2021 - 2023

Tate St Ives

United Kingdom

Through SAHA’s partnership with Tate St Ives since 2020, artist Burçak Bingöl participated in Tate St Ives Artist Residency and Commissions Programme. The artist’s solo exhibition is on view between 15 October 2022 - 15 January 2023.

In Minor Vibrations on Earth, Bingöl presents a new installation that resembles an imaginary kiln interior, in which objects are still in the process of being formed. Reflecting on processes of transformation and fluidity, as well as legacies of modernism in Turkey, these objects, for Bingöl, bring together 'vibrations' from different time periods and geographies. As such, the work continues her interest in the complex and often blurred boundarie between notions of identity, cultural heritage, memory and amnesia. Selected by the museum director Anne Barlow through studio visits in Turkey, Bingöl undertook a month-long residency at Porthmeor Studios in March 2022 and carried out research at The Leach Pottery in St Ives.

SAHA has inaugurated a partnership with Tate St Ives, supporting the participation of two emerging artists to Tate St Ives Artist Residency and Commissions Programme. Selected by director Anne Barlow through studio visits in Turkey, artists Burçak Bingöl and Hera Büyüktaşçıyan have a residency in Saint Ives in different periods throughout the year 2022 to conduct research and produce new artworks to be exhibited at Tate St Ives’s Gallery.

Burçak Bingöl conducts her research and production at Porthmeor Studios from March 1 to April 1, 2022. Bingöl, who carried out her preliminary research in St Ives throughout January, will travel to the UK again in autumn to exhibit her productions at Tate St Ives Gallery 10.

Alongside Tate Modern, Tate Britain and Tate Liverpool, Tate had formed a close link with St Ives when it took over the management of the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden in 1980. As a result of the large number of visitors at the gallery, it was decided to refurbish and extend Tate St Ives. The making of the new Tate St Ives completed in summer 2017. 

Tate St Ives
Burçak Bingöl

About Burçak Bingol

Born in Görele, raised in Ankara, Bingöl has completed her art education on PhD level in the Fine Arts Faculty at Hacettepe University, Ankara. She also completed programs on Music at Ankara State Conservatory between 1985-91 and on Photography at New School, New York in 2009.

She realized eight solo shows in New York, Ankara, Istanbul and Berlin and was part of many group shows in Turkey and abroad, including the 15th Istanbul Biennial, A Good Neighbour. As a curator, she organized four exhibitions in Ankara and Istanbul.   She participated in various artist residency programs at Cité des Arts, Paris; Hunter College, New York and IASPIS, Stockholm and Gate 27, Ayvalık.  Her works are in many public and private collections in the US, Europe, the Middle and Far East including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; 21C Museum, Kentucky; Salsali Private Museum, Dubai; Baksı Museum, Bayburt, Turkey; MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, Poland.

She uses the processes of tracing, copying and re-forming, her aim is to construct new sets of configurations by de-structuring familiar representations. Within this culturally and personally charged scope of examination, her works emerge through a constant re-working of images, objects and forms, converging in a repetitive act where fiction and failure merge. As such, their architectural, sensorial and conceptual relations to space open up a research field of visual exploration.  

She currently lives and works in İstanbul. 


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