SHORT BIO
Born in Ordu in 1989, Alper Aydın completed his studies in the Painting Department of Ordu Anatolian Fine Arts High School. The same year he was accepted into Gazi University Art Education Department and took classes as a sculpture major. In 2009 he participated in the scientific illustration classes of Gülnur Ekşi, botanical painter of the Scottish royal family, and Serkan Çıtak at the Ankara University Biology Department. He attended Accademia di Bella Arti Macerata in the fall semester of 2010-2011 as part of the Erasmus program. During his six months there, he took lessons in sculpture from performance artist Franko B and participated in a group show. After graduating from the Painting Department of Gazi University Fine Arts Faculty in 2011, Aydın took master’s classes at Hacettepe University Sculpture Department as a special student and completed his master’s at the Gazi University Fine Arts Faculty Department of Painting with a thesis on “Land Art in Turkey” under tutelage of Professor Mehmet Yılmaz.
ARTIST STATEMENT
Alper Aydın’s purpose is to make it possible to read his products  with reference to the geography in which he lives; his aim is to ensure the interpretation of the spatial existence of living beings, particularly the human being on the ecological process through a sociological, historical, archaeological infrastructure, and the interpretation of the past with the future through the cultural memory.  In his production process, he integrates the experiences he acquired in the geographies that inspired him, with the results of his physical and mental syntheses and with the dynamics of human-nature relationships. Aydın, who performs using multiple practices such as sculpture, installation, performance, architecture, video, etc., allows the venue’s own energy to lead him during the artistic production process and endeavours to treat the human being’s existence in nature in every single sense. Alper Aydın, who points at the evolution of human being and the chaotic and destructive aspects of man’s being in nature in the installations he creates, invites us to witness the truth of the future, and by following the traces of the global annihilation that humanity has brought to an unstoppable point, he presents a manifestation of a future nature in his works.
Project Exhibitions
2. Open Studio, Atelier Turquie, Cite Des Arts, Paris, France. (19 September 2018, 19:00 - 22:00)
1. Phreatic, Artnivo Project Space, İstanbul, Turkey (06 October - 01 November 2015)
Biennials
2. Beyond Words, Mardin Biennial, Mardin, Turkey. ( 04 May - 04 June 2018)
1. A Good Neighbour, 15.İstanbul Biennial, İstanbul Modern, İstanbul, Turkey. (16 September - 12 November)​​​​​​​
Group Exhibitions
International
8. Gnab Global Nomadic Art Project Turkey, İzmir Painting and Sculpture Museum, Cultural Park Art Gallery, İzmir, Turkey. (23 October 2017 )
7. Start Art Fair, Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom. (14 - 17 September 2017)
6. Komşuda Pişer Bize de Düşer, Halka Art Project, İstanbul, Turkey. (14 September - 14 October 2017)
5. Ways Out From the World, Cappadox, Kapadokya, Nevşehir, Turkey. (18 May - 11 June 2017)
4. Till It's Gone, İstanbul Modern, İstanbul, Turkey. (12 January - 05 June 2016)
3. Summer Time, Galerist, İstanbul, Turkey. (01 July - 15 August 2015)
2. Des Maisons Vides Ne Font Pas Une Ville, Tepe Prime, 1886 Galeri, Ankara, Turkey. (21 April - 21 May 2013)
1. Erasmus Art Exhibition, Galleria Mirionima, Macerata, İtaly (28 February - 16 March 2011)
National
29. Those Who We dont Speak Of, (Pelesiyer & Darağaç, Hayy Open Space, İzmir, Turkey. ( 19 March - 20 April 2019)
28. After Fikret Otyam, Çankaya Contemporary Art Center, Ankara, Turkey. (2 December 2016 - 21 December 2017)
27. Spiral, Yapı Kredi Kültür Sanat Center, İstanbul Turkey. (12 September-31 December 2017).
26. Coleoptera, Galeri Çankaya, Ankara, Turkey . (01 - 10 June, 2017)
25. Gide Gide After Fikret Otyam, Fulya Sanat, İstanbul, Turkey. (21 December 2016- 03 January2017)
24. Topography of Desire, Kasa Galeri, İstanbul, Turkey. (16 November - 30 December 2016)
23. Contemporary Art Outdoor Project, Stroer Kentvizyon - Artnivo.com, İstanbul, Turkey. (August - December 2016)
22. To Where From Here? , İstanbul Bilgi University Santral İstanbul
Campus Energy Museum Control Room, İstanbul, Turkey. (6-21 Mayıs 2016)
21. Stone Is Heavy On Its Own Turf , Arte Sanat, Ankara, Turkey. (22 April - 29 May 2016)
20. Gravure Workshop Exhibition2, Hacettepe University Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition Hall, Ankara, Turkey. (25 December 2015- 7 January 2016)
19. The Journey to Me, Zorlu Performans Arts Center, İstanbul, Turkey. (30 May 3 - July 2015)
18. Gravure Workshop Exhibition, Hacettepe University Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition Hall, Ankara, Turkey. (21-28 May 2015)
20. Gravure Workshop Exhibition2, Hacettepe University Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition Hall, Ankara, Turkey. (25 December 2015- 7 January 2016)
19. The Journey to Me, Zorlu Performans Arts Center, İstanbul, Turkey. (30 May 3 - July 2015)
18. Gravure Workshop Exhibition, Hacettepe University Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition Hall, Ankara, Turkey. (21-28 May 2015)
17. Lonely and Crowded, Galeri Khas, İstanbul, Turkey. (01 April- 30 May 2015)
16. Başkent University, 2.Public Art And Design Workshop Exhibition, Fine Arts Design and Architecture Faculty Exhibition Hall , Ankara, Turkey. (27 April 2015)
15. How Should A War Be Remembered, Cer Modern, Ankara, Turkey. (13 March - 5 April 2015)
14. Celebration & Memories, Lucca, İstanbul, Turkey. (18 December 2014 - 15 February 2015)
13. Muse İstanbul Annual Open House, Bergsen & Bergsen Galeri, İstanbul, Turkey. (17 July - 12 September 2014)
12. Mamut Art Project 2014, Küçük Çiftlik Park, İstanbul, Turkey. (3-6 April 2014)
11. Vague, Drunk, Dog Kitschen Contemporary Art İnitiative, Cer Modern, Ankara, Turkey. (21 Jenuary - 01 March 2014)
10. They Look Here , Cer Modern, Ankara, Turkey. (26 November - 15 December 2013
9. Young Impact 7, Kav Genç Sanat, Ankara, Turkey. (05-25 June 2013)
8. Untitled II, Pilevneli Project, İstanbul, Turkey. (10-27 April 2013)
7. Dam, Pelesiyer Project, Nallıhan, Ankara, Turkey. (1 February 2013)
6. Eye Balling, Yaygara Contemporary Art İnitiative, Contemporary Arts Center, Ankara, Turkey. (17 December 2012 - 13 January 2013)
5. Small Jobs, Kav Genç Sanat, Ankara, Turkey. (06-31 December 2012)
4. Full Art Prize Yedikasımikibinoniki, Hasköy Yün İplik Fabrikası, İstanbul, Turkey. (07-27 November 2012)
3. Young Generation Exhibition, Kav Genç Sanat, Ankara, Turkey. (23 September - 23 October 2012)
2. Başkent University, Public Art And Design Workshop Exhibition, Fine
Arts Design and Architecture Faculty Exhibition Hall , Ankara, Turkey. (27 April 2015)
1. Ankara University Scientific Illustration Exhibition, Ankara University Biology Faculty, Ankara, Turkey. (2009)
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