Tala Madani is an artist whose painting, drawing, and stop-motion animation work is characterized by a provoking, political, and satirical discourse on cultural and sexual identity. Madani juxtaposes and reverses binaries with sentiments of innocence, empathy, and irony, inciting a multi-layered imaginary. The artist won the Catherine Doctorow Prize for Contemporary Painting in 2013 and was shortlisted for the Future Generation Art Prize in 2010. Madani’s work was included in the 2017 Whitney Biennial, and solo shows include: La Panacée – Centre De Culture Contemporaine, Montpellier, 2017; MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA, 2016; and Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, MO, 2016.