Fatma Bucak studied Philosophy at Istanbul University and History of Art and Etching in Italy at the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts, before completing her MA in Photography at the Royal College of Art, London.
Bucak's works in performance, photography, sound, and video, center on political identity, religious mythology, and landscape as a space of historical renegotiation. Investigating the fragility, tension and irreversibility of history, the power of testimony and memory. in her practice she often questions traditional forms of history-making as well as cultural and gender norms.
Fatma Bucak, b. 1984, Turkey, lives and works in London, Istanbul and Turin. 
Solo exhibitions include; 
While the Dust Quickly Falls, Dresden Kunsthaus, Germany, (curated by Kari Conte, 2022); In Prestissimo, Peola Simondi Contemporary Art, Italy, (2020) Acts of Erasure, MOCA Toronto - Museum of Contemporary Art (2019 - duo); A Colossus on Clay Feet, ICI New York  - Italian Cultural Institute (2019)So as to find the strength to see, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Palermo, Italy (2018); A World of Ten Thousand Things, Pi Artworks, Istanbul (2018); So as to find the strength to see, Merz Foundation, Torino, Italy (2018); Sticks and Stones, Pi Artworks London, UK (2017); Damascus Rose, Harpe 45, Lausanne, Switzerland (2017); And men turned their faces from there, Brown University David Winton Bell Gallery, USA (2016); Suggested place for you to see it, Pori Art Museum, Finland (2016); Nothing is in its own place, Alberto Peola Gallery, Turin, Italy (2015); Over a line, darkly, Artpace, San Antonio, Texas, USA (2015); I must say a word about fear, Castello di Rivoli, Museum of Contemporary Art, Turin, Italy (2014); Yet an Other Story About the Fall, ARTER, Istanbul, Turkey (2013).
Major group exhibitions and screenings includeGood Space-Communities, or the Promise of Happiness, Villa Merkel, Esslingen, Germany (2019); Videobox, Carreau du Temple, Le Syndicat Magnifique, Paris, France (2018); Scouring the press, Bilsart, Istanbul, Turkey (2018); GIBCA – Goteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (2017); Meeting Points 8: Both sides of the curtain – Mophradat, Beirut Art Center (2017); Lo Specchio Concavo, BACO, Bergamo, Italy (2016); International Festival of Non-Fiction Film and Media, MoMA, New York, USA (2015); Sights and Sounds: Turkey, Jewish Museum, NY, USA (2015); Art in General Screening Programme, NY, USA (2014); Bloomberg New Contemporaries 13, ICA, London and Spike Island, Bristol, UK (2013); Manifesta 9 - Parallel Events, Genk, Belgian (2012); Cairo Award, La Permanente Museum, Milan, Italy (2011) and 54th Venice Biennale - Tese di San Cristoforo, Italy (2011). 
Selected awards and art residencies include; ISCP New York (2018); La Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (2017); Artpace San Antonio, Texas (2015); Townhouse International Art Residency, Cairo (2014); Illy Present Future Award, Italy (2013); Damiani Award/Academy Now Award, London, UK (2013); The Worshipful Company of Painter – Stainers Prize award, London (2012). 

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