Selin Balci

Selin Balci, a Washington D.C. based installation and bio-art artist, received her BSC in Forestry/Microbiology from Istanbul University, and MFA from University of Maryland.
Constantly discovering and combining the scientific material and mediums, Balci applies an acute scientific laboratory practice to create her art works. Her work is process-based and concerned with interactions and transformations. She uses simple living organisms in her artwork and sees her work as the real-time conflicts; the microorganisms in her work are the performers and they interact with each other like humans.
Selin has received multiple awards. These include the Anne Truitt MFA Scholarship Award, Vermont Studio Residency Artist Grand and the Goldhaber Travel Grant from University of Maryland Graduate School. Since 2010, Her work is represented by the Hamiltonian Gallery in Washington D.C. where she was awarded with the So Hamiltonian Fellowship Award. She has presented her work in multiple solo and group shows in national and international venues such as the Scope Art Fair Miami in 2010 and MIND THE GAP project in Istanbul during ISEA 2011 Istanbul. Lately, she has been awarded with 2012 Professional-Development Fellowship in the Visual Arts Award from College Art Association and accepted to the Smack Mellon's Hot Picks program in New York.

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