Online Art Talk: Işıl Eğrikavuk

Bilsart presents Işıl Eğrikavuk’s online exhibition and online artist talk entitled “The Interview ” between July 16-25.

It is the year 2008, and the USA is on the verge of a deadly epidemic, the Bird Flu.  Only one person can save it, a 27 year-old doctor from Iraq, Anmaar Abdul-Nabi. After he is invited by the U.S government to find a cure for the deadly disease, he becomes the new hope for Americans.

This semi fictional video actually comprises of two separate interviews. On one screen, we see Abdul Nabi getting interviewed TV reporter Anne Marie Berger, and on the other Eğrikavuk coaches Abdul Nabi on how he should formulate his answers.


Işıl Eğrikavuk studied western literature at Boğaziçi University (Istanbul) then went to The School of The Art Institute of Chicago with a scholarship for her MFA in Performance Art.

She taught art and media at Istanbul Bilgi University between 2009-2017. She also wrote a weekly column, Güncel Sanat Kafası (High on Contemporary Art) at national newspaper Radikal for three years. Since 2017, she lives in Berlin and teaches at Universität der Künste (UdK), Media & Communication Department.

The core of Eğrikavuk’s work artistic practice is situated in text, storytelling and writing. Her writing and short stories has been published in many international magazines. She has participated in numerous international exhibitions and festivals including Istanbul Biennial (2009), Sharjah Biennial (2013) Theater Der Welt (2014) Block Universe (2017) as well as residencies. Her fiction and academic work has been published in local and international journals.