Gülşah Mursaloğlu is a visual artist working with installation. Her body of work is research-based and is centred around notions of materiality, matter’s agency, and human and non-human temporalities. Through her installations of ephemeral nature, Gülşah is interested in creating dynamic and fluid systems. Her recent projects investigate the shift in potato temporalities in the past centuries, terrestrial sequences, and the ways in which humans voluntarily and involuntarily eat/devour/consume the earth.
Gülşah Mursaloğlu has exhibited her work internationally including at “Hosting Bodies”, Sanatorium, Istanbul, Turkey (2021); “Once Upon a Time Inconceivable”, Protocinema, Istanbul, Turkey (2021); “3rd Industrial Art Biennial”, Labin, Croatia (2020); “Material Play”, Salisbury University Galleries, Salisbury, USA (2019); “YFD 10: One Must Continue” Zilberman Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey (2019); “A Notation, for Every Crossing”, poşe, Istanbul, Turkey (2019); “An Internal Garden”, Depo, Istanbul, Turkey (2018); “Artificial Life”, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, USA (2018).
Some of the recent artist residencies Gülşah participated in are SAHA Studio, Istanbul, Turkey (2020); sundaymorning@ekwc, Oisterwijk, Netherlands (2019); Istanbul Biennial Production and Research Programme, Istanbul, Turkey (2018-19), and Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, USA (2016).
Gülşah Mursaloğlu holds a BA in Sociology from Boğaziçi University in Istanbul and an MFA degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
“I moved to Berlin in 2021 to broaden my artistic interests and seek new creative opportunities in an international environment. Considering the deteriorating economic and political circumstances in Turkey, it was proving more and more difficult to tackle the financial precarity as a creative practitioner there. Now, I am hoping to develop my artistic practice in a more sustainable manner and to form new collaborations in the vibrant art scene that Berlin offers”.
Gülşah Mursaloğlu on Social Media