Galerist is proud to announce the representation of artist TUNCA. His multi-faceted practice includes canvas painting, sculpture, installation works, video and performance. He constructs a world of images departing from historical memory, cultural identity and political facts. Historical sublimation and ideological constructs of social and political events are central issues in his practice. He investigates the monumental layers of ’memory’ ranging from official histories to individual stories, and he frames, within his art practice, the phenomenon of testimony beyond documentarism.
Born in 1982 in İzmir, TUNCA graduated from Mimar Sinan University, Faculty of Fine Arts. In 2005, parallel to the 9th Istanbul Biennial, as part of the performance titled ‘Floating Slum House’ the artist spends a week, together with Guido Casaretto, in a floating slum house they have built on the Golden Horn and they document this process. TUNCA participated in group exhibitions at various museums and art institutions including the 4th International Çanakkale Biennial, CerModern, santralistanbul, KuadGallery, Elgiz Museum, and Siemens Art Gallery. In 2014, the artist received culinary training and realized a series of performances around gastronomy, history and politics for his solo exhibition “Desire” in Istanbul.