Hera Büyüktaşcıyan, The Keepers , 2014
wax and bronze,19 x 9 cm
Courtesy the artist
Hera Büyüktaşçıyan wasborn in 1984 in Istanbul, where she lives and works. She graduated in 2006 in Fine Arts from the Marmara University.
The artist uses notions of the ‘other’ and combines it with the concepts of absence and invisibility to compose such notion within an imaginary connection through identity, memory, space and time, opening new narratives thanks to the use of metaphors from local myths, historic and iconographic elements. She has participated in Artists Residency programs that include the ACSL Yerevan (2011); PiST///Interdisciplinary Project Space, Istanbul (2012); Villa Waldberta in Munich (2012-13); Delfina Foundation in London (2014). Recent exhibitions include, among others: Changeables & Transformables, Istanbul (2009); Lives and works in İstanbul, Istanbul (2010); art. homes, Munich-İstanbul (2010-2011); The Afternoon Odyssey, SALT Istanbul(2012); Looking for Somewhere to Land, Stockholm(2012); The Land Across the Blind, Galeri Mana Istanbul (2014); Oxymoron Normality Bialystok-Istanbul (2014); Jerusalem Show VII, Jerusalem (2014); The Century of Centuries, SALT Istanbul, (2014).
Photo: Liza Büyüktaşcıyan