Hera Büyüktaşcıyan

2019 Archive

Hera Büyüktaşçıyan (born and lives in Istanbul, Turkey) graduated from the Fine Arts Institute at Marmara University, Istanbul in 2006. The artist locates the figure of “the other” between the twinned spectres of absence and invisibility in order to weave connections between identity, memory, space, and time. Exhibitions include: GIGANTISME—ART & INDUSTRIE, Dunkirk, 2019; Neither on the Ground, nor in the Sky, ifa Galerie Berlin, 2019; Underneath the Arches, Naples, 2018; Dhaka Art Summit,Bangladesh, 2018; Armenian Pavilion, 56th Venice Biennale, 2015; 14th Istanbul Biennial, 2015; and Jerusalem Show VII, 2014.


Hera Büyüktaşçiyan at 259 Lake Shore Blvd E

Location: 259 Lake Shore Blvd East

Büyüktaşçıyan’s installation, Reveries of an Underground Forest, consists of carpets rolled to resemble the stumps of trees, inspired by the forests that once flourished in the Toronto region and are now buried under the foundations of our modern city. The carpets are embellished with linear burn patterns that are reminiscent…


Reveries of an Underground Forest: A Conversation Between Two Forests

Location: 259 Lake Shore Blvd East

Artist Hera Büyüktaşçıyan’s installation Reveries of an Underground Forest (2019), reflects on the notion of invisible foundations of lost spaces, implying movements of people through history to retrace the lost fragments of social and personal narratives. Through a performance, musician and artist Keerat Kaur relates to the installation in song, recollecting the…