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Beliz Iristay is a visual artist working on both sides of United States and Mexico border region. As such her work is a representation of the identity created in the in-between spaces. Iristay creates installation work that critically examines the traditions in the cultures she has experienced, specifically as they relate to tradition, identity, gender, and custom.
Iristay was born in 1979 in Izmir, Turkey and currently lives between San Diego, CA and Ensenada, Mexico. Iristay's work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in Slovenia, Mexico,Turkey,Los Angeles.
She has recently awarded for San Diego Art Prize 2021 and her work has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; the San Diego Art Institute; Lux Art Institute SOFA Chicago; Miami Red Dot Art Fair Miami; and the Los Angeles Art Fair. She is currently located and creating her projects & hosting workshops at her studio,TURKMEX in Guadalupe Valley, Mexico.
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