Jeffrey Baykal-Rollins is a multimedia artist and educator, now based in the greater New York
City area after living for many years in Istanbul. His “art as social practice,” combines drawing and
painting with performance, alternative education, institutional critique, and cultural studies.
Working in collaboration with numerous museums and universities nationally and internationally,
Baykal-Rollins has created site-specific projects reflecting upon current socio-political disruptions
such as the Arab Spring, citizens in democracy, Black Lives Matter, and gun violence in the
United States. He completed his BFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the
Glasgow School of Art in Scotland, and holds an MFA from the University of California, Santa