Elif Saydam / NO R.E.M.
On view September 15-September 24, 2017
Oranienstrasse 37, 10999 Berlin
photographer credit: graysc.de
Elif Saydam (b. 1985, Calgary, Canada) is a Turkish-Canadian artist, writer and performer. Recent exhibitions include a solo presentation of paintings at Kunstverein Nürnberg in 2016 and performances in La Biennale de Montreal and Made in Germany Drei, Hannover, 2017. Saydam graduated from the Staedelschule in Frankfurt am Main, Meisterschulerin 2016. With an emphasis on language and symbology, she uses fiction, theatre and painting to perform conflicting narratives and traverse the tension found in irreconcilable difference. Current interests include the relationship of humour to fear. Saydam lives somewhere between Berlin and Izmir.