Burçak Bingöl’s works explore memory, identity, cultural heritage, and decoration by blurring the boundaries between these seemingly disparate notions.
Her works are psychological landscapes on forgetting and remembering that hover between abstraction and representation, rejection and preservation; they both embrace and disregard Eastern and Western artistic traditions.
Through 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.
Burçak Bingöl’s solo exhibitions include: Interrupted Halfway Through (Zilberman, Berlin, Germany, 2019), Living Inside a Tale and There Only (Zilberman Project, Istanbul, Turkey, 2019), Jardin Particulier, (French Palace, Istanbul, Turkey, 2017), Mythos and Utopia (Zilberman, Istanbul, Turkey, 2017), and A Carriage Affair (Zilberman Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey 2014); and her group exhibitions include: Untitled, (curator: Annette Berr, Haus des Papiers Museum, Berlin, Germany, 2021), Tempo Incognito: On Flows, Rhythm, and Movement, curator: Rana Öztürk, Depo, Istanbul, Turkey, 2021), Shifting Patterns, curator: Ayşe Güngör & Veronika Witte Kunstverein Tiergarten, Berlin, Germany, 2021), Unleashing, (Columbia University Teachers College, New York, USA, 2018), a good neighbour - on the move (Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany, 2017), 15th Istanbul Biennial: a good neighbour (Istanbul, Turkey, 2017) and TEN (Baksı Museum, Bayburt, Turkey, 2015). Her work is in many private and public collections in the US, Europe and the Middle East, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, USA), 21st Century Museum (Louisville, USA), Baksı Museum (Bayburt, Turkey) and Salsali Private Museum -SPM (Dubai, UAE).
- Living Inside a Tale And There Only
- I’m an Eye, A Mechanical Eye
- Interrupted Halfway Through
- Mythos and Utopia
- Minor Heroisms
- A Carriage Affair
- The Way We Were
- UNTITLED ORIGINAL
- CABINET OF CURIOSITIES