Funda Gül Özcan

Born in Germany (1984) resident at the Rijksacademie, Amsterdam


Funda Gül Özcan studied fine arts at the Fina Art Academie Munich and is currently a resident artist at the Rijksacademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. With her sculptures and video installations, Özcan tracks down the literary structure and linguistic precision of a poem, transferring its projective nature visually into space. The resulting multimedia installations and diorama's connect sound, writing, sculptures and video, in which the video becomes three-dimensional through a system of reflections. 

Her visual poems display a huge number of images and while the material is randomly layered, it is all directly interrelated. The stanzas of her poem can be read as a complete whole. A multitude of forms triggers the viewer to imagine the connections in this sculptural storyboard but also to experience them synchronically. With her work, Özcan conveys a new uncompromising visual language.


Shifting Optics IV

Amsterdam, 25 Mar - 7 May '17