Menekşe Uslu - Albatross

Albatross, Installation, 150 x 150 cm.,
Waste vacuum sludge, garbage, pine needle, palm tree branches,
2020


Waste accumulating in the oceans threatens the lives of more than one million marine creatures every year. Albatross, one of the endangered sea creatures, eats the garbage accumulated in the sea as food and the plastic it eats causes its death.

'Albatross' in this work represents the area where the Izmir Sümerbank Fabric Factory is located, one of the first factories in the history of the Republic. The garbage accumulated inside and the buildings that were pillaged by the scrap dealers and left to their fate, turn this place into a ruin rather than a breathing space.

İzmir Sümerbank Fabric Factory, which once hosted many employees, is now disappearing in an unattended manner just like Albatross.
 

Menekşe Uslu was born in 1991, Keşan. She graduated from Edirne Anatolian Fine Arts High School Painting Department (2009). She completed her undergraduate education at Dokuz Eylül University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Ceramic and Glass Design (2014). After graduation, she worked as a designer at Graniser Seramik A.Ş. She graduated from Dokuz Eylül University Fine Arts Institute Art and Design ASD (2019). She worked as a ceramics instructor in different art workshops during her graduate education. She received the second prize in the International Gold Test Ceramic Competition (2014). She exhibited her works in different galleries and group exhibitions. She still continues her graduate studies at Dokuz Eylül University, Institute of Fine Arts, Department of Ceramic and Glass Design.

Exhibition Unit: Factory Settings