Baris Gokturk

Baris Gokturk is a Turkish artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. He is a recent graduate of Columbia University’s MFA program in sculpture. Recent museum projects include SECCA in Winston-Salem, The Jewish Museum in New York, The Frost Art Museum in Miami, and Pera Museum in Istanbul. He also completed public commissions by Columbia University’s Butler Library and The Public Art Fund in New York. His solo exhibitions Public Secret (2020) and Scanner/Tarayan (2023) were on view at Helena Anrather Gallery in New York and GaleriBosfor in Istanbul. His work has been featured in Artforum, The BOMB Magazine and The Brooklyn Rail among others. He was an ApexArt fellow in Seoul, artist-in-residence at YADDO, LMCC and ISCP, a participant in SOMA Mexico as well as at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. In addition to his MFA from Columbia University in sculpture, he also holds an MFA in painting from Hunter College where he taught for seven years. He currently teaches at The New School and runs an art program for NYEP, part of Johns Hopkins University’s neurology department. From 2011-2015, he ran with a group of artists a gallery and project space called Heliopolis in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. He is the co-founder of Junte, a land, art and culture project in Puerto Rico.