Arzu Arda Kosar

Arzu Arda Kosar is an artist and community facilitator who has shown her work internationally and taught art at every level.

Kosar’s interest in borders, territories and social psychology has led her to examine urban space, street art, collaborative art making and community building art practices. She has marshalled numerous collaboratives including MapConception, Yarn Bombing LA, TransIstanbul, Public Art Istanbul, and International Survey of Alternative Artscenes.

During the brutal months of social isolation, Kosar have been driving around Southern California, dropping off painted rocks that read “wish I were here” or “what matters?”  When indoors, boredom mixed with a sense of nostalgia and/or alienation from her old self led her to play dress up with her now defunct wardrobe.  She kept wondering: “Why do I even posses these?  What kind of a life did I think or hope I was going to lead in them? What did I use to do in these clothes?  Feeling rather fragmented, not unlike to Marcel in Proust’s epic volumes “In Search of Lost Time”, she’s still playing around with her dresses, as well as the concept of walls and spacial imaging to see where it all leads her.

Kosar received her BA in Studio Art and Art History from the University of Pittsburgh, and an MFA in New Genres from the University of Southern California.

Instagram @arzuardakosar

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