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Meriç Algün 


Stockholm, November 2017
Berlin, September 2014
Stockholm, August 2013

Meriç Algün

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Promotion Europe, 2016, Installation of 170 EU merchandise objects

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Souvenirs for the Landlocked, 2015, All the World’s Futures, 56th Venice Biennale

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Have you ever seen a fig tree blossom, 2015, Istanbul Biennale

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A World of Blind Chance, 2014, Video, Total duration 32'27

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A Hook or a Tail, 2013, A series of works, dimensions variable

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The Library of Unborrowed Books, 2012-

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Billboards, 2012, dimensions variable

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The Risk of Being in Public, 2011, slide projection, 136 Dia positives

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Ö (The Mutual Letter), 2011, sound installation, c. 2 h loop, offset print on blue paper, bound in booklets, each booklet 10.5 x 14.8 cm

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Destination: Mali/Peru/Kiribati..., 2009, found objects

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The Concise Book of Visa Application Forms, 2009, hardbound book, inkjet print, 560 pages, 32.5 x 24 x 8.5 cm


Meriç Algün was born in 1983 in Istanbul and currently lives and works in Stockholm. The contrasting differences between the make-up of both cities – Istanbul and Stockholm – particularly socially and politically, as well as her movement between the two, play a key role in her practice. Her work concentrates on issues of identity, borders, bureaucracy, language and translation through appropriated and “ready-made” texts, collections and archives. She has explored the Bible as vertical lines of text, never-been-borrowed books in libraries, the bureaucratic language of visa application forms and has even produced a dictionary of all the common words in Swedish and Turkish languages.

Recent exhibitions venues  include The Artist at Moderna Museet Malmö (2016), A Work of Fiction (Revisited) at Kunstverein Freiburg, Remember Lidice at Edition Block, Berlin and Where do we migrate to at Värmlands Museum, Karlstad (all 2015). Algün Ringborg has exhibited widely in group and solo exhibitions including Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2015); MoCA, Detroit; Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna; Art in General, New York (all 2013); CCA Wattis, San Francisco; Witte de With, Rotterdam; Malmö Konsthall, Malmö (all 2012); the 12th Cuenca Biennal (2014), Istanbul Biennial (2011), as well as the 14th Instanbul Biennal (2015), the Kyiv Biennial (2015) and the 56th Venice Biennale (2015).