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Baran Caginli
(b.1990, Istanbul) is a Helsinki based artist, working with different disciplines. The framework of his practice relates to issues such as systematic repression, extermination, disappearance, amnesia, ethnic discrimination, state power, forced migrations, forced disappearances but in the same time re-appearance, collective memory and the state’s contradictions. Most people and objects he has included in his works are in the position of witness of an incident. Although the witnesses belong to local problems and realities, they also refer to problems and witnesses in other geopolitical contexts.

Selected exhibitions and screenings:

2021 Helsinki Biennial
2021 Reading Together, Iaşi
2021 Conditions of Peace, Vienna/Belgrade/Iaşi
2020 Blackout, Helsinki
2020 Sensitive Intervention, Istanbul
2019 59th Annale, Porec
2019 Festival of Political Photography- The Winds of, Helsinki
2018 Wien Woche- Curating War, Vienna
2018 Suomi 101, Vantaa
2017 Transeuropa Festival, Madrid
2017 Facade Video Festival, Plovdiv
2017 Mediterranean Routes, Palermo
2016 SiemensArt Borders Orbits 18, Istanbul
2016 29th Festival Les Instants Vidéo, Marseilles
2016 Young, Fresh, Different, Istanbul
2016 Special Politics, Istanbul
2016 ZOE, Istanbul
2015 Diversity of Voices, Vienna
2015 ESSL ART AWARD Nominess Exhibition, Istanbul
2014 Ambiguous, Drunk, Dog! Ankara
2013 SiemensArt Borders Orbits 14, Istanbul
2012 Eyeballing, Ankara
2011 30. Contemporary Artists Istanbul Exhibition, Istanbul