NİL YALTER, ‘Blue Tention’, 1967, Galerie Hubert Winter

About NİL YALTER

Never formally trained as an artist, Nil Yalter creates photographs and videos that are grounded in her feminist politics, her respect for laborers, and her experience as a Turkish immigrant. Based in Paris since 1965, Yalter is influenced by the leftist ideologies of the 1968 revolution. In its pairing of photography and text, her work is indebted to documentary and Conceptual art. She crafts fictional narratives, often in the first person, that are realistic in their exploration of the experience of disenfranchised female laborers and frequently feature immigrants who assist wealthy families by cleaning their homes. Yalter’s work is also an important example of early video art and feminist performance art.

b. 1938, Cairo, Egypt, based in Paris, France

Solo Shows

2014
Vienna, Austria,
Nil Yalter
2011
Vienna, Austria,
Nil Yalter - Fragments of Memory

Fair History on Artsy

2016
MOT International at The Armory Show 2016
2015
MOT International at Art Brussels 2015
2014
MOT International at Art Brussels 2014
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