THINKING CURRENTS Participating Artist: Burçak BINGÖL

Burçak BINGÖL (Istanbul)

Self-conscious, 2015, single-channel video, color, sound, 43″.

With her subtle yet destructive act, the artist interrogates notions of belonging, culture, history, and tradition, also read as homage to ceramics— a treasured Asian-continental artistic practice and symbol of wealth, widely spread through Western imperialism.

About the artist:

Burçak Bingöl’s works reflects her dense cultural heritage and her continued fascination with patterns. Her ambitious, labor-intensive ornamentation and ceramic works both question and expand the Western canon, inviting viewers to reconsider divides between art vs. craft and high vs. low. She creates organic, psychological landscapes hovering between abstraction and representation, seduction and repulsion, mysticism and consumption, that both embrace and disregard Eastern and Western traditions. She has has solo projects at Art Basel Hong Kong and Volta, New York including participation in numerous group exhibitions and her works are in private and public collections in the US, Europe and the Middle East.