Eli Bensusan (b. Istanbul, Turkey) is an independent designer with a degree of Master of Design in Designed Objects from School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2015) and Bachelors of Science in Industrial Product Design from Istanbul Technical University (2013). His work has been exhibited in Chicago, New York, Joshua Tree, Eindhoven, Milan and Istanbul. He participated in residency programs at ATÖLYE and Gate 27. He was a participant at the Istanbul Design Biennial with his installation “Sundial of the Blind” at Moda Park.
Eli is interested in inviting myths and rituals of other possible worlds, which he expresses them through designed objects and mixed media work combining different techniques such as collages, watercolor paintings, and poetry. His approach is to understand and intervene in fundamental layers of existing objects such as materiality, form, utility and agency. This way the results propose unexpected behaviors criticizing our routine, constructing a new narrative.