Talia Chetrit

JOKE (published by Mack Books) is the latest collection of works by artist Talia Chetrit. The book contains recent photography alongside image’s from Chetrit’s archive. Works span across still life, Chetrit’s teenage archive, self-portraits, family photos, and street photography. The book includes an essay by poet and psychoanalyst Nuar Alsadir. JOKE explores the power dynamics inherent, but also explicitly surfaced, between photographer and subject through humor.

Talia Chetrit (b. 1982, Washington, DC) is an artist living and working in New York. Her photographic and video work explores questions of performance, identity, artifice, and sexuality, oscillating between the realms of personal and private, planned and candid. Chetrit has had recent solo exhibitions at Kaufmann Repetto, Milan (2021); Hannah Hoffman, Los Angeles (2021); Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf (2019); MAXXI, Rome (2018); Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne (2018); as well as numerous group exhibitions worldwide. Chetrit’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at such institutions as the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Sculpture Center, New York; LACMA, Los Angeles, and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, among others. Her last book, Showcaller (2019), was received with critical acclaim and is now sold out.

Bathroom  •  2021

Bathroom

from JOKE (MACK, 2022)
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2021  •  Courtesy of the artist and MACK

New  •  2019

New

from JOKE (MACK, 2022)
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2019  •  Courtesy of the artist and MACK

Boot/Baby  •  2020

Boot/Baby

from JOKE (MACK, 2022)
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2020  •  Courtesy of the artist and MACK

Align  •  2019

Align

from JOKE (MACK, 2022)
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2019  •  Courtesy of the artist and MACK