Damla Tamer

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Damla Tamer (born 1986 in Istanbul, Turkey) is a visual artist and educator living on the unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh territories (Vancouver). Damla Tamer has done social-collaborative work as part of various artist collectives, the most notable one being A.M. (Art Mamas) which emerged as a response to denigration of care work. She has founded a committee in the False Creek South neighbourhood of Vancouver, bringing together various housing co-operatives to address issues of diversity and belonging and increase accessibility to housing through social and artistic actions. Her work has been the focus of solo exhibitions at Access Gallery (Vancouver, 2024), Gibsons Public Art Gallery (Gibsons, 2022), Darling Foundry (Montreal, 2013) and the Fifty Fifty Arts Collective (Victoria, 2018), included in The Artist’s Studio is Her Bedroom at the Contemporary Art Gallery curated by Kimberly Phillips (Vancouver, 2020), and featured on the cover of Capilano Review (3.42: Translingual). She has received many grants and international fellowships, including a 3-month residency at the Stundars Museum in Finland. She teaches as a lecturer at The University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University.

Last updated: June 11, 2024