Artists from Turkey at 56th Venice Biennale

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Running from 9 May until 22 November 2015, the main exhibition of the 56th Biennale di Venezia titled 'All the World’s Futures,' curated by Okwui Enwezor, includes works by Meriç Algün Ringborg and Kutluğ Ataman. The exhibition is held at the Giardini della Biennale and at the Arsenale.
Ataman shows his 2011 video installation, Sakıp Sabancı, while Ringborg made an installation specifically for the biennial, titled 'Souvenirs for the Landlocked'.

Meriç Algün Ringborg (b.1983, Istanbul) lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. She received her BA in Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design from Sabanci University, Istanbul (2007) and her MFA from Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm (2012). In her work, she employs a variety of media including printed matter, photography, sound and installation; mainly focusing on the themes of nationality, borders, translation, bureaucracy and home.

Kutluğ Ataman (b. 1961, Istanbul) is an acclaimed film-maker and contemporary artist. Ataman's works examine the ways in which people and communities create and rewrite their identities through self-expression, blurring the line between reality and fiction. More recently his works have focused on history and geography as man-made constructs.

Meric Algün Ringborg. Kutlug Ataman

Left: Meriç Algün Ringborg. Photo: Photo: Märta Thisner
Right: Kutluğ Ataman. Photo: Okan Bayülgen

Sakip Sabanci by Kutlug Ataman

Kutluğ Ataman, Sakıp Sabancı, 2011, video installation. Photo: Courtesy of the Artist and Sakıp Sabancı Museum

Meric Algun Ringborg, Souvenirs for the Landlocked, 2015

Meric Algun Ringborg, Souvenirs for the Landlocked, 2015, mixed media installation, 210× 720 × 600 cm. Photo: Alessandra Chemollo. Courtesy of la Biennale di Venezia


Here is the full list of the 136 participating artists and collectives as published by the Biennial:

1. ABBOUD, Jumana Emil
b. 1971 Palestine, lives and works in Jerusalem

2. ABDESSEMED, Adel
b. 1971 Algeria, lives and works in London

3. ABONNENC, Mathieu Kleyebe
b. 1977 France, lives and works in Metz

4. ABOUNADDARA
founded 2010 Syria, based in Syria

5. ACHOUR, Boris
b. 1966 France, lives and works in Paris

6. ADKINS, Terry
b. 1953 - d. 2014, United States

7. AFIF, Saâdane
b. 1970 France, lives and works in Berlin

8. AKERMAN, Chantal
b. 1950 Belgium, lives and works in Paris

9. AKOMFRAH, John
b. 1957 Ghana, lives and works in London

10. AKPOKIERE, Karo
b. 1981 Nigeria, lives and works in Lagos and Berlin

11. AL SOLH, Mounira
b. 1978 Lebanon, lives and works in Beirut and Amsterdam

12. ALGÜN RINGBORG, Meriç
b. 1983 Turkey, lives and works in Stockholm

13. ALLORA, Jennifer & CALZADILLA, Guillermo
b. 1974 United States, b. 1971 Cuba, live and work in San Juan

14. ATAMAN, Kutlug
b. 1961 Turkey, lives and works in London

15. BAJEVIC, Maja
b. 1967 Bosnia, lives and works in Paris and Sarajevo

16. BALLESTEROS, Ernesto
b. 1963 Argentina, lives and works in Buenos Aires

17. BALOJI, Sammy
b. 1978 Democratic Republic of Congo, lives and works in Lubumbashi and Brussels

18. BARBA, Rosa
b. 1972 Italy, lives and works in Berlin

19. BASELITZ, Georg
b. 1938 Germany, lives and works in Munich

20. BASUALDO, Eduardo
b. 1977 Argentina, lives and works in Buenos Aires

21. BAUER, Petra
b. 1970 Sweden, lives and works in Stockholm

22. BESHTY, Walead
b. 1976 United Kingdom, lives and works in Los Angeles

23. BHABHA, Huma
b. 1962 Pakistan, lives and works in Poughkeepsie

24. BOLTANSKI, Christian
b. 1944 France, lives and works in Paris

25. BONVICINI, Monica
b. 1965 Italy, lives and works in Berlin

26. BOYCE, Sonia
b. 1962 United Kingdom, lives and works in London

27. BOYD, Daniel
b. 1982 Australia, lives and works in Sydney

28. BREY, Ricardo
b. 1955 Cuba, lives and works in Gent

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