VOLKAN ASLAN

VOLKAN ASLAN

Volkan Aslan’s recent practice is influenced by both his recollections, as well as his impressions of the malleability of our perception of time. These memories, half remembered, half forgotten, draw him to certain objects he comes across in his day-to-day life that recall his past. He playfully manipulates them to form surreal constructions that fuse his personal associations with new and unexpected interpretations.

Aslan’s three-channel video Home Sweet Home (2017) was shown at 15th Istanbul Biennial commissioned by Biennial curators Elmgreen & Dragset. With his three-channel video installation, Volkan Aslan questions the boundaries between the sedentary and the nomadic, the indoor and the outdoor, the safe and the unsafe situations, pointing out to the fragility of the current state of each and every one of us.

Volkan Aslan was born in 1982 in Ankara, he studied Painting at Mersin University Faculty of Fine Arts. He currently lives and works in Istanbul, Turkey.

1982, Lives and works in Istanbul, Turkey

Education
2005 Mersin University of Fine Arts Faculty, Painting Department, Mersin Turkey

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
Shoot Me! Don’t Turn Me Over!, Pi Artworks Istanbul, Turkey

2015
The Perfect Day, Pi Artworks Istanbul, Turkey

2014
A Day Not Yet Lived, Pi Artworks London, UK

2013
Don’t Forget to Remember, Arter – space for art, Istanbul, Turkey

2011
Volkan, Macka Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
Unstable Repetitions, Pi Artworks Istanbul Istanbul, Turkey

2010
Those Who Wear the Same T-Shirt, Pi Artworks Istanbul, Turkey

2009
Four, Pi Artworks Istanbul, Turkey

2008
Concern, Pi Artworks Istanbul, Turkey

2007
Volkan Aslan in Istanbul, Under Construction, Istanbul, Turkey

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019

A Pillar of Smoke, curated by Ilgın Deniz Akseloğlu and Yann Perreau Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France

2018

Under the Radar 5533, curated by Kari Conte, International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York, US

A Pillar of Smoke, Arles International Photo Festival, France
Home is Where the (He)art is, Gallerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France
First Round, Carmikli Collection, Galata Greek School, Istanbul, Turkey

2017
15th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey
Harbor, Istanbul Modern Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

2016
This One Is Smaller Than This One…Carte Blanche: Serkan Özkaya and Paulina Bebecka,
Galerist, Istanbul, Turkey

2015
Istanbul. Passion, Joy, Fury, curated by Hou Hanru with Ceren Erdem, Elena Motisi and
Donatella Saroli, MAXXI Museum, Rome, Italy

2014
The Moving Museum Istanbul Exhibition, Turkey
Disquiet, curated by Nat Muller, Pi Artworks, Istanbul, Turkey

2013
Mom, am I barbarian, 13th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey

2012
Pi@ Q – Q Contemporary, Beirut, Lebanon

2011
Trade Routes, Pi Artworks Istanbul, Turkey
If the Nature is Heaven, the City is Hell, CerModern, Ankara, Turkey

2010
Second Exhibition, Arter – space for art, Istanbul, Turkey
When Ideas Become Crime, Depo, Istanbul, Turkey
Floating Volumes, 5533, Istanbul, Turkey
Floating Volumes, Frise, Hamburg, Germany
Stuff and Nonsense, CerModern, Ankara, Istanbul

2009
Too Good to Be True, Delfina Foundation, London, UK
Reciprocal Visit, Depo, Istanbul, Turkey
A Question of Staging, Landscape Perspectives, Istanbul, Turkey
Temporary Harassment, Istanbul 2010 Portable Art Project, Istanbul, Turkey
Once Upon a Time, 5533, Istanbul, Turkey and Bethanien Kunstlerhaus, Berlin, Germany

2008
On Produceability, New Talents, Cologne, Germany
Save As, Contemporary Artists Exhibition, Triennale Bovisa Museum, Milan, Italy
Concern, Atelierfrankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
Cultural Jam, Weimar, Germany
Accumulated: Put Side, Left Aside, 5533, Istanbul, Turkey

2007
Art and Money, Siemens Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
From Owner with View, Istanbul, Turkey
The Most Curatorial Biennial of the Universe, Apex Art Center, New York, USA
-X, Ankara, Turkey
6th Korean-Turkish Exchange Exhibition, Pi Artworks Istanbul, Turkey
Unfinished, BM Suma Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul, Turkey

2006
Between Two Sides, Istanbul, Turkey
So Far Away from Here, Ankara and Istanbul, Turkey

2005
Cultural Heritage, The Turkish-British Cultural Center, Ankara, Turkey
Free Zone – Neutral Area, Roxy, Istanbul, Turkey
Obsession, International Audio-Video Art Festival, Gallery X, Istanbul, Turkey
24th Contemporary Artists Exhibition, Akbank Art, Istanbul, Turkey
1st Electronic Art Festival, Centro Cultural Telemar, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

2004
New Proposals – New Propositions, Borusan Culture and Arts, Istanbul, Turkey

2003
Choose a Dog for Yourself and Bark, Adana and Mersin, Turkey

2002
3rd International Student Triennial, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey

RESIDENCIES

2010
Artist-to-Artist, Delfina Foundation, London, UK

2008
International Studio Program, ACC-Weimar, Germany

PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Rodney D Lubeznik Collection, Chicago, USA
Carmikli Collection, Istanbul, Turkey
Eczacibasi Collection, Istanbul, Turkey
Hitay Collection, Istanbul, Turkey
Ozyegin University Collection, Istanbul, Turkey
Vehbi Koç Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey