Award Holders 2010/11

Tala Madani

Abbey Scholar 2010/11

Tala Madani is an American painter with an Iranian background who approaches masculinity as a structural, sculptural and sociological aspect of painting. She will explore how Italian culture and society filters machismo in relation to her experiences in Iran and USA. She will be researching Fascist architecture and sculpture and of the use of the grotesque, religious narrative and the treatment of space in the paintings and frescoes of the late medieval and early renaissance periods.