Bahar Yürükoğlu

Integrating photography, video, sound and installation, Bahar Yürükoğlu’s works oscillate between the two-dimensional plane and the three-dimensional space, recreating the intensity of experience and memory through color, form, and light.

Bahar Yürükoğlu (b. 1981, Washington, D.C.) is an interdisciplinary artist working primarily with photography, installation, sculpture, collage, and video. Selected solo shows include: Organ Panic, artSümer, Istanbul, 2019; Maybe I’d like to be like you, artSümer, Istanbul, 2017; Flow Through, ARTER, Istanbul, 2016; Self-Titled, Nesrin Esirtgen Collection, Istanbul, 2014; and Melting North, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA, 2013. Selected group exhibitions include The Myth of Normal, MassArt Art Museum, Boston 2023; Vantage Point 7, Sharjah Art Foundation, 2019; Coalescence, Angra do Heroísmo Museum, Terceira, 2018; Glasgow International, 2018; and the 2013 Biennial, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA. Among the residencies Yürükoğlu participated are: the Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, Saratoga, WY, 2013; the Arctic Circle, Svalbard, the Arctic Circle, 2015; Kultivera, Tranås, Sweden, 2016; and Re_Act Contemporary, Azores, Portugal, 2018. Her work has been featured in such publications as Art Papers, Art Review, Art Review Asia, Art Unlimited, Hürriyet, as well as on online platforms including AnOthermag.com, and Hyperallergic. She is recipient of a 2018 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, as well the 2022 and 2024 DC Commission of the Arts and Humanities Fellowship. She earned her MFA in Interrelated Media from the Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Boston (2011) and her BFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts, New York (2003). She lives in Washington D.C on Piscataway and Nacotchtank land.

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