Bahar Yürükoğlu (b. 1981 in Washington DC, USA) lives and works in Istanbul, Turkey. Integrating photography, video, sound, and installations, Yürükoğlu’s works oscillate between the two-dimensional plane and the three-dimensional space, investigating the possibility of translation from one to the other. In her photographic practice, Yürükoğlu integrates video and reconsiders landscape photography as a genre by staging temporary interventions in natural environments. Her installations, on the other hand, attempt to recreate the intensity of experience and memory linked to a landscape through color, form, and light.
Solo shows include: Maybe I’d like to be like you, artSumer, Istanbul, Turkey (2017); Divide and Conquer, Lock Up International, Istanbul, Turkey (2016); Flow Through, ARTER, Istanbul, Turkey (2016); Self Titled, Nesrin Esirtgen Collection, Istanbul, Turkey (2014); Melting North, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA, USA (2014).
Group Exhibitions include: Asymmetric Kin, COOP Gallery, Nashville, TN, USA (2016); 34, Boston Sculptors Gallery, Boston, USA, (2015); Intimate Horizons, Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, Portland, OR, USA (2014); 2013 Biennial, Decordova Museum and Sculpture Garden, Lincoln, MA, USA (2013);
For more information visit iambahar.com.
Bahar Yürükoğlu and Alex Sarkisian
I can't open the can because my nails are painted
New film work by Bahar Yürükoğlu and Alex Sarkisian explores the artists’ collaborative relationship, which began after they met in Svalbard, in the Arctic Circle, and continued until they met again exactly two years later in the inverse climate of Guna Yala, Panama.
By turning the camera on the artists, the film reveals concerns around their self-positioning in these particular sites, as well as their individual positions within the collaboration. Conceived as a film installation for GI, the work builds on narratives of the Anthropocene and inherited histories, whilst examining a relationship between the two figures based on uncanny humour.
Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Sun, 10am-5pm