Studio Sunday #6: Elif Saydam
September 24, 2017 4PM

For the Studio Sunday on September 24th, Saydam will be presenting the Virginia Woolf essay 'Street Haunting' (1930), followed by a group discussion around the notion of the Alibi. Börek and refreshments.

This will also be the last day to view her solo exhibition NO R.E.M.


Elif Saydam (b. 1985, Calgary, Canada) is a Turkish-Canadian artist, writer and performer. Recent exhibitions include a solo presentation of paintings at Kunstverein Nürnberg in 2016 and performances in La Biennale de Montreal and Made in Germany Drei, Hannover, 2017. Saydam graduated from the Staedelschule in Frankfurt am Main, Meisterschulerin 2016. With an emphasis on language and symbology, she uses fiction, theatre and painting to perform conflicting narratives and traverse the tension found in irreconcilable difference. Current interests include the relationship of humour to fear. Saydam lives somewhere between Berlin and Izmir.


Studio Sunday is conceived as an intimate setting for an evening of exchange, in which to share ideas, discuss themes in contemporary art, and encourage mutual familiarity between the many artists and thinkers working in Berlin. The semi-privacy of ateliers, amongst various works in progress, provides an intimate setting for dialogue and a casual yet critical environment for productive sharing. The collaborative reading and discussion is in keeping with the community based and non-authoritative ethos of the series.

Marking the 150 year anniversary of Canada, Ashley Berlin is proudly working in collaboration with the Embassy of Canada.