New Exhibition at Kasa Gallery - Batu Bozoğlu, Homework: Make My Day

Kasa Gallery, in collaboration with FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), the Leonardo Electronic Almanac, Goldsmiths, University of London, University of Westminster, and the MA in Media Studies at The New School has initiated an annual residency program for young artists from Turkey.

Launched in 2012, the residency program will continue to support one artist each year by offering the opportunity to use the gallery space as well as by providing mentoring, exhibition material and hosting a final solo show by the artist at the end of the residency period.

Kasa Gallery has received many applications from Turkish artits for its residency program for the summer 2012. After a careful review, Batu Bozoglu with his project Homework: “Make My Day” was selected as the winner.

Homework: “Make My Day” is a new Kasa Gallery commissioned art project aiming to create collaborative artworks with public participation. It is an interdisciplinary piece where the communication and sharing occurs online through its website. For Homework: Make My Day, the artist has gathered “homework” in the form of letters sent to him describing what the artist should do for the duration of a day.

The artist from his engagement with the audience has created a body of artworks using a variety of media ranging from painting to photography, video to installations.
The exhibition Homework: Make My Day by Batu Bozoğlu will be at Kasa Gallery between November 9 – December 14, 2012. The opening cocktail will be at Sabancı Üniversitesi Minerva Han hall on November 9, 2012 at 19:00.

Artist’s Biography

Born in 1983, Batu Bozoğlu graduated from the Painting Department in Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts. During his university studies, he has produced several acrylic paintings around the themes relating to the contradictions between concepts such as religion and technology, organic and mechanic.

Upon his graduation, he started a collaborative project titled “Bobin Yayın Radio Project,” which was an online interactive radio program focusing on the issues of art production. Bobin Yayın was broadcast for eight months and met its audience in the exhibition Pist/Rezerve. The illustrated diary and notes which the artist kept during his military has become another ongoing project titled “Chronicles of an Insignificant Man.”

Bozoğlu, based on his MA thesis “Life as a Practice of Art” in Sabancı University Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design program, started to transform everyday life into an art work. His project “Make My Day” gives the public the opportunity to send “homework” assignments to the artist through its website. These assignments are done by the artist, recorded on video, and then used as inspiration for paintings, creating a joint set of art works.

Exhibition Dates: 9 November – 14 December 2012
Opening Cocktail: 9 November 2012 at 19:00
Address: Kasa Galeri Sabanci Üniversitesi Minerva Han Bankalar Caddesi No: 2 Karaköy İstanbul

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