artistiek onderzoek - geschiedenis - installatie - performance - printen (2d)
I am a Rotterdam-based female artist born and raised in Istanbul,Turkey. My practice combines artist books and images created with traditional printmaking technics with spatial installations and performances videos, objects, and sound. Throughout the working process, I try to embrace elements of surprise and curiosity by using different production methods; thus creating a ground for constant learning and growing. To comprehend current landscapes of identities, ideologies, and belief systems, I refer to alternative narratives of history. I draw inspiration from historic modes of culture-art production and try to translate them into contemporary experiences. My practice urges from personal experiences and try to find a non-didactic yet politically engaged position in relation to my background and history. I often work in collaboration with other artists and form a collective artistic language. I believe in the power of collectivity and reflect this idea to my daily life by living and working as part of an artist community in Rotterdam.