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Born and raised in East London, UK, Ali Tareen’s work plays with the dialogue between the individual and collective personalities of social infrastructures in society, confronting them with the social taboos that surround morals, faith and race. This is informed from memories and experiences of living in Prague and London.

Tareen’s work is seen as a product of his schizophrenic thought process, shaped by the contradictions of his upbringing. A multi-medium artiste, Tareen recently recorded a number of conceptual songs with American music producer Jonathan Adams.

He lives and works in Prague, Czech Republic. He obtained his degree from the Central Saint Martins, London. Tareen’s work has been exhibited in numerous countries, England, Czech Republic and Spain. His last solo exhibitions in Czech Republic, Polidicks(2015) curated by Dr.Egg and Whispers from my heart(2014) were shown in Prague and Marianske Lazne. His most recent group show, Wrecks of hope(2013) curated by Simon Hollington and Andrew Marsh, took place in two separate spaces in Hertfordshire, UK.

Ali Tareen's forthcoming solo show 'A modern love' consitists of large paintings and drawings. It takes place at Galerie Lajka, U akademie 11, Prague, CZ from the 08 - 30th July 2015. The Opening is on 08 of July @ 18 h

Solo Exhibitions

'Vanity Sluts', Žižkovšiška, Prague Cz, 2016

'A modern love', Galerie Lajka, Prague Cz, 2015

'Polidicks' (Curated By Dr. Egg) The Soultion, Prague, Cz, 2015

'Whispers from my heart'Ferdinandův Pramen, Mariánskě, Lázně, Cz, 2014

‘Absurdity Part 2’, Karlin Studios, Prague, Cz, 2012

‘Absurdity’, Four Corners Gallery/Bar 7, Prague, Cz, 2012 (Curated By Suzanne Kass)

‘Welcome To fairy tale republic’, Anglo American Art Space, Prague, Cz, 2011

‘Between me and you’, PYMCA Gallery, London, UK, 2007

Group Exhibitions

'Hope of wrecks', Museum of St Albans & The Art and Design Gallery - University of Hertfordshire, UK, 2013 (Curated by Simon Hollington and Andrew Marsh)

'Kdo Lže, Krade.../Who lies also steals', Artinbox Gallery, Prague, Cz, 2013 (Curated by Nadia Rovderová)

‘No dolls please’, 491 Gallery, London, UK, 2009

‘Bedroom conundrums’ ‘101 House, London, UK, 2008

'Stokefest’, Clissold Park, London, UK, 2006

‘Now!, Now!, Now!’, The Others Gallery, London, UK, 2005

‘Conflicts in London’, the Others Gallery, London, UK, 2005

‘Future map:’, The Arts Gallery, London, UK, 2004

‘L.I.E.S’, Café de Paris, London, UK, 2003

‘Direction: Final Year Show’, Central Saint Martins, London, UK 2003

‘BAAD2: Untitled' University of the Arts gallery, London, UK, 2002

‘BAAD1: Introduction to the Rat Race. John Godchild Memorial Exhibition’, Lethaby Gallery, London, UK, 2001. (Curated by Jo Addison)

‘Foot’, Elizbal Design College, Barcelona, Spain, 2001


Central Saint Martins 2000-2003
Havering College 1997-1999



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