Damla Tamer is a visual artist with a communication design background, whose practice spans drawing, sculpture, animation and other screen-based mediums. Her body of work addresses politics of encounter, (re)presentation, and tensions between a tactical economy of linguistic or physical materials vis-a-vis a productive proliferation.
Damla holds a BFA from Sabanci University in Istanbul and an MFA from University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver. She has taught undergraduate courses at several universities, including UBC and UBC Okanagan. She has participated in artist residencies and exhibited her work in Canada and internationally, including a solo exhibition at Fonderie Darling in Montreal. She is the recipient of Andrew MacIntosh Book Prize in Fine Arts with her research writing, and a nominee for the international Future Generation Art Prize 2012.
Currently, Damla is an active member of Dynamo Arts Association, where she produces her work and coordinates artistic events.