Photo by Maddie Cordoba
My work embodies the interconnected nature of dualities — the intertwined tension of two contradictory forces is elaborated through my sculptures. I believe that binaries that reign in the outside world inform how knowledge is a reflection of the duality of life itself. Knowledge is articulated by the play of dualities, with all its uncertainties, complexities and paradoxes. I believe there are various ways of knowing, and many truths to a fact.
Eda Ozdoyuran, a New York based curator and artist, references both her Swiss and Turkish backgrounds in developing perspectives that explore hybridity in the production and display of art. Ozdoyuran is mostly interested in exploring ideas and creating dialogues across cultures. She has participated and curated various exhibitions in New York, US; Istanbul, Turkey; and Lenzerheide, Switzerland. She took part in organizing Sue De Beer’s exhibition in Istanbul and also worked for Protocinema where she organized Turkish contemporary artist Hale Tenger’s exhibition in New York. She worked for Swiss Institute Contemporary Art and alongside held various responsibilities at art fairs such as Art Basel, Armory Show and Tefaf. She also partook in specific roles for exhibitions and events at leading institutions such as the Solomon R. Guggenheim and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ozdoyuran aims to focus on her curatorial projects to serve as a platform to catalyze new contexts.