Burcu Erden explores the relationship between her sculptures and the viewer, and investigates the decisive role that scale and position play in this relationship. Erden reconstructs well-defined visual forms that have been associated with power and bureaucracy by playing with scale. Similarly, she focuses on position when she immobilizes her figures in uncomfortable, inappropriate and unexpected positions, and captures them in unmaintainable forms. Insofar as both of her approaches are concerned, she invites the viewers to re-examine these images, and question the conception of time and space embodied in them, along with the associations that they bring

to mind. 

ABOUT MY ART

b.1986/ Istanbul, Turkey

Based  in Istanbul, she is currently working as a Research Assistant in the

Fine Arts Faculty of Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University.

 

Education

 

2012-2016 Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, PhD – Sculpture, Istanbul, Turkey

2014 Akademie der Bildenden Kunste Wien- Conceptual Art Class with Marina Grzinic,       

           Erasmus Exchange Programme, Wien, Austria

2009-2012 Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, MA- Sculpture, Istanbul, Turkey 

2003-2009 Mimar Sinan Fine Arts Universty, BA - Sculpture, Istanbul, Turkey

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2019  Calling for the Mass, Art On İstanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
2018  Ashes of Tomorrow, Tophane-i Amire Culture & Arts Center, Istanbul, Turkey

 

Group Exhibitions

 

2018  99 Kare, Art On İstanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
2018  From Another Hill, Terrace Exhibitions, Elgiz Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
2018  No Story, Art On İstanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
2018  Place-Atelier, Cer Modern, Ankara, Turkey
2018  Unpublished Stories, Tophane-i Amire Culture & Arts Center, Istanbul, Turkey

2017  Crossroads 5, Art On İstanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
2016  Unexpected Territories, Artist 2016, Istanbul, Turkey
2016  Art in Mind, Brick Lane Gallery, London, UK
2012  Inspiration?, Evil?, Isık University, Istanbul, Turkey
2011   Light, Space, Sculpture, Mine Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

 

Art Fair Participation

 

2018  Contemporary Istanbul, Art On İstanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

2017  Contemporary Istanbul, Art On İstanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

 

Artist Residency Program

 

2017  By the Other Means Gallery, London, UK

 

Symposiums

 

2018  Sarıyer Wood Sculpture Symposium, Istanbul, Turkey
2017  Odunpazarı Wood Sculpture Symposium, Eskişehir, Turkey
2017  Koru Young Sculptors Symposium, Yalova, Turkey
2016  10th International Alanya Wood Sculpture Symposium, Antalya, Turkey

2013  10th International Alanya Stone Sculpture Symposium, Antalya, Turkey

2010  International Wood Sculpture Symposium, Castello Tesino, Italy

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