Eylül Aslan is born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey, where she went on to study French Language and Literature at Istanbul University, the photography artist Eylül Aslan eventually moved to Berlin, Germany where she continues to live and work. She focuses on the issues of womanhood. Her debut book Trauerweide is published by Editions du LIC in 2014 .
In 2015 she published the Zine Dear Slut by Edition Bessard / Paris. Her first solo photography exhibition “Herstory” took place at Alan Galeri in Istanbul, Turkey in 2015.
During Conversas Aslan will be sharing her project "Trompe L'Oeil" which is going to be published as a book. The project is about the perception of beauty, how arbitrary beauty/ugliness can be and how we could be easily tricked by different photographs that we see on social media, where people create identities for themselves.
Michael Rocco Ruglio-Misurell
Michael Rocco Ruglio-Misurell is a Berlin based artist with a BFA from The Art Institute of Boston and an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and was born in Newark, NJ. In 2009, Ruglio-Misurell received a Fulbright Fellowship to Berlin. Along with Carrick Bell, Ruglio-Misurell co-runs HORSEANDPONY Fine Arts in Berlin. HPFA is an artist-run project space an with the aim of providing artists, curators, and other project spaces the opportunity to extend or act outside of their existing practices. Michael Rocco Ruglio-Misurell dismantles found objects and reassembles materials into informally arranged compositions. Through well organized messes, Ruglio-Misurell plays with oppositions such as strength and fragility while using both time consuming processes and speedy assemblages.