Kerem Ozan Bayraktar
Kerem Ozan Bayraktar is an artist and researcher. His work inspects the domains of real and fictional entities: their dynamics of individuation and patterns of complexity by means of research, installation, digital media, text and speech. These entities range from spontaneous invasive plants to exoplanets, from machines to ghostly bodies. A faculty member at Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts, Bayraktar will work within the framework of BAK’s Fellowship for Situated Practice on situations that are intangible, devoid of purpose, related to social and ecological disturbance, stress and crisis. Bayraktar has recently participated in the SAHA Studio, Istanbul, 2020 and Berlin Senate Residency Program, ZK/U, Berlin, 2019. His latest solo exhibition is Rocks and Winds, Germs and Words, Sanatorium, Istanbul, 2019 and some of the group projects that he recently participated in include Sandstorm – And Then There Was Dust, DEPO, Istanbul, 2020; Ubiquitous Surfaces, Seager Gallery, London, 2019; Istanbul Biennial Digestion Program, MSFAU, 2019, Istanbul; flesh and bone, Operation Room, 2019, Istanbul. Some of Bayraktar’s recent publications are Spirits on the Ground (2021), Dünyaların Haritaları [Maps of the Worlds] (2021). He lives and works in Kadikoy, Istanbul, and is part of the Istanbul Biennial Research and Production Program’s Cell, Istanbul, in the Fellowship for Situated Practice.