ABOUT


Zilan Imsik (b. 1996) is an artist interested in telling stories that revolve around space, memory and violence. Her works are based on historical events, and she predominantly works with sound, photography and video in her practice.

She is a visiting lecturer at University of Roehampton.

AWARDS & GRANTS

Prince Claus Seeds Awards Recipient; Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2021

The Alexia Student Grant Runner-Up; New York, USA, 2020

International Photography Grant Finalist; USA, 2020

RESIDENCIES

Air InSilo: Non-Utterance, Hollabrunn, Austria, Upcoming 

Unidee Residency: Neither on Land not at Sea, Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, Italy, June 2023

Studio Vortex Artist Residency by Antoine d'Agata, Arles, France, 2019

COLLECTIONS

The UAL Art Collection, 2022

PUBLISHED WORKS


British Journal of Photography, Keeping Alive Turkey’s History of Enforced Disappearances, 2023

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Newington Green Meeting House, Hauntings, London, 2023

London College of Communication, Current Obsessions, London, 2022

Peckham Safe House, Variations; London, 2022

Karl & Ein Gallery, Hangi Gelecek?, Istanbul, 2019

Voice Off, Studio Vortex 2019: Arles, 2019

Base İstanbul, Bu Ben Olabilir Miyim?; Istanbul, 2018

Activa, Activa 2017; Aviles, 2017

SCREENINGS

Tbilisi Photo Festival,  Tbilisi (Georgia), 2019

Angkor Photo Festival & Workshop, Siem Reap (Cambodia), 2019

Scream but Not Cry Film Screening, Sediment Arts, Virginia (USA),  2016

GUEST SPEAKER

University of Roehampton London - BA Photography, 2022

WORKSHOPS

Magnum Photos, How To Be a Working Photographer by Cloe Kerhoas & Emin Ozmen (Full Scholarship), 2021

VII Photo, 12 Weeks Documentary Photography Seminar by Mary Gelman & Maciek Nabrdalik (Full Scholarship), 2021

Angkor Photo Workshop by Sohrab Hura & Antoine d'Agata, Siem Reap (Cambodia) (Full Scholarship), 2019

EDUCATION

University of the Arts, London, MA Documentary Photography, 2021-2022

Istanbul Bilgi University, Film and Tv. 2014-2018