Starting with an artist talk, Imge Özbilge will introduce you to her world of mythology and illumination art, talking about her work Watering the Seraphim. The artist talk will be followed by a lino printing workshop inviting the audience to interact and engage with the figurative universe of the artist.
Imge Özbilge (05.09.1987 - Vienna) is a multidisciplinary artist with a multicultural background. The starting point of her work is based on research, beginning with a concept and following with the exploration of new visual worlds. Between 2009 and 2012 the artist has researched about the visualisation of Middle Eastern Mythologies. During this process she developed a passion for Miniature Art. Between 2014 and 2016 she has been inquiring about the contemporary use of this art-form and has written her thesis 'Contemporary Ottoman Miniatures' on the subject matter. The surreal elements of her work are based on these myths, yet are also a reflection of her own reality, ensuing in personal mythologies. The artist was born in Vienna to Turkish roots, growing up in a multicultural environment has had a significant impact in her work. Imge has lived in countries such as Austria, Spain, Turkey, the Netherlands and is currently residing in Belgium. After obtaining her BA in the Arts from the 'Istanbul Bilgi University', she has continued her master studies first at the 'AKV St. Joost Academy' in the Netherlands and subsequently at the 'Royal Academy of Arts KASK' in Belgium, completing her second MA. Her award winning film 'Camouflage' has been in the official selection of the Cannes Film Festival in 2017. The artist collaborates frequently with her sister Sine Özbilge on Audio Visual art projects.
→ Saturday, 30 July from 16:00 till 18:00 (artist talk: +/- 30 min & workshop: 60 à 90 min)
→ in the monastery garden of Kunsthal Extra City and Morpho
→ spoken language: English
→ age: 16+
→ workshop included with the purchase of a regular entrance ticket
→ register here
Caption visual: (c) Imge Özbilge - still: Watering the Seraphim