02.11.18 – 14.11.18

Bilsart is pleased to host Fatma Bucak’s solo exhibition entitled ‘Scouring The Press’ between November 02 and November 14. The exhibition takes its name from Fatma Bucak’s video work.

We see the artist together with two other women crouched on their knees in a rugged landscape. In front of them are tubs of water in which they wash Turkish newspapers. The act embodies the machinery of labour going into censorship.


1984, Londra, İstanbul.

Solo exhibitions include: 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 include: 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).