Özge Çelikaslan

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Özge Çelikaslan (born in 1979) is an artist, activist and PhD scholar. Her studies focus on political media archives.

Since 2013, she has been working on the bak.ma open digital media archive of social movements in Turkey. She lives and works in Ankara. Personally and in cooperation with the Artıkişler video collective she has been involved in numerous solo and mixed exhibitions, biennials and festivals worldwide. She is also the co-editor of the books Autonomous Archiving (2016) and Surplus of Istanbul (2014).

Her personal video works and collective practices focus on the key political issues of Turkey’s recent past, such as: ethnic discrimination, gender issues, political violence and massacres, forced migration, refugees, labour in urban space and collective social memory.

Information valid as of summer 2017