Recorded Memories

NIGÂR, 2005-2010

Erhan Muratoğlu: “The work is based on a casual talk with a 94-year-old woman, who had migrated from Bulgaria to Turkey when she was young. Her personal collection of photographs implies disparate hints of her life, while she is sharing her fragmented personal memories. Nigar refrains from any immersive storytelling as I had no intention to build any intimacy with the subject. Yet, the sincere memories build fascinating links to the unofficial and untold history of the Balkans and Turkey in twentieth century.”


Erhan Muratoğlu
Born 1968 in Ankara, Turkey; lives in Ankara

Muratoğlu studied Industrial Design (Bachelor of ID, Middle East Technical University) and Graphic Design (MFA in Graphic Design, Bilkent University). He is specialized on Motion Graphics Design and Audio-Visual Design. He worked and exhibited in Turkey, Europe, the UK, and the US with his computer generated projects, and received awards in festivals for his experimental videos. He has been writing on design, technology, art and media for various publications, since 1992.

Group exhibitions:
No Parking, Upgrade! International Meeting exhibition, Skopje, Macedonia, 2008. No Parking, Visual Foreign Correspondents project, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2007. Nigar, Upgrade! Tel Aviv/Jerusalem, Israel, 2006. Rejection Epidsodes, Arts Centre Vooruit & De Centrale, Ghent, Belgium, 2006. under.ctrl, Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Austria, 2006. tele-city, Siemens-Sanat, Istanbul, Turkey, 2006