Ülkü Süngün

Ülkü Süngün (born in 1970 in Istanbul) is a visual artist based in Stuttgart, where she studied sculpture at the State Academy of Fine Arts. Through her artistic research, she explores migration and identity politics, as well as memory, using process-oriented and collaborative approaches. Her work encompasses various media such as photography, video, performance art, installation, and sculpture. The Institute for Artistic Migration Research, founded by her in 2017, structurally visualizes this artistic, social, and critical practice, utilizing nomadic spaces. The monument she designed for deported Jewish individuals at Killesberg Park in Stuttgart was realized in 2013. In the academic year 2022-23, she served as a substitute professor, teaching sculpture and digital media at the State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart. Currently, she is a fellow of the State of Baden-Württemberg and in residence at the Cité internationale des arts in Paris.

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