Güneş Terkol (1981, Ankara) takes inspiration from her immediate surroundings, collecting materials and stories, which she weaves into her sewing pieces, videos, sketches and musical compositions. The protagonists of her narratives, humorously represented by Terkol in her work are usually women adapting or refusing to adapt to the social and cultural transformations of contemporary Turkey. The act of sewing and using recycled fabrics in her work becomes, in itself, an act of resistance which claims back a form of independent production and widens access to contemporary art. She is a member of HaZaVuZu artist group.
Selected group exhibitions include Live Uncertainty, 53rd San Paolo Biennial (2016); Passion, Joy, Fury, MAXXI, Rome (2015); Stay with me, Depo, Istanbul (2015); 10th Gwangju Biennial, Korea (2014); Better Homes, Sculpture Center New York (2013); Dream and Reality, İstanbul Modern, Istanbul (2011). She also had solo exhibitions with HaZaVuZu in Whitechapel Gallery, London (2013) and What a Loop, Berlin (2012). Her solo exhibitions are LISTE, The Young Fair in Basel (2015); Holographic Recording, NON Gallery, Istanbul (2014); Frieze Frame, Frieze Art Fair, London (2012).