Serra Tansel is a visual artist born in Istanbul and currently based in London.
Her practice engages with the ways in which we settle into our world, our cities, our houses and our bodies and the structures, the relationships we establish within them.
She is a member of the collectives Hayırlı Evlat they founded with İpek Hamzaoğlu and Gizem Karakaş in 2017; Makkam they founded with Alper Oruç, Daniela Nofal and Yamen Makdad in 2018; and Bonnington Café London that has been running since the 1980’s.
Her solo and group exhibitions include “Passion can create drama out of inert stone”?!, Peak, Elephant & Castle Shopping Mall, London (2020), HIGHER, Pilot Gallery, Istanbul (2020), Heavens!, Battersea Arts Centre, London and Bilsart, İstanbul (2019); Sinopale 7 (2019); Billboard 8171, Annin Arts, London (2018); Hiç Birşey Görememek/ Not Seeing Anything group show curated by Mari Spirito, Alt Bomonti, İstanbul (2017); Sera Tansel Unlimited, noshowspace, London (2015); Dünya Döner, Museum aan de Stroom, Antwerp (2015); Γ Λ Υ Κ Ι Α Μ Ο Υ with Joanna Peace, Snehta, Athens; Su İkramımızdır with Duval Timothy, Polistar, İstanbul (2014).