Elif Satanaya Özbay
Upcoming showsDutch Design Week, Eindhoven
Past showsMORPHO, Antwerp
MU Hybrid Art House, Eindhoven
La Casa Encendida, Madrid
Virtually Reality, UK
SIGN+ Gallery, Groningen
Media Art Festival, Leeuwarden
FC Hyena, Amsterdam
65th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen
AboutElif 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
Publications2022 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
Residencies2021: The Hangar, Barcelona, Spain
2022: School of Kindness, Sofia, Bulgaria
2022: AADK, Blanca, Spain
2023: MORPHO, Antwerp, Belgium
2023: AIR Berlin Alexanderplatz, Germany