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Hera Büyüktasçiyan

Hera Büyüktaşçıyan awarded Emerging Artist Prize at inaugural Toronto Biennial of Art, Canada

21 September 2019

Toronto Biennial of Art
259 Lake Shore Blvd East, Toronto, Canada
21 Sep - 1 Dec 2019

Hera Büyüktasçiyan
Emerging Artist Award

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.