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Short Biography

Zafer Topaloglu, formerly a video artist and documentary filmmaker, is now part of the artist duo Backtopoints. He holds a B.A. in Film and Television from Istanbul Bilgi University and an MDes in Media Design from the Willem de Kooning Academy, Piet Zwart Institute.

Backtopoints is an artist duo founded by brothers Zafer and Tuna Topaloğlu. Prior to forming the duo, Zafer was an active video artist in the international video/film arts scene, exhibiting at many international festivals, including the European Media Art Festival, Darklight Film Festival, Videobrasil, Videomedeja, Videoformes, India Art Fair, Room Art Fair, Les Instant Video Art Festival, and Art Bengaluru Fair, among others. Meanwhile, Tuna was developing his own video games.

Their shared passion for collaboration led them to create the duo. Backtopoints' work focuses on constructing abstract presences and structures, with components that are constantly transforming, converting, and reforming. This dynamic quality invites the audience to appreciate not only the work in its entirety but also the aesthetic transitions that occur throughout its creation.

In addition to showcasing their work on various NFT platforms such as Nifty Gateway and Foundation, among others, Backtopoints has recently exhibited at Muze Gazhane, Emaar Art Hub Istanbul, Turkey Innovation Week 2022 and 2023, TEKIL 17, Digital Art From Sketch to Pixel Cappadocia Edition, and NFT.NYC 2024.

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