Tal R(osenzweig Tekinoktay) has studied at Billedskolen in Copenhagen (1986-88) and subsequently at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (1994-2000). In 2000 he was a visiting professor at the Academy of Art in Helsinki. Today he lives and works in Copenhagen.
In 1996 he participated with the artists Kaspar Kaum Bonnén and FOS in the Charlottenborg autumn exhibition with the work Det Nye Kvarter (The new Neighbourhood). Tal R is a member of the artist collective Kørners Kontor (Kaspar Kaum Bonnén, Kirstine Roepstorff and John Kørner) which arranges exhibitions at alternative venues in town. The group was behind the Copenhagen biennial Street Sharks in 1999 which had artists exhibiting in e.g. grill bars, department stores, launderettes and in Nyhavn.
Tal R has contributed to exhibitions all over the world, including “The Sum” at Camden Art Center in London (2008), “The Sum” at Louisiana in Humlebæk (2007) “Minus” at Victoria Miro Gallery in London (2006), “MOR” together with Jonathan Meese at Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen (2005), “Last Drawing before Mars” at LFL Gallery in New York, “Figur” at Contemporary Fine Arts in Berlin (2004), "Lords of Kolbojnik" at Victoria Miro Gallery in London (2003), "Ike og Ancher" at Horsens Kunstmuseum, "TAL R, FRUITLAND" at Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach (2002), "Lord Madras" Hostrup-Pedersen & Johansen in Copenhagen, "Live at Club Sombi" at Contemporary Fine Arts in Berlin (2001), "El Castilio" at Aarhus Kunstmuseum, "Für immer" Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst in Bremen (with Daniel Richter) and "Viva Ultra" at Holstebro Kunstmuseum (2000).
In 1999 he received the Carneige Art Award which is given to Scandinavia’s most promising painter. In addition to painting he works in drawing, photography and total installations and has also published books: Everybody Please Go Home (1997) and Baghave (1999).