Cigdem Aydemir

Cigdem Aydemir is a Sydney-based artist working in the mediums of installation, performance and video art. Her socially and politically engaged art practice investigates possibilities for intersubjective and transcultural communication with an interest in post- colonial and feminist issues.

Available Work

The Ride, 2017

HD video with sound
99 performances, each 10-13 minutes in length

Live performances on 26 September – 7 October, 2017
Proximity Festival, Perth

Plastic Histories, 2016

Whirl, 2015

Single channel HD video with sound
6 min 56 sec

Extremist Activity (Blow), 2013

Single channel HD video
7 min 54 sec

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August 2019

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Finkelstein gallery presents

Finkelstein gallery presents

August 29 - September 28
Finkelstein Gallery, Basement 2, 1 Victoria St
Windsor, Vic 3181 Australia

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BIO

Cigdem Aydemir is a Sydney-based artist working in the mediums of installation, performance and video art. Her socially and politically engaged art practice investigates possibilities for intersubjective and transcultural communication with an interest in post- colonial and feminist issues.

Much of her work expands on the veil as a culturally constructed site and as material realisation, while exploring the veiled woman cipher as resistant female other and as lived experience. Through critiquing, decolonizing and queering mechanisms, Cigdem questions established relations of power, while producing work that is driven equally by research, play, criticism and humour.

 

Cigdem was the 2013 recipient of the Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize, in the Emerging Artist category, and the Edna Ryan Award for Creative Feminism in 2012. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally receiving support and opportunities from Australia Council for the Arts, Arts NSW, Ian Potter Cultural Trust, Freedman Foundation (Travelling Arts Scholarship), Performance Space (Sydney), Salamanca Arts Centre (Hobart), Dark Mofo (Hobart) and Vryfees (South Africa). Most recently her video work, The Ride, was exhibited in a group exhibition at Australia’s pavilion of the XXII Milan Triennale, which received the event’s premiere award, The Golden Bee.

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SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018          The New National Sport, Artshouse, Melbourne

2018          Whirl, Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP), Melbourne

 

2017          The Ride, Proximity Festival, Perth

2017          Safe, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart

 

2016          Plastic Histories, Dark Mofo, Hobart, Tasmania

 

2015          I WON’T LET YOU OUT OF MY SIGHT, Boxcopy, Brisbane

 

2014          Plastic Histories, Johannes Stegmann Gallery, Bloemfontein, South Africa

2014          Plastic Histories, Vrystaat, Bloemfontein, South Africa

 

2013          Nothing to see here, Maumau Gallery, Istanbul

2013          Freedom from Transparency, Free Fall program, Oxford Art Factory

 

2012          (Dis)position, Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Camperdown

2012          Extremist Activity, A-M Gallery, Newtown

 

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