Kunsthalle Wien, ‚How To Live Together‘, Vienna, 25.05.-15.10.2017,

Cana Bilir-Meier, living and working in Vienna. Studied Art Education and Art/Digital Media at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna. She works with film, digital media, video and video installation. She writes texts in the art contexts and worked as a teacher in schools and she was invited as a guest lecturer to different universities as Academy of Media Arts Cologne and Linz Art University. She was a grantee of the austrian sholarship „kültür gemma!“ which is a project to promote city culture in Vienna as well as migrant art and cultural production and in 2016 she won the Birgit Jürgenssen Award for her work.
Her artistic and political approach focuses on the tension between critical representations of migration, biography_ies, archives and politics of remembering. In her cinematic, artistic and text-based works she deliberately uses strategies of the fragmentary and the incomplete to reveal the construction_s of biography_ies and (hi)story_ies.

Exhibitions | Film Screenings:
Kunsthalle Wien, ‚How To Live Together‘, Group Exhibition, Vienna, 2017
Diagonale Festival des österreichischen Films, Graz, 2017
Filmsscreening & TALK, Medienkulturhaus Mkh, Wels, 2017
Benim Adım Yabancı, Solo Exhibition, MARSistanbul, Istanbul, 2017
Ein anderes Land // Bir baska ülke, Group Exhibition, Vienna, 2017
Search form, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Group Exhibition, Vienna, 2016
Performative Lecture with belit sag, WUK Kunsthalle Exngergasse, Vienna, 2016
Festival The Aesthetics of Resistance – Peter Weiss 100, Arsenal Berlin, 2016
AAA, ASSES AFFECTS ARCHIVES, VBKÖ,  Austrian Association of Women Artists, Vienna 2016
Curated by_Cinema, Christine König Galerie, Vienna, 2016
Putting Rehearsals to the Test, VOX centre de l’image contemporaine Montreal, 2016
Festival de Cinéma de Douarnenez, Turkish Experimental Film Section, Douarnenez, 2016
Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Crisis As Ideology, Filmscreening, Vienna, 2016
Anti*Colonial Fantasies. Decolonial Strategies, Friday Exit, Vienna, 2016
Ariel Sanat Gallery Exhibition, Istanbul, 2016
Moment.Movement, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, 2016
Birgit Jürgenssen Award Exhibition, Wien 2016
Austrian American Short Film Festival, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York, 2016
Ankara International Film Festival, Ankara, 2016
Capitalist Anger (on Screen), mumok kino, Wien, 2016
B-Movie Kurzilmprogramm, Hamburg, 2016
Diagonale, Festival des österreichischen Films, Graz, 2016
Urban Research on Filmfestival, Berlin, 2016
DanubeVIDEOARTfestival, Stadtkino Grein, 2016
Tanzquartier Vienna TQ, kültür gemma! Showcase, Vienna, 2016
Stuttgarter Filmwinter, curated by Madeleine Bernstorff, Stuttgart, 2016
Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofestival, Kassel, 2015
Mumok, Lecture-Film-Performance Vienna, 2015
Filmfestival Univerciné Allemand, Nantes, 2015
Documentarist Filmfestival, Istanbul, 2015
International Migration Conference CDMH, Lecture Performance Luxembourg, 2015
This Human Right Film | Hangi Insan Haklari Filmfestival Istanbul, Diyarbakir, Ankara, 2015
Muestra de cine experimental de Turquía, acasadelcine.mx, MEXICO CITY/MEXICO, 2015
Hubert Sielecki Award Screeing Stadtkino at the Künstlerhaus, Vienna, 2015
Zebra Poetry Film Festival Zebra Münster, 2015
Art Space One Gallery, Curated by Lior Shamriz, Seoul, 2015
Video Festival, Zurich, 2015
l’Alternativa, 21st Independent Film Festival, Barcelona, 2014
East Silver Market 2014 in Jihlava, (CZ), Jihlava, 2014
Halle für Kunst Lüneburg, Hamburg, 2014
Freies Kino analog/digital, Stadtkino Vienna, 2014
Zebra Poetry Film Festival, Berlin, 2014
Signes du Nuit, Berlin, 2014
Signes du Nuit, Paris, 2014
Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Oberhausen, 2014
Diagonale, Festival des österreichischen Films, Graz, 2014
TISFEST, Teen International Film Festival, Istanbul, 2014
TIE, The International Experimental Cinema Exposition, Denver, 2013
Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofestival, Kassel, 2013
YOUKI15, Jugend Medien Filmfestival, Wels, 2013
Mumok, Proben aufs Exempel, Vienna, 2013
V.esch, Pants on Fire, Vienna, 2011
Xhibit, Rückkehr der alten Geister, Vienna, 2011

Birgit Jürgenssen Award 2016
Honorary Prize for Diploma works at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna 2015
Sholarship kültür gemma! 2015
Hubert Sielecki Poetry Film Award 2015
Innovative Film Award Youki 2015
Nominated for the German Film Critic Award at Berlinale Film Festival 2014
Scholarship 2013, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Scholarship 2012, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

Teaching | Talks | Guestlectures:
Haus der Kulturen der Welt/ HKW, Artistic Research Project, Berlin 2016/17
University of Cologne, Teaching at the Departement for Art & Aesthetics, Cologne 2016
Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig, Guestlecture, Leipzig 2017
Academy of Media Arts, Guestlecture, Cologne 2016
University of Art and Design, Guestlecture, Linz 2016
Academy of the Arts of the World, Youth Academy, Guestlecture, Cologne 2016

Short Film Selection Committee Kasseler DokFestival, Kassel/Germany 2016

„Notizen zu Semra Ertan“. In: Frauen und Film, Nr. 67: Migration. Berlin 2016
„Duvar. Dergisi“. In: Tebrikler. Istanbul 2016
„Nachdenken über das Archiv. Notizen zu Ses Alma Rehberi“. In: Stimme. Zeitschrift der Initiative Minderheiten,
Nr. 96/2015: Menschenrechte. Editor Gamze Ongan, Wien.
„Nachdenken über das Archiv. Notizen zu Semra Ertan [2013]“. In: Stimme. Zeitschrift der Initiative Minderheiten,
Nr. 94/2015: Ins Bild gerückt. Interventionen gegen die dominante Bildpolitik. Editor Gamze
Ongan, Wien.
„Off-White Tulips (Kırık Beyaz Laleler): A Short Film by Aykan Safoğlu (2013)“, mit Madeleine Bernstorff. In:
Pink Labour on Golden Streets. Queer Arts Practices. Christiane Erharter, Dietmar Schwärzler, Ruby Sircar,
Hans Scheirl (Eds.). Sternberg Press, Berlin 2015