Şeyma Barut

Born in 1987 in İstanbul, Şeyma Barut received her BFA degree from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Department of Painting. Barut has been focusing for a long time on society’s domination over gender identities and its effects on individuals. With her images referring to a situation one finds herself in, to what should be or to what is expected, she aims at encouraging the viewer to question that situation. In her contemporary works, she focuses on the relationships of subject-object-space and individual-society.