B.1981

Ege Kanar’s work explores lens-based media from an ontological standpoint dealing with topics such as materiality, indexicality, representation, and memory to ponder on intrinsic ways photographic images construct meaning.

 

The artist deals with conventions of seeing that are tailored by scientific disciplines such as astronomy, geology, and anthropology; or by power structures such as family, and the state. 

 

Kanar studied “Visual Arts and Communication Design” at Sabancı University in Istanbul, and completed an M.A. degree on “Photography” at The Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) in Prague.

 

He lives in Istanbul and currently teaches at Bahcesehir University Photography and Video Department. 

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2019 - Upcoming

            Versus Art Project, Istanbul

 

2018 - Hammer For Scale  

            poşe, Istanbul

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

 

2019 - Galip Project: Ayn-ı Galip

            Pasaj, Istanbul

 

2018 - Large Meadow

            Ariel Sanat, Istanbul

 

2018 - Distortion

            Milli Reasürans Art Gallery, Istanbul

 

2018- Latest Edition II

           Daire Sanat, Istanbul

 

2018 - Monomyth

            Galeri Nev, Ankara


2016 - Les Glaneurs et Les Glaneuses

            Versus Art Project, Istanbul

 

2016 - Aralık 2

            Toz Artist Run Space, Istanbul

 

2015 - Drawing Thoughts

            C.A.M. Gallery, Istanbul

 

2015 - Reunion

            Sabancı Museum, Istanbul

2014 - Produce II: Everyone Could Be A Sculptor One Day

            El Hamra Han, Istanbul

 

2014 - Small

            Bant Mag. Mekan, Istanbul

 

2014 - Focus: Turkey

            Landskrona Foto, Landskrona

 

2013 - Close Quarters

            Istanbul Modern Museum, Istanbul

 

2012 - Similarity in Some Respects

            44A Art Gallery, Istanbul

 

2012 - U.F.G. 8

            Uludağ University, Bursa

 

2011 - Newcomers IV

            Edisyon, Istanbul

 

2010 - 10 Years at Kasa

            Kasa Gallery, Istanbul

 

2008 - M.A. GraduatIon ExhibItion

            Gallery A.M.U., Prague

 

2008 - U.F.G. 5

            Uludağ University, Bursa

 

2007 - Young Talents in Turkish Photography V.04

            Various Cities

 

2007 - Reality in Contrast

            Limkokwing University, Kuala Lumpur

 

2006 - City: Chaos & Magic

            1st International Biennial Of Photography, Istanbul

 

2006 - 66

            Gallery Velryba, Prague

 

2005 - Hidden / Trace

            Kasa Gallery, Istanbul

 

ARTIST BOOKS / PUBLICATIONS:

 

2019 - Işığın Çapraz Geldiği Saat

            Istanbul, Artist Book

 

2018 - Hammer For Scale

            Istanbul, Artist Book

 

2017 - Aralık 2

            Istanbul, Collaborative Artist Book

 

2016 - Retouch

            Istanbul, Artist Book Dummy

 

2013 - Mobility and Fantasy in Visual Culture

            On Elsewhere. In L.K.Johnson [Ed.]

            London, Routledge.

 

2013 - Journal Of Photography and Video Katalog 25.2

            On "Paradigm Metamorphoses" by Alen Aligrudic 

            In J.Friis & I.Jonge [Eds.]

            Odense, Museet For Fotokunst Brandts.

 

2012 - New Nordic Photography ‘12

            On "Paradigm Metamorphoses" by Alen Aligrudic 

            In J.Blixt & D.Vujanovic [Eds.]

            Göteborg, Göteborgstryckeriet.

 

2008 - Photography As Artificial Memory: Construction Of The Photographic Self.

            Prague, M.A. Dissertation (FAMU)

 

2008 - Nobody Does Anything Anywhere

            Prague, Artist Book Dummy

 

2007 - Young Talents in Turkish Photography Vol:4

            New Times. In R. Akyüz & S. Darendeliler [Eds.] Istanbul, Geniş Açı Magazine.

 

PERFORMANCES:

 

2018 - Hum Audio Performance - with Arda Ertem

            Long Thursday

            Salt Galata, Istanbul

2017 - Hum Audio Performance - with Arda Ertem

            Tekrar ∞ Döngü Talk & Performance Series organized by HER HÂL

            Salt Galata, Istanbul

 

ARTIST TALKS / LECTURES:

 

2018 - Balkon Konuşması - with Selim Süme

            poşe, Istanbul

 

2018 - Ege Kanar in Conversation with Natasha Christia

            Salt Galata, Istanbul

 

2018 - Muğlak Sınırlar - with Yasemin Özcan

            Geniş Açı Project Office, Depo, Istanbul

 

2018 - Touch / Surface / Scale: Variations On Archive

            Nida International Photography Symposium, Nida / Lithuania

 

2018 - Distant Points Of Interest [Within Close Range] - with Sinem Dişli

            Ariel Sanat, Istanbul

 

2018 - On Conceptual Photography

            TGFK, Istanbul

 

2017 - Self-Publishing As A Claim To Autonomy - with Sinem Dişli

            Nida International Photography Symposium, Nida / Lithuania

 

2017 - Bak Sana Ne Getirdim: Arles Seçkisi - with Sinem Dişli / Zeynep Kayan / Özgür Atlagan

            KA Fotograf Geliştirme Atölyesi, Ankara

 

2016 - Memories of an Elsewhere: Impressions on Extraterrestrial Images

            8. Fotograf Buluşmaları, Galata Fotografhanesi, Istanbul

 

2015 - Reunion Artist Talk Series - with Pınar Asan / Cemre Yeşil

            Sabancı Museum, Istanbul

 

2012 - Photography as Physical Object

            4. Fotograf Buluşmaları, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul

 

2011 - Artist Talk

            3. Fotograf Buluşmaları, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul

 

WORKSHOPS:

 

2019 - Ayn-ı Galip Darkroom Workshop

            Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul

           

2018 - Portre: Sanatçı Atölyesi - with Selim Süme

            Pera Museum, Istanbul

 

2017- Çekmeden Fotoğraf - with Ege Berensel / Zeynep Kayan / Metehan Özcan 

           Geniş Açı Project Office, Salt Ulus, Ankara

 

2016- Senin Kopyan Hangisi? - with Ekin Özbiçer / Metehan Özcan / Melisa Önel / Alp Sime / Selim Süme   

           Geniş Açı Project Office, Salt Galata, Istanbul

 

2015 - Gülümseyin Çekiyorum!

            Yıldız Technical University, Istanbul

CURATORIAL ACTIVITIES:

 

2011 - Elsewhere (Mobility & Fantasy in Visual Culture Symposium)

            Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul

 

COLLECTIONS:

 

2019 - Fotohof Vienna, Austria

 

2018 - BAS Collection, Turkey

 

2018 - Franklin Furnace Artists' Books Collection, USA

 

2018 - Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland

 

2013 - Istanbul Modern Museum, Turkey

 

SELECTED SCREENINGS:

 

2015 - Depo: Life in Mental Hospitals

            Documentarist Film Festival, Istanbul

 

2015 - Depo: Life in Mental Hospitals

            Tarlabaşı Community Center, Bilgi University, Istanbul

 

2015 - Depo: Life in Mental Hospitals

            Fol Presents, Aynalı Geçit, Istanbul

 

2015 - Depo: Life in Mental Hospitals

            !f İstanbul Film Festival, Salt Beyoğlu, Istanbul

 

2014 - Depo: Life in Mental Hospitals

            States of Mind and the City: Place and Wellbeing, Kadir Has University, Istanbul

 

RECORDINGS:

 

2013 - Dadaruhi Tribute

            Change of Plans (Compilation by Offprint)

 

2012 - Music Minus One 

            Change of Plans (E.P.)

 

2008 - Best Mountain

            Change of Plans (E.P.)

 

2006 - Nobody Does Anything Anywhere

            Change of Plans (E.P.)

 

2004 - Anybody is Who

            Change of Plans (E.P.)

 

TEACHING:

 

since

2016 - Lecturer

            Photography & Video Department, Faculty of Communication

            Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul

 

2009 - Research Assistant

            Photography & Video Department, Faculty of Communication

            Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul