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sezgi abalı

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Sezgi Abalı

None / 2021

HD Video 1'54'' & Installation

You are the one who resists, protects, hides, cares, punishes and blesses. As you sway between existence and extinction, you are always there, both in sight and in the most hidden places

Your growth is inevitable. You'll be there too when I turn into nobody. Only this time your ordinariness will tell a story. And a howling wind will accompany to every glance towards you.

art of everyday life

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Sezgi Abalı is an artist, curator, lecturer and curious researcher. After BA in English Literature, she completed her MA in Art Management. She is one of the co-initiators of halka art project which is independent art initiative and international artist residency in Istanbul. In 2012, she started a project room on art and design called Kabine Nadire which functioned as a contemporary form and interpretation of cabinets of curiosities (Wunderkammern). It produced and exhibited unusual, intriguing and bizarre works of art and design.

She pursues her practice mostly through archiving, documentation and story telling. Her art making depends on an excavating, collecting and connecting process in order to dream more about the familiar and the remote. Her modus operandi is being inquisitive about the memories of people, places and things. She makes use of different mediums in her works via creating visual/textual/spatial experiences.

 

Sezgi Abalı (b.1979) Born in Mersin. Lives and works in Izmir and Istanbul.