Exhibition: This project creates a dialog between ancient and today’s cities. I wanted the language of leftovers from history to commingle with the language of what we will leave behind and talk together. Their bazaars, temples, market places and theaters, ancient cities left behind artifices from their own unique civilizations. However, today’s metropolises, which thrive on industrial luxury, stand out with their similarities to one another, and the differences are often sold as part of cultural tourism. Whatever happens, cities are distilled in memories and recreate themselves as utopias. They also become indicators of our perception of ourselves.
Biography: Gülay Doğan was born in 1985. She received her bachelor’s degree from Yıldız Teknik University Arts and Design Faculty Department of Photography and Video in 2011. She finished her graduate studies as a Marmara University Fine Arts Institute photography art major in 2015. She is currently continuing her Art Competency education at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Department of Photography and works as a research assistant. She has participated in national and international mixed exhibitions. She continues her photography work in İstanbul.