Dicle Özlüses

Dicle Ozluses (b.1993, Cyprus) graduated from Near East University, Cyprus (2015) with a degree in Fine Arts and moved to United Kingdom to study Master of Fine Arts in Kingston University. Besides being a part of several group projects, she is also a member of London based art collective, Pluszero Collective.

Predominantly, she constructs her ideas around; cleaning(labour), maintenance art, abstraction and repetition in the medium of painting, photography and installations. Conceptually her ideas are constructed around, Mierle Laderman Ukeles’s artistic approaches on Maintenance and Care also with the influences by 70s feminist artist movements. Interrogating the invisibility of; concepts of alienation, the cleaning industry, transitional employment and the figure of the
cleaner both encountered and ignored in transitional places such as hotels, stations and airports.

She has been nominated for the Young Artists Painting Competition (2015) prize and participated in a bi-communal residency of Confrontation Through Art (2016) in Berlin. She is currently living in Cyprus.