D.F.A. Deniz Güvensoy

Deniz Güvensoy is an artist, curator, and cultural researcher. She has gained her Proefficiency in Arts degree (DFA) from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul. After working as an editor, art critic, and Asst. Professor in Istanbul, she moved to Vienna in 2016. Currently, she continues her dissertation on Border Performativity in Visual Culture in the Doctoral Program in Philosophy at the University of Applied Arts Vienna with the support of the IWM fellowship. She is also the board member and program director of the Vienna-based art association and off-space, Fabrikraum Kunstverein. In her research and artistic practice, she focuses on the issues of mobility of socially excluded bodies, b/ordering, Visual politics, and political performativity. Selected shows and events in Vienna: ‘Working Class Ecologies’, Wienwoche 2022 Art and Activism Festival (Festival Curator), ‘Oikos’, (Group show, Wienwoche 2022) at Brunnenpassage, (curator), ‘Nomos’ (Solo show, 2021), ‘Performing the Threshold’, (Group show, 2020), at Fabrikraum Kunstverein; ‘Fabrikraum #00, (Group show, 2019), Künstlerhaus; ‘Fanzineist Vienna Artbook & Zine Fair (2019), (as Co-Director), Nordbahnhalle; ‘Kunst Kebab: Exploring Food and Social Space’, (2017), (Co-curator), MuseumsQuartier; ‘Aporias’, (2016),  (Curator), Friday Exit Gallery