Ta'Yali's hands in focus holding a braid they made from rush grass. The twist of their hands corelates with the twirl of the braid. Background with green grass and Ta'Yali's body, wearing a black sweater and lightblue denim jeans.

Education

2017 – 2019
Master of Arts (MA) Textiles
Royal College of Art
London, England
2013 – 2017
Modular Apprenticeship as a Handweaver
Haus der Handweberei
Sindelfingen, Germany
2012 – 2017
Bachelor of Science (BSc) Textile Design-Engineering
Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences
Moenchengladbach, Germany
2014 – 2015
Academic Year Abroad, Applied Arts
Hongik University
Seoul, South Korea

Scholarships and Awards

2019
Young Talent
TextielLab
Tilburg, Netherlands
2018 – 2019
Study Abroad Scholarship for Art and Design
DAAD German Academic Exchange Service
Bonn, Germany
2013 – 2019
Study Scholarship
Heinrich Boell Foundation
Berlin, Germany

Work Experience

2018
Freelance Trimmings Production
Rare thread
London, England
2017
Teaching Assistant Experimental Handweaving
(table looms and TC2)
Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences
Moenchengladbach, Germany
2010 – 2012
Bookbinding Instructor
Plakatwerkstatt - Bookbinding workshop
Hamburg, Germany

Academic Writing

MA Dissertation (distinction) – 2018
Things I am thinking in relation - Analyzing my practice
Learning about myself in relation to the things I make, contextualizing my work.
Critical and Historical Studies, Royal College of Art
London, England
BA Thesis – 2017
Analysis of design parameters in dobby weaving
on handlooms and weaving machines
Examining the relation of tools and design process in weaving.
Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences
Moenchengladbach, Germany
Seminar Paper – 2017
Possibilities and limitations of pattern and structure
in triaxial woven fabrics
Explorative practice-based research into triaxial weaving.
Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences
Moenchengladbach, Germany

Ta'Yali is a practice-based [re] searcher observing, questioning and responding in making.

Core values of Ta'Yali's practice are thought, care, attention, commitment, presence, observation and curiosity - sensitivity and respect for materials.