Aslı Çavuşoğlu (Turkey) is concerned with how history can be read and questions who, or what processes, enables its writing and toward what end. These investigations, which have been articulated through various media, revisit key moments so as to locate the intertwined dance between rupture and continuity as consciousness and its related identities are constructed and reconstructed.

Recent group exhibitions include: Performa11 (NY, USA, 2011); Seven New Works (Borusan Contemporary, Perili Köşk, Istanbul, 2011); We Have Woven The Motherlands With Nets of Iron (Giza Hejaz Railway Station, Amman, 2011); Who Do You Admire? (La Box, Ecole Nationale Superieure D’artbourges, Bourges, FR, 2011); Transient Spaces – The Tourist Syndrome(Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin, Germany, 2010); When Ideas Become Crime (DEPO, Istanbul, Turkey, 2010); Voices From Silence – Truths Unveiled By Time (Galerie Obdahl, Berlin, Germany, 2010); Fantasy & Island (FRAC Corse, Corsica, France, 2010); This Place You See Has No Size At All (Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, France, 2009); Everyday Challengers (Hisk, Gent, Belgium, 2009); Interferencia (Bogota, Colombia, 2009); Kein Ding (ACC Galerie, Weimar, Germany, 2009); and End Game (Galery Loop, Seoul, Korea, 2009).

Aslı lives and works in Istanbul, Turkey.

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