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 Büyüktaşçiyan 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 10.
Burçak Bingöl conducted her prelimary research in St Ives throughout January and she carried out her research and production at Porthmeor Studios from March 1 to April 1, 2022. Bingöl's solo exhibition Minor Vibrations on Earth is on view between 15 October 2022 - 15 January 2023. The solo exhibition of Hera Büyüktaşcıyan, another artist invited by Tate St Ives as part of the program, is planned to open in the summer
About Tate St Ives
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.
About Burçak Bingöl
Burçak Bingöl (b.1976) Born in Görele, raised in Ankara, she lives and works in Istanbul. Her works are in many private and public collections in the US, Europe and the Middle and Far East including The Metropolitan Museum of Arts, New York.
Burçak Bingöl’s works explore notions of belonging, cultural heritage, identity, decoration and failure by blurring the boundaries between these seemingly distinct notions. Through her labor- intensive process of tracing, copying and re-forming, she adopts an analytical approach to new configurations. The works are psychological landscapes that hover between abstraction and representation, rejection and preservation that both embrace and disregard Eastern and Western traditions. Working with various mediums such as ceramics, drawings, video, photography and installation, Bingöl’s works are constant re-working of materials and objects to converge to a repetitive act where fiction and failure merges.
About Hera Büyüktaşçıyan
Born in Istanbul, 1984. Graduated from Marmara University, Faculty of Fine Arts, (2006). Lives and works in Istanbul. The artist 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 & time through “the other”. In her recent works to inquire the meaning of ‘absence’ within the collective memory, she focuses on urban transformation, which causes disappearance, invisibility, isolation and otherness within the framework of communities, history, time-space and memory. Her most recent works enquire into the meaning of 'absence' within collective memory without focusing on the destructive aspect of nostalgia but more of recreating and reconstructing new realities or representations out of the existence of the invisible. At this point the artist has an archeological and sociological narrative where she gathers different layers and aspects of time and history.