Özlem Altin works with painting, collage, photography, and drawing. By combining and reworking pictures from a series of different sources, she creates associative connections among them. In the installation Topography (of time, of body), the artist brings together material from sources such as the archives of Gothenburg’s Museum of Natural History with her own pictures. Motifs linked to birth, death, and rebirth lead to thoughts of the cyclical passage of time. The installation is bound together by visual echoes that suggest that the work’s various parts are shifting expressions for the same thing, or forms with the ability to be transformed into one another.
Özlem Altin (b.1977 in Goch, Germany) lives and works in Berlin. She graduated from Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam. Recent exhibitions include Kunst Meran Merano Arte, Italy (2019), 10th Berlin Biennale (2018), and 4th Mardin Biennial, Turkey (2018).
Supported by ifa – Institut fűr Auslandsbeziehungen.
Topography (of time, of body)
Courtesy the artist
Röda Sten Konsthall
Image: Özlem Altin, Wheel of Union, 2017. Photo: Hendrik Zeitler