Exhibitions Asli Narin
July 19 - August 16, 2023. Project Space Studio
- Below And Beyond No 12. © Asli Narin. Courtesy of the artist.
Project Space Artist Residency
Open Studio: August 10, 6-8pm
Asli Narin is a visual artist and an educator based in Indianapolis, Indiana, originally
from Istanbul, Turkey. Narin’s artistic practice is based on photography, video, and
installation. She explores coexistence and interconnectedness inspired by nature and
cosmic awareness through forms and abstractions. Her subjects are often the
thresholds, dualities, and cycles of life.
During her time at VSW’s Project Space Residency, she will work on her recent project
called Hand In Hand, a fictitious work about her ancestral history and the cycle of
immigration in her family, through vernacular photography and writing. This ongoing
project deals with the cycle of life and death, epigenetics, and transformation through
immigration. It is inspired by her immigration to the United States in 2018 and her
ancestors’ immigration from Bosnia and Herzigova to Turkey during the Balkan Wars in
This program is supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the New York State Legislature; the National Endowment for the Arts; the Max and Marian Farash Foundation; and Joy of Giving Something.
- Asli Narin used the VSW Lantern Slide collection as source material during her residency. She explored her imaginary and genetic pasts through slides of Yugoslavia and other regions.
- Asli used her studio space to create an installation.
- During her residency, Asli worked towards a book developing her own hypothetical past, created from public imagery and Chat GPT text. Her installation posed a loose layout of material.
- Asli Narin produced a series of large blueprint collage works during her VSW Project Space Residency.
- Asli Narin's cloth prints, installation view.