Esra Düzen (b. 1983, Istanbul) lives in Oslo, Norway. Working across drawing, textile, installation, performance and sound, her practice reinterprets societal norms, alienation, rituals and her cultural heritage through modes of speculative storytelling, symbolism and myth making. Her stories take place in an alternative reality where the characters imitate our human experiences. Through this subversion of reality she tries to create a new perspective and interpretation. She performs in cartoony handmade costumes, with handmade scenographic elements and toys. Especially in her performances and drawings she uses humor to create discomfort and absurdity.
Her recent works are focused on alienation that comes as a result of immigration and alienation that comes with other human experiences; such as aging.