I have been drawing, making and taking things apart since I was very young. Growing up, the most ordinary things seemed spectacular. They still do. I have an overwhelming desire to share and express the immediacy I sense in the extraordinary, similar to the way I did when I was young.
Nurhan Gokturk is an artist and urban designer. Born in Istanbul, Turkey, Nurhan immigrated to New York City at the age of three. Raised in Queens and Brooklyn and educated in the public school system, he went on to receive a Master's Degree from Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Architecture from Pratt Institute. His projects have been featured at the Venice Biennale, Buenos Aires International Biennial of Architecture, Aqua Art Fair (Miami), GLOBAL Design (London), Contemporary Art's Center New Orleans 40th Anniversary Show, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, Governor’s Island Art Center (NYC), the New Institute in Rotterdam, the Onsite Gallery in Toronto and the Inaugural Bywater Biennial. His work has also been exhibited in Barcelona, Berlin, Boston, Detroit, London, Toronto, Vienna, as well as, across France, Germany and the United States. He has been featured in Metropolis Magazine, Gambit's Top 40 under 40, was Interviewed on NPR and awarded the Architizer A+ Award. Nurhan coordinated the first major Habitat for Humanity Buckminster Fuller Design Science Exhibition in Istanbul.
Nurhan is a New Orleans artist living and working in the Bywater neighborhood.
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