RCA SHOW 2012

Fatma Bucak

Photography


Untitled

HD video


Exploring aesthetics that draw from literature to medieval symbolism, my research embraces subjects recalling my autobiographical past and personal experiences. Silent landscapes, home to ancient Biblical and Koranic stories, an unconscious sense of guilt, the peremptory presence of a feminine person: through these metaphors I reinterpret archetypes and myths belonging to the origins and classical traditions of the Mediterranean area.

Performances, photographic and video works summon back to life their inherent political power, causing them to intimately and subversively betray their origins, and instilling them with new possible meanings and interpretations, in a shift back and forth from East to West.



+44 (0)7818 495 506

bucakfatma@gmail.com

www.fatmabucak.com

www.albertopeola.com


Supported by: Ko Foundation


CV

Degrees

BA (Hons), Photography, Istituto Europeo di Design, Italy, 2009; BA (Hons), Fine Art, Accademia Albertina delle Belle Arti, Italy, 2007; BA (Hons), Philosophy, Istanbul University, Turkey, 2003

Exhibitions

Dress Code (curated by Martina Corgnati and Amel B Makkawi) , Art SAWA, Dubai, 2012; Daughter of Man (solo show), Alberto Peola Contemporary Art Gallery, Turin, 2011; Venice Biennale, Tese di San Cristoforo – Arsenale/Academies (curated by Vittorio Sgarbi), Venice Biennale, Venice, 2011; Past Present Future – Highlights from the UniCredit Collection (curated by Walter Guadagnini), Yapi Kredi Art Gallery, Istanbul, 2010

Awards

Finalist, 12th Premio Cairo - Contemporary Art Prize, 2011; Winner, UniCredit Bank Passport Prize, 2010; Winner, Koç Foundation Grant Award, 2010