Leman Sevda Darıcıoğlu


Leman S. Darıcıoğlu is an artist working mostly in the field of performance art. Darıcıoğlu mainly makes long-durational live performances but also performance videos and performative installations. In h̵e̵r̵*performances, s̵h̵e̵* concentrates on investigating / exploring the physical / emotional limits and boundaries of the human body. Taking this corporal research as a core, h̵e̵r̵* work deals with hegemonic political/societal concepts and norms.

Between 2012-2019, s̵h̵e̵* was in the advisory team of a queer theory books collection called Queer Düş’ün [Queer Fantasy/Thought] released by Sel Publishing House. s̵h̵e̵* is also the translator of numerous books in this collection. Besides, s̵h̵e̵* edited and compiled a book on queer theory called Queer Temaşa [Queer Contemplation/Spectacle] (2016), also published by Sel Publishing House, as a part of the same collection.

Between 2014-2017 Leman S. Darıcıoğlu was a member of Istanbul Queer Art Collective.

Since 2017, Darıcıoğlu has been represented by Performistanbul international performance art platform.
Among the exhibitions and art events that the artist  participated there are; Venice International Performance Art Week, Palazzo Mora, Venice (2020 & 2017); Future Ritual, Kunstraum, London (2019); Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair (2019); B2 House, Çanakkale (2018); Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe (2019), Asia Art Biennale Bangladesh, Dhaka (2018); Akbank Art Center, Istanbul (2017) and Jeonbuk Museum of Art, Jeonju (2017). She has co-curated Dream Pavillion within Unexpected Territories at 26th Tüyap Istanbul Art Fair, Artist (2016).

*As a person who doesn't believe gender binary the artist chooses to use pronoun she/her as strikethrough with an asteriks.