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Hera Büyüktaşcıyan - Artists - Green . Art . Gallery

Detail of Hera Büyüktaşcıyan, Reveries of an Underground Forest, 2019



In her multidisciplinary practice, Hera Büyüktaşcıyan uses the notion of absence and invisibility, in order to anchor memory through unseen and forgotten aspects of time & space and architectural memory in reference to ruptures in socio-political histories. Through her sculptures, site specific interventions, drawings and films, Büyüktaşcıyan dives into terrestrial imagination by unearthing patterns of selected narratives and timelines that unfold the material memory of unstable spaces.

Hera Büyüktaşcıyan was born in Istanbul in 1984, and graduated from Marmara University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Painting department in 2006. She was awarded the Emerging Artist Prize at the Toronto Biennial of Art in 2019. 

Hera Büyüktaşcıyan - Artists - Green . Art . Gallery

Detail of Hera Büyüktaşciyan, Terrestrial II, 2019

Solo and two-person exhibitions include: Defending Ancient Waters, Centre de Création Contemporaine Olivier Debré (CCC OD), Tours, France (2024); Resonant Grounds, Centre International d’Art et du Paysage, Vassivière Island, France (2023); Earthbound Whisperers, Tate St. Ives, Cornwall, UK (2023); A Line of Foreign Verses, Hera Büyüktaşcıyan and Seher Shah, Green Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE (2023); On Stones and Palimpsests, Green Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE (2020); Neither on the Ground, nor in the Sky, Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa) Gallery, Berlin, Germany (2019); and Write Injuries on Sand and Kindness in Marble, Green Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE (2017).

Recent group exhibitions include: WOMEN, together, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (2023); Healing Ruins, Zeyrek Çinili Hamam, Istanbul (2023); A Permanent Nostalgia for Departure: A rehearsal on legacy with Zaha Hadid, Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati, OH (2023); All Images Will Disappear, One Day, Autostrada Biennale, Kosovo  (2023); soft and weak like water, 14th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea (2023); You Know Who, Abdülmecid Efendi Mansion, Turkey (2022); Enmeshed, Tate Modern, London, UK (2022); Biennale Matter of Art, Prague, Czech Republic (2022); rīvus, Biennale of Sydney 2022, Australia (2022); Biennale Matter of Art, Prague, Czech Republic (2021); Soft Water Hard Stone, New Museum Triennial, New York, NY (2021); Once Upon a Time Inconceivable, Protocinema, Istanbul (2021); I heard it from the valleys, Haus N Athen, Athens, Greece (2021); What If a Journey..., Autostrada Biennale, Kosovo (2021); Permanent Spring, Delayed Bloom, Protocinema Open Air Screening Tour 2021, Multiple cities (2021); Reflections: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa, The British Museum, London, UK (2021); LB02: between the sun and the moon, Lahore Biennale, Lahore, Pakistan (2020); Every Step in the Right Direction, Singapore Biennale, National Gallery, Singapore (2019); The Shoreline Dilemma, Toronto Biennial of Art, Toronto, Canada (2019); On Threads and Frequencies, GIGANTISME, Dunkirk, France (2019); Planetary Planning, Dhaka Art Summit, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2018); Doublethink: Double vision, Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey (2017); Still (the) Barbarians, EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial, Limerick, Ireland (2016); Saltwater, Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey (2015); and Armenity, Armenian Pavillion, 56th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (2015) among others.

She lives and works in Istanbul, Turkey.

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