FROM THE 5TH MARDIN BIENNIAL ARTISTS
SIBEL HORADABorn in 1980, Sibel Horada lives and works in Istanbul. In 2003, she completed her BA in Visual Arts at Brown University, USA and her MA at Yidiz Technical University, Faculty of Art and Design. Her work focuses on collective and personal histories with an interest in urban, archaeological and ecological cultures. She explores memories of erasure through stories that bring together strange, accidental details. For Horada, memory is not only the act of remembering, but also a process of reproduction and transformation. Using text and forms, she embodies her encounters in poetic sculptures and installations. Horada's work has been exhibited in many institutions in Turkey and Europe including MAC Museum Vienna, Depo Istanbul, Ludwigsburg Kunstverein, Hannover Kunstverein and Matadero Madrid.
Portrait Yusuf Coskun
Photographs 2-3: Kahyan Kaygusuz; courtesy of Versus Art Project and the artist
Photograph 4: Izel Levi Coskun
Shaped by Water, 2022. Installation, variable dimensions.
Shaped by Water consists of Styrofoam pieces salvaged from deserted beaches and caves along the Marmara and Black Sea coasts and transported by boat. The size, density, colour and physical condition of these pieces provide vital clues about their journey from the moment they are produced to the moment they are discarded. For example, their colour and thickness can be used as building material, fishing industry