SUZAN D. POLAT
Experimental Dance and Performance Artist
Born in Istanbul, Suzan D. Polat is an experimental dance and performance artist based between Arnhem, and Istanbul. She is focused on developing her own movement idiom, while exploring the dynamics between form, energy, and materiality of her body. Suzan’s performances so far have investigated various ways of presentation to frame the relationship between the exhibited body of the performer and the beholding bodies of the spectators. In her current phase, the artist’s intention is to distill and restructure her practice and her applied theoretical base.
Her works have been shown at the Center for Performance Research, Dixon Place, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Glasshouse Artlifelab, Tank NYC, the Lutheran Church of the Messiah, Outpost Artists Resources in New York, and at Bomontiada Alt, Parlor X and Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art in Istanbul. In recent years, she has had the pleasure to work with Eylül F. Akıncı, Moira Williams, and The Bureau for the Future of Choreography.