Past Residents

Residents Map

Past Resident
2022: SAHA Association

Sümer Sayin

Sümer Sayin works with transformed objects as sculptures to investigate how we perceive our environment and how we can create alternative realities. Through playful visual interventions, Sayin creates conceptual and contextual alterations. She transforms systems, tools, and objects that are used to define our surroundings, movements or presence in one way or another to create poetic meanings and visible connections.

Sümer Sayin has exhibited work at R E I T E R, Berlin; Depo, Istanbul; 2015 Lyon Biennial, Jeune Création International, Lyon, among others.

Past Resident
2022: Pola Art Foundation
2021: Pola Art Foundation

Saya Irie

Saya Irie’s work is inspired from everyday life and its ties to the distant past. Irie modifies objects by means of reduction, working with books, photographs, banknotes, and soaps, amongst others objects. Her practice is based on the idea that life continues to exist in an imperceptible sphere even after its external form disappears.

Saya Irie has exhibited work at Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art; Setouchi Triennale, Shōdoshima, Kagawa, Japan; and Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, among others.

Past Resident
2022: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

Ana Manso

The work of Ana Manso is ingrained deeply in the medium of painting, making the canvas or raw wall surface a place of encounter between the real world and the imaginary. Free of structure, order, and rationale, Manso uses the language of abstraction and color, where the resemblance of forms, driven by chance, is coincidental and uninviting to interpretation, favoring instead a sense of spirituality and mystery.

Ana Manso has exhibited work at Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto; FUTURA Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague; and the Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art, Luxembourg City, among others.