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Hera Büyüktasçiyan

Emerging Artist Award, Toronto Biennial of Art

21 September 2019

Hera Büyüktasçiyan

Hera Büyüktasçiyan
Emerging Artist Award

Toronto Biennial of Art
Toronto, Canada
21 Sep - 1 Dec 2019

The Toronto Biennial of Art, has named the two artists who will each win 20,000 Canadian dollars, or about $15,000—Abel Rodríguez, who is the first winner of the biennial’s Art Prize, and Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, who has won the Emerging Artist Prize.

Büyüktaşçıyan is an Istanbul-based artist who has on view tan-colored industrial carpets that are presented rolled up and freestanding. In them the artist has carved various small, slightly abstracted patterns that resemble a lost alphabet, aerial views of the disappeared waterways that have been filled throughout Toronto, or even migratory patterns.