Gamze Şanlı is a British, Turkish, and Cypriot multidisciplinary artist and performer.
She holds a Combined Honours BA in Turkish & Greek Studies from King’s College London and SOAS, and an MA in Human Rights from UCL. Her craft weaves stories centred around socio-politics, ancestral remembrance, nostalgic fantasy, poetic horror, hauntology, mythology and witchcraft. The projects that she has collaborated on and/or performed in vary from experimental theatre to independent film and documentary.
She is currently working on some experimental short films and art projects and is a member of the Documentarist, MENA Film Festival and London Short Film Festival teams. As an artist her work combines embroidery, collage and illustration. Şanlı is a founding member of the multilingual folk music group ‘Janatolia’, and is the art and activism director of the SWANA collective Full Potential. Having worked in Erbil and Istanbul she is now based in London.