Tako was born in Wales and lives in Glasgow. She studied Contemporary Art Practice at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen (2015) and was a 2019 RAW Academy fellow at RAW Material Company, Dakar and Artist in Residence at Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, 2018-20. In 2021 her work is presented at NADA House, Governors Island, New York, and she is co-programmer of GIVE BIRTH TO ME TOMORROW, LUX Scotland’s artists’ moving image festival. She was shortlisted for the 2021 Margaret Tait Award. Other exhibitions include A Spoon is the Safest Vessel, Glasgow Women’s Library (2019); Inherited Premises, Grand Union, Birmingham, (2018); CCA Glasgow, (2017); and Afroscots, Galerie de l’UQAM, Montreal, (2017).
Tako Taal is an artist and programmer. At stake in her artistic practice are the psychic structures of colonial relations, and the question of how vivid they remain in the present.