23/07/2020 | Writer: Kaos GL
Meet one of the selected artists of the Ankara Queer Art Program Artist Residency, Baha Görkem Yalım.
The selected participants of the Ankara Queer Art Program - Artist Residency, organized by Kaos GL, have been announced. The program plans to host visual artists both from Turkey and worldwide at Ankara.
Baha Görkem Yalım (1987, Izmir) is a visual artist. After having worked as an engineer, Yalım completed their BA in Fine Arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, receiving the award in the Thesis category. Additionally, they completed an Honours Degree in Art and Research at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and the University of Amsterdam, followed by an MA degree in Art Praxis at the Dutch Art Institute (DAI).
Yalım’s exploration, not only of contents but also of the use of artistic media, is in constant flux - refusing to crystallize media in a particular form and radically allowing things to appear as themselves. Yalım employs video, sculpture, and performance sometimes in variations and always as folds of the one and same practice. Their practice at times crosses the borders of a writer, educator, and curator. Although the range of subjects that they touch upon is varied, some notions appear with recurrent energy, such as the poetically charged vertical/horizontal allegory, which functions as an oblique critique on modernity and patriarchy. Objecthood and history -with a particular interest in the concept of keepsake- are also often thematized. Their work is often accompanied by texts that cross over poetry, fiction, and academic reflection.
They are currently working around questions of ritual, landscape, and rhythm through the lens of labor and gender. These open questions come together over a desire to diminish art and artist as unified ontological categories.
Country: Hollanda & Türkiye
Resident Link: www.bahagorkemyalim.com
Tags: arts and culture