About / Hakkında


I just turn everything that I wonder, I’m interested in, whose theme touches me in a way within my daily life, into an art work. I am not an selectivist artist. On the contrary, I believe everybody has a potential of creativity that would surface if they are provoked, if they can provoke themselves, or they accumulate self-belief. If people establish dialogue with my art, or take steps to get to know themselves, said potential might surface; I witness this process all times… 


Zaten benim merakım olan, ilgim olan, konusu bir biçimde benim günlük yaşantımın içersinde bana dokunan her şeyi sanata dönüştürüyorum. Seçkinci bir sanatçı değilim. Tam tersine her insanın içerisinde eğer kışkırtılırsa, kendileri kışkırtmayı becerirlerse ya da güveni biriktirirlerse ortaya çıkabilecek bir yaratım potansiyeli olduğuna inanıyorum. Benim sanatımla kurdukları diyalog ya da kendilerine yönelik attıkları her adım, kendiliğinden bu yaratımı çağırabilir; hep gördüm bunu…

Painter, poet, video maker, performer and designer / Ressam, şair, video ve performans sanatçısı, tasarımcı

Selected exhibitions, activities / Seçilmiş sergiler ve sanat etkinlikleri:

2016

Artist 2016 / Istanbul Art Fair, Unexpected Territories / Doomsday, Revolt! Exhibition

2015
Thebes, Sphinx 2015 etkinlikleri, Thiva, Yunanistan
Main exhibition: / “An too small island in Europe at 2011 or all of Europe soon” “2011 yılında Avrupa’da çok küçük bir ada ya da çok yakında bütün Avrupa”
Video screen: “Sazak’ın dikenleri / Thistles of Sazak”
Performance: “The inter(s)a(n)ction of third individuations”

2014

Ankara International Film Festival, “40 videos on 40th anniversary of video-art in Turkey”, Ankara, Turkey


2013

Artist presentation: “Being in Sweden, being an immigrant, being an artist”, Adaevi, Museum of the Princes’ Islands, Istanbul, Turkey
“Yersiz: Kader Birliği”, Mardin, Kızıltepe, Turkey
“Ja jag vill leva jag vill dö”, Tegen 2, Stockholm
“Vilken tur! Himlen omfamnar oss!” / “What luck! The sky embraces us!” / “Ne şans! Gökyüzü hepimizi sarıyor!” Photography Exhibition, Ideas and Innovation Fair, Stockholm
“Milat” Exhibition for Hrant, Getronagan Lisesi’nden Yetişenler Derneği, Harbiye / Rumeli Han C blok 6.Kat – Beyoğlu, Istanbul

2012
Migration Connections Project 2012 Exhibition, Museum of the Princes’ Islands, Istanbul, TurkeyScreening on Edinburgh Middle Eastern Film Festival, Filmhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Artist Talking and Screening, Agent Ria, Still Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK2011 

Ars Retorica, Hall the university library of Paris 8 – Saint Denis, France
The Exhibition on the 20th Anniversary of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey: Where Fire Has Struck, DEPO Istanbul, Turkey

2010 
PAI 2010-2011 in Thebes, Conference Center of Thebes, Greece
International Media Arts Festival Videfesta’10: Archive Fever, Goethe Institute, Ankara, Turkey
Temps D’Images Portugal 2010 Festival Film Award for Films on Art section
“From childhood to police station” Exhibition, Free Expantion Platform, Istanbul, Turkey
HEP Iran screening, Sazmanab Project, Tehran, Iran
AthensArt 2010 contemporary art exhibition, Athens, Greece
PAI 2010 contemporary art exhibition, Samothrace, Greece
“Thistles of Sazak” screening and exhibition, 7th Karaburun Festival, Izmir, Turkey
Distance Festival, London, UK
“Artist Cinema”, Art Beijing, China
Over trubled water, Tegen 2, Stockholm, Sweden Ankara International Film Festival, “Video: Spaces of Memory”, Ankara, Turkey
Direct Channell, Canakkale’ Turkey
!F Istanbul Film Festival 2010 online program: See it yourself (This village)’ Istanbul, Turkey
HEP Screening, AFA Beijing, China
Tornavideo, Tamirhane, Ankara, Turkey

2009 

“Projected Visions: 35 years of Turkish video art” exhibition Meeting Europe – Istanbul, Wacken Exhibition Centre, Strasbourg, France
HEP Screening, AFA @ Portuguese Bookshop Gallery, Macau, China
“Dirty Story”, BM Suma, Istanbul, Turkey
HEP Screening, Caldas-da-Rainha, Portugal
HEP Screening, Berlin, Germany
“Thistles of Sazak”, art performance, Karaburun, Izmir, Turkey
“Istanbul-Off-Spaces” co-exhibition, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
“Interzone:Nation”, Gallery Galzenica, Zagreb, Croatia
HEP Screening, LaSala in Cigunuela, Spain
HEP screening, Melbourne, Australia
“Varning för klämrisk”, Solo Exhibition, Tegen 2, Stockholm, Sweden
Ankara International Film Festival, Ankara, Turkey

2008 

1st Int. Roaming Biennial of Tehran, Berlin, Germany
“Hög på Golvet” group exhibition at Tegen 2, Stockholm, Sweden
1st Int. Roaming Biennial of Tehran, Istanbul, Turkey
International Mail Art Project 2008, Conceptual Continuity
Supermarket 2008 Art Fair with Tegen 2, Stockholm, Sweden

2007 

“Fear of god” co-exhibition, Hafriyat Karakoy, Istanbul, Turkey 
Bodrum Film Festival, Bodrum, Mugla, Turkey
“Jag, min husses hund” group exhibition, Tegen 2, Stockholm, Sweden
“Nightcomers” project in the 10th Biennial of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Scope NYC [PAM], Scope Art Fair, Lincoln Center, New York, USA

2006 

“Labyrint” in Botkyrka Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
Artist’s “Sann dialog” (“Real dialogue”) contemporary art activity has been started. Stockholm, Sweden
Artist sent his videoperformance named as “Öppet brev till Migrationsverket” to Migrationsverket (“Open letter to Sweden Migration Board”) 51′, Stockholm, Sweden

2004 

Artist given his art-object named as “För uppehållsstillstånd” to Migrationsverket (“For residence permission”), Istanbul, Turkey
“Bridge from east to west”, BBK Karlsruhe, Germany

2003 

AIAP “Hal/iç” with work name the “Difficult sleep”. Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey 

2002 
“Arts Plastiques” in METU Spring Festival at METU Congre Center, Ankara, Turkey
“A travel into life” at Kargart, Istanbul, Turkey

2001 

“Sometimes when I’m high, I watch TV”, video performance screening, Dulcinea, Istanbul, Turkey
A solo contemporary art exhibition with 210 participants: I want my mirrors. Dulcinea Istanbul, Turkey

2000 

“Veritas Omnia Vincit”, Istanbul, Turkey
Artist’s “I want my mirrors” contemporary art activity has been started, Istanbul, Turkey

1999 

2th Interbalcanic Symposium of Visual Arts and co-exhibition, Samotrache/Greece

1998 

“…self”, solo exhibition. Dulcinea, Istanbul, Turkey
“The Other”, Istanbul, Turkey

1996 

“Citypaintings”, solo exhibition. Habitat II/NGO Forum ’96 art activities, Istanbul, Turkey
Publication of book of poems: “Limpin Bird” (Aksak Kus) (168 page, 81 poem, 81 picture), Istanbul, Turkey

1995 

Fourth Biennial of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
“Young Activity/Borders and Beyong”, Istanbul, Turkey

1991 

Short film maker and director, (“Everything is as it is”, 24′, 16 mm. Included in TRT’s “Young Cinematographers” programme), Istanbul, Turkey