In Conversation w/ Freeze Magazine: On Contemporary Art and Meme Making

Cem A., the artist behind the viral meme account freeze_magazine will share about his practice of meme-making and how he creates memes as a form of artistic expression, institutional critique, anthropological research in the field of contemporary art.


Cem A. is an artist with a background in anthropology. He is known for running the art meme page @freeze_magazine and for his site-specific installations. His work explores topics such as survival and alienation in the art world, often through a hyper-reflexive lens and collaborative projects.

Cem A.’s selected solo exhibitions and installations include Louisiana Museum, Barbican Centre, Berlinische Galerie, and Museum Wiesbaden. His group exhibitions include documenta fifteen, Istanbul Modern, Mudam Luxembourg and Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje. He has held lectures at Royal College of Art London, Central Saint Martins, HEAD Geneva, HDK Valand and Universität der Künste Berlin.