Müge Yilmaz

Müge Yılmaz’s work and research presents speculative narratives on the future distilled through feminist science fiction. Born in Istanbul, she lives and works in Amsterdam. She obtained a MFA in photography at ISIA Urbino, Italy and was a resident artist at the Rijksakademie van Beelde Kunsten in 2013 - 2014, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

In her work, Müge Yılmaz examines the paradoxes around the concept of protection with a strong sense for community, survival and belief. Through performances, photographs and installations she creates atmospheres inspired by feminist science-fiction. Following the concept of three ecologies for observing the mental (personal), societal and environmental developments in a parallel method, she uses image and performance as tools for envisioning potential futures. By keeping protection as a common denominator, her research creates speculations on preservation and scarcity. She constantly looks for trigger points – in shape of visual manifestations – that provoke subconscious reactions and reflexes.

Her works have been shown at the 16th Istanbul Biennial (2019), the 11th Shanghai Biennial (2016), PERFORMATIK17, Brussels, (2017), MUHKA, Antwerp (2017), Kunst im Tunnel, Düsseldorf (2018), De APPEL, Amsterdam (2018). She was also a resident artist at Asia Culture Center, Gwangju in 2016.