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Hale Tenger, In Memory of Nedime Sara , (Other times, other manners), 1995

Hale Tenger, In Memory of Nedime Sara

(Other times, other manners), 1995

Table linen, embroidery, pencil handwriting and nail

200 x 150 cm

Hale Tenger, In Memory of Nedime Sara , (Other times, other manners) (detail), 1995

Hale Tenger, In Memory of Nedime Sara

(Other times, other manners) (detail), 1995

Table linen, embroidery, pencil handwriting and nail

200 x 150 cm

Hale Tenger, We didn't go outside; We were always on the outside/ We didn't go inside; We were always on the inside, 1995, Guard house found on site, barbed wire, pocket radio,, tea cup, fat, etc. and audio, 1400 x 600 x 240 cm

Hale Tenger, We didn't go outside; We were always on the outside/ We didn't go inside; We were always on the inside, 1995, Guard house found on site, barbed wire, pocket radio,

tea cup, fat, etc. and audio, 1400 x 600 x 240 cm

Installation view at Arter, Istanbul, 2019

Hale Tenger, We didn't go outside; We were always on the outside/ We didn't go inside; We were always on the inside, 1995, Guard house found on site, barbed wire, pocket radio,, tea cup, fat, etc. and audio, 1400 x 600 x 240 cm

Hale Tenger, We didn't go outside; We were always on the outside/ We didn't go inside; We were always on the inside, 1995, Guard house found on site, barbed wire, pocket radio,

tea cup, fat, etc. and audio, 1400 x 600 x 240 cm

Installation view at Arter, Istanbul, 2019

Hale Tenger, We didn't go outside; We were always on the outside/ We didn't go inside ; We were always on the inside, 1995, Guard house found on site, barbed wire, pocket radio,, tea cup, fat, etc. and audio, 1400 x 600 x 240 cm

Hale Tenger, We didn't go outside; We were always on the outside/ We didn't go inside ; We were always on the inside, 1995, Guard house found on site, barbed wire, pocket radio,

tea cup, fat, etc. and audio, 1400 x 600 x 240 cm

Installation view at Arter, Istanbul, 2019

Hale Tenger, We didn't go outside; We were always on the outside. We didn't go inside; We were always on the inside, 1995, Installation (detail)

Hale Tenger, We didn't go outside; We were always on the outside. We didn't go inside; We were always on the inside, 1995, Installation (detail)

Hale Tenger, Appearance, 2019, Mixed-media and sound installation, black obsidian mirrors, iron, epoxy resin based paint, water, audio-spotlight speaker, Dimensions variable

Hale Tenger, Appearance, 2019, Mixed-media and sound installation, black obsidian mirrors, iron, epoxy resin based paint, water, audio-spotlight speaker, Dimensions variable
Commissioned by the 16th Istanbul Biennial

Produced with the support of SAHA, Turkey

Hale Tenger, Appearance, 2019, Mixed-media and sound installation, black obsidian mirrors, iron, epoxy resin based paint, water, audio-spotlight speaker, Dimensions variable

Hale Tenger, Appearance, 2019, Mixed-media and sound installation, black obsidian mirrors, iron, epoxy resin based paint, water, audio-spotlight speaker, Dimensions variable
Commissioned by the 16th Istanbul Biennial

Produced with the support of SAHA, Turkey

Hale Tenger, Under, 2018, Mixed media installation, Audio: Serdar Ateşer,, Electro/acoustic consultant: Hakan Kurşun, Dubbing artist: Ceren Türkmenoğlu

Hale Tenger, Under, 2018, Mixed media installation, Audio: Serdar Ateşer,

Electro/acoustic consultant: Hakan Kurşun, Dubbing artist: Ceren Türkmenoğlu

Commissioned by Alserkal Programming 

Hale Tenger, Under, 2018, Mixed media installation, Audio: Serdar Ateşer,, Electro/acoustic consultant: Hakan Kurşun, Dubbing artist: Ceren Türkmenoğlu

Hale Tenger, Under, 2018, Mixed media installation, Audio: Serdar Ateşer,

Electro/acoustic consultant: Hakan Kurşun, Dubbing artist: Ceren Türkmenoğlu

Commissioned by Alserkal Programming 

Hale Tenger, Swinging on the Stars, 2013, HD video installation with audio, 2 min 57 sec, Installation view

Hale Tenger, Swinging on the Stars, 2013

HD video installation with audio, 2 min 57 sec, Installation view

Hale Tenger, I Know People Like This III, 2013

Hale Tenger, I Know People Like This III, 2013
Photographs from press archives, dry laser print on medical imaging films,

plexiglass sheets, LED, metal, Dimensions variable
Installation view at ARTER, 2013

Hale Tenger, I Know People Like This III, 2013

Hale Tenger, I Know People Like This III, 2013
Photographs from press archives, dry laser print on medical imaging films,

plexiglass sheets, LED, metal, Dimensions variable
Installation view at ARTER, 2013

Hale Tenger, I Know People Like This III, 2013

Hale Tenger, I Know People Like This III, 2013
Photographs from press archives, dry laser print on medical imaging films,

plexiglass sheets, LED, metal, Dimensions variable
Installation view at ARTER, 2013

Hale Tenger, Give Me Back My Innocence, 2005 - 2012, Crystal shoe, glass bell jar, velvet and polyester pillow,

Hale Tenger, Give Me Back My Innocence, 2005 - 2012

Crystal shoe, glass bell jar, velvet and polyester pillow,

Corian plinth, 40.5 x 40.5 x 119 cm, Ed. of 5 + 1 AP

Hale Tenger, Balloons on the Sea, 2011, 7-channel video installation with audio by Serdar Ateser

Hale Tenger, Balloons on the Sea, 2011

7-channel video installation with audio by Serdar Ateser

Dimensions variable

Hale Tenger, Strange Fruit, 2009, Mixed media installation including video and audio,

Hale Tenger, Strange Fruit, 2009

Mixed media installation including video and audio,

music by Heitor Villa-Lobos arranged by Serdar Ateser

Dimensions variable

Hale Tenger, We Are So Lightly Here, 2009, Bronze, acrylic and enamel, 54 x 47 x 15 cm

Hale Tenger, We Are So Lightly Here, 2009

Bronze, acrylic and enamel, 54 x 47 x 15 cm

Hale Tenger, Did We Pull the Body Out from Underwater?, 2007, C-print, 135 x 76 cm

Hale Tenger, Did We Pull the Body Out from Underwater?

2007, C-print, 135 x 76 cm

Hale Tenger, Where the Winds Rest, 2007, 16 fans and a single-channel video projection, QuickTime movie,

Hale Tenger, Where the Winds Rest, 2007

16 fans and a single-channel video projection, QuickTime movie,

transferred to DVD 30 sec, b/w, silent, Dimensions variable

Hale Tenger, Beirut, 2005 - 2007, Video 3 min 47 sec, music by Sertar Ateser

Hale Tenger, Beirut, 2005 - 2007

Video 3 min 47 sec, music by Sertar Ateser

Hale Tenger, Lahavle, 2007, Site-specific installation, Fiberglass cast legs, 6-channel video and audio,

Hale Tenger, Lahavle, 2007

Site-specific installation, Fiberglass cast legs, 6-channel video and audio,

music by Serdar Ateser, Dimensions variable

Hale Tenger, Lahavle, 2007, Site-specific installation, Fiberglass cast legs, 6-channel video and audio,

Hale Tenger, Lahavle, 2007

Site-specific installation, Fiberglass cast legs, 6-channel video and audio,

music by Serdar Ateser, Dimensions variable

Hale Tenger, Turkish Delight, 2003, Majolica terra cotta, 8 x 14.5 x 19 cm

Hale Tenger, Turkish Delight, 2003

Majolica terra cotta, 8 x 14.5 x 19 cm

Hale Tenger, Being a Turk, 2002, Fabric dolls, audio by Serdar Ateser

Hale Tenger, Being a Turk, 2002

Fabric dolls, audio by Serdar Ateser

Dimensions variable

Hale Tenger, Heartache, 1999, Cloth, cibachrome print, cheld's boxing gloves, chair and table, plate, spoon, scalpel blade, pink ball, child's bed and pillow, fan and audio, Dimensions variable

Hale Tenger, Heartache, 1999

Cloth, cibachrome print, cheld's boxing gloves, chair and table, plate, spoon, scalpel blade, pink ball, child's bed and pillow, fan and audio, Dimensions variable

Hale Tenger, Anatomically Modern Humans (Homo Sapiens Sapiens),1998, Empty aquariums, carpet, sofa, coffee table, dried fish, lightbox with panoramic image from Mars and found objects including lava lamp, magazines, photographs, Dimensions variable

Hale Tenger, Anatomically Modern Humans (Homo Sapiens Sapiens),1998

Empty aquariums, carpet, sofa, coffee table, dried fish, lightbox with panoramic image from Mars and found objects including lava lamp, magazines, photographs, Dimensions variable

Hale Tenger, Everything Must Go, 1997, Site-specific installation, Dimensions variable

Hale Tenger, Everything Must Go, 1997

Site-specific installation, Dimensions variable

Hale Tenger, Shroud, 1996, Found furniture, carpet, fan, spotlight, toddler shoes and photographs, and shroud

Hale Tenger, Shroud, 1996

Found furniture, carpet, fan, spotlight, toddler shoes and photographs, and shroud

Dimensions variable

Hale Tenger, Sometimes you see, sometimes you don't, 1995, Site-specific installation, Dimensions variable

Hale Tenger, Sometimes you see, sometimes you don't, 1995

Site-specific installation, Dimensions variable

Hale Tenger, Portrait of Kant, 1994, Site-specific installation

Hale Tenger, Portrait of Kant, 1994

Site-specific installation

Hale Tenger, Avoid Bad Dreams, 2003, Cibachrome photograph, 156 x 106 cm

Hale Tenger, Avoid Bad Dreams, 2003

Cibachrome photograph, 156 x 106 cm

Hale Tenger, Decent Deathwatch: Bosnia- Herzegovina, 1993, Metal shelves, jar, xerox, water, audio by Serdar Ateser, Dimensions variable

Hale Tenger, Decent Deathwatch: Bosnia- Herzegovina, 1993

Metal shelves, jar, xerox, water, audio by Serdar Ateser, Dimensions variable

Hale Tenger, Necessity of Air, 1992, Site-specific installation, Dimensions variable

Hale Tenger, Necessity of Air, 1992

Site-specific installation, Dimensions variable

Hale Tenger, I Know People Like This, 1992, Gas mask, mop, water, iron mesh, iron, 50 x 45 x 190 cm

Hale Tenger, I Know People Like This, 1992

Gas mask, mop, water, iron mesh, iron, 50 x 45 x 190 cm

Hale Tenger, Mirror/Mirror on the Wall/Tell Me Who is Fairest of Them All, 1992, Chromed copper, gear shift, 40 x 23 x 50 cm

Hale Tenger, Mirror/Mirror on the Wall/Tell Me Who is Fairest of Them All, 1992

Chromed copper, gear shift, 40 x 23 x 50 cm

Hale Tenger, The School of Sikimden Assa Kasimpasa, 1990, Galvanized sheet iron, lead, sword, tap, water, dye, diam, Dimensions variable

Hale Tenger, The School of Sikimden Assa Kasimpasa, 1990

Galvanized sheet iron, lead, sword, tap, water, dye, diam, Dimensions variable

Biography

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Detail of Hale Tenger, I Know People Like This III, 2013

Hale Tenger (b.1960, Izmir, Turkey) is primarily known for her large scale installations based on an elaborate combination of unconventional use of materials, audio, and video. Her wide range of production is inspired by diverse historical, political and psychosocial references. Presence and experience is a key element in her installations whether they create meditative atmospheres or uncanny ones. State power and violence, oppression and repressed aspects of both society and self are questioned throughout her works that operate with the qualities of mood, sound, texture and affect. The audience inevitably oscillates between one visualized situation and another sensed one: between what we can see and what we can hear and feel. Audio is integrated into most of her works in various forms, either as an exclusive music, as a narrative or an arrangement of archival recordings.

Detail of Hale Tenger, Appearance, 2019

Select solo exhibitions include: Where the Winds Rest, Galeri Nev Istanbul, Turkey (2019); Beirut, Rizzuto Gallery, Palermo, Italy (2018); We didn't go outside; we were always on the outside/ We didn’t go inside; we were always on the inside, Protocinema, New York (2015); Perspectives: Beirut, Smithsonian Institute, Washington (2011); Balloons on the Sea, Green Art Gallery, Dubai (2011); Never Never Land, Mannheimer Kuntsverein, Mannheim (2001); and The Closet, ArtPace, San Antonio, Texas (1997).

Tenger has also participated in various biennials including the Istanbul Biennial (1992, 1995, 2019); São Paulo Biennial (1994); Manifesta 1, Rotterdam (1996); 2nd Johannesburg Biennial (1998); Gwangju Biennial (2000); 8th Havana Biennial (2003); 1st Haifa Mediterranean Biennial (2010); and most recently 57th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia (2017), curated by Christine Macel.

She lives and works in Istanbul.

 

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