Hera Büyüktaşcıyan is an artist based in Istanbul. She graduated from Marmara University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Painting Department in 2006. Büyüktaşcıyan uses the notion of the other and combines it with the concepts of absence and invisibility, in order to compose an imaginary connection between identity, memory, space and time through the other. By using metaphors from local myths, historic and iconographic elements, she opens a new narrative scope for the other. Artist in Residence programs she has participated in are ACSL, Yerevan (2011); PiST/// Interdisciplinary Project Space, Istanbul (2012); AIRDrop, Stockholm (2012); Villa Waldberta, Munich (2012-13); Delfina Foundation, London (2014); Belles Artes, Philippines (2018).
Selected exhibitions include “GIGANTISME”, Dunkirk, France (2019); “Neither on the Ground, Nor in the Sky” IFA Galerie, Berlin (2019); “School Square Galatasaray”, curated by curated by Celenk Bafra, Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey (2018); “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); “Let Us Cultivate Our Garden”, Cappadox Festival, Cappadocia, Turkey (2016); EVA International Biennial, Limerick City, Ireland (2016); “Land without Land”, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany (2016); “Istanbul: Passion, Joy, Fury”, MAXXI, The National Museum of XXI Century Arts, Rome, Italy (2016); 14. Istanbul Biennial (2015); 56. Venice Biennial, Armenian Pavilion, Venice, Italy (2015); “A Century of Centuries“, SALT, Istanbul (2015); ‘’The Jerusalem Show’’, Jerusalem, Israel (2014); “The Land Across the Blind”, Galeri Manâ, Istanbul (2014); IN SITU, PiST///, Istanbul, Turkey (2013); “Envy, Enmity, Embarrassment”, ARTER, Istanbul (2013); “Reflecting on Reflection”, Galeri Manâ, Istanbul, Turkey (2012). She lives and works in Istanbul.