Elif Saydam


Abstraction (I), 2022, Collage and oil on primed kitchen sponge, 11 x 7 x 3cm
Courtesy of the artist and Franz Kaka, Toronto
Photo: Joanna Wilk

Thursday, December 07, 6 pm


Through an expanded painting practice, Elif Saydam implements the language of ornamentation and embellishment to rearrange systems of value and emphasis. A key area of interest is how decoration and its gestures inform our political imagination and constructions of modernity.


Recent solo and group exhibitions include Eviction Notice at Oakville Galleries, Canada; ...schläft sich durch at Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg; Die Wissen at TAXISPALAIS Kunsthalle Tirol, Innsbruck; Lose Enden at Kunsthalle Bern; and F*rgiveness at Tanya Leighton, Berlin. Saydam lives and works between Berlin and Izmir, Turkey.Abstraction (I), 2022
Collage and oil on primed kitchen sponge
11 x 7 x 3cm
Courtesy of the artist and Franz Kaka, Toronto
Photographer: Joanna Wilk

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