Art: minority experiences in Sticks and Stones – Fatma Bucak’s first solo London exhibition


Pi Artworks is currently showcasing artist Fatma Bucak’s first solo exhibition in the UK – Sticks and Stones, curated by Nat Muller. The multi-disciplinary artist focuses on two of the most pertinent struggles of our times, namely freedom of expression and freedom of movement.

Born in the historic port city of İskenderun, Hatay province, by Syria, Bucak draws on her experience of Turkey’s Kurdish minority and other similar groups trapped by human-imposed borders and restrictions. As global conditions becoming harsher for minorities, Bucak turns the spotlight on the increasing repression, dispossession, migration and violence they face, which in turn is significantly transforming human existence.

Installation by Fatma Bucak, showing at Sticks and Stones, Pi Artworks London, until Nov 2017


London-based Bucak studied Philosophy at Istanbul University and History of Art and Etching in Italy at the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts, before completing an MA in Photography at the Royal College of Art, London. Her works encompass performance art, photography, sound, and video, themed around political identity, religious mythology, and landscapes as a space of historical renegotiation.

Artist Fatma Bucak

She has held solo exhibitions at various museums and galleries around the world including Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, Turin; ARTER, Istanbul and Harpe45, Lausanne Artpace, San Antonio. Her work has also been exhibited at The Jewish Museum, New York; ICA, London; Contemporary Art Platform Gallery Space, Kuwait and La Permanente Museum, Milan.

Bucak has also won numerous awards such as the 13th Illy Present Future Prize and also the Academy Now London award. She is currently preparing her new work at the Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (GIBCA).

Exhibition Details

Dates: runs until Tuesday 21 November 2017

Times:  Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm; Saturday: 11am – 6pm. Closed Sundays.

Venue: Pi Artworks, 55 Eastcastle Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1W 8EG

Entry: free of charge

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