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Detail of Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, Terrestrial I, Photo by Kayhan Kaygusuz


Hera Büyüktaşçıyan integrates metaphors from local myths and historic and iconographic elements of different geographies to open up new narrative scopes. She locates the figure of the Other between the twinned spectres of absence and invisibility in order to weave connections between identity, memory, space and time.

Büyüktaşçıyan was born in Istanbul in 1984, and graduated from Marmara University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Painting department in 2006. She lives and works in Istanbul, Turkey.


Portrait of Hera Büyüktaşçıyan By Silvina der Meguerditchian

Selected exhibitions include: 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); Neither on the Ground, nor in the Sky, Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa) Gallery, Berlin, Germany (2019); Planetary Planning, Dhaka Art Summit, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2018); Doublethink: Double vision, Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey (2017); Write Injuries on Sand and Kindness in Marble, Green Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE (2017) (solo); Still (the) Barbarians, EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial, Limerick, Ireland (2016); Saltwater, Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey (2015); Armenity, Armenian Pavillion, 56th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (2015).

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