Facing East, 2019
Alize Zorlutuna is a queer settler of Turkish descent, an artist, poet, curator, experimental cook, and pedagogue, currently based in Tkarón:to (Toronto). Having moved between Tkarón:to and Anatolia (present-day Turkey) both physically and culturally throughout her life has informed her practice. Attentive to interstices – spaces of encounter between differing political and cultural perspectives, historical narratives and their omissions, Alize seeks to highlight intersections. Exploring relationships to place, culture and the more-than-human world, while thinking through settler-colonial relationships to land, history, and solidarity are ongoing areas of focus in her research.