Mustafa Boğa

Based in Adana, Turkey and London, England, Mustafa Boğa graduated from Harran University, Vocational College of Higher Education, Radio&TV Broadcasting Programme and from Istanbul University Faculty of Communication. Having received his master’s degrees from  Greenwich University in Cinematography and Post Production as well as from Central Saint Martins in Fine Art, the artist has an interdisciplinary practice.

Mustafa Boğa examines in his interdisciplinary work reaching from photography, and video to performance art and installation, the sexual, political, national and social identities’ power in transforming the individual along with the contradictions and compression that arise as a result of this coercive power, based on the limitations imposed on the individual. The artist who marries his daily life with contemporary art becomes both the observer and the narrator with images from his personal experiences and childhood. He reflects on how the power of different media channels influences the political environment in the field of art while managing the perception of the audience.



2014-2016 Central Saint Martins, MA Fine Art, London
2009-2010 Greenwich University, MA Cinematography and Post Production, London
2003-2009 Istanbul University, Faculty of Communication, Journalism, Istanbul/Turkey
2000-2002 Harran University, Vocational College of Higher Education, Radio&TV Broadcasting Programme, Urfa/Turkey



2021 – Because ours could be the beginning of a beautiful fairy tale dreamed of for years, Bilsart, İstanbul, Turkey
2021 – The Foundation Ceremony/Temel Atma Töreni, are Projects, Antalya, Turkey
2020 – There He Is Without A Proper Diagnosis, LOA Gallery, London, UK
2019 – The Landscape of Perpetual Flags, Casa dell’Arte, Lisbon, Portugal
2018 – Army Time Memoir, Curated by Roshanak Khakban, The Emerging Artists Gallery, London, UK
2018 – When it is not Spontaneous, Collaboration with Kolbrún Inga Söring, Sagacity, Brussels, Belgium
2017 – Story Provided If Wanted, Collaboration with Kolbrún Inga Söring – Listastofan Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland
2017 – There He Is Without A Proper Diagnosis, Peckham Pelican, London, UK
2017 – 50.065.07 Red Never Apologises For Being Red – Collaboration with Kolbrún Inga Söring – SIOUSIOU Studios, Berlin, Germany
2015 – Army Time Memoir, Performance at Royal Academy, London, UK



2021 Don’t Look Back Deep Is the Past, OMM-Odunpazarı Modern Museum, Eskişehir
2021 London Art Biennale, Chelsea Old Town Hall, London, UK
2021 Pek Yakında/Coming Soon for Senkron Exhibition at are Projects, Antalya, Turkey
2021 Screening of Blowing your Cover or something like that, Performance Art Bergen, Norway
2021 Screening of Blowing your Cover or something like that, Terrarista TV, Frankfurt, Germany
2020 Mythological Migrations: Imagining Queer Muslim Utopias Curated by Abdullah Qureshi, Helsinki, Finland
2020 Breathing Out of School curated by RAW AcademieBétonsalon, Paris, France
2020 Life, Interrupted Curated by Tugba TirpanSEAS Gallery, Brighton, UK
2020 Turkish Delight Symposium, Performative Talk Curated by Queer Art Projects, London, UK
2020 Isolation Mastered, JD Malat Gallery, London, UK
2020 State of Existence Curated by Tugba TirpanSEAS Gallery, Brighton, UK
2020 Wild Wild Æst, Organised by Æther, The Hague, Netherlands
2020 Opencreek Show night, Museum Angewandte Kunst. Frankfurt, Germany
2019 Performance, Testimony, Performance Reihi Neu-Oerliken, Zurich, Switzerland
2019 State of Existence Curated by Tugba Tirpan, Well Space Community, London, UK
2019 A Field to Getting Lost, Anesis Cinema, Aegina, Greece.
2019 Bodies in Alliance / Bodies in Defiance, Monitor/Rotor2, Göteborg, Sweden
2019 Performance, Testimony, Space (BYOP), London, UK
2019 ThirdBase Art Residency end show, Lisbon, Portugal
2019 Silkworms (Photo Performance) ArtAnkara Art Fair, Ankara, Turkey
2018 – Germination, Part Courts, Raw Material Company, Dakar, Senegal
2018 – OF POSSIBLE CONFIGURATIONS, Curated by Roshanak KhakbanA-side B-side Gallery, London, UK
2018 – Performance, Curated by Mirek Macke & Elizabeth Coleman-Link, Kunstverein Familie Montez, Frankfurt, Germany
2018 – Missing Element, Hosted by Agora Art Circle, as part of Wandsworth Arts FringeArt Lacuna, London, UK
2018 – Every Me / Her Bir BenMartch Art Projects, Istanbul Turkey
2018 – Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize Shortlist Exhibition, The Emerging Artists Gallery, London, UK
2018 – Screening: Soul of Things, Gallery Oryza, Obihiro, Hakkaido, Japan
2018 – Performance, SUPERMARKET Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden
2018 – Sonorous Symmetry, Samt Volume2, Online Exhibition
2018 – Sawt (2a): Qala 0.8900 @Satellite Art Space, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, UAE
2018 – River In An Ocean, Lahore Biennale, Lahore, Pakistan
2018 – Performance, ArtAnkara Art Fair, Ankara, Turkey
2018 – Screening: Transcending species, Transcending gender, Transcending nations, Deptford Cinema, London, UK
2017 To Play, Curated by Pathfinders, Hosted by Sagacity, Brussels, Belgium
2017 Every Me / Her Bir Ben, London, UK
2017 The Intimacy of Banality, KEX Studios, Reykjavík, Iceland
2017 AiR Competition – Summer Group Show, The Muse at 269 – Gallery / Studio, London, UK
2017 Process Space Art Festival, Russe, Bulgaria
2017 Platform Projects, Independent Art Fair, Athens, Greece
2017 Antennae, Lubomirow/Angus–Hughes Gallery, London, UK
2017 Affordable Art Fair Hampstead, Made In Arts, London, UK
2017 Red Mansion Foundation Art Prize Exhibition, Kendrew Barn, Oxford, UK
2016 Hiding In Plain Sight, Mori&Stein Gallery, London, UK
2016 Act of Searching Closely, ASC Gallery, London, UK
2016 No Way Out, Red Gate Studios, Beijing, China
2016 SHE, Exploring The Construct of Femininity, Ugly Duck, Tanner Street, London, UK
2016 #32 Annual Open, CGP Gallery, London, UK
2016 SELF/CONTROL, Co-Thinking About Future, Punctum Gallery, London, UK
2016 DO, UNDO, REDO, Degree Show-Central Saint Martins, The Crossing, London, UK
2016 Part of Us, Auction and Exhibition, Central Saint Martins, London, UK
2016 Metaphonica 2, The Street, London, UK
2015 Creative Debuts, The Black and White Building, London, UK
2015 Remember Nature – A Day of Action with Gustav Metzger, The Street, London, UK
2015 Art Auction, Lethaby Gallery, London, UK
2015 Paradox Exhibition, Berlin, Germany
2015 Paradox Biennial, Reactivating Central Poznan, Poland
2015 AESTIVATION, Archway Studios, London, UK
2015 Great Space, Central Saint Martins, London, UK
2015 You’re the Reason our Kids are Ugly, Interim show, The Laundry, London, UK
2015 Metaphonica 1, The Crossing, London, UK
2015 Big Space IV, The Street, London, UK
2015 We Like You, The Rag Factory, London, UK



2020 – Participant of Deconstruction: Art and Ecology curated by Art Elsewhere and Are, London, UK
2020 – Freelands Foundation Emergency Fund, a-n The Artists Information Company, London, UK
2018 – Académie Session 5 GERMINATION directed by Otobong Nkanga at RAW Material Company, Dakar, Senegal
2017 – Scholarship for the project ‘Story provided if wanted’ by Listastofan Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland



2020 Self in Transit, Tuğba Tirpan solo exhibition, Cable Depot, London, UK
2019 Curator of Every Me Exhibition, ThirdBase, Lisbon, Portugal
2018 Curator of Every Me / Her Bir Ben: Residency/Exhibition, Arkeology Museum, Adana, Turkey
2017 Curator of Every Me / Her Bir Ben: Residency/Exhibition, The Golden Boll Culture and Art Centre, Adana, Turkey
2017 Performer, Spinal Discipline by Irena Haiduk, Documenta14, Kassel, Germany
2017 Performer, Carved To Flow by Otobong Nkanga, Documenta14, Kassel, Germany
2016 Curator, Hiding In Plain Sight, Mori&Stein Gallery, London, UK
2015 Workshops with Isaac Julien and Mark Nash in 56th Venice Biennale



2021 – Winner of project fund open call, Bilsart, İstanbul, Turkey
2018 – Awarded for The Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize as ‘Highly Commended Artist’, London, UK
2017 – Shortlisted for AiR Competition Studio Award, The Muse at 269 – Gallery / Studio, London, UK
2016 – Winner of Red Mansion Art Prize, UK/China
2015 – Selected to perform at Royal Academy conjunction with Ai Weiwei exhibition, UK



2021 – Match Studio, Turkey
2021 – Viborg Kunsthal Riddergade, Viborg, Denmark
2019 – ThirdBase Art Residency, Lisbon, Portugal
2018 – Montez Performance Residency, Kunstverein Familie Montez, Frankfurt, Germany
2018 – Sagacity Residency, Brussels, Belgium (Collaboration with Kolbrún Inga Söring)
2018 – HighHouse Residency, Norfolk, UK (Collaboration with Kolbrún Inga Söring)
2017 – Artist In Residence, Process Space Art festival, Russe, Bulgaria
2017 – Studio Residency, Micro Nation: The Forth Culture Residency, SIOUSIOU Studios, Berlin, Germany
2015 – Artist in Residence, Paradox Biennial, Poznan, Poland