Artist Talk with Erdem Taşdelen
Friday February 14, 12pm
Gordon Snelgrove Gallery
Free and open to the public.
Join us for an artist talk with Erdem Taşdelen at the Gordon Snelgrove Gallery at the University of Saskatchewan. Taşdelen will be discussing his current projects at AKA, his exhibition The Characters: Act II and his billboard project Demagogues: 3, along with his larger artistic practice.
Erdem Taşdelen is a Turkish-Canadian artist who currently lives and works in Toronto. His practice is rooted in conceptualism and involves a range of media including installation, video, sculpture, sound and artist books. His diverse projects bring structures of power into question within the context of culturally learned behaviours, where he often draws from unique historical narratives to address the complexities of current sociopolitical issues. Taşdelen’s work has been shown in numerous exhibitions internationally, and reviewed in publications including Artforum, Flash Art, ArtAsiaPacific, Financial Times, Canadian Art and C Magazine. He has been awarded the Joseph S. Stauffer Prize in Visual Arts by the Canada Council for the Arts (2016), the Charles Pachter Prize for Emerging Artists by the Hnatyshyn Foundation (2014), and was long-listed for the Sobey Art Award in 2019.