Evren Tekinoktay, born 1972 in Copenhagen, DK, lives and works in Copenhagen.
Tekinoktay moves effortlessly between medias: From her hand assembled animations, which she describes as ‘moving collages’, embroidered fabric works mounted on mirror to her notorious handcrafted wall based neon reliefs with painted Plexiglas and motorized moving elements. Despite their obvious differences they all share a common interest in the collage. Tekinoktay cuts, pastes and paints a wide variety of motives, shapes and forms, thereby creating her own colourful and vibrant language. Tekinoktay’s works are often seen and interpreted as feminine even though Tekinoktay does not have a specific desire to express herself in an especially feministic way. She explains that her works is the result of the things that interests her. That being said, she explores the construction of female identity through the lens of a series of hermaphroditic images. By doing so, Tekinoktay seeks to dissect the plasticity of gender and sexuality to create an understanding of how we come to know and perceive our gendered identities. - David Risley