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Nurhan Gokturk is a Contemporary Turkish American interdisciplinary artist based in New Orleans. He is recognized for a diverse and wide-ranging artistic practice, including drawings, paintings, sculptures, prints, and installations. His work delves into history, collective memory, and themes surrounding cultural heritage.
Nurhan's projects have been featured at the Venice Biennale, Aqua Art Fair Miami, Art on Paper NYC, The Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, New Orleans Museum of Art, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, and The Onsite Gallery in Toronto. He has been featured in Metropolis Magazine, Gambit's Top 40 under 40, was interviewed on NPR, and was awarded the Architizer A+ Award.
He is the Collectors Club artist for The Contemporary Arts Center, serves on the Board of Directors for the Arts Council of New Orleans, and is currently the printmaking artist in residence and a faculty member of The New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts.
Nurhan is the Co-founder of Camp Street Studios and The Parlour Gallery, both artist-run spaces in New Orleans. He was formerly a member of the Front Artist Collective. Nurhan coordinated the first major Habitat for Humanity Buckminster Fuller Design Science Exhibition in Istanbul, Turkey. Formerly, he was a senior designer at Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill and at Kohn, Pederson, and Fox, both in NYC. Nurhan received a master’s degree from Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Architecture from Pratt Institute.
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