Inci Eviner

Inci Eviner, Runaway Girls (video still), 2015. Image courtesy the artist

Inci Eviner, Runaway Girls (video still), 2015. Image courtesy the artist

Inci Eviner (b. 1956, Turkey) lives and works in Istanbul, Turkey. Ranging from drawings and video to performative and collaborative practices, Eviner’s large body of work comprises multi-layered pieces that originate from drawings. Her work explores the politics and potentiality of desire, space and subjectivity. As an artist mindful of the traumas that we experience in our everyday lives, she demands new approaches to seeing and listening. 

Inci Eviner’s commission for Liverpool Biennial 2018 is a new film. Entitled Reenactment of Heaven, it reflects on ideas of heaven, questioning how religion and economy interact, counter and determine each other in different contexts. Eviner specifically addresses the place of women in heaven. Rejecting the role of women in societies dominated by the male gaze as oppressed servants of masculine authority, Eviner aims to give women agency. For her film, she collaborates with a female singer and performer, and presents women as self-determined and active. She also explores the abstraction of word and image, and the rhetoric connected to religion and powerful authorities. Based on drawings and a multi-layered choreography, the film blurs the borders between reality and fiction, using masks, stage design and symbolic props.

Eviner was awarded the 13th Sharjah Biennial Art Prize in 2017. She has been invited to participate in numerous biennials including Istanbul, Venice, Taiwan, Thessaloniki, Shanghai, Busan, Aichi and Sharjah. Museum exhibitions include The Drawing Center, New York, USA (2015); Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, USA (2012); Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA (2011); Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria (2010); and Palais des Beaux-Arts, Lille, France (2009). 


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