Chan­tal Za­kari

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  • ISEA2011

    Chan­tal Za­kari is a Turk­ish-Lev­an­tine, a mem­ber of the Chris­t­ian mi­nor­ity. Her ed­u­ca­tion since child­hood was filled with pro­pa­gan­dis­tic im­ages of Atatürk de­signed to per­son­ify a sense of na­tional iden­tity. As an artist, now liv­ing in the U.S., she has a dif­fer­ent per­spec­tive. Za­kari was trained as a de­signer and an artist. She pub­lished The Turk & The Jew, in 1998 with Man­del, a book based on the web-nar­ra­tive by the same title, which was launched in 1996. In 2005, using a pseu­do­nym, she self-pub­lished we­bAf­fairs, a doc­u­men­tary of a web com­mu­nity. She has had solo shows of her work in the U.S. and in Turkey. She has given book read­ings in the form of per­for­mances in the U.K., Nether­lands, Canada and the U.S. Za­kari is a fac­ulty mem­ber in the Text and Image Arts Area at The School of the Mu­seum of Fine Arts, Boston, US.

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  • United States of America


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