Seylan Kandak questions the medium of photography for its potential to create fictions. Her installations offer a multitude of media: digital collages of his own photographic images, drawings, oil and scratch paintings, ready-made objects as well as assemblages, sculptures, etc. The artist tells stories mixing the real and the imaginary. Her work always serves her research into the relationship between memory, fiction and reality. Kandak is looking for fragmented presentation devices in dialogue with her subjects.
Born in Istanbul, the French-Turkish artist Seylan Kandak lives and works in Barcelona. She is currently resident artist at Nauart Poblenou, Barcelona. After graduating in photography, Kandak continued her education in France with a DEA in photography and multimedia at the University of Paris8. In 2019 she obtained a Master of Fine Arts with honours from the University of Sorbonne Paris1. To this day, she has had group and solo exhibitions.