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The Contemporary Arts Center’s 2017-18 Collectors Club print is created by Nurhan Gokturk exclusively for upper-level CAC Members.
Bio City Map is a limited edition cyanotype made from the drawing of a microcosmic world, created through the magnification of the imagination and the competing strains of bacteria that were grown on a petri dish. Each hand-made print embodies the physical collection of microbial life, applied science and observable nature.
Nurhan Gokturk is an artist and urban designer. Born in Istanbul, Turkey, Gokturk immigrated to New York City at the age of three. Raised in Queens and Brooklyn and educated in the public school system, he went on to receive a Bachelor of Architecture from Pratt Institute and a Master’s Degree from Harvard Graduate School of Design.
His projects have been featured at the Venice Biennale, Aqua Art Fair (Miami), GLOBAL Design (London), the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, Governor’s Island Art Center (NYC), the New Institute in Rotterdam, the Onsite Gallery in Toronto and the Inaugural Bywater Biennial.
His work has also been exhibited in Barcelona, Boston, Detroit, London, Toronto, Vienna, as well as across France, Germany and the United States. He has been featured in Metropolis Magazine, Gambit’s Top 40 under 40, was interviewed on NPR and awarded the Architizer A+ Award. Nurhan coordinated the first major Habitat for Humanity Buckminster Fuller Design Science Exhibition in Istanbul.
Nurhan Gokturk joins previous Collectors Club print artists Valerie Corradetti; Karoline Schleh; Bruce A. Davenport; James L. Steg; Aaron Collier; Robert Tannen; Maxx Sizeler; Skylar Fein; Chris Jahncke; Teresa Cole; Debra Howell; Raine Bedsole; Joyce Harris Mayer; Alan Gerson; Luis Cruz Azaceta; Wayne Amedee; Cheryl Hayes; Gerald Cannon; Jan Gilbert; B.F. Jonas; Josephine Sacabo; Doyle Gertjejensen; Jacqueline Bishop; Herbert Singleton; Tina Girouard; Robert Warrens; Allison Stewart; Sandra Russell Clark; Douglas Bourgeois; Richard Johnson; George Dureau; Patricia Whitty; Emery Clark; Robert Gordy; and Ida Kohlmeyer.