About

About
Cana Bilir-Meier lives and works in Munich (DE) and Vienna (AT). She studied digital media/art and film and art education at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and at Sabancı University in Istanbul (TR). She works as a filmmaker and artist and in art and culture education projects. Her filmic, performative, and text-based works move at the interfaces  between archival work, text production, historical research, and contemporary media reflexivity or archaeology.

Education
Art and Education, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna 2009-2015
Art and Digital Media, Academy of Fine Arts Vienn 2011-2017
Sabanci University, Art and Theory, FASS, Istanbul 2015
Gueststudent Friedl Kubelka school for independet film, 2014

Awards / Sholarships
ars viva art award, 2018
Startstipendium für Video- und Medienkunst, bka Wien 2017
Birgit-Jürgenssen-Preis 2016
kültür gemma! Stipendium 2015/16
Award for diploma, Academy Fine Arts Vienna, 2015
Innovative Film Award, YOUKI 2013

Solo Exhibtions
Tensta Konsthall, Classroom, Stockholm, July-September 2017
Lothringer13, Florida, Munich, June-August 2017
MarsIstanbul, Artist-run-space by Pinar Öğrenci, Istanbul, February-March 2017
Birgit Jürgenssen Preis Exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, April 2016

Screenings / Exhibitions / Performances
ars viva exhibition, KAI10 Arthena Foundation, October 2018
PAM Public Art Munich Festival, May 2018
International woman filmfestival, Düsseldorf, April 2018
documenta14 Public Program, The Society of Friends of Halit: SPOTS Kassel, 2017  
Tensta Konsthall, Classroom, Stockholm, 2017
Kunsthalle Wien, ‚How To Live Together ‘, 2017
Ö1 Radio, Audiopiece and Talk at Kunstradio/Artradio Austria Ö1, 27.08.2017
Diagonale – Festival for  Austrian films, Graz 2017
VBKÖ, The Austrian Association of Women Artists, ‚Ein anderes Land‘, Vienna 2017  
WUK, Kunsthalle Exgnergasse, ‚Search On‘, Vienna 2016
Performative Lecture with belit sağ, WUK Kunsthalle Exngergasse, Vienna 2016  
Festival The Aesthetics of Resistance – Peter Weiss 100, Arsenal Berlin, 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
Anti*Colonial  Fantasies. Decolonial   Strategies, Friday  Exit, Vienna 2016
Ariel Sanat Gallery, Istanbul 2016
Moment. Movements, After and before Gezi, Vienna 2016  
Ankara International Film Festival, Ankara 2016
Diagonale – Festival for Austrian films, Graz 2016
kültür gemma! Showcase, TQW – Tanzquartier Vienna 2016
29. Stuttgarter Filmwinter, 2016
Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest, Kassel 2015
Documentarist, 8th Istanbul Documentary Days, 2015
7th Which Human Rights? Film Festival, Istanbul, Diyarbakir, Ankara 2015
Muestra de cine experimental de Turquía, La Casa del Cine MX, Mexiko-Stadt 2015
Art Space One, Seoul 2015
VideoEx Internationales Experimentalfilm & Video Festival Zürich, 2015
L’Alternativa, 21st Independent Film Festival Barcelona, 2014
Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen,  2014
Diagonale – Festival for Austrian films, Graz 2014
TIE – The International Experimental Cinema Exposition, Denver 2014
TISFEST – Teen International Shorts Festival, Istanbul 2014
Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest, Kassel 2013
YOUKI 15, Internationales  Jugend  Medien Filmfestival  Wels  2013
Diagonale – Festival for Austrian films, Graz  2011

Publication
„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

Curatorial
Lothringer13_Florida, Artist-run-space in Munich/Germany, since October 2017-19
Short Film Selection Committee Kasseler DokFestival, Kassel/Germany 2016-2017
UNDOX, International Festival of Innovative Documentary, Vienna, 2017

Guestlectures / Art and Educational Projects
Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Guestlecture, 2018/19
weißensee Kunsthochschule, Workshop in der foundation Class, Berlin 2017
Haus der Kulturen der Welt/ HKW, Artistic Research Project, ‚New Experts!’, Berlin 2016/17/18
Universität zu Köln, Gastlehrauftrag, Art & Aesthetics, Wintersemester 2016/17
Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig, Workshop/Guestlecture 2017
Hochschule für Medien Köln, Guestlecture, Köln 2016
Universität für Kunst und Design, Guestlecture/Workshop, Linz 2016
Akademie der Künste der Welt, Youth Academy, Guestlecture, Köln 2016