01.Stinging Lands, Oil on Canvas, 150x15

Ekin Su Koç’s techniques range from collage on paper and paint on canvas, to her recent works on fabric.

The elements and images used by the artist touch upon both subjective/personal and social references regarding the themes of migration, sense of belonging and body perception that relates to her time, spaces and people’s effects on herself who pass through her life. 


Maps, Ottoman fabrics, fish bones, black and white photos from old immigrant houses, lace, images and pieces of different hair models/colours, sexless or multi-sex figures; all these details we see in the artist’s works reform and shape a whole body composed of different body parts. 

The artist integrates images collected from both ethnic and natural images-forms, with which she combines and re-creates new bodies that allow her to realize a new identity by also monitoring her sense of belonging. In this context, the works also lead to an individual reading of the artist herself who is dragged to move from one country to another, from one city to another and to keep the pieces of her own roots together and preserve their integrity.


The works that allow us to follow the subconscious flow of Koç, and the themes regarding the sense of belonging and creating new identities and bodies form a new language by interpreting a visually, conceptually rich, imaginative and playful world while asking questions around happiness and unhappiness.

Happy at Nowhere
2018 - 2019