Ege Okal

BA, Sabanci University, Istanbul. MFA, Cornell University. A New York-based artist, curator, and cultural worker, Okal's work reimagines and reconfigures the material and experiential qualities of violence, space, gender, language, diplomacy, memory, and humor through moving-image and installation. Her methodology is in the act of hand-working the artistic process. Both her artistic and curatorial practices involve collaborative thinking, participation, storytelling, and care. Okal created and conducted the course Food: Culture, Cultivation, Design at Bilgi University in Istanbul. She has also worked as a photojournalist at the United Nations. Okal's recent exhibitions include: Home Alone, Pera Museum in Istanbul; How to Build an Ocean, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York City; Tourist, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; Or High Water, Safe Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. Her collaborative animated short film, Merkür, was screened in Istanbul Film Festival, DOK Leipzig, Anifilm, Melbourne International Animation Festival, Helsinki Film Festival, Stockholm Experimental & Animation Film Festival. SLC, 2021-