Seza Bali, Untitled (from the series Patterns), photomontage, 2015
Seza Bali (Istanbul, Turkey)
- July 2, 2016 – July 31, 2016
During her time at MAWA, Seza Bali will be working on a new photographic project titled I wish I knew you based on an archive of photographic negatives from the1930s taken in and around Istanbul, Turkey, of a Jewish family (a minority group in Turkey). Bali will be creating photo collages, layering the original photographs with new ones that she took at the same locations, combining the past with the present to reimagine lives of others.
Seza Bali works with photography in untraditional ways. Her work has recently shifted from a documentarian approach to one that disrupts the technical processes of photography to create a new visual language. Bali returned to Istanbul, the city of her childhood, five years ago and began a rediscovery of self and place. As well as her art career, Bali works as an editor and Pilates instructor.