TUNCA was born in Izmir in 1982. He graduated from Mimar Sinan University, Faculty of Fine Arts. Since the early 2000s, his interest has mainly focused on transcending social and political events’ historical sublimation and ideological constructs. Ranging from drawing and canvas painting to sculptural forms, videos, and performances, his multi-faceted practice captures the material residues of history as components of collective memory. He frames the phenomenon of testimony in the monumental layers of ‘memory’, ranging from official histories to individual stories, beyond recognition and documentarism. For the performance titled Floating Slum House, which he realised together with Guido Casaretto in parallel to the 9th Istanbul Biennial (2005), TUNCA spent a week in a floating slum house they built on the Golden Horn while documenting this process. He was a resident artist at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, France in 2017, and at the Artport Tel Aviv, Israel in 2018. Since 2014, TUNCA has realised a series of performances around gastronomy, history, and politics, and he currently resides and works in Ayvalık, Turkey.