About






Gülce Tulçalı is a London-based visual artist 
whose practice includes moving image,
photography, and performance.

She aims to create a symbolic language that
disrupts the corporeal politics carried as a burden
by woman; bodies that are political battlegrounds
for the forces of government, religion, and medicine.

Using a variety of methods from digital processes
to darkroom prints, her manipulation of the image
in still and moving expands into
a performative cinematic practice.









She received the SW Darkroom Residency (awarded to two RCA students per year) and her degree show was exhibited in the RCA Diaspora Collection. Recent exhibitions include: 'with fists, it kicks, it bites' (Webber Gallery) and 'Can We Dance Again?' (Royal Victoria Patriotic Building, co-curated/organised). Her short film “Milk”  is archived at the BFI ('One Minute Series) and was shown nationally & internationally (Contemporary Art Ruhr). She was also awarded a mentorship from Royal Photographic Society- Women in Photography and had another residency with the Rake Collective.


She is working on commissions, her clients include: Ai-da Robot, Emerging Voices, Haze of Monk, CemreOktay Studio, Shane Cullinan Music, Studio Voltaire, Sparks Film and Art, Queer Art Projects.   

and her work has been shown at BBC, BFI, The Design Museum, La Venice Biennale, Everywoman Biennale. 

Education

Royal College of Arts, MA Photography,  2018-2020
Dissertation: Metastasis: A Decay of a Country and a Body: Turkey from Gezi Park protests to Today

Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, International Management, Economy and Finance, 2013-2016

New York Film Academy, 2017
AFS Exchange Program, USA - 2010-2011
American Collegiate Institute, IB Diploma -2008-2013 


Shows 

Can We Dance Again?, Group Show, SW Darkroom, London, June 2021
Garden of Colourful Mists, Group Show, Haze Gallery, Berlin, May 2021
Hang Ten, Group Show, Art Lacuna, London, May 2021
Where There Were Once Walls, Rake Collective, Online, August 2020
With fists, it kicks, it bites, Group show, Webber Gallery, London, August 2020
RCA 2020- Degree Show/Selected for Diaspora Collection, Online, July 2020
Everything the same// Everything a little different, Group show, Art Academy, London, October 2019
Birthmarks, Installation, Windows 187, Greenwich, September 2019

Workshops

Sparks Art and Media,  Film Workshop Leader, Present 
Sirkhane Darkroom, Mardin/Turkey, April 2019
UNWOMEN International Day of Violence Against Women, London, December 2019


Screenings 

303 Projects, One Minute Series, Suffolk, February 2022
Contemporary Art Ruhr, One Minute Volume Ten, November 2021 
Alternative Night of Experimental Film, Kingston Upon Thames, October 2021
BFI Archives- One Minute Series, October 2020
Remains, Group Screening, Tolli, London, April 2019
RCA WIP Show, RCA Dyson Gallery, London January 2019

Talks 

Everything the same// everything a little different, Art Academy London, November 2019
On Object, Histories and Futures, RCA 2020, July 2020 

Publications

Tate Modern Off-Print, London, May 2019
Fall Into Place, Folium Publishing, London, August 2020

RESIDENCIES & AWARDS

Fotofilmic Masterclass Scholarship Award by Laia Abril - August 2021 
Women in Photo Mentee with Sarah Allen - May 2021
SW Darkroom Residency- October 2020- June 2021
Rake Collective Residency- May 2020- July 2020


Contact
gulcetulcali@gmail.com 

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© Gülce Tulçalı 2023