Ege Kanar received his undergraduate degree from Sabancı University, Visual Arts and Communication Design Program (Istanbul, 2004). He was awarded his graduate degree in Photography at F.A.M.U. Academy of Performing Arts (Prague, 2008).
In his practice, Kanar tackles photographic images from an ontological standpoint and scrutinizes the intermediary role of photographs within various scientific and cultural contexts. His recent projects that incorporate sound, video, and installations, deal with notions of rhythm, scale, and materiality.
Kanar’s past solo shows include “Apparatus” (Versus Art Project, Istanbul, 2019) and “Hammer for Scale” (poşe, Istanbul, 2018). Some of the recent group shows he has participated in, are “Sound is the Silence of the Image” (Fabrikraum, Vienna, 2022), “Workaround” (F.A.K., Münster, 2021), “Past Present Istanbul” (Sakıp Sabancı Museum, Istanbul, 2021), and “Tempo Incognito” (Depo, Istanbul, 2021). He was an artist in residence at SAHA Studio (Istanbul, January-September 2021).
Alongside his artistic practice, Kanar has taught part-time at Bahçeşehir University Photography and Video Department (2016-2020, Istanbul). He resides in Istanbul, Turkey.