Zeynep Eda Gönen
Photographer

Zeynep Eda Gönen (b. 1997) graduated from Kadir Has University Department of Architecture. Currently, she is a student in the History of Architecture Master’s Program at Middle East Technical University, writing her thesis on photography. In 2022, she got accepted for the Erasmus+ Program at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville, where she continued her theoretical studies and improved her practical knowledge of photography.

In her thesis, Gonen is researching the intricate relations between realism, agency, and control in photographic representation and the spaces of photographic production, texts, and exhibition in the historical period after the rise of digital photography. In light of her theoretical knowledge of photography, Gonen practices capturing the mundane daily life with little twists, questioning the relationship between places, objects, and people.

Zeynep Eda Gönen
Photographer

Zeynep Eda Gönen (b. 1997) graduated from Kadir Has University Department of Architecture. Currently, she is a student in the History of Architecture Master’s Program at Middle East Technical University, writing her thesis on photography. In 2022, she got accepted for the Erasmus+ Program at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville, where she continued her theoretical studies and improved her practical knowledge of photography.

In her thesis, Gonen is researching the intricate relations between realism, agency, and control in photographic representation and the spaces of photographic production, texts, and exhibition in the historical period after the rise of digital photography. In light of her theoretical knowledge of photography, Gonen practices capturing the mundane daily life with little twists, questioning the relationship between places, objects, and people.

  • Maria Sturm: You Don’t Look Native to Me
    Publication
    Void
    International
    In 2011, Maria Sturm began to photograph the lives of young people from the Lumbee Tribe around Pembroke, Robeson County, North Carolina. Through the process of documenting their lives, Sturm began to question her own understanding of what it means to be Native American. Her new book You Don’t Look Native to Me combines photographs with interviews and texts to preconceptions and show Native identity not as fixed, but evolving and redefining itself with each generation. (more…)
  • The 90s Onstage
    Jan 27 – Apr 14, 2024
    Kunstverein in Hamburg
    Hamburg, Germany
    In collaboration with the cultural institution Salt, Istanbul, the Kunstverein in Hamburg presents the exhibition The 90s Onstage, with extensive German, English and Turkish language program. The exhibition The 90s Onstage consists of interwoven formats and approaches that put a variety of media – visual art, performance, television, theater, painting, music videos, talk shows and installation, elements of stage design – from the 1990s in Turkey into dialogue. (more…)
  • Marguerite Humeau: Orisons
    Jul 29, 2023 – Jun 30, 2025
    Black Cube
    Hooper, USA
    Marguerite Humeau’s Orisons is a subtle, 160-acre earthwork that transforms an unfarmable plot of land in Colorado’s San Luis Valley into a place of reverence, honoring its expansive history, existing ecosystem, and imaginable futures. The work consists of the land in its entirety, as well as a series of eighty-four kinetic and interactive sculptures that invoke the land’s histories and vast network of interrelations. (more…)