Cana Bilir-Meier’s work tackles private and public archives as well as the stories hidden within them—most of them untold—with a special focus on (post-) migrant worlds of experience. In it, she asks questions about the equality enjoyed by migrants and non-migrants and their levels of social, cultural, emotional, and structural participation. For this, she uses a wealth of media including film, drawing, performance, and audio. The publication discusses aspects of social diversity, participation, historical suppression, and knowledge situated in the migrant experience. Cana Bilir-Meier’s first monograph is published in conjunction with her solo exhibition at the Kunstverein in Hamburg.
The book is published in German, English, Kurmancî, and Turkish.
Cana Bilir-Meier (b. 1986 in Munich) lives and works in Munich and Vienna. In 2016 her work was awarded the Birgit Jürgenssen Prize and in 2018 she received the ars viva Prize for Visual Arts.