ARoS Focus/New Nordic: Meriç Algün Ringborg
Meriç Algün Ringborg (b. 1983) was born in Turkey, but lives in Stockholm. Ringborg’s personal experiences of gaining Swedish citizenship form the basis of several of her works. They describe her encounter with the system, linguistic barriers, and the feeling of being caught between two identities. Meric Algün Ringborg’s idiom is multi-faceted and her works bring into focus the border areas that influence us both physically and culturally. She has created a series of poetic installations reminiscent of the rooms in a home, and she also works with billboards in urban spaces addressing issues of migration and integration. This year, she showed at the Venice Biennale, Moderna Museet in Stockholm, and the Istanbul Biennial.
Meriç Algün Ringborg, Billboards, 2012, Photo Åsa Lunden, Courtesy of the artist and Moderna Museet, Stockholm.
Meriç Algün Ringborg, A Hook or a Tail, 2013, Series of works. Photo Jean-Baptiste Béranger, Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Nordenhake
Meriç Algün Ringborg
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