Ege Kanar’s work explores lens-based media from an ontological standpoint dealing with topics such as materiality, indexicality, representation, and memory to ponder on intrinsic ways photographic images construct meaning.
The artist deals with conventions of seeing that are tailored by scientific disciplines such as astronomy, geology, and anthropology; or by power structures such as family, and the state.
Kanar studied “Visual Arts and Communication Design” at Sabancı University in Istanbul, and completed an M.A. degree on “Photography” at The Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) in Prague.
He lives in Istanbul and currently teaches at Bahcesehir University Photography and Video Department.