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Prova
Rehearsal

17.02.—30.03.2024

METEHAN ÖZCAN

 

"A photo from 1978, stacked images, a bathroom tile, room keys, hotel room photographs, anonymous spaces - familiar places, concealed memories, visions for the future..." Metehan Özcan's solo exhibition titled PROVA / REHEARSAL, previously held at Istanbul Versus Art Project under the curatorship of Merve Elveren, met with Ankara.

Bir Bulut Gibi Belirir Hayaletler Sofra Üstünde
Phantoms Emerge Like a Cloud Upon The Table

26.01.—10.02.2024

KAYAHAN KAYA

 

"At the table, there may be more people than chairs; many individuals, whose stories are told, dreams are imagined, and thoughts are pondered, also join the table. Sometimes, the traces of the past or everyone who has made us who we are until that moment are present at the table; ghosts seem to gather around. This instllation is not a statement but a question: What if we could see the ghosts crowding the table?”

VERSUS X KA
Kendinin Avcısı

The Hunter of Thyself

18.01.—24.02.2023

ALIX MARIE, ANTONY CAIRNS, ARDA ASENA, ASGER CARLSEN, BURÇAK BİNGÖL, CEMİL BATUR GÖKÇEER, CEMRE YEŞİL GÖNENLİ, DAFNA TALMOR, EGE KANAR, GÖRKEM ERGÜN, HANNAH HUGHES, IRMAK CANEVİ, LARİSSA ARAZ, REHAN MİSKCİ, RUTH VAN BEEK, SELİM SÜME

An outcome of a collaboration between Ka and Versus Art Project, met the audience in Istanbul. Curated by Oğuz Karakütük, the exhibition brings together artists to discuss the relationship between photography and reality through the medium of photography itself. The works of 16 artists invited from Turkey and Europe invite the audience to reconsider the reality of photography and reality itself simultaneously through images that are both very close and very distant, creating ambiguities.

Denizden Çıkan Taşlar
Stones from the Sea

24.11.—30.12.2023

AHMET DOĞU İPEK, ALESSANDRO RIZZI, CORA TEXIER, BARTHOŁOMIEJ CHWILCZYŃSKI, BURCU YAĞCIOĞLU, NERMİN ER, SELİM BİRSEL & SİBEL HORADA

Curated by Elâ Atakan, the exhibition Stones from the Sea is inspired by the fact that limestone was once in the sea, the space it occupies on the temporal level, and the fact that it can perhaps never be imagined within the confines of human life. Similarly, the eight artists from Türkiye and around the world represent but a brief period in the life of the very stone they use in the studio. A balance exists between the diminishing of the stone and the passage of time.

DUMMY AWARDS 2023
Finalist Kitapları Sergisi
by The Photobook Museum

15.11.—19.11.2023

Dummy Award is an international competition organized since 2010 for unpublished dummy books. Starting this year, the collection is continued under the title Dummy Award by The Photobook Museum. In the quest to cope with our increasingly complex world, the collection opens up space for different approaches, providing a playful, thought-provoking, and sharp visual experience.

Yeryüzünde Minör Titreşimler

Minor Vibrations on Earth

07.10.—18.11.2023

BURÇAK BİNGÖL

The exhibition takes its name from a moment Burçak Bingöl experienced, when the building of Ankara State Conservatory, where the artist graduated, was demolished by a bulldozer, and the machinery struck the ground to clear the debris. In this sense, "Minor Vibrations on Earth" focuses on individual and societal losses and transformations through the disappearance of the building where Bingöl spent her childhood and youth.


CONTEMPORARY ISTANBUL
Kendinin Avcısı
The Hunter of Thyself

26.09.—01.10.2023

ALIX MARIE, ANTONY CAIRNS, ARDA ASENA, ASGER CARLSEN, BURÇAK BİNGÖL, CEMİL BATUR GÖKÇEER, DAFNA TALMOR, GÖRKEM ERGÜN, HANNAH HUGHES,
IRMAK CANEVİ, RUTH VAN BEEK

In the selection we have curated for Ci Photo Focus, we aim to initiate a discussion about the forms of production and consumption of photography in Turkey. We seek ways to create new strong currents within the prevalent and deeply entrenched perspective of Turkish photography, which has become a tradition.

Teraryum
Terarium

25.07.—25.08.2023

EYAL AGIVAYEV, LIHI BINYAMIN, KEREN ZALTS, YOUVAL HAI, ILAN CARMI, ELDAD MENUCHIN, TAMAR NISSIM, AYA NITZAN, NAAMA RONA, ORIT BERTINI SHAVIT, GILAD BAR SHALEV, DAVI BARELL & RONIT PORAT

Curated by Keren Zalts 'Terarium' aims to demonstrate the efforts to create order, arrangement, and meaning in nature. People try to decipher nature, control their surroundings, and subject it to their desires, but nature can rebel against this and react in response. Similar to a terrarium, the works do not allow direct contact and leave behind sculptural pieces that operate as a closed system for the observer.

CI Bloom

31.05.—04.06.2023

ANI EKİN ÖZDEMİR, ARDA ASENA, ATA-KAM, CEMİL BATUR GÖKÇEER, CEMRE YEŞİL GÖNENLİ, ERDEM VAROL, GÖRKEM ERGÜN, İBRAHİM KARAKÜTÜK, IRMAK CANEVİ, OĞUZ KARAKÜTÜK, REHAN MİSKCİ & ZEYNEP ÖZKANCA

Ka has been invited to the second edition of the new art fair CiBloom, which focuses on contemporary art in Turkey. With a selection consisting of twelve current young artists, Ka is featured at CiBloom. Additionally, Ka has brought along a selection of photobooks from Mörel Books and Self Publish Be Happy.

Karmaşanın İçinde Olasılıklar Oluşturabilmek
Forging Posibilities in Chaos

01.04.—14.05.2023

ARDA ASENA

"Forging Possibilities in Chaos," explores individual expression and freedom in today's turbulent world. It features portraits, landscapes, abstract photos, and weavings, challenging conventional boundaries. The show invites viewers on a transformative journey of self-exploration, urging them to confront societal pressures and cultivate new possibilities amidst uncertainty.

İki Limon Çekirdeği

Two Lemon Pips

27.01.—04.03.2023

IRMAK CANEVİ

This exhibition is simply named after two lemon pips, one of the smallest and most endearing entries in a 366-item inventory collected by Irmak Canevi by choosing one item every day throughout 2020. Home to a pair of living things ready to come into existence at any moment, these pips have been charged with representing a new body of work. As such, they have a special place in the scheme of things.

Yaslan Bana Yeryüzü Ağacı
Lean on Me the Earth Tree

05.11.—10.12.2022

ŞAFAK ŞULE KEMANCI

In this exhibition focused on Arkadaş Z. Özger, memory, historicity, compassion, mourning, and desire, Şafak Şule Kemancı, one of the guest artists of Ankara Queer Art Program, intervenes to queer expropriated biographies and histories. She calls for a process of collective healing through radical compassion and reorganization of the past.

Omelas'ı Bırakıp Gidenler

The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas

17.09.—22.10.2022

ECE AKAY

Inspired by Ursula Le Guin’s short story “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas", the show comprises small sculptures made of concrete, paraffin, and rose thorns and also illustrations drawn with ink and lead that Ece Akay created between 2020-22. In her exhibition, Akay focuses on the therapeutic and remedial power of art which helps us to cope with the dilemma that physical and spiritual pain are integral parts of life.

8. Çanakale Bienali / Aklıma Sen Geldin

8th Çanakkale Biennial / You Came Into My Mind

01.10. —05.11.2022

HAVVA ALTUN, ASLI IŞIKSAL, UMUT KAMBAK, ESRA OSKAY, EREN SULAMACI & FUNDA SUSAMOĞLU

This exhibition, presented with the headline You Came Into My Mind, is an attempt to reconnect most individually produced works of art with the environment, and then transform them into a collective production so that different possibilities can meet on common ground.

Gerçek Güzellik

Real Beauty

09.04.—18.04.2022

BAHADIR DUMAN, BURAK APAYDIN, MERT DEMİRÇAKMAK, YALIM ARDIÇ & SHAYMAN TOSTAKAY

An ode on Jodi Bieber’s work, "Real Beauty", hosts the works of the Open Workshop’s 19th term participants, under the mentorship of Oğuz Karakütük.

Bozulan Simetri

Broken Symmetry

11.03.—02.04.2022

REFA EMRALİ

The artist borrows the intervened, cut, dissymmetrical organ of the body and examines it again in every new form created through art. The destiny of the given body is sacrificed to its remains with fragments and redesigned. Binary structure, which complements each other as much as opposes, witnesses the transformation of life into art.

Kendileme
Appropriation

15.02.—27.02.2022

DOĞU TOPAÇLIOĞLU

The exhibition consists of sonic arrangements and aims to present an alternative perception of plasticity. The artist works on the sound’s ability to make objective and situational changes in the ontological state of objects; while correlating psycho-acoustic possibilities, sculpture, and drawing.

Terminal

27.01.—13.02.2022

CAN AKGÜMÜŞ

 

The subject of "memory", which Can Akgümüş has focused on in the last four years, forms the mainline of the exhibition. Akgümüş invites the viewer to rediscover the multi-layered structure of memory by using different mediums such as photography, sculpture, and installation. 

KASSEL DUMMY AWARD 2022
Finalist Kitapları Sergisi
Shortlist Books Exhibition

15.01.—22.01.2022

The Kassel Dummy Award is the dummy competition for the best-unpublished photobook mock-up of the year. This year, a total of 226 books from 32 countries were submitted for the Kassel Dummy Award 2022. The shortlist selection resulted in 52 photobooks.

Bir Dosta Mektup
Letter to a Friend

05.11—28.11.2021

ANNE KARI ØDEGÅRD, ASLI IŞIKSAL, BURÇAK BİNGÖL, DENİZ GÜL, FIRAT GÜNER, FUKAN ÖZTEKİN, GÖKHUN BALTACI, GÖZDE İLKİN, HAYRİ ŞENGÜN & SİNAN LOGIE

Under the scope of the first edition of Litho Days in Turkey organized by Dou Print Studio Ka hosted the Letter to a Friend exhibition! Inspired by their passion and reverence for the inventor (Alois Senefelder), and lithography, the very first edition of a month-long event featured an exhibition, panels, artist talks, and workshop all in relation to lithography and printmaking culture.

Yer Parça

Earth Part

21.09.—31.10.2021

METEHAN TÖRER, UMUT KAMBAK & FUNDA SUSAMOĞLU

"The ground turns into a border, while it rises with the iron braids, remembers the soil as it soaks in mud, as we fall from the two-legged world. 'Earth Part’ focuses on an encounter that re-imagines placelessness, worldlessness and groundlessness. The ground on which we stand unquestionably connects our thoughts to the earth. (…) ‘Earth Part’ carries the inverted image of a vertical civilization with a gaze, filtering through and overflowing from its object.” - Esra Oskay

On'dan Sonra
After T(h)en

11.06.—01.09.2021

CAN AKGÜMÜŞ, BAHADIR AKSAN, EMİN ALTAN, ÖZGÜR ATLAGAN, SİLVA BİNGAZ, ORHAN CEM ÇETİN, SERDAR DARENDELİLER, SİNEM DİŞLİ, CEMİL BATUR GÖKÇEER, ATA KAM, EGE KANAR, İBRAHİM KARAKÜTÜK, OĞUZ KARAKÜTÜK, ZEYNEP KAYAN, MELİKE KOÇAK, N. TOROS MUTLU, ÖMER ORHUN, METEHAN ÖZCAN , CİVAN ÖZKANOĞLU, ALİ SALTAN, İREM SÖZEN, ERDEM VAROL, CEMRE YEŞİL GÖNENLİ, ARJEN ZWART

After T(h)en brings together works of lens-based artists who worked with Ka in the past ten years for various events and workshops.