Merve Tuna


Merve Tuna (1984, Eski┼čehir) is a designer and an artist with a product design B.Sc. from Istanbul Technical University and a fashion design MA from London College of Fashion. She crafts fictional prosthetic objects for everyday life that project the libidinal aspect of social relations, with a preceding interest in materials and entailing techniques. Employing a timeline methodology and investing in the nouménal dimension of prosthesis with hidden narratives, she makes films and examines the cultural and emotional meanings of these fictional objects, how they mediate intersubjective relations and whether they trigger shifts in existing perceptions. She works in various mediums as <mervetuna; designs objects, games and rituals; and teaches workshops.

SELECTED SCREENINGS & EXHIBITIONS

- object*oriented*magic, Critical Cooking Show, 5th Istanbul Design Biennial / 2020

- Subliminal Anatomy of a Latex Coat Screening: Satyrs and Maenads Porn Film Festival, Athens / 2020

- Subliminal Anatomy of a Latex Coat Screening: Le Sex Lab, NY / 2020

- Everything is Normal, Venus in Furs Group Show: Martch Art Project, Istanbul / 2019

- Subliminal Anatomy of a Latex Coat Screening: 2nd Istanbul Experimental Film Festival / 2019

- Subliminal Anatomy of a Latex Coat Screening: 14th Porn Film Festival, Berlin / 2019

- Subliminal Anatomy of a Latex Coat Screening: 16th !f Istanbul Independent Film Festival / 2017

- A Belly Dance Performance and Exhibition: Istanbul Design Biennial- SALON / 2012

- SALON Istanbul Group Show, Amsterdam / 2012

- Everything is Normal, Peculiar Pleasures Group Show, Milkwood Gallery, Cardiff, 2010

- Everything is Normal, MA ‘10 ‘Human’ Fashion Show, Victoria & Albert Museum, London 2010

- Everything is Normal, Neo Couture Group Show, Fashion Space Gallery, London, 2009

- WWF & Maison Française Re-stool Group Show, Istanbul, 2007

- Maison Française Eco-decoration Group Show, Old Galata Bridge, Istanbul Design Week, 2007

- Designersblock Group Show, Old Galata Bridge, Istanbul Design Week, 2006

- TS15 Group Show (curated and exhibited), Old Galata Bridge, Istanbul Design Week, 2006

- Ready-made Istanbul Group Show, Adesign Fair, ─░stanbul, 2004

 

 

Website: http://www.mervetuna.com