Portrait of Cigdem Aydemir

Cigdem Aydemir

Cigdem Aydemir is an Australian Muslim artist with Turkish heritage. Her interdisciplinary art practice incorporates installation, performance and video. She explores the convergence of gender, religious and cultural identities including themes of body politics and intersectionality. Much of her work interrogates the void between body and dress as well as its social and political implications.

Aydemir was the 2013 recipient of the Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize, in the Emerging Artist category, and the Edna Ryan Award for Creative Feminism in 2012. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally receiving support and opportunities from Australia Council for the Arts, Arts NSW, Ian Potter Cultural Trust, Freedman Foundation (Travelling Arts Scholarship), Performance Space (Sydney), Salamanca Arts Centre (Hobart), and Vryfees (South Africa).