Nurhan Gokturk is a multidisciplinary artist and urban designer. Born in Istanbul, Turkey, Nurhan immigrated to New York City at the age of three. Raised in Queens and Brooklyn and educated in the public school system, he went on to receive a Master's Degree from Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Architecture from Pratt Institute. His projects have been featured at the Venice Biennale, Buenos Aires International Biennial of Architecture, Aqua Art Fair (Miami), GLOBAL Design (London), Contemporary Art's Center New Orleans 40th Anniversary Show and Ephemera Obscura, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, Governor’s Island Art Center (NYC), the New Institute in Rotterdam, the Onsite Gallery in Toronto, the Inaugural and second Bywater Biennial, and Masterpeace - a P.S. Satellite - A Project of Prospect New Orleans. His work has also been exhibited in Barcelona, Berlin, Boston, Detroit, London, Toronto, Vienna, as well as, across France, Germany and the United States. He has been featured in Metropolis Magazine, Gambit's Top 40 under 40, was Interviewed on NPR and awarded the Architizer A+ Award. He is the Collectors Club artist for the Contemporary Arts Center and a member of The Front artist collective. He is a participating artist in the Jazz and Heritage Festival. Nurhan coordinated the first major Habitat for Humanity Buckminster Fuller Design Science Exhibition in Istanbul. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans.
Nurhan’s course at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts: