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Meriç Algün Ringborg

The new work at the Contemporary Art Gallery takes the English dictionary as its starting point. 

The Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver hosts the first solo exhibition by Meriç Algün Ringborg in Canada. Held between 15 November 2013–19 January 2014, the exhibition presents the site-specific new work of the artist. SAHA provided support for the production of the new work Meriç Algün Ringborg realized for the exhibition.

The new work at the Contemporary Art Gallery takes the English dictionary as its starting point. Using only selected definitions of specific words, this commission appears as a series of inter-related sentences notionally composing mini-narratives and realized in a way that seems to incorporate different voices and characters, including that of the artist.

http://www.contemporaryartgallery.ca/exhibitions/meric-algun-ringborg/

About Meriç Algün Ringborg

Meriç Algün Ringborg (b.1983, Istanbul) lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. She received her BA in Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design from Sabanci University, Istanbul (2007) and her MFA from Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm (2012). In her work, she employs a variety of media including printed matter, photography, sound and installation; mainly focusing on the themes of nationality, borders, translation, bureaucracy and home.

About Contemporary Art Gallery

The CAG is the longest standing independent public art gallery dedicated to presenting contemporary visual art in Vancouver.

The Contemporary Art Gallery (CAG) is a non-profit public art gallery dedicated to the research, exhibition, education and documentation of contemporary visual art as it is practiced locally through to internationally. It aspires to generate significant audiences for its innovative and diverse programmes through free access and a profile that is international in scope. The CAG is the longest standing independent public art gallery dedicated to presenting contemporary visual art in Vancouver. They offer a series of residencies for Canadian and international artists directly contributing to the local scene, and publish insightful catalogues that create a lasting legacy of exhibited work.