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.
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).
Hera Büyüktaşçiyan is featured in the November/December 2019 Issue of Sanat Dünyamiz. In an interview with Fisun Yalçinkaya, the artist discusses her past and recent works.
Hera Büyüktaşçiyan was awarded the Emerging Artist Prize at the inaugural edition of Toronto Biennial of Art.
Hera Büyüktaşçıyan inhabits a world of ambiguity, as her role is shaped by autobiographical narratives of exile and return between Turkey and its earlier Greek past.
Eleonora Castagna reviews Hera Büyüktaşçıyan's site specific installation, From There We Came Out and Saw the Stars at Aqua Augusta, Naples, Italy for Underneath the Arches.
Amrita Singh reviews Hera Büyüktaşçiyan's recent body of works.
Review on Hera Büyüktaşçıyan's solo show Write Injuries on Sand and Kindness in Marble at Green Art Gallery, Dubai, in Art in America written by Anna Wallace-Thompson.
A review of Hera Büyüktaşçıyan's solo exhibition Write Injuries on Sand and Kindness in Marble at Green Art Gallery, Dubai.
An excerpt from Hera Büyüktaşçıyan's solo exhibition review Write Injuries on Sand and Kindness in Marble at Green Art Gallery, Dubai.
Hera Büyüktaşçıyan's solo exhibition at Green Art Gallery Write Injuries on Sandand Kindness in Marble in Artforum Critic's Picks by Gökcan Demirkazık.
Arie Amaya-Akkermans reviews Hera Büyüktaşçıyan for SFAQ.
Nicole O'Rourke reviews Alt's inaugural show If you can’t go through the door, go through the window.
Arie Amaya-Akkermans on the 14th Istanbul Biennial, SALTWATER: A Theory of Thought Forms.
Hera Büyüktaşçıyan talks to Ocula about the Armenian Pavilion at Venice.
Hera Büyüktaşçıyan dives into the murky waters of history to tell the stories of the dispossessed. Ayla Jean Yackley speaks with the artist between her appearances at the Venice and Istanbul biennales.
Hera Büyüktaşcıyan constructs a dialogue across time that complements the former’s investigation on Karamanlidika and Armeno-Turkish with a poetic utterance traveling far across eras.
Eleonora Castagna interviews Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, who is one of the youngest artists showcased at Armenity, the exhibition presented by the Armenian Pavilion, winner of the Golden Lion at the 56th Venice Biennale.
In this essay, written for the Golden Lion award-winning Pavilion of Armenia at the 56th Venice Biennale (2015) curated by Adelina Cüberyan von Fürstenberg, Stephanie Bailey considers the Pavilion's curatorial proposition of a transnational assembly.
Centenary of Armenian massacre marked in Venice Biennale presentation.
Curated by November Paynter, A Century of Centuries, recently held at SALT Beyoğlu in Turkey, presented an unfolding dialogue between various individual artistic positions.
A review of Hera Büyüktaşçıyan's The Land Across The Blind at Galeri Manâ, Istanbul, Turkey.
An Interview with Hera Büyüktaşçiyan and her artistic journey by Elizabeth Wolfson.