Tal R was born in 1967 in Tel Aviv, Israel. At the age of one, he moved with his family to Copenhagen, Denmark where he grew up and currently lives and works. He studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, in Copenhagen, Denmark. Between 2005-2014 Tal R held a Professorship at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany.
Tal R has exhibited internationally, in both solo and group exhibitions. Institutional one-person exhibitions were held at: Hastings Contemporary, Hastings, UK (2019); Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, USA (2018); Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Netherlands (2017); Museum of Modern Art, Denmark (2017); Pinakothek der Moderne, Germany (2013); Museum Kunstpalast, Germany (2012); Magasin III Museum & Foundation for Contemporary Art, Sweden (2009); Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Germany (2009); Kunsthalle Tübingen, Germany (2009); Holstebro Kunstmuseum, Denmark (2009); Essl Museum, Austria (2008); Instituto de Artes Gráficas de Oaxaca, Mexico (2008); Centro Cultural dos Correios, Brazil (2008); Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany (2007); Statens Museum for Kunst, Denmark (2005); Horsens Kunstmuseum, Denmark (2002); Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark (2000), among many others. In addition, Tal R has participated in group exhibitions at the EMMA Museum, Finland; Stade Museum, Germany; Holstebro Kunstmuseum, Denmark; Royal Academy of Arts, UK; Museo Pecci, Italy; Museo Nacional de la Estampa, Mexico; Magasin III Museum & Foundation for Contemporary Art, Sweden; Museum of Art Ein Harod, Israel and more.
Tal R’s work is included in many notable collections worldwide, including Museum Kunstpalast, Germany; The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago; Essl Museum, Austria; Magasin III Museum & Foundation for Contemporary Art, Sweden; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark; Bonnefanten Museum, Holland; Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Finland, and many private collections.