Born Adelaide SA, 1991 Lives and works in Adelaide I Tarndanya
Tara Rowhani-Farid is an artist working in the field of painting and post internet. Her work reflects an interest in the discourse of painting within a paradigm of network culture.
Screen culture, networks and the digital world have long fascinated Tara, who mines this ubiquitous sphere to create her brightly coloured paintings. The chaos, power and rhythm of the internet pulses in these works that carry on the legacy of pop art in both aesthetics and their reference to popular culture. Combining symbols, logos and even QR codes found in digital and analogue spaces, her paintings are tactile visions borne of a screen-based existence.
Tara has been well recognised for her work and was the 2019 recipient of the prestigious ACE Open Helpmann Studio Residency and received the City of Adelaide Award that same year. She is currently undertaking her PhD at the University of South Australia and her work is held in the City of Adelaide’s Contemporary Acquisitions Collection and private collections.