Leman Sevda Darıcıoğlu

Leman Sevda Darıcıoğlu (Berlin & Istanbul) is an artist working mostly in the field of performance art. Darıcıoğlu mainly makes long-durational live performances but also videos, installations and public interventions. In her* performances, she* investigates the physical/emotional limits, boundaries and potentials of the body. Taking this corporal approach as a core, Darıcıoğlu is interested in chronopolitics and necropolitics from a perspective focusing and centralising on marginalised bodies‘ vulnerability and strength. She* works on Queer appropriation methodologies of the past and the present from a non- Western perspective and creating an intersectional space for minority groups‘ histories excluded from hegemonic history. Darıcıoğlu has shown her* works at SALT; STAMP Festival; Stadt Museum Pforzheim; Schwules Museum; Kunsthalle St Annen; Galerie Wedding; University of Osnabrueck; Zentrum fur Kunst und Urbanistik, Venice International Performance Art Week; Kunstraum London; Badischer Kunstverein; 18. Asia Biennale Bangladesh; Warehouse9 International Performance Art Festival and Jeonbuk Museum of Arts among others. Some of the residency programs that she* participated are “CAMP – Art educators in residence” as part of documenta15; “Istanbul-Berlin exchange” held by nGbK, ZK/U and DEPO Istanbul; “Artists in residence” at Warehouse9; “Artist residency” at Forum Dança. She* was a member of Istanbul Queer Art Collective between 2014 – 2017.
Since 2017, Leman Sevda Darıcıoğlu is represented by the international performance art platform Performistanbul.

* As an artist who disagrees with the binary gender system, Leman Sevda Darıcıoğlu uses “she/her” as a strikethrough with an asterisk in writings and takes “they/them” in verbal language.