Melis Bürsin

EDUCATION
Columbia University, New York, NY, MFA in Photography, May 2013
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, BFA in Photography, Cum Laude , June 2006
University of Georgia Cortona, Cortona, Italy, Photography and Italian Art History, 2004-2005

AWARDS
Brevoort Eickemeyer Grant, 2011-2013
Visual Arts Fellowship, Columbia University, 2011-2013
Meyer’s Traveling Fellowship, 2006
Academic Honors Scholarship, Maryland Institute College of Art, 2002

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
  • Solo Show, Space Debris Gallery, upcoming 2018
  • JUSTMAD9, Art Fair, Madrid, Spain, upcoming 2018
  • Exhibist Magazine 13 Transnationalism and Contemporary Art, by Anna Zizlsperger, Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain, Paris, France, 2017
  • Exhibist Magazine 13 Transnationalism and Contemporary Art, by Anna Zizlsperger,
  • Frieze Art Fair, Reading Room, London, UK, 2017
  • trans-ID, curated by Seyhan Mugsaoglu and Anna Zizlsperger, Surp Yerrortutyun Church in context with 15th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey, 2017
  • Contemporary Istanbul, Art Fair, Space Debris Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Water Memory, curated by Seyhan Musaoglu, Space Debris Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey, 2015
  • Why are you being so rough on me?, solo show, Space Debris Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey, 2015
  • Start as Close to the End as Possible, curated by Nathan Catlin, Torrance Shipman Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2013
  • MFA Thesis Exhibition, curated by Fionn Meade, Fisher Landau Center for Art, Long Island City, NY, 2013
  • Live Archive, Crucible Building, Pittsburgh, PA, 2013
  • Magical Thinking, curated by Juliette Premmereur and Dana Liss, 200 Livingston St. Brooklyn, NY, 2013
  • hopeful?, curated by Laura Miller, Penthouse Gallery, Baltimore, MD, 2013
  • First-Year MFA Exhibition, curated by Anna Craycroft, Wallach Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY, 2012
  • Double Consciousness, C-Street Gallery, Laurel, MD, 2011
  • Gender Matters/Matters of Gender, The Freedman Gallery, Reading, PA, 2011
  • Woman!, The Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies, New York, NY, 2009
  • Art Basel (of) Miami Beach, Bakehouse Arts Complex, Miami, FL, 2009
  • ‘Turkish’ Photographs, solo show, Main Gallery, Baltimore, MD, 2007
  • BFA Thesis Show, Main Gallery and Loads of Fun Gallery, Baltimore, MD, 2006
  • Group Show, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 2006
  • Group Show, Gallery Piatza Cortona, Cortona, Italy, 2005
PUBLICATIONS
  • "Kitsch: A Social Construct," essay by Melis Bursin for The Fine Print Magazine, upcoming issue, 2018
  • 'Identify Yourself an essay on Melis Bursin & Suat Ogut’, Exhibist Magazine Issue 13 Transnationalism and Contemporary Art,2017
  • Bütün Mesele Bir Arada Yasamak, Exhibition Review, Sanatatak, 2017
  • Imkansizliklar Ulkesi’nde mumkunlere aralaan bir kapi, Exhibition Review, Art Unlimited 2017
  • trans-ID, Exhibition Review, Istanbul Art News, 2017
  • Heaven and Hell, Exhibition Review, Cornucopia Magazine, 2017
  • Water Memory, Exhibition Review, Artful Living Magazine, 2015
  • Water Memory, Exhibition Review, Cornucopia Magazine, 2015
  • Melis Bürsin's solo exhibition in Turkey "Why are you being so rough on me?”, Yasemin Elçi, Sanatonline, 2015
  • Melis Bürsin's solo exhibition, Kanal D Television News, Istanbul, Turkey, 2015
  • Portrait of Working Cosmo Women, Interview, Cosmopolitan Magazine, 2015
  • Interview, Grazia Magazine, Istanbul, Turkey, 2015
  • "Why are you being so rough on me?”, Cornucopia Magazine, 2015
  • Melis Bürsin "Why are you being so rough on me?”, Artful Living, 2015
  • Art and Leisure, Hurriyet newspaper, Istanbul, Turkey, 2015
  • Art and Entertainment, Milliyette newspaper, Istanbul, Turkey, 2015

LECTURES
  • A History on Self Portraiture, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX, 2016
  • Works in Progress, A Performing Apparatus: Photography and the body, Columbia University MODA, New York, NY, 2012
  • Juxtapositions Lecture Series, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, 2011
  • Juxtapositions Magazine, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, 2011

CURATORIAL PROJECTS
  • Mémoire Involuntaire, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY, 2012
  • Means Without End, artist Shanon Benine's, Chicago Photography Center Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2010

COLLECTIONS
  • Magma Books, London, United Kingdom
  • Space Debris Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
  • LeRoy Neiman Print Center, Columbia University, New York, NY