eda sutunc

Currently working and residing in Istanbul, Turkey

My work focuses on making visible the invisible, in making tangible the ephemeral, in speaking aloud the unspoken and in voicing voicelessness. I define my practice as interdisciplinary, combining a multitude of elements in order to encourage dialogue between the viewers and the work. I examine through video, photography, sculpture, creative writing but my work returns always to the source: my body. With my body as a mean of expression, I narrate, disrupt, interrogate and distrupt subtexts of gender politics and the repressive mechanisms by which women are reified.



2017 School of the Art Institute of Chicago, MFA in Studio Arts Deans's Scholarship

2015 Koc University, BA in Media and Visual Arts, minor in Psychology High Honors GPA, Academic Scholarship

2011 Sankt Georg's Austrian High School / Gymnasium Diploma


2018 September, Water School Exhibition, Parallel event to the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial, Hamam Arts Hub, Istanbul Turkey,

2018 August, Bodyfront Exhibition, Društveni centar NNK, Belgrade Serbia,

2018 April, Mamut Art Project, Istanbul Turkey,

2017 October, Celeste Prize Exhibition, Oxo Tower, Barge House, London United Kingdom,

2017 September, Denial as the Leading Principle Exhibition, 222 Lodge, Dordrecht Netherlands

2017 August, Begehungen No:14 Institut Potemkin, Chemnitz Germany,

2017 May, Passing and Crossing Exhibition, School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sullivan Galleries, Chicago United States,

2017 May, MFA Show, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago United States,

2016 October, Hochenstein Resident Artists' Exhibition, Hersbruck Museum of Art, Hersbruck Germany,

2016 November, 10th Annual New Blood Performance Festival, Links Hall, Chicago United States,

2016 March, Flaxman Artists' Book Display, Flaxman Library School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago United States,

2015 December, Because we are here for the walls that say maybe exhibition, Fat City Gallery, Chicago United States,

2015 December, I can't Breathe Exhibition, Arc Gallery, Chicago United States,

2015 June, Landscape/Mindscape, Koc University Rampa Gallery, Istanbul Turkey,

2013 July, Sommerakademie Salzburg Exhibition, Salzburg Austria


2018 August Inspiring Change Artist Residency, Belgrade Serbia Grant Received

2016 June/July Alte Schule Hohenstein Artist in Residence, Hohenstein Germany Fully Funded

2013 July Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Salzburg Austria Full Scholarship to Attend


2018 August European Cultural Foundation, STEP Travel Grant

2018 August Prince Claus Foundation Travel Grant

2018-2019 Koc University Young Professional Women Future Role Model Fellow in Arts

2017 October Celeste Prize Finalist, Second in Place


2018 September, Founder of Norn Platform, first virtual art gallery in the MENA area designed specifically for underrepresented artists

Ozyegin University Fall 2018, Introduction to New Media Arts

Ozyegin University Summer 2018, Introduction to New Media Arts


2018 May Ozyegin University, Is the founder of bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamato today’s Duchamp? Understanding new media arts and the virtual

2017 April, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2016 December, School of the Art Institute of Chicago


SOPHIST-Nuremberg, Germany

Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection

School of the Art Institute of Chicago