Hakan Akçura

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Godmorgon / Good morning, 2007 Video Performance Two Parts: Epilog (07.31 Min.) Godmorgon (98.18. Min.) © Hakan Akcura
Ship to Gaza: I have eyes only for you! , May 2010 Print, Pitch And Oil Color On Metal Plates, Wood, Wood Basket And Cast Iron Model Ships 116,5 X 146 Cm © Hakan Akçura
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mixed-media, installation, video-art, performance, modern, photography, digital, graffiti/street-art, conceptual, exhibition/performance

Painter, poet, video maker and video performer, photographer and designer

"I am an open flux artist. The following attributes that are the target of my creations are the things, I believe, all the contemporary artists who can't refrain from creating with concern and responsibility should have: To witness 'the essence of time' (zeitgeist) once again, that is to be more adverse and radical on this earth that is going down the drains; to heed the sharing and wide circulation of their creations instead of their ownership problems. To be independent. Along with being an artist who shows the way, opens the minds and redefines new problems, being an artist who also can be open to all kinds of interaction and communication, and being a playmaker when necessary. To try to create and furthermore try to protect the existence of courage, originality and composition without falling into the swamp of elitism and populism."
(Hakan Akçura, "Theory of Open Flux", NY Arts Magazine, September, 2008)

Selected exhibitions, activities:

Edinburgh Middle Eastern Film Festival, Filmhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Artist Talking and Screening, Agent Ria, Still Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Ars retorica, Hall the university library of Paris 8 – Saint Denis, France
The Exhibition on the 20th Anniversary of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey: Where Fire Has Struck, DEPO Istanbul, Turkey

PAI 2010-2011 in Thebes, Conference Center of Thebes, Greece
International Media Arts Festival Videfesta’10: Archive Fever, Goethe Institute, Ankara, Turkey
Temps D'Images Portugal 2010 Festival Film Award for Films on Art section
"From childhood to police station" Exhibition, Free Expantion Platform, Istanbul, Turkey
HEP Iran screening, Sazmanab Project, Tehran, Iran 
AthensArt 2010 contemporary art exhibition, Athens, Greece
PAI 2010 contemporary art exhibition, Samothrace, Greece 
"Thistles of Sazak" screening and exhibition, 7th Karaburun Festival, Izmir, Turkey 
Distance Festival, London, UK 
"Artist Cinema", Art Beijing, China
Ankara International Film Festival, "Video: Spaces of Memory", Ankara, Turkey 
Direct Channell, Canakkale' Turkey 
!F Istanbul Film Festival 2010 online program: See it yourself (This village)' Istanbul, Turkey
HEP Screening, AFA Beijing, China 
Tornavideo, Tamirhane, Ankara, Turkey

“Projected Visions: 35 years of Turkish video art” exhibition Meeting Europe - Istanbul, Wacken Exhibition Centre, Strasbourg, France 
HEP (Human Emotion Project) Screening, AFA @ Portuguese Bookshop Gallery, Macau, China 
co-exhibition "Dirty Story", BM Suma, Istanbul, Turkey 
HEP (Human Emotion Project) Screening, Caldas-da-Rainha, Portugal 
HEP Screening, Berlin, Germany 
"Thistles of Sazak", art performance, Karaburun, Izmir, Turkey 
"Istanbul-Off-Spaces" co-exhibition, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, Germany 
co-exhibition "Interzone:Nation", Gallery Galzenica, Zagreb, Croatia 
HEP Screening, LaSala in Cigunuela, Spain 
HEP screening, Melbourne, Australia 
"Varning för klämrisk", Solo Exhibition, Tegen 2, Stockholm, Sweden 
to Ankara International Film Festival, Ankara, Turkey

1st Int. Roaming Biennial of Tehran, Berlin, Germany
"Hög på Golvet" group exhibition at Tegen 2, Stockholm, Sweden 
1st Int. Roaming Biennial of Tehran, Istanbul, Turkey 
International Mail Art Project 2008, Conceptual Continuity
Supermarket 2008 Art Fair with Tegen 2, Stockholm, Sweden 

"Fear of god" co-exhibition, Hafriyat Karakoy, Istanbul, Turkey 
"Bodrum Film Festival", Bodrum, Mugla, Turkey
"Jag, min husses hund" group exhibition, Tegen 2, Stockholm, Sweden 
"Nightcomers" project in the 10th Biennial of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey 
Scope NYC [PAM], Scope Art Fair, Lincoln Center, New York, USA 

co-exhibition "Labyrint" in Botkyrka Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden 
Artist's "Sann dialog" ("Real dialogue") contemporary art activity has been started. Stockholm, Sweden 
Artist sent his videoperformance named as "Öppet brev till Migrationsverket" to Migrationsverket ("Open letter to Sweden Migration Board") 51', Stockholm, Sweden 

Artist given his art-object named as "För uppehållsstillstånd" to Migrationsverket ("For residence permission"), Istanbul, Turkey 
co-exhibition "Bridge from east to west", BBK Karlsruhe, Germany 

co-exhibition of AIAP "Hal/iç" with work name the "Difficult sleep". Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey 

co-exhibition "Arts Plastiques" in METU Spring Festival at METU Congre Center, Ankara, Turkey 
co-exhibition "A travel into life" at Kargart, Istanbul, Turkey 

"Sometimes when I'm high, I watch TV", video performance screening, Dulcinea, Istanbul, Turkey 
Artist's "Solitudo" contemporary art activity has been started. 
A solo contemporary art exhibition with 210 participants: I want my mirrors. Dulcinea Istanbul, Turkey 

co-exhibition "Veritas Omnia Vincit", Istanbul, Turkey 
Artist's "I want my mirrors" contemporary art activity has been started, Istanbul, Turkey 

"2th Interbalcanic Symposium of Visual Arts" and co-exhibition, Samotrache/Greece 

"...self", solo exhibition. Dulcinea, Istanbul, Turkey 
co-exhibition "The Other", Istanbul, Turkey 

"Citypaintings", solo exhibition. Habitat II/NGO Forum '96 art activities, Istanbul, Turkey 
Publication of book of poems: "Limpin Bird" (Aksak Kus) (168 page, 81 poem, 81 picture), Istanbul, Turkey 

Fourth Biennial of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey 
co-exhibition "Young Activity/Borders and Beyong", Istanbul, Turkey 

Short film maker and director, ("Everything is as it is", 24', 16 mm. Included in TRT's "Young Cinematographers" programme), Istanbul, Turkey