Mustafa Hulusi (b. 1971, London, UK), lives and works in London and Cyprus. Hulusi mines his hybrid identity - he was born in London to Turkish-Cypriot parents - to create evocative paintings, installations, films, and photographs. By combining diverse artistic styles and both Middle Eastern and Western art historical references, with a nod to pop culture and mass media, Hulusi investigates how different visual 'languages' shape our perception. His work often investigates the traditional conflation of abstraction and representation in Islamic art and questions how this combination of styles affects viewer perception. The artist received his BA in Fine Art and Critical Studies from Goldsmiths College, London and his MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art, London. He also holds an MA in Critical Theory from Central St. Martin’s School of Art, London. He has exhibited widely in Europe and the United States, and more recently in Asia. Mustafa Hulusi represented the Republic of Cyprus at the 52nd International Art Exhibition of Venice Biennale in 2007. Mustafa Hulusi’s work has been included in exhibitions at the Whitechapel Gallery, London; the Saatchi Gallery, London; Sean Kelly Gallery, New York; Baibakov Art Projects, Moscow; the Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam; BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK; MoMA PS1, New York and KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin. He is represented by Pi Artworks, London and Istanbul.