Residency at Forum Dança, Lisbon

The artist is going to participate to the artistic residency at Forum Dança in Lisbon between 13-24 November to lead a workshop for 2 days based on dealing with physical and emotional limits and to work on conceptual mapping her own artistic journey.

The program is curated by Sezen Tonguz.


new piece: waiting II: darağaç in public art exhibition darağaç III

the artist will take part in the darağaç exhibition on  october 5, at 5:00 pm with her 24-hour-long new performance waiting II: darağaç.

the Darağaç exhibition, taking place for the third time this year, is organized by the artists living and working on umur bey street in the alsancak halkapınar district. while the participants in the first edition of darağaç consisted only of artists living in the neighbourhood, this year the exhibiton welcomes a number of “guests” to participate. invited to take part by the initative, the artist invites the neighbourhood to witness her 24-hour performance. waiting II: darağaç questions the notion of waiting understood both as a verb and a noun, while also exploring the concepts of belonging and connectivity in relation to the opening of an immmigration office in the neighbourhood in the last year.

having recently performed waiting at warehouse9 in copenhagen, the artist’s second performance turns waiting into a series about “liminal” stages where life is unable to be lived but is sustained biologically.

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cleaning the house workshop held by marina abramovic institute in september

the artist will be in marina abramovic institute’s cleaning the house workshop led by artists lynsey peisinger and paula garcia between 12-16 september to have abramovic method which is developed by marina abramovic since 80s for preparing the body for long-durational performances.

thanks to performistanbul and my dear funders for their support.

new performance: calculus of mouth at 18th bangladesh biennale in 5th september.

6 hours-long live performance.
5 september 11.30-17.30
Performance pavillion, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy 

sotto voce;

can we clean the history; can we forget what our eyes have seen, our ears have heard; can we clean ourself from the dirt of being still witness in this age of infinite ordinary evilness; can we lick, choke down, digest what is remained in our bodies after all we absorb; can we really absorb what has going on and can we still be ourself with all these unspokens, hidden truths; can we see ourself in this black out; can we…”

a corporeal research on history, memory and testimony/witness on the basis of the one which cannot be spoken about, which cannot find a tongue, which stays in silence, in dark. An investigation for cleaning history and giving visibility to the invisible.

for the info about the performance art pavillion and the program:

New performance piece, The Punishment at a Corner in the World

The punishment wanders in aour common memory on a quest for power dynamics and crime, and aims to explore the relationships between weakness and power, punishment and shame, crime and testimony, and to navigate the borders between social punishment and personal shame, personal punishment and social shame.

7 may 2018, 19.00-21.00
Bomontiada Alt, Istanbul.

Residency at Warehouse9, Copenhagen.

Experience a cross-disciplinary collaboration unfold from prominent queer and body-political artists from Istanbul. Visual artist Emir Erkaya and performance artist Leman Sevda Darıcıoğlu are IPAF artists-in-residence and will occupy Warehouse9’s gallery room for the duration of the festival. Encounter a queer performance practice merge with virtuosic paintings of Istanbul’s sub-culture, and see how the two disciplines merge and transform the gallery space into a queer-political performance installation.

The gallery room will be open to the public throughout the festival and will include a visual art exhibition by Emir Erkaya, performances by Leman Sevda Darıcıoğlu, a workshop and a conversation with the artists. The detailed Artists-in-Residence programme will be announced closer to the festival dates.

For more information visit IPAF facebook page/website;

Artist residency at Warehouse9, Copenhagen between 14-21 april.

the artist will be in artist residency between 14-21 april at warehouse9 in copenhagen. as part of residency she will lead a performative research workshop, she will talk as a part of lgbti+ art and censorship panel and she might perform a new surprise piece.

looking after a rose in needed: you

the artist will perform a new performance project, “looking after a rose” for 28 days without interval as a part of “needed: you. 24×28=672 hours of live process” in performistanbul live art research space.


date: 16 february – 16 march 2018 (straight 672 hours, without interval)
venue: performistanbul live art research space, istanbul.
address: hacımimi mah. dibek sok. no: 32 galata / beyoğlu, istanbul

international performance art platform in turkey to bring performance artists together, performistanbul presents needed: you, a long durational live process that will last for 28 days and 672 hours straight with no intervals to be held between 16 february – 16 march 2018.

curated by simge burhanoğlu, 10 performance artists will present 9 performances within the live process, between 16 february and 16 march 2018. the performances invite us to a live process, presenting transparently all stages of a performance. it is an existential invitation, aiming to encourage the audience to find their own state of mind where the audience and the artists nourish each other mutually and make the audience realise their strength, value and the crucial role they have in the process.

the aim is to reveal the raw material of humanity; to remind the most primitive feelings in us. we believe we can trigger transformation by a long durational work and that’s why we are presenting not a resolution but the process itself. our objective is to have the audience involved in the process and live a mutually nourishing, pure experience. we would like the audience to enter the door unbiased; find a place of their own and feel valuable.

batu bozoğlu
ebru sargın
ekin bernay
gülhatun yıldırım
ısmail ata doğruel
leman sevda darıcıoğlu
özlem ünlü
selin kocagöncü

curator: simge burhanoğlu

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