Alexia Mellor is an interdisciplinary artist, educator and curator. She initiated MIND THE GAP after a trip to Istanbul in 2009. “I fell in love with Istanbul the moment I got there. After talking with many locals, I started to notice the many and various ways the city and its people identified with their past history and are working to create a future identity; how they bridged this gap. I could relate to this since much of the investigation I do in my own practice entails how we create identities in relation to place. I felt there was a need to look into this issue in more detail, to expand the dialogue, and to create a forum for emerging artists to exhibit their own take on the “gaps” and disparities that exist in our world today.”

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