Ceylan Öztrük investigates the normative aspects of knowledge production. Through her multidisciplinary artistic work, she creates narratives with the specific information that transforms knowledge into tools of power. She is interested in the sociological and historical impact of the visual representations and materiality of everyday objects. Working across various media, including installation, sculpture and performance, Ceylan Öztrük questions how meaning is often constructed from a set of cultural references defined by the histories and needs of those in power.
Öztrük completed her PhD on Post Conceptual Art Practices at the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in Istanbul. In 2022 she is a recipient of the Swiss Art Awards. Recent exhibitions and performances include Sculpture Garden, Parc des Eaux-Vives, Geneva, 2022; Matter of non, FriArt Fribourg Kunsthalle, 2021; Orientalien, Gessnerallee, 2020; Oriental Demo, My Wild Flag Festival Stockholm, 2019; Speculative Domestics: Ai (Artificial Intimacy) Showroom, Alienze Lausanne, 2019.