Born in Turkey, Olgaç is a multidisciplinary artist based out of London. His mediums of work include photography, film, installations, and art direction.

His upbringing in Konya during his developmental years largely informs his work today, as an exploration of cultural identity has become a recurring theme in his visual language.

Since 2015 Olgaç travelled largely throughout Asia, the Middle East and parts of Africa to challenge the hegemonic Western notions of beauty, and personal individuality. He often explores the world of his subjects by frequently shooting in their personal environments. His educational background in Theatre shaped his improvisational staged-documentary approach.

"Olgaç was most recently named as part of Foam’s 2022 Talent; in 2019 he was featured in  British Journal of Photography's "Ones to Watch" photographers, stating “Bozalp has been at the forefront of a movement to diversify visual culture, introducing new ideas about gender, beauty and race.”; and Aperture’s "Element of Style" issue, that investigates the role of style, dress, and beauty in the formation of individual identity."

His work was exhibited at National Portrait Gallery, Aperture Gallery, Sharjah Art Foundation, Unseen and Odunpazari Modern Museum.

His work has also been published by M Le Monde, T Magazine, Dazed, Atmos and he has worked with brands including Carven, Hugo Boss, Camper, Selfridges, GmbH, Alexander McQueen and Dilara Findikoglu.



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MUSEUM COLLECTION

2021         Dayılar, Odun Pazarı Modern Museum, Eskişehir

2020        Iranian Family,  Winterthur Foto Museum, Switzerland



PUBLICATION

2022        Buddha Was Born Here, Self Published 

EXHIBITION CATALOGUE

2022        Don’t Look Back, Deep is the Past, Odun Pazari Modern Museum

SOLO EXHIBITION

2017         Borders, À La Galerie Duboys, Paris

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

2021         Don’t Look Back, Deep is the Past, Odun Pazarı Modern Museum, Eskişehir

2021         21, Galerie Sebastien Lepeuve, Paris

2020        Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, London

2019         Vantage Point Sharjah 7, Sharjah Art Foundation, Al Mureijah Square Gallery, UAE

2019         Aperture Photographs, Aperture Foundation, New York

2018         All That Man Is, Photo Vogue Festival - Curated by Alessia Glaviano, Milan

2018         212 Photography Festival, Leica Gallery, Istanbul

2017         Haskoy Yun Iplik Fabrikasi, No Lab, Istanbul

AWARDS

2022        Foam Talent 2022

2019         Future Talent

2019         British Journal Of Photography, “Ones to Watch 2019”

ART FAIRS

2021         Foto Tallinn Curated by Isabella Van Marle, Estonia

2019         Unseen, British Journal of Photography’s 5 Emerging Talents, Amsterdam

TALKS & EVENTS

2021         World Hope Forum by Lidewij Edelkoort and Philip Fimmano

2020        The Photographer’s Gallery, Slow Looking, London

2020        The Photographer’s Gallery, Develop: Creative Careers Through Photography

SELECTED PRINT PRESS

2022        Foam Magazine, Home: Leaving one for Another

2020        WePresent Magazine, Dad Interview

2019         British Journal of Photography, Ones To Watch 2019

2018         Printed Pages, The It’s Nice That Magazine, Zennes

2017         Aperture, Elements of Style Issue

SELECTED DIGITAL PRESS

2022        Another Magazine, This Zine Captures the Abundant Beauty of Nepal

2020        WePresent, I was seeing my dad in a new light

2020        Aperture, 12 Photographers on How to Survive the Lockdown

2019         The New Yorker, New Yorker Photo Takeover

2019         It’s Nice That, Experiences of Migration

2018         Vogue Italia, Photo Vogue Festival

2018         I-D, 5 Photographers Reimagining Masculinity

2018         It's Nice That, Family Photo Albums

2017         Self Publish Be Happy, SPBH Ten Questions

2017         It's Nice That, Male Belly Dancers

2017         It's Nice That, On The Difficulties of Shooting Fashion in Iran

2017         Independent, A Glimpse into Iran’s Underground Fashion and Style

2016         It's Nice That, Challenging Traditional Ideas of Male Beauty