ELÇİN ACUN (1982) lives and works in İstanbul.
Following her undergraduate and graduate studies at the Photography Department of Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, she is currently conducting her Proficiency in Arts and working as a research assistant at the same department.
Her work mainly focuses on body, identity, gender and women’s rights taking her own experiences as a reference and starting point. Lately, she produces conceptual and fictional works using photography and/or video.
Her works have been exhibited at Daire Sanat, İstanbul (2009); CDA Projects, İstanbul (2010); Aspects of Balkan Photography, Thessaloniki (2012); International Meeting of Photography, Plovdiv (2012); Mixer, İstanbul (2013); Mamut Art Project, İstanbul (2016); Artist 2017, İstanbul (2017); Toz Art Space, İstanbul 52017); Indie Gallery, Tel Aviv (2019); Eldem Sanat Alanı, Eskişehir (2020); Hinterland Gallery, Vienna (2020); İstanbul Billboard Festival (2020) and Anna Laudel Gallery, İstanbul (2021) among many others.
She has attended various workshops such as ‘The Book Lab’ by Frederic Lezmi, Poligon ‘The Shooting Gallery’, İstanbul (2013) and ‘Personal Storytelling’ by Arja Hyytiäinen, GAPO & SALT, İstanbul (2015) as well as conducting cyanotype workshops herself.
She is one of the co-founders of Koli Art Space and an affiliate of PLATFORM by GAPO.