SHORT BIO
Born in Turkey in 1989, the artist graduated from Ordu Fine Arts High School and then
Ankara Gazi University Sculpture Department. In 2010, he received training on sculpture,
video and performance in Italy with the Erasmus program. After completing his master
degree with his thesis titled Earth Art in Turkey, he completed his doctorate in Hacettepe
University Sculpture Department in 2019 with his thesis titled; Dialogue of Body and Nature
as Performance; Aydın, who produces by using multiple practices such as sculpture,
installation, performance, architecture and video; allows the space own energy to direct it
in the artistic production process and strives to deal with the existence of human in nature in
every sense. Pointing to the chaotic and destructive aspects of human change and his
existence on nature in his works, Aydın proposes hypotheses about the future nature in his
works, following the traces of the global extinction that humanity has brought to an
unstoppable point. Aydın, who was selected as one of the 13 most important artists in
Turkey in the Full art prize competition in 2012, has works in many corporate and private
collections.
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.
Solo Exhibitions
2023 Fata Morgana, Cape Jason, Cape Sülü, Jason Church and Taşbaşı Art Space, Ordu, Turkey ( 20 June – 10 September)
Special Projects
2022 SİS Artist Residency, Founder and Director, Perşembe, Ordu, Turkey
2016 Harvard Business Rewiew Turkey, Best Performing CEOs Prize Sculpture Design
2013 Pelesiyer Art Initiative,  Founder and Member
Artist Residency Programs
4. Civitella Ranieri, Umbria, Italy (21 September – October 2022)
3.Berlin Artist Residency, Berlin, Germany (01 Jenuary – 30 June 2021)
2. SAHA Studio, İstanbul, Turkey. (15 august 2019 - 28 February 2020)
1. Cite İnternationale Des Arts, Paris, France, (3 July - 27 September 2018
Project Exhibitions
3. The Way, Bebek Sarnıcı, İstanbul Turkey. (29 September- 29 October 2021)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​​​​​​​
5. Koçhi - Muziris Biennial, Koçhi, India (23 December 2022 - 10 April 2023)
4. Changwon Sculpture Biennial, Kore, ( 7 October - 20 November 2022)
3. The Promise of Grass (Invited), Mardin Biennial, Mardin Turkey (20 May-20 June 2022)
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
12 Printing Futures, Kunsthaus Göttingen, Germany. (18 June -25 September  2022)
11. Tempo Incognıto, Depo, İstanbul Turkey. (03 March - 18 April 2021)
10. Opened Haus, ZKU, Berlin, Germany. (04 March 2021)
9. İstanbul Biennial Selection of Movies, Onlina. (1-7 May 2020)
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
41. Witness of the Flow, Cendere Art Museum, İstanbul, Turkey (24 October 2022 – 30 April 2023)
40. Deep Wave, Versus Art Project, Onlina. (19 April 2022)
39.The Summer Without Water, Eldem Art Space, Eskişehir. Turkey (12 March- 12 September 2022)
38. Demo, Taşbaşı Art Space, Ordu, Turkey. (25 June - 25 September 2021)
37. Yeşilmişik, Club Marvy, İzmir, Turkey. (28-30 April 2021)
36. Fluid Dynamics, Versus Art Project, İstanbul, Turkey. ( 08 April- 08 June 2021)
35. At The End Of The Day, OMM, Eskişehir Turkey. (02 Octaber 2020 - 07 Novamber 2021)
34. Crystal Chateau, Muse Evliyagil, Ankara, Turkey (11 June - 22 November 2020)
33. Spiral Jetty, Kültür University, İstanbul, Turkey. (23 September - 23 October 2019)
32. Happening Now, Akaretler, Sıraselviler, İstanbul, Turkey, (3-22 September 2019)
31. Spiral Jetty, İstanbul Kültür University, İstanbul, Turkey, (25 September - 25 October 2019)
30. Deep Current, Ayatriada Monastery (Halki Seminari), İstanbul, Turkey. (24 August - 22 September 2019)
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)
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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