#21 xoxo

Sine Özbilge & İmge Özbilge
2019 | 9

A girl and her online search for love in times of social media, speed dating, cyberlove, hipster culture and post-net attitudes.


About The Director
Sine Özbilge is a multidisciplinary Artist and Designer with a strong focus on Animation and
Graphic Design. She holds a BA in ‘Design and Arts’ from the Libera Università di Bolzano FUB Italy, as well as
an MA in ‘Animation’ from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts KASK Belgium.
She has been mentored by Aldo Cibic at the Cibicworkshop – the contemporary successor of the renowned
Italian Memphis Designer Ettore Sottsass – and has acquired valuable skills and project methodologies. Soon
after her training she developed a passion for animation and decided to delve into the Art World in order to
foster her artistic practices. She recently has completed her first professional animated short ‘#21xoxo’ with
the support of the Flanders Audiovisual Fund – VAF as well as the production house Lunanime – the daughter
company of Lumiere.
In her works she creates obscure worlds where subconscious desires, conflicts and struggles metamorphose
into absurd and surreal artworks. These often have a mixed media basis where animation and live-action
metamorphose in order to explore new connotations and stylistic forms. Her work focuses on Femininity,
the Subconscious, our Post-Net Era and the theory of Absurdism.