Portrait Köksu Kunak © Spyros Rennt

Göksu Kunak

Göksu Kunak, born 1985 in Ankara, is an artist, researcher and writer based in Berlin. Göksu’s interest lies in chronopolitics and hybrid texts that deal with the performative lingo(s) of contemporary lifestyles as well as non-Western/unorthodox dramaturgies. Influenced by Arabesk culture and late modernities, Göksu imagines new situations out of real encounters that point out the problematics of hetero-patriarchal structures. Orientalism, self-Orientalization (the perception of the »Eastern«, and how the Eastern sees themselves through this construction); camouflage, self-censorship, science fiction; muscle and simulacra, body as a moving/kinetic sculpture are other interests of Göksu. Göksu has shown their work at Performa Biennial NYC, Neue Nationalgalerie, Sophiensaele, KW Pogo Bar, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, De Singel Arts Center, Kaaitheather Brussels and other institutions. 

Photo: Spyros Rennt