Biography

Elif Öner, Rotterdam. She graduated from the Marmara University Painting Department. She pursued a graduate degree at Marmara University and Weissensee Kunst-Hochschule Department of Painting, then took part in the Artist Residency program of Borusan Art Center for two years. The artist has created works in different media including internet, video, painting, sound and animation. Öner is also working as a duo with Evrim Kavcar (link) on a long term project called Dictionary of Sensitive Sounds.

“Reality/fiction” and “nature/culture” are major concepts that I am often using in my works and searching for their visual language. I am building my works mostly on the focus of “self-perception” and  “unwritten history”. I use the potential of the unconscious to find out the unspoken, the repressed and out of the language in my art works.

Selected solo and group  exhibitions are  “The Fine Knife We Used To Pare Away The Rough Day“ Kasa Gallery, Istanbul, TUR; “Upside Down”, Belgrade Museum of Contemporary Arts, Belgrade, SRB(Curator: Zoran Eric); “Performance Acting with Camera” Istanbul Municipal Theater, Istanbul, TUR (Educator); “Los Angeles- Istanbul Connection” Los Angeles, USA; “Museum Inside A Museum” Elgiz Museum, Istanbul, TUR; “Dictionary of Sensitive Sounds”, PASAJ, Istanbul, TUR; “You Already Know Half the Story”, ArtSümer, Istanbul, TUR; “Sleep and Shadow”, Siemens Art, Istanbul, TUR; 2018 ‘Out of Frame’, TAB Gallery, Istanbul, TUR; “Eurotopia/Silent Migration”, Freiburg State Theater, Germany, DEU (Animation: Elif Öner, Director: Emre Koyuncuoğlu); “Form-free: Fluid Truth in New Media Art”, Belgrade Museum of Contemporary Arts, Belgrade, SRB (Curators: Derya Yücel & Una Popovic); “Through The Looking Glass”, This project was web based, WEB; “Proust”, Pamuk, Memory”, Istanbul Theater Festival, Poland-Istanbul, POL-TUR (Videoart: Elif Öner- Director: Emre Koyuncuoğlu); “Borders-Orbits 04”, Siemens Art, Istanbul, TUR; “Tatbikat”, Hafriyat Karaköy, Istanbul, TUR; “Yesterday is Yesterday Today is Today”, This project is web based, WEB; “Urban Discovery”, Workshop/Gelsenkirchen, DEU; “Contemporary Video Art Festival”, Sofia, BGR;  ‘The Artist’s Studio”, This project was web based, WEB; “Considering The Circumstances”, Borusan Music House, Istanbul, TUR; “Turkish Delight”, “Formless”, Santral Istanbul, Istanbul, TUR; Turkish Video Artists Selection, Paris, FRA; “7th Korean Contemporary Video Art Exhibition”, Seoul, KOR.

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