Visual Artist & Writer
Yasemin Özcan studied at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Ceramics and Glass Department. Working in different mediums such as photography, video, sound, ceramics, lecture performance, and text, Özcan elaborates on forms of existence, movements, and the performances of objects, individuals, and institutions. Her works include references to identity, cultural policies, gender, esotericism, and psychology. She is recently working with ceramic materials to explore the relation between living things and earth, as well as labour and craft. Her works have been exhibited in many institutions and art spaces like Galerie Nord–Kunstverein Tiergarten, nGbK Berlin, SALT Beyoğlu, Arter, WKV Stuttgart, Wiener Secession, CCS Bard, Rodeo İstanbul, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, İstanbul Modern, Kunstmuseum Bochum, DEPO and Ludwig Forum. She participated in artist residency programs of the Berlin Senate, nGbK–DEPO (Berlin, 2019), Cité Internationale des arts – İKSV (Paris, 2012), and Can Xalant Centre for the Creation of Visual Arts and Contemporary Thought-Platform Garanti (Mataró, 2009).