Meryem Bayram (°1981, Antwerp) lives and work in Antwerp/Belgium.
Graduated at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp as sculptor, she also studied scenography at the POPOK in Antwerp. She works since 2006 as artistic collaborator for Platform 0090.
In the work of Meryem Bayram the unfolding relation between human behavior and a constructed spatial environment is the central driving force. With wood, cardboard and elastics, she creates installations that trace and reshape the outlines of physical space and in a same gesture, are challenging living bodies to inhabit and transform that space.
By proposing specific encounters between body and material, she shapes and organizes tensions between the visible and invisible, the composed and improvised, proliferating connection points while constantly reinventing new obstacles.
About Meryem Bayram and her work
Marnix Rummens I Werkelijkheid als wederkerig werkwoord (NL)
Joanna Zielińska I Encounter of Body and Material (NL)
Indra Devriendt I Tussen iets en niets (NL)
Myrthe van der Mark I On the ability to sense things before they hit you