Arzu Ozkal Telhan (Turkey)

Arzu Ozkal Telhan
participant in
interview for VIP – VideoChannel Interview Project
VAD – Video Art Database
CologneOFF V – 5th Cologne Online Film Festival

was born in Ankara, Turkey in 1976. Ozkal Telhan received her MFA from University at Buffalo, US and her BFA from Bilkent University, Turkey. She is currently living in US, teaching New Media courses at University Buffalo and Canisius College. Ozkal Telhan has exhibited at Galeria Zero, Barcelona, Cepa Gallery, Buffalo, University at Buffalo Art Galleries, Brew House Space, Pittsburgh, Kasa Gallery, Istanbul and British Council Art Gallery, Ankara. Her current work reflects on cultural, social and political conditions in the Third World and the USA.

Arzu Ozkal Telhan’s video

arzu ozkal telhan
video installation, 2003, 3:34

In collaboration with: Insoon Ha and Peiyun Lee
A naked newborn baby is not considered wrong or bad. A naked two year old
On the beach is generally considered normal and innocuous. At what age child
considered as a human and trained with the set of social practices, disciplinized and socialized?
“Activities such as walking, experiencing shame (experiencing gender), stigmatization, eating, and dressing, are the daily rituals through which the child attends and trains the body. The body is a powerful symbolic form, a surface on which the central rules, hierarchies, and even metaphysical commitments of culture are inscribed (sewed).” _Foucault

participates in

NewMediaFest2007 – DIGITAL MEDIA Valencia 2008
Cinematheque – streaming media project environments
Slowtime2007? – Quicktime as an artistic medium
curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

Her video:
Eating Disorder – 2006, 01’57
Arzu Ozkal Telhan

VideoChannel – video project environments

  • Gender Identity
  • CologneOFF I – 1st edition of Cologne Online Film Festival

  • Identityscapes