Diyar Mayil

(CONCORDIA)  LAUREATE 2022

Bio:

Diyar Mayil is an interdisciplinary artist working in sculpture, installation and performance. Her work explores the public life of marginalized bodies. Comfort, discomfort, adaptation, and the acceptance of different bodies in both public and private are recurring subjects in her practice. Her work has recently been shown at La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse, Printemps numérique and the Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery. Upcoming commitments include a solo exhibition at Clark Center and residency at NARS Foundation in NYC. She holds a BFA from Concordia University, where she has recently completed her MFA.Originally from Istanbul, she now lives and works in Montreal.

Artist Statement:

My sculptural works and performances begin with the body. Most recognizable yet mysterious, the body is highly political. I work with the themes of alienation and subtlety to explore the intersection of the human body and politics. Conceptually and materially conflating familiar with strange, gentle with perilous, I am interested in evoking associations of both comfort and discomfort. My hope is to create an intuitive dialogue between the viewer and my work that might translate into new bodily orientations and sensibilities.

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News

2022

EXHIBITION

MONTREAL

2022

EXHIBITION

MONTRÉAL

In the Middle, a Chimera 

Eastern Bloc, May. 

2022

MONTREAL

EXHIBITION

Thesis exhibition

Houseguest, Galerie MFA, Mars.

2022

MONTREAL

SCREENING

Printemps Numérique - Vidéo/Play 

Screening of Femme-statistics performance. Multiple locations on LED truck. October

2021

MONTREAL

EXHIBITION

ON AURA, au mieux les uns, les unes et tous les autres 

Group Exhibition (Second edition), June. 

2021

MONTREAL

EXHIBITION

I AM FROM HERE

Group Exhibition, Rad Hourani Foundation,  May.

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