Eser Selen tells us how her art starts.
This talk is recorded by Iltek Media.
Eser Selen is a multidisciplinary artist. Her work encompasses performance art, installation, video and sound delving into the transitivity of body’s conditions of existence, its limits both spatially and corporeally.
She received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Fine Arts at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey and Masters degree and PhD in Performance Studies at New York University, USA with her dissertation entitled “The Work of Sacrifice: Gender Performativity, Modernity, and Islam in Turkish Contemporary Performance.” She has exhibited, performed and, presented nationally and internationally with installations, performances, and seminars at galleries and museums including Contemporary Art Museum (Istanbul), Aksanat (Istanbul), Floor Dance Theater (New York), Ram Gallery, (Rotterdam), Kasa Gallery, (Istanbul) and Atelje 212 Theatre, (Belgrade). Other than presentations made at national and international conferences, her work appeared in such journals as Gender Place and Culture, Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory, International Journal of the Humanities and Gündoğan Edebiyat. The catalogue of her second solo exhibition at the Akbank Art Gallery (Istanbul), titled Work-by-Work was published in 2006. She currently an Assistant Professor and teaches at the Communication Design Department at Kadir Has University Istanbul, Turkey.
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