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Alper Aydin

(Turkey)

Born in Ordu in 1989, Alper Aydın completed his studies in the Sculpture department at the Gazi University Art Education Faculty, after finishing the Painting Department of Ordu Anatolian Fine Arts High School. Through an Erasmus exchange program, he studied sculpture, video, and performance in Italy in 2010. He received his graduate degree from the master’s program at Gazi University with his graduate thesis, “Land Art In Turkey” and he completed his PhD in 2019 at the Hacettepe University Sculpture department with the thesis, “The Dialogue Between Body and Nature”. The artist researches the physical circumstances of the environments he is in, as well as the idiosyncratic flows in nature, working in photography, sculpture, installation, performance and temporary setups using natural materials to make interventions in nature. By observing, collecting, and adding new forms, he leaves behind temporary traces, transforming the place. He has been producing with the Ankara-based artist-initiative Pelesiyer, where he is also one of the founding members.

Among the exhibitions he participated in are: “Till It’s Gone” Istanbul Modern (2016); “A Good Neighbour”, 15th Istanbul Biennial (2017); “Ways Out From the World”, Cappadox Contemporary Art Exhibitions (2017); “Deep Current” Heybeliada Seminary (2019). The artist has previously participated in the artist residency program at Cité des Arts and at the SAHA Studio İstanbul, between August 2019 and February 2020. He lives and works as a nomad.

Shelter, 2017 © Alper Aydin
Noah, 2011 © Alper Aydin
560.000 Years, 2019 © Alper Aydin