Işık Kaya was born in Turkey and currently lives in the USA, where she is pursuing an MFA in Visual Arts at the University of California, San Diego.
She creates photographs and videos that embodies her uneasy relationship with architecture, society and their political and cultural histories. In her practice, she focuses on traces of economic infrastructures. By framing her subjects exclusively at night she uncovers the uncanny side of an environment that ignores human needs in order to provide the system we’re living in with maximum efficiency. At the same time, the use of nighttime as a conceptual and formal framework shifts the pictures into a realm of otherworldly exploration.