The successful recipient of the 2015/16 Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary, hosted by The New Art Gallery Walsall, is digital and video artist Caglar Kimyoncu.

Caglar works across a variety of media, including video, audio, digital, photography and performance. His work is informed by the pressure to conform to ‘norms’ which continue to prevail in apparently liberal and tolerant societies. Influenced by his personal experience as a disabled person and as the son of a professional soldier, Caglar is interested in the subject of ‘power dynamics’ and ‘being different in a conflict zone’.

Caglar Kimyoncu commented: ‘This bursary empowers artists by giving them a blank canvas and a space to create, without pressure. I am delighted to be able to explore an issue close to my heart, the militarisation of youth, and look forward to working on this with The New Art Gallery Walsall.’

Caglar will receive a £5000 bursary and begins his three month residency, hosted by The New Art Gallery Walsall, in January 2016. Throughout his residency he will continue to seek alternative representations of excluded voices, whether they be from a perspective of sexual orientation, gender, disability or ethnicity.

The Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary, set up in memory of sculptor Adam Reynolds, supports disabled artists by providing the opportunity to engage in a three month residency at a high profile gallery or cultural institution. The New Art Gallery Walsall is currently hosting an exhibition of work by previous Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary recipients in its Long Gallery.