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Current Resident: Sep 1, 2017–Nov 30, 2017

SAHA Association

Studio #206

Artist

Cem Dinlenmiş

Cem Dinlenmiş is a cartoonist for Istanbul-based magazine Uykusuz. His satirical series Her Şey Olur (Anything Goes) depicts events from weekly news cycles related to politics, ordinary life happenings, and everything in between, which are illustrated in unexpected ways. Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party, urban transformation and freedom of press are some of the topics he has tackled since 2006. As of 2017, there are nearly 600 drawings in the Her Şey Olur archive.

Cem Dinlenmiş lives and works in Istanbul. He has participated in various solo and group exhibitions at institutions worldwide, including National Museum of the 21st Century Arts (MAXXI), Rome; x-ist, Istanbul; and Salt Beyoğlu, Istanbul. He is the recipient of the Media Award, Turkish Independent Architects Association, 2017.

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Current Resident: Jan 1, 2017–Dec 31, 2017

Danish Arts Foundation

Studio #207

Artist

Christian Falsnaes

Christian Falsnaes creates immersive situations, in which film works, paintings, exhibition spaces and performances are interwoven. He targets the problematics of learned social structures and power dynamics in society. Exhibition visitors become part of Falsnaes’s works as he explores notions of ritual and group mentality, including himself and the role of the artist. He investigates what happens when people – especially those accustomed to the rituals and dynamics of highly codified social fields such as the art world – are directed to give up control.

Christian Falsnaes (born 1980, Copenhagen) studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and is currently based in Berlin. His works have recently been shown at the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich; National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen; the private collection of Juan & Patricia Vergez, Buenos Aires; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; Centre Pompidou, Paris; ZKM – Zentrum für Kunst und Medien Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe; and Manifesta 11, Zurich. In 2015, he was nominated for the Preis der Nationalgalerie award in Berlin.

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Studio #208

Artist

Lisa Seebach

Lisa Seebach’s space-consuming course of sculptural formations is reminiscent of a deserted playground at night. Like delicate drawings on a piece of paper, constructions of steel stand shakily in the exhibition space. They evoke notions of processes frozen in time, absurd training tools, or a conglomeration of homemade machines from an unknown industry. Seebach’s sculptures made of bent steel and ceramic volumes appear like highly enlarged drawings transcribed in space. The works’ underlying freehand drawings emerge on site from memory, or are based on research as extracted from observations, abstract circumstances, and individual emotions and thoughts. They refer to architectonic elements, forms and structures that are isolated, modified, and newly combined.

Lisa Seebach (born 1981, Cologne, Germany) studied at the Braunschweig University of Art. In 2016, she received the Friedrich-Vordemberge Prize of Cologne, the Gustav Weidanz Award in Halle and the artist’s prize of Brandenburg. Her work was show in recent group exhibitions at artothek, Cologne, 2016; Kunstverein Hannover, 2015; Villa Arson, Nice, 2015; Idling Gallery, Berlin 2014; and Biennale Mulhouse, 2012.

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