Serpentine Galleries, London, GB
  • Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, US
  • Yuz Foundation, Jakarta, ID
Awards
  • 2011
    Rhizome Commission, Rhizome of the New Museum, New York, New York, US
  • 2010
    General Fine Arts Departmental Award, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon, US
  • 2005
    Merit Scholarship, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon, US
Education
  • 2010
    BFA, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon, US