Arzu Arda Kosar

Time is not a thing, thus nothing which is, and yet it remains constant in its passing away without being something temporal like the beings in time.

Time is not a thing, thus nothing which is, and yet it remains constant in its passing away without being something temporal like the beings in time.

Arzu Arda 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 LA Gezi Platform, Yarn Bombing LA, MapConception, TransIstanbul, Public Art Istanbul, and International Survey of Alternative Artscene.

Arzu Arda Kosar lead Yarn Bombing Los Angeles, bringing together 500 crafters from 50 states and 25 countries to crochet 12,000 granny squares to cover the façade of the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles. The project questioned the boundaries between art and craft, and used scale and color to play with artistic, architectural and institutional identities.

Arzu Arda Kosar is also a member of the MapConception, a collaborative duo that explores issues related to urban history and psychogeography.

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.h3. Arzu & colective art making