Elif Satanaya Özbay

Upcoming shows

Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven
MORPHO, Antwerp

Past shows

MORPHO, Antwerp
MU Hybrid Art House, Eindhoven
La Casa Encendida, Madrid
Extrapool, Nijmegen
Oddstream, Nijmegen
Virtually Reality, UK
SIGN+ Gallery, Groningen
Media Art Festival, Leeuwarden
Neverneverland, Amsterdam
MACAO, Milan
Roodkapje, Rotterdam
Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam
FC Hyena, Amsterdam
MACA, Amsterdam
65th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen
AADK, Blanca
HANGAR, Barcelona


Elif Satanaya Özbay, born in The Netherlands with a Turkish-Circassian background, is an artist whose performance and research-based works revolve around diasporic nostalgia within the horror framework. By referring to Circassian myths, contemporary entertainment, and Turkish folklore, she initiates pieces that start from an autobiographical point and continue to fictionalise through mind mapping and linking methods.

Elif studied at the Design Academy Eindhoven and Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, where she continues her practice. She has shown works at La Casa Encendida (Madrid), MACA (Amsterdam), Extrapool (Nijmegen), SIGN+ Gallery (Groningen), MU Hybrid Art Space (Eindhoven), AADK (Spain), Media Art Festival (Leeuwarden), Sonic Acts Academy (Amsterdam). Elif has a vampire show on JAJAJANEENEENEE Radio with artist Andrea González Garrán, and she is a recipient of the talent development grant from the Stimuleringsfonds, Creatieve Industrie.


Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam

Fontys School of the Arts, Tilburg

Design Academy Eindhoven


2022 LAS MALAS - Exhibition publication
Written by Nuría Gomez Gabriel, the publication explores ‘Boxer, Biker, Ring, Cycle’ showed at La Casa Encindida, Madrid.

2021 Curatorial review on Boxer, Ring, Cycle
A review written by curator Sara Mari Blom about my installation at the Media Art Festival.

2021 Jegens & Tevens interview, online
‘A Mouse’s Skull’ group show reflection by Michiel Teeuw.

2020 PUB Publication Sandberg
The first publication of the short autobiographical essay: My Headscarf Had Snakes On It.

2019 Museumtijdschrift nr. 2
‘De Nieuwkomer’ (The new comer) artist profile text by Marina de Vries

2018 Sonic Acts Academy Reader
Text and image contribution with Sandberg Instituut department


2021: The Hangar, Barcelona, Spain
2022: School of Kindness, Sofia, Bulgaria
2022: AADK, Blanca, Spain
2023: MORPHO, Antwerp, Belgium
2023: AIR Berlin Alexanderplatz, Germany


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