(1978, Ankara) Hacettepe Üniversitesi Güzel Sanatlar Fakültesi, Resim Bolumu’ nde Master ve Doktora egitimini tamamladiktan sonra, Central Saint Martin's, Londra’da, Sanat Teorisi egitimi aldi. Yasadigimiz fiziksel cevre ile olan ilişkimizi sorgulamak için resim, fotoğraf, video ve yerleştirme gibi çeşitli pratikleri kullanan Banu Colak, Londra ve Abu Dhabi arasinda yasamakta ve calismaktadir.
(1978, Ankara/Turkey) received a PhD in Fine Arts from Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey. She then moved to London and completed a short program in Art Theory at Central Saint Martin's, London, UK. Banu Colak uses various media, including photography, video and installation to explore our relationship with the physical space we in habit. How we engage with city, rural and architecture are perceived through space, body and memory. She currently works and lives in the UK and UAE.
Selected Group Exhibitions
2020 “The Art in Time”, HISAM, Hawaii State Art Museum, USA.
2020 “Plastic”, Tashkeel, Nad Al Shaba, Dubai.
2019 “Made in Tashkeel” Tashkeel, Nad Al Shaba, Dubai.
2019 “Emerge III: Converiging Lines’ co-organized with Sist Gallery, Venice, Italy.
2019 “Play”, Tashkeel, Dubai, UAE.
2018 “Bait15”, Al Zafaranah, Abu Dhabi, UAE
2018 “M.E.T.A” Adahan Istanbul, Istanbul, TR.
2018 "Healing in a Garden" is a commissioned work by Dubai Tourism and Culture
Authority for SIKKA Art Fair.
2017 “Backyard”, Rem Art Space, Istanbul, TR
2016 “Contemporary Istanbul”, Rem Art Space, Istanbul, TR
2016 “Iterations as Habitats” / Fleff 2015, curated by Dale Hudson of New York University Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates/United States) with Claudia Costa Pederson of Wichita State University (United States Ithaca Collage, Ithaca, New York.
2015 SIKKA Art Fair, “Engaged Territories”, ZU, CACE, Al Fahidi Cultural District, Dubai, UAE
2014 ISEA “Location” 20th International Symposium on Electronic Art, Dubai, UAE
2014 "The Flat Planet" The Invisible Line, curated by Tara Aghdashloo, London, UK
2014 “Cartographies: Mapping Intersections and Counterpoints”, Curated by Catherine Bebout and Karen Oremus, Abu Dhabi, UAE
2012 Dialogue, Rathausplatz, Nurnberg, DE
2012 “What is time got to do with it”, Core @ Nolias Gallery, London, UK
2012 “Octavia View, Octavia Hill’s House, Cambridge, UK
2012 Rejected“, Aside-‐ Bside Gallery, London, UK
2012 “Open Cube”, CueB Gallery, London, UK
2012 “What is it Like”, Project, Reading, Berks, UK
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2018 “A Place in my Mind”, Rem Art Space, Istanbul, TR
2016 “Shifting”, Tashkeel, Al Fahidi Cultural District, Dubai, UAE
2012 “Disorder is the Order”, Cermodern, Ankara, TR
2010 “Open/Pieced/ Blured” Galeri Ihlamour, Istanbul, TR
2010 “Mind Map” Turco-British Assosiation, Ankara, TR