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Songül Boyraz (b. in Turkey) graduated from the Sculpture Department at Mimar Sinan University and studied at the Academy of Fine Art in Vienna with Michelangelo Pistoletto and Peter Kogler. Boyraz has received many awards and scholarships including the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), NY (2003) and MAK Center Artist and Architects in Residence Program, LA (2005). She has also attended many workshops and symposiums including “No (more) image” in Tokyo (2001), “Fremd, Wien, Realgymnasium Landstasse” in Vienna (2007), and “Lob der Vermischung, Salzburger Kunstverein” in Salzburg (2008).
Boyraz has exhibited at venues such as Kulturoya, Stavanger, 21er Haus, Vienna, Hohenems-Vorarlberg, Open Source Gallery, Brooklyn, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburg and Gallery Konzett, Vienna, among other institutions. Her work Game Over was part of Vienna Festival Week in 2016. In 2014 she participated in the 4th International Çanakkale Biennaial in Turkey. In 2012 her work was included in the Triennial Linz 0.1, Linz. In 2011, her work was part of ISEA2011, 17th International Symposium on Electronic Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb (a parallel program to the Istanbul Biennial). In 2010 her work was presented at the 28th International Istanbul Film Festival, Istanbul and in 2008 she participated in the exhibition Permanent Waiting Room that took place in Bologna, Ljubljana, Vienna and London.
She currently lives and works as an artist and educator in Vienna.