Büşra Özdemir

Büşra (b. 1995, Ankara) graduated from the Department of Painting at the Gazi University Faculty of Fine Arts in 2017. She started her post-graduate education at the Gazi University Institute of Fine Arts, Painting Programme. She produces her works which focus on the subjects of ecology, nature, and gardens in Ankara. She opened her first solo exhibition, entitled “Turf”, in 2017 in the Middle Eastern Technical University library exhibition hall. Among other exhibitions she participated in are BASE New Artist Platform (Galata Greek Primary School - 2017), Urban Obscura (Galeri Siyah Beyaz - 2017), Mekân Atölye IV: Taktiksel Duruş (Cermodern - 2017), Gerçeklik Alanı IV, (Contemporary Arts Center, Ankara - 2017), Mekân Atölye III, (Cermodern – 2016). She currently continues her work as part of the CerModern Artist Residency Program in Ankara.

Green areas appear to be gradually diminishing in changing urban areas. For this reason, I only use green spaces seen in a city map. The fact that the roads and buildings of the city are not seen on this map makes the city an alternative reality and transforms it. The green spaces, normally, jammed between the city’s structures are freed in this way and shape the remaining void. The resulting alternative reality brings to mind imaginary cities that carry fragments of real cities like Calvino’s Invisible Cities, and it directs the person to imagine this city.

Büşra Özdemir
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