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Inci Eviner was born in Ankara. After graduating from the Painting Department of the National Academy of Fine Arts, Eviner pursued a PhD in the Fine Arts Faculty of Mimar Sinan University, receiving her degree in 1992 After presenting her video work “Harem” in 2009, she gained a high international interest and her works started to be included in important collections worldwide. Eviner received prizes from the Sharjah Art Biennial in 2017 (13 Prize); she was also invited to artist residencies such as Rauschenberg Foundation in Florida, Headlands Center for the Arts in California and ISPC in New York USA; SAM Art Projects in Paris and MAC/VAL Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne in France; Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio in Como, Italy throughout her career.

One of Eviner’s most important exhibitions were Venice Biennial Turkish Pavillion (2019) and the other is her retrospective “Who’s Inside You?” at Istanbul Modern Museum, Turkey (2016). She also displayed her works in important solo exhibitions such as “Beneath the Horizon” at Galeri Nev Istanbul (2017); “Runaway Girls” at The Drawing Center New York, USA (2015); “Broken Manifestos” at Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France (2011); “Harem” at Art in the Auditorium in Whitechapel Gallery London, UK (2009). Eviner also attended a number of biennials worldwide including the Liverpool Biennial (2018), Gwangju Biennial (2018) and 13th Istanbul Biennial (2013). She was included in many international group exhibitions such as “Hand Drawn, Action Packed” at Hayward Gallery / Southbank Centre touring exhibition in the UK; “Punk Orientalism” at MacKenzie Art Gallery, Albert St. Regina- Canada; “Under Pressure- On Forms of Authority and Decision- Making Power” in MuseumsQuartier Wien, Austria, and “Dystopia: Marking the 200th Anniversary of Karl Marx’s Birth” at Municipal Museum of Jena, Germany.

Eviner was selected to represent Turkey at the 58th International Biennale di Venezia in May 2019 and her presentation took place at a dedicated location at the Arsenale. The artist’s works are included in globally important institutional collections such as Deutsche Bank Collection, Center Pompidou in Paris, Istanbul Modern Museum, Guggenheim and TBA21 Wien. Eviner is also a lecturer at Kadir Has University, Faculty of Art and Design. She lives and works in Istanbul, Turkey. The artist is represented by Dirimart.

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