Belgin Yucelen

Belgin Yucelen creates sculptures, installations, movies and prints exploring memory, the past and today’s ethics intending to enhance our imaginations and consciousness. She studied sculpture at the Florence Accademia D'Arte in Florence, University of Colorado Boulder, Art Students League of Denver and Scottsdale Art School. Her work is represented at national and international galleries. She continuously participates in national and international exhibitions at museums, universities and other art venues. In her recent work she discusses the concept of time and the transitions in individuals and societies through time. Her past work attempted to understand transitions in individuals and societies. “Journey of a Thousand Years” which included bronze sculptures with etched mirrors was an analysis of how the self is shaped by experiences over time. “Time” series inlaid with gold, embracing the Japanese concept of treating breakage as part of the past of an object suggested the frailty of each moment. “Clothes from the Past” installation of sculptural garments redefined a past culture’s sophistication in a contemporary form. “Overwritten Scripts” included prints elaborating on how the manipulation of the religious scripture influenced social and cultural norms. “Words” installation, which included an audio element, was aimed to encourage people to listen to each other more. In “Floating Children”, a collaboration with photojournalist Brian Rutter, the installation featuring floating transparent fabric with photographs of Syrian children was her way of speaking to the fragility of children in times of war.

Art of Data a group exhibition at the Boulder Public Library

Art of Data

Boulder Library, Dec 14, 2018 – Feb 3, 2019   The “Art of Data” exhibition features local artists who used the City of Boulder’s Open Data Catalog and other public data sources as inspiration for their artwork.  The vision behind the exhibition was to encourage community members to use the City of Boulder’s data in …

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Identity Spectrum, Susquehanna Art Museum, belgin yucelen

Identity Spectrum – A Group Exhibition on Personal Identity

Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA, May 4 – August 5, 2018     “Identity Spectrum” is a juried exhibition in the Lobby Gallery and Vault at the Susquehanna Art Museum. As one of the fundamental aspects of personal identity, gender has been examined by artists throughout history. Society is experiencing the increased politicization of identity …

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Edge of Excess Foundry Art Center Belgin Yucelen

Edge of Excess – A Group Exhibition on Obsessions

Foundry Art Center, Saint Charles, MO, May 11 – June 22, 2018     This all-media exhibition asks artists to dig into true passion – when the significance of a subject becomes immersive. Obsession can take many forms.  Collections and intense repetition are common examples of how a single object made multiple is physical manifestation …

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Artivism - a group exhibition at Pollak Gallery, Monmouth University

Artivism – A Group Exhibition on Positive Change in Society

Pollak Gallery, Monmouth University, NJ, April 1-May 31, 2018     Artivism involves an entire practice that attempts to inspire positive change in society. This juried exhibition features works of art that employ spectacle, symbolism and collective participation to fight for issues of social justice including racial discrimination, gender equality, fair labor practices, human rights …

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Clothes from the Past – A Historical Garment Installation

Lakeside Legacy Foundation, Dole Mansion, IL, March, 2017         “”Clothes from the Past” exhibit presented at the Dole Mansion in Illinois, showcases a series of sculptural dresses referencing to the historical past. Yücelen, being a Turkish-American, is inspired by her cultural history and creates these dresses as a reference to the clothing …

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