She was born in 1956, in Ankara. In 1980 she received her B.A degree from the Istanbul State Academy of Fine Arts, Painting Department. In 1987 she received her PhD. degree from Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts. Eviner has a wide, multi-layered working area where the videos she prepared based on drawing, and performative and collaborative practices are intertwined. In particular, she examines how subjectivity is shaped in her works, in which she touches on the functioning of power and representation over the female body. The complex relationships that the artist established between video technologies and the painting tradition suggest a different way of perception.
The main exhibitions to which Eviner, who has presented her works in solo and group exhibitions worldwide, are invited include Gwangju Biennale (2018), Liverpool Biennial (2018), Sharjah Biennale (2017), Aichi Triennial (2016), Istanbul Biennial (2013 and 2005), Thessaloniki Biennial (2013), Asian Art Biennale (2013), Busan Biennale (2010), Shanghai Biennale (2008), Venice Biennale (1997 and 2019).
Among the museums where her works are exhibited are the Drawing Center, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Massachusetts Contemporary Art Museum, Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille and Istanbul Modern.
Eviner received prizes from the Sharjah Art Biennial in 2017 (13 Prizes); she was also invited to artist residencies such as Rauschenberg Foundation (2017) , Headlands Center for the Arts in California and ISPC in New York USA; SAM Art Projects in Paris and MAC/VAL Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne in France. One of Eviner’s most important exhibitions was her retrospective “Who’s Inside You?” at Istanbul Modern Museum, Turkey (2016).
She also displayed her works in important solo exhibitions such as “Beneath the Horizon” at Galeri Nev Istanbul (2017); “Runaway Girls” at The Drawing Center New York, USA (2015); “Broken Manifestos” at Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France (2011); “Harem” at Art in the Auditorium in Whitechapel Gallery London, UK (2009).
Eviner also attended a number of biennials worldwide including the Liverpool Biennial (2018), Gwangju Biennial (2018) and 13th Istanbul Biennial (2013).
The artist’s works are included in globally important institutional collections such as Deutsche Bank Collection, Center Pompidou in Paris, Istanbul Modern Museum, Guggenheim and TBA21 Wien.
Eviner is also a lecturer at Kadir Has University, Faculty of Art and Design. She lives and works in Istanbul, Turkey. She is represented by Galeri Nev Istanbul.