Jeffrey Baykal-Rollins is an American multimedia artist and educator, based in the greater New York City area after living in Istanbul for more than a decade. His “art as social practice”, combines image-making with performance, alternative education, institutional critique, and cultural studies. His performance “Flux” was showcased in a project at Istanbul Modern Art Museum, partnered with MoMA and MoMA PS1. He is the director of “Silsila”, a performance art and social sculpture collective, a contributing writer for the London/Madrid-based Turn On Art magazine, and his work is the subject of a forthcoming monograph to be published by Leonardo Journal and MIT Press in 2015. In 2016 Baykal-Rollins will be visiting artist at the Center for Visual Arts at Clemson University, SC. He completed his BFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland, and holds an MFA from the University of California, Santa Barbara. His work is represented by Kasa Gallery, Istanbul.

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