Nazli Dinçel

Born - Ankara, Turkey

Nazlı Dinçel’s hand-made work reflects on experiences of disruption. Dinçel records the body in context with arousal, immigration, dislocation and desire with the film object: its texture, color and the tractable emulsion of the 16mm material. Their use of text as image, language and sound imitates the failure of memory and their own displacement within a western society.

Born in Ankara, Turkey, Dinçel immigrated to the United Sates at age 17. Dinçel resides in Milwaukee, WI where they are currently building an artist run film laboratory. They obtained an MFA in filmmaking from UW-Milwaukee. Their works have been exhibited globally including the Museum of Modern art in New York, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Vienna Modern art Museum, Buenos Aires International Film Festival, Walker Art Center and Hong Kong International Film Festival.

They were recently a 2019/2020 Radcliffe Institute fellow for advanced study at Harvard University, and a 2019 Emerging Artist recipient of the Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowship.

In addition to exhibiting with institutions, Dinçel avidly self-distributes and tours with their work in micro-cinemas, artist run laboratories and alternative screening spaces in order to support and circulate handmade filmmaking to communities outside of institutions.

Artist Collection List

Title Year Runtime Collection
4.Inability 2016 4 minutes 38 seconds Single Titles
Between Relating and Use 2018 9 minutes 18 seconds New Releases, Single Titles
Her Silent Seaming 2014 10 minutes 30 seconds Single Titles
Instructions on How to Make a Film 2018 13 minutes 16 seconds New Releases, Single Titles
Leafless 2011 8 minutes 27 seconds Single Titles
Reframe 2009 4 minutes Single Titles
Shape of a Surface 2017 9 minutes 20 seconds New Releases, Single Titles
Solitary Acts #4 2015 8 minutes 27 seconds Single Titles
Solitary Acts #5 2015 5 minutes 25 seconds Single Titles
Solitary Acts #6 2015 10 minutes 50 seconds Single Titles
Untitled 2016 12 minutes New Releases, Single Titles