Hale Tenger

Hale Tenger is an internationally established artist whose works cut across conventional boundaries. She is known for her large scale installations based on an elaborate combination of unorthodox use of materials, including audio and video. Her sensible environments, video installations, as well as objects and video works, explore the collective consciousness with a subtle idiosyncratic humor. Since 1990s, Tenger is renown for her materially layered visual and audio translations of trauma and alienation alongside her sharp ideological questioning and a keen desire on researching the borders between east and west, society and individual, personal memory and official history, past and future.

Hale Tenger, born 1960, is an artist based in Istanbul. Selected solo exhibitions include Swinging on the Stars at Galeri Nev in Istanbul (2013), Perspectives: Hale Tenger at the Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington (2011) and Balloons On The Sea at Green Art Gallery in Dubai (2011). Selected group shows includePlurivocality at Istanbul Modern (2014), Impact at the Art Gallery of Western Australia in Perth (2014), Iskele 2: The Unanswered Question at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein in Berlin (2013), Envy, Enmity, Embarrassment at Arter in Istanbul (2013) and Journeys: Wanderings in contemporary Turkey at Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton in Paris (2012) Tenger was a resident at ArtPace in San Antonio in 1997 and at New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 1994. In 1986 Tenger received the British Council Award.