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. 

 

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. Represented by Zilberman Gallery, İstanbul - Berlin.

2009-2008

EDUCATION

 

Photography,

The New School,

New York, USA

2002-2008

PhD, Ceramics,

Hacettepe University,

Ankara, Turkey

2000-2002

MFA, Ceramics,

Hacettepe University,

Ankara, Turkey

1996-2000

BFA, Ceramics,

Hacettepe University,

Ankara, Turkey

1985-1991

Music (part-time student)

Hacettepe University, Ankara State Conservatory,

Ankara, Turkey

COLLECTIONS

 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

 

21st Century Museum, Louisville, Kentucky, USA


Baksı Museum, Bayburt, Turkey

MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, Poland


Salsali Private Museum, Dubai, UAE


Private Collections in Turkey, Europe, North America, the Middle and Far East

SOLO EXHIBITIONS & PRESENTATIONS

2019

Interrupted Halfway Through,

Zilberman Gallery, Berlin, Germany

April 24 - July 27

Living Inside a Tale and There Only,

Zilberman Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

May 14 - August 17

2018

RESIDENCIES AND ACTIVITIES

 

Artist Residency, Iaspis

Stockholm, Sweden

October - December

Book Launch and Conversation,

with Wendy Shaw

Zilberman Gallery, Berlin, Germany

May 21

Artist Talk, Mamut SHOTS

Mamut Art Project, Istanbul, Turkey

April 19

Artist Residency, Zilberman Gallery

Berlin, Germany

September 25 - November 15

 

Jury Member, Base 2018

İstanbul, Turkey

 

Jury Member, Young Fresh Different (2012-2018),

Galeri Zilberman

İstanbul, Turkey

 

Jury Member,"Conceptual Varieties", Ceramic Exhibition, SSEDD

Turkey

 

Jury Member, Young Fresh Different (2012-2018),

Galeri Zilberman

İstanbul, Turkey

 

Workshop, Social City

İstanbul, Turkey; May 14 - 5

Stockholm, Switzerland; August 15 -18

 

Artist Talk, Montclair University

New Jersey, USA

April 10

 

Artist Talk, Karatay University

Konya, Turkey

March 13

 

Conversation with Hera Buyuktasciyan and Yasemin Ozcan

"Fureya: Ceramics from the Public Sphere to the Studio Practice"

İstanbul, Turkey

January 6

2019

2018

Solo Presentation,

Untitled - San Francisco,

January 12-14

2017

Jardin Particulier,

French Palace, Istanbul, Turkey

October 24-29

 

Mythos and Utopia,

Zilberman Gallery, İstanbul, Turkey

February 18 - April 30

2015

Solo Presentation,

VOLTA NY, Pier 90, New York, USA

March 5 - 8

2014

A Carriage Affair,

Galeri Zilberman, İstanbul, Turkey

May 10 - June 21

Solo Presentation,

Art Basel Hong Kong Insight, China

May 15 - 18

2011

Cabinet of Curiosities,

Cda-Projects, İstanbul, Turkey 

May 14 - June 14

2009

Feeling The Blanks, 

Turkish Embassy Art Gallery, New York, USA

July 20 - 30

2008

Attention! Fragile,

PhD Graduation Show, 

Hacettepe University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Ankara, Turkey

December 1 - 5

Ankara 3+1,

Hacettepe University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Ankara, Turkey

March 5 - 6

2006

Syste-Matic,

Artist-in-Residency Exhibition,

Thomas Hunter Gallery, Hunter College, New York City, USA

August 1 - 29

2017

Jury Member, Baticim Painting and Sculpture Competition

Turkey

 

Conversation with Residents from Cité des Artes, Salon IKSV

İstanbul, Turkey

2016

Artist Residency by IKSV, Cité des Artes

Paris, France

April - June

 

Artist Talk, Seramik Yapmak ya da Yapmamak, Pera Museum

İstanbul, Turkey

March 12

 

Artist Talk, Natur Morte, Plato Sanat

İstanbul, Turkey

March 17

2015

Founder Lecturer at Nesin Art Village

Şirince, İzmir, Turkey

 

Participant, FIELD MEETING Take 2: An Afterthought,

Venice Biennial Collateral Event

Venice, Italy

May 8

 

Artist Talk, H.U. Fine Arts Faculty

Ankara, Turkey

April 30

 

Presentation, 10th Ufat Photography Days, "Signals &Systems"

Bursa, Turkey

22-25 April

2014

Lecture Performance, ACAW

NYC, USA

 

Jury Member, Young Fresh Different (2012-2013),

Galeri Zilberman

İstanbul, Turkey

2013

Curatorial travel grant in Europe, Goethe Institute

Ankara, Turkey

2011

Visiting Artist, Eczacıbaşı Sanat Atölyesi

İstanbul, Turkey

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019

I'm an Eye, A Mechanical Eye

curated by Naz Beşcan,

Zilberman Gallery, İstanbul, Turkey

May 14 - July 5

2018

House of Wisdom

curated by Collective Çukurcuma

Bonington Gallery, Nottingham, UK

September 28 - October 27

Future of Travel / the Journey of the Artwork,

NOKS Independent Art Space, İstanbul, Turkey

September 9 - October 7

 

First Round,

Selections from the Çarmıklı Collection

Galata Greek School, İstanbul, Turkey

April 6 - May 12 

 

Unleashing,

curated by Işın Önol and Livia Alexander,

Columbia University, Teachers College, New York, 

April 1- May 31

2017

Guest: Unexpected

curated by Özlem Ünsal,

MIXER, İstanbul, Turkey

15 December 2016 - 13 January 2017

 

A Good Neighbour, 15th Istanbul Biennial

curated by Elmgreen & Dragset,

İstanbul, Turkey 

September 16 - December 12

 

Past Meets Present,

curated by Huma Kabakçı and Mine Küçük,

Anna Laudel Galeri, İstanbul, Turkey

September 7 - October 13 

 

Çanakkale Art Walk 2017: Homeland,

Osnabrück, Germany 

June 6 - August 8

 

Tiny Office Art,

Consulate General of Sweden, İstanbul, Turkey

 

House of Wisdom,

curated by Naz Cuguoğlu & Mine Kaplangı,

Dzialdov Project Space, Berlin, Germany

April 29 - June 4

 

Sculpture,

SPM (Salsali Private Museum), Dubai, UAE

March 13 - September 11

2016

Stay With Me: Artists´ Diaries from İstanbul,

21er Haus, Vienna, Austria

26 October 2016 - 08 January 2017

 

Zaman Renk!

curated by Selen Sarıoğlu,

Artnivo Project Space, Istanbul, Turkey

September 22 - November 11

 

Ultrahabitat,

Zilberman Gallery, Berlin, Germany

 

Printed 16’,

Mixer, Istanbul, Turkey

 

Nature Morte,

Curated by Marcus Graf,

Plato Sanat, İstanbul, Turkey 

January 21 - March 5

 

Stay With Me,

De Kijkdoos Public Space, Amsterdam, Netherlands

January 16 - February 12

2015

With His Feet Resting Heavily on Clouds,

Curated by Antonello Tolve,

Pescara, Italy

November - February

 

On,

Curated by Marcus Graf,

Baksı Museum, Bayburt, Turkey

August 12 - May 12

 

Minor Heroisms,

Curated by Nat Muller,

Galeri Zilberman, İstanbul, Turkey

September 2 - October 24

 

Thinking Currents,

Curated by Leeza Ahmady, 

Seattle, WA, USA

2014

Stay With Me!,

Apartment Project, Berlin, Germany

 

Sculpture Road to Miro,

curated by Emre Zeytinoğlu and Nilüfer Ergin,

Baksı Museum, Bayburt, Turkey

 

Leanerd Helplessness,

curated by Işın Önol,

Bergsen&Bergsen Gallery, İstanbul, Turkey

2013

The Way We Were,

curated by Ferhat Özgür,

Galeri Zilberman, İstanbul, Turkey

2012

Encounters: Turkish Contemporary Art in Korea,

curated by Hasan Bülent Kahraman,

Seoul, South Korea 

 

Figure Out: Contemporary Turkish Arts,

Artsawa, Dubai, UAE

 

Who Left? / What Behind ?,

Flying Broom, Contemporary Arts Center, Ankara, Turkey

2011

Ceramic Material And Material Culture,

Flushing Town Hall, Queens, New York, USA

 

Untitled Original,

Cda-Projects, İstanbul, Turkey

2010

Relief Valve,

New Agrarian Center, Oberlin, Ohio, USA

2008

We Don’t Have Any Obstacles,

ANKARA 3+1 Exhibition, Hacettepe University,

Ankara,Turkey

2006

International Miniature Ceramics Competition Exhibition,

Zagrep, Crotia

2005

The Works From The New Generation of Turkish Artists,

Hacettepe University Art Gallery, Ankara, Turkey

 

Multi-Cultural Identity: Cultural Heritage, Arts, Image,

Exhibition organized by the Turco-British Association,

Contemporary Arts Center, Ankara, Turkey

 

2nd International Contemporary Mosaic Biennial,

Buenos Aires, Argentina

2003

34-06 Group Ceramics Exhibition,

Toyan Art Gallery, Ankara, Turkey

2002

62nd The State Painting And Sculpture Exhibition,

Ankara, Turkey

2010

Cura Bodrum Residency

Bodrum, Turkey

2009

‘Occupation: Curator’, workshop with Suzanne Jaschko,

Goethe Institute

Ankara, Turkey

2006

Artist-in-Resident, Workshops and Talks,

Hunter College

New York, USA

2004

Participant Artist, Workshops and Talks,

2nd International Contemporary Ceramic Sessions,

Buenos Aires and Obera, Argentina

2004-2007

Chorister, Koro@Modern Music Group,

Ankara, Turkey

1995-2012

Chorister, Koro@Modern Music Group,

Ankara, Turkey

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2019

Young Fresh Different 10: One Must Continue

Zilberman Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

July 13 - August 17

2011

Erinnerungen An Die Fremde,

Goethe Institute, Ankara, Turkey

 

Existrong,

Cda-Projects, İstanbul, Turkey

January 7 - 29

2010

Nearfar: The Reaction Interstice,

Hacettepe University Ankara State Conservatory, Ankara, Turkey

May 7