Fatma Bucak ha studiato Filosofia all'Università di Istanbul prima di completare i suoi studi in Stampa e Storia dell'Arte presso l'Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti di Torino in Italia. Bucak ha conseguito il Master in Fotografia al Royal College of Art di Londra.
Tra le mostre personali ricordiamo: So as to find the strength to see, Fondazione Merz, Torino; Acts of Erasure, MOCA Toronto - Museum of Contemporary Art, (2020 - duo); Fatma Bucak - So as to find the strength to see, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Palermo (2018; A Colossus on Clay Feet, ICI New York - Italian Cultural Institute (2019 - duo); A World of Ten Thousand Things, Pi Artworks, Istanbul (2018); Scouring the press, Bilsart, Istanbul (2018); Remains of what has not been said, Sardi Foundation, Italy (2017); Sticks and Stones, Pi Artworks London (2017); Damascus rose, Harpe 45, Lausanne (2017); And men turned their faces from there, Brown University David Winton Bell Gallery (2016); Suggested place for you to see it, Pori Art Museum, Finland (2016); Nothing is in its own place, Alberto Peola Gallery, Torino (2015); Over a line, darkly, Artpace, San Antonio, Texas (2015); I must say a word about fear, Castello di Rivoli, Museum of Contemporary Art, Torino (2014); Yet an Other Story About the Fall, ARTER, Istanbul (2013).
Le sue principali mostre e proiezioni collettive includono: Le Déracinement, Z33 Hasselt – House for Contemporary Art, Belgium (2021); Inside, Peola Simondi Contemporary Art Gallery, Torino (2020); Somewhere in between, Boras Art Museum, Sweden (2019); Non-Places and the Spaces in Between, ICI New York (2019); Good Space-Communities, or the Promise of Happiness, Villa Merkel, Esslingen, Germany (2019); REMNANTS, Green Art Gallery, Dubai (2018); On-Off, Casa Victor Hugo, Cuba (2018); Videobox, Carreau du Temple, Paris (2018); GIBCA – Goteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (2017); Meeting Points 8– Mophradat, Beirut Art Center (2017); Attention! Borders, Gallery Labirynt, Lublin and, Arsenal Gallery, Białystok (2017); Lo Specchio Concavo, BACO, Bergamo, Italy (2016); Non-Fiction Film and Media, MoMA, New York (2015); Sights and Sounds, Jewish Museum, New York (2015); Art in General Screening Programme, New York; Rainbow in the Dark, SALT Galata, Istanbul; The Oxymoron of Normality, DEPO, Istanbul (2014); Bloomberg New Contemporaries 13, ICA, London and Spike Island, Bristol, UK; Estrangement, Cooper Gallery, DJCAD, Dundee, UK (2013); Dress Code, Contemporary Art Platform Gallery Space, Kuwait (2012); Cairo Award, La Permanente Museum, Milan, Italy (2011) and 54th Venice Biennale- Tese di San Cristoforo, Italy.
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