Fatma Bucak

Born in Iskenderun (Turkey), 1984. Lives and works between London and Istanbul.

Solo exhibitions

  • In prestissimo, Galleria Peola Simondi, Torino, curated by Maria Teresa Roberto
  • While the Dust Quickly Falls, Kunsthaus Dresden, curated by Kari Conte, Kerstin Flasche, Christiane Mennicke-Schwarz
  • Acts of Erasure - Perceptions of heritage, indigeneity, and political identity, MOCA - Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto
  • So as to find the strength to see, GAM, Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Palermo, curated by Maria Centonze, Lisa Parola , Agata Polizzi.
  • A World of Ten Thousand Things, Pi Artworks, Istanbul, curated by Övül Ö. Durmuşoğlu
  • So as to find the strength to see, Fondazione Merz, Torino, curated by Maria Centonze, Lisa Parola
  • Remains of what has not been said, Palazzo del Rettorato, Biblioteca Graf, Torino
  • Sticks and Stones, Pi Artworks, London, curated by Nat Muller
  • Detail of an aftermath – Damascus rose, Harpe 45, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • And men turned their faces from there, David Winton Bell Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Suggested place for you to see it - And then God blessed them, Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finlandia
  • Nothing is in its own place, Galleria Alberto Peola, Torino
  • Over a line, darkly, Artpace, San Antonio, Texas, curated by Ian Alden Russell
  • I must say a word about fear, Castello di Rivoli, Torino, curated by Marianna Vecellio
  • Yet another story about the fall, Arter-Space for Art, Istanbul, curated by Basak Doga Temur
  • Present Future, Artissima, Torino, curated by Qinyi Lim
  • Figlia dell'uomo, Galleria Alberto Peola, Torino, text by Martina Corgnati
  • Melancholia I, The Zandra Rhodes Gallery, UCA, Rochester, UK, curated by Caroline Scott

Group exhibitions

  • From Ukraine: Dare to Dream, Evento collaterale della 60° Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte – La Biennale di Venezia, Palazzo Contarini Polignac, Dorsoduro 874, curated by Oleksandra Pogrebnyak, Ksenia Malykh, Björn Geldhof
  • I Feel You, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, curated by Oleksandra Pogrebnyak, Ksenia Malykh, Björn Geldhof
  • Expodemic, Palazzo Esposizioni, Roma, curated by Lorenzo Benedetti, in collaboration with Francesca Campana
  • Devenir Fleur, MAMAC, Nice, curated by Hélène Guenin, Rébecca François
  • Le Déracinement. On Diasporic Imaginations, Z33 House for Contemporary Art, Design & Architecture, Hasselt (BE), curated by Silvia Franceschini, Jeanne Coppens
  • Inside, Galleria Alberto Peola, Torino
  • Somewhere in between, Borås Konstmuseum, Borås, SE
  • Premio New York: Fatma Bucak e Antonio Fiorentino, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, New York, curated by Isin Önol
  • GOOD! SPACE - Communities, or the Promise of Happiness, Villa Merkel, Esslingen am Neckar (D), curated by Andreas Baur, Anka Wenzel, Julia Hermann, Johannes Kaufmann
  • Deposito d’Arte Italiana Presente, ARTISSIMA, Torino, curated by Ilaria Bonacossa, Vittoria Martini
  • Wheredolendandyoubegin - On Secularity, GIBCA Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Göteborg, SE, curated by Nav Haq
  • Attention! Border, Galeria Labirynt & Galeria Arsenał elektrownia, Lublin & Białystok, curated by Monika Szewczyk, Waldemar Tatarczuk
  • Passare il segno, Pinacoteca Albertina, Torino, curated by Franco Fanelli
  • Line, Art Rooms Kyrenia, Cyprus, curated by Basak Senova
  • Staging the screen: Fatma Bucak and Ra di Martino, The Ryder Project, London, curated by Pati Lara
  • Sights and Sounds: Turkey, Jewish Museum, New York, curated by Emre Baykal
  • Rainbow in the Dark, SALT Galata, Istanbul, curated by Galit Eliat, Sebastian Cichocki
  • The Oxymoron of Normality Part II, DEPO Cultural Centre, Istanbul, curated by Monika Szewczyk
  • Into the Country, SALT Ulus, Ankara, curated by Lukasz Ronduda, Museum of Modern Art Varsavia
  • The Oxymoron of Normality - We are Europeans, but perhaps not in the Exact Meaning of the Word, Galeria Arsenal, Bialystok, PL, curated by Monika Szewczyk
  • Bloomberg New Contemporeries 2013, ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts), London
  • Transition, Yapi Kredi Kultur Sanat, Istanbul, curated by Fatma Bucak, Basak Senova
  • Bloomberg New Contemporeries 2013, Spike Island, Bristol
  • The Birth of Cinema… and Beyond, Rosenfeld Porcini Gallery, London
  • Meet Again, Galleria Alberto Peola, Torino
  • Catlin Art Prize 2013, London New Castle, London, curated by Justin Hammond
  • Italian Stories, Arte Fiera 2013, Bologna, curated by Laura Cherubini, Lea Mattarella
  • Estrangement, Cooper Gallery, DJCAD, Dundee, UK, curated by Sophia Yadong Hao
  • Academy Now, Hanmi Gallery, London, curated by Laura Petrillo
  • Dress Code, Contemporary Art Platform Gallery Space, Kuwait, curated by Martina Corgnati, Amel B.Makkawi
  • Vennestraat – Hidden Places and Identities, Manifesta 9 Parallel Events, Gent, BE, curated by Francesca Berardi, Michela Sacchetto
  • Show RCA 2012, Royal College of Art, Battersea, London, curated by Nigel Rolfe
  • Seeing for Others, pop-up show and book launch, Work Gallery, London, curated by Rut Blees Luxemburg
  • In Sede–Tempi Precari, Torino, curated by Francesco Poli, Elisa Lenhard
  • 54° Biennale di Venezia, Padiglione Accademie, Tese di San Cristoforo, Venezia
  • Premio Cairo, La Permanente, Milano, curated by Luca Beatrice
  • Dress Code, Art SAWA, Dubai, curated by Martina Corgnati, Amel B. Makkawi
  • Alt. +1000–Photography in the Mountains, Rossinière, CH, curated by Nathali Herschdorfer
  • In Sede–Tempi Precari, Torino, curated by Francesco Poli, Elisa Lenhard
  • Construct, Folkestone Triennial Parallel Event, Folkestone, UK
  • Past Present Future–Highlights from the UniCredit Collection, Yapi Kredi Kazim Taskent Art Gallery, Istanbul, curated by Walter Guadagnini
  • Nuovi Arrivi–Get Closer, Accademia Albertina delle Belle Arti, Torino, curated by Maria Teresa Roberto
  • Contemporary Artists Between Italy and Turkey, Yapi Kredi Kazim Taskent Art Gallery, Istanbul, curated by Martina Corgnati
  • Piattaforma 09, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena, Modena, curated by Filippo Maggia
  • Nuovi Arrivi/Proposte – St.art me up, Accademia Albertina delle Belle Arti, Torino, curated by Maria Teresa Roberto
  • 4th Warsaw Festival of Art Photography, Young Contemporary Artists, Sztuki Mediòw ASP Gallery, Warsaw, curated by Magdalena Durda Dmitruk
  • Giovani artist italiani, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Warsaw


  • Italian Fellow - Rome Prize Winner, American Academy, Roma
  • Premio Tosetti Value per la Fotografia, Artissima, Torino
  • XVI ed. New York Prize, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, New York
  • Premio Illy Present Future, Torino
  • Damiani Award/Academy Now, London
  • The Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers Prize
  • Arter-Koc Foundation Study Grant for 2010-2012, Istanbul
  • Nuovi Arrivi-Unicredit Passport Project Grant, Torino


  • While the Dust Quickly Falls, Kunsthaus Dresden / Mousse Publishing, Dresden