Cigdem Aydemir is an artist born in Australia, currently working in Australia.

Cigdem Aydemir is a Sydney based Australian artist of Turkish Muslim heritage. Her interdisciplinary art practice incorporates sculpture, performance, installation, photography and video. She explores the convergence of gender, religious and cultural identities as well as themes of body politics and consumption.

Artist CV
Born 1983, Sydney, Australia

Academic Qualifications

2009 – 2010 Graduate Certificate (Sculpture, Performance and Installation), COFA, UNSW.
2003-2007 B. Design / Art Education, COFA, UNSW
2001-2002 B. Design (Fashion & Textiles), UTS

Solo Exhibitions

2012
(Dis)position, Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Camperdown
Extremist Activity, A-M Gallery, Newtown

2011
Archimedean solids, temple of kitsch, Mils Gallery, Surry Hills
Site occupied, Alpha Gallery, Erskineville

Group Exhibitions

2012
SEXES, Performance Space, Sydney
Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize Finalist’s Exhibition. Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Camperdown
Headgear 2, Mils Gallery, Surry Hills
John Fries Memorial Prize Finalist’s Exhibition,
GAFFA Gallery, Sydney
ALCHEMY, SCA Gallery, Rozelle
Unseen Sculptures, Callan Park, Rozelle
RENEW: Real Illusions, Hervey Bay Regional Gallery, Hervey Bay Queensland

2011
International Fine Art Symposium (IFAS), Konya, Turkey
RAGTIME, Global Gallery, Paddington
Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize, Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Camperdown
Disputed Territories, At The Vanishing Point (Gallery), Newtown Flight, Salmagundi Studio’s, Arncliffe
No Discrespect, Newtown Town Hall
MOST (Marrickville Open Studio Trail), Alpha Gallery, Erskineville

2010
EYE-SPI, Kudos Gallery, Paddington
Sheila-fest, Alpha Gallery, Erskineville

2009
Dissonance: Show Us Your Kunst, Kudos Gallery, Paddington

Awards

2012 Highly Commended, John Fries Memorial Prize for Emerging Artists
2012 Highly Commended, Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize
2011 Finalist, Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize

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