Damla Tamer is an artist who explores notions of interiority and exteriority in aesthetic and political realms, in relation to bodies’ encounters with things and each other, their socialization and politicization. She works with mark-making at the intersections of drawing, textile and quasi-photographic exposure processes, alongside a performative practice of verbalization.
Damla Tamer is born in Istanbul, Turkey. She has received grants and prizes, participated in artist residencies and exhibitions in Canada, Turkey and Europe, including the Andrew MacIntosh Memorial Book Prize in Fine Arts from AHVA, a two-year residency at Borusan ArtCenter in Istanbul, and solo exhibitions “Due to its nature, it only moves forward.” at Darling Foundry, Montreal (QC) in 2013 and Experience Class at the fifty fifty arts collective, Victoria (BC) in 2018. She is a member of artist-run Dynamo Arts Association and the Vancouver-based artist mothers collective A.M. (Art Mamas). She has taught at various institutions including the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at UBC Okanagan and the Continuing Studies Department at Emily Carr University of Art+Design.