Sheyda Porter (1986, Istanbul) is a sculptor and curator based in Newcastle upon Tyne and Istanbul. They gained a BA in Fine Art from Northumbria University, Newcastle and graduated with a Master's in Curating from the University of Sunderland. They are currently co-director and editor of Lungs, an artist-led curatorial project with an annual contemporary art & literature print publication. Porter's artistic and curatorial practices are primarily concerned with the production of knowledge in the everyday, and examining existing power structures within the culture through epistemology. Their current research interests include postcolonial theory, social justice, ethics and politics of curating. Newcastle upon Tyne