Sibel Horada

Artist, Turkey

Sibel Horada is an artist from Istanbul, Turkey. Upon completing her BA in Brown University in the United States, she received her MA from Yıldız Technical University in Istanbul and continued to live in this city. Her works have been shown in many institutions in Turkey and Europe, including the MAK Museum in Vienna, Depo Istanbul, Ludwigsburg Kunstverein, Hannover Kunstverein, and Matadero Madrid. Her work focuses on collective and personal histories with an interest in urban, archaeological, and ecological cultures. She investigates the memories of erasure with stories that weave together strange, coincidental details. Using text and forms, she materializes her encounters in poetic sculptures and installations.

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During her residency at Camargo Foundation, Sibel Horada will conduct research into human made underwater structures such as underwater farms, artificial reefs, oil platforms etc. In her workspace on campus, a project will take shape in the presence of a saltwater aquarium with a circulation unit that connects directly to the Mediterranean. The aquarium will host some members of aquatic species who will join the Camargo residents for short periods of time.

Sibel Horada is in residence at Camargo from February 25 to April 21, 2020, as part of the Be Mobile-Create Together! program.

Be Mobile-Create Together! is led by the French Institute in Turkey, the Embassy of the Netherlands in Ankara, the Goethe-Institut and the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), and is co-funded by the European Union and the Republic of Turkey.