Sand Storm and the Oblivion (2017) and Cross-Pollinated (2020), are video installations that summon the ancient multicultural city of Dura-Europos, founded in 303 BCE it is situated to the west of the Euphrates River in Syria. Through thousands of collected and re-composed images, they juxtapose the history of Dura- Europos and the systematic looting and deliberate destruction that determine the current dynamics of the region.
Barış Doğrusöz’s participation forms part of Little did they know, the Guest Programme of the 39th EVA International, curated by Merve Elveren.
Doğrusöz lives and works in Beirut. The work examines how fragmented elements like found footage, military material, archeological artefacts and codes operate as a prequel or premonition for a near future fiction. His projects have taken the form of audiovisual installations, films, sculptural elements, graphic works, photographs, and drawings. Doğrusöz holds a BA in Visual Arts and an MFA from HEAR, France. He also completed a fellowship at the Sharjah Art Foundation March Project (2018) and the Home Workspace Program, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut (2015-2016).
Doğrusöz’s work has been included in exhibitions, festivals, and symposia including ARTER, Istanbul (2019); Depo, Istanbul (2019); Sursock Museum, Beirut (2019); Sharjah Art Foundation (2018); Beirut Art Center (2018); Carré d’Art-Musée d’art contemporary, Nimes (2018); KADIST, Paris (2017); Sharjah Biennial 13 (2017); 3rd Nanjing International Art Festival (Academic Award), Nanjing Museum (2016); 44th Salón Nacional de Artistas, Pereira (2016); Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2016); Asia Culture Center, Gwangju (2015); Crossing Borders, University of St. Andrews, Scotland (2014); San Sebastian International Film Festival (2012); Oberhausen International Film Festival (2011); Istanbul International Film Festival (2010).
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