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MAY PARLAR ( b. 1981, Istanbul ) is an NYC & Berlin based multidisciplinary artist with a background in Architecture & Environmental Design.


She creates performance based images that playfully explore the human condition in constructed realities.

The sense of self, perception, loss, grief, memory,

(non) belonging, and various forms of alienation within the dominant sociopolitical paradigm are recurrent themes in her work, which has been widely published

and exhibited internationally.


May was a finalist of the Aesthetica Art Prize 2019 in the UK, and has been awarded numerous art fellowships in

the US, Germany, and Spain.

Apart from her fine art practice, she is a writer,

documentary filmmaker, and lecturer in art & design. 

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