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Onur Tayranoğlu
born in Istanbul, TR, currently based in Helsinki, FI.

I am a performance artist working with various mediums such as text, video, interactive digital media and installation through the framework of performativity. My interests rely on questions related to mundane politics and emancipation. Through my practice, I search for counter-playing and hacking strategies for surviving and responding to the hegemonic, oppressive and marginalizing structures within specific situations in relation to larger social realities.

Besides realizing performances within the contexts of art spaces and festivals, I continuously explore and experiment on various sites on the internet from social media platforms to games with different levels of anonymity. Through these explorations, I am trying to expand the very narrow, exclusive, gate-kept definition and the making of art.


Live Art and Performance Studies, MA, University of Arts Helsinki,
Helsinki, Finland. 

Arts, Media and Society, BA, Leiden University,
Leiden, the Netherlands.
Game Studies and Cultural Analysis, Minor, Leiden University,
Leiden, the Netherlands.

Artist in Residency
UrbanApa Mini-residency,
at Forum Box,
Helsinki, Finland.

Exhibition and Performances

Glitchz, Pixelache Festival. 
Helsinki, Finland.

Punch Up! Resistance & Glitter, Finnish National Theatre.
Helsinki, Finland.

Plug’n’Play, MUU Helsinki Contemporary Art Centre. 
Helsinki, Finland., The Grey Space in the Middle.
The Hague, The Netherlands.

Lapsody Festival / Gathering for Rehearsing Hospitalities,
Theatre Academy of Uniarts Helsinki / Frame Contemporary Art Finland.
Helsinki, Finland.
Mad House Helsinki, 
Helsinki, Finland.

Re:Place, Aalto University ViCCA,
Kalasataman Vapaakaupungin Olohuone.
Helsinki, Finland.


Delta - an Ocean Call, Museum of Impossible Forms.
Helsinki, Finland.

The Posture of Impermanence / Huokoinen ele, Artsi Museum Vantaa.
Helsinki, Finland.

Absence Festival, ArtEZ University of the Arts.
Arnhem, the Netherlands.

Alt Kat: Learning and Interaction Space,
Istanbul Foundation for Arts and Culture (IKSV). Istanbul, Turkey.