Volkan Aslan

Volkan Aslan’s recent practice is influenced by both his recollections, as well as his impressions of the malleability of our perception of time. These memories, half remembered, half forgotten, draw him to certain objects he comes across in his day-to-day life that recall his past. He playfully manipulates them to form surreal constructions that fuse his personal associations with new and unexpected interpretations.

Volkan Aslan (1982, Ankara) received his BFA from Mersin University. Recent solo exhibitions include There Was Enough Room Yet No Water, artSümer, İstanbul (2022); Stay Safe, Salt Galata, İstanbul (2021); We Forget Because It Works, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris (2019); Shoot me! Don't turn me over!, Pi Artworks, İstanbul (2018); A Day Not Yet Lived, Pi Artworks, London (2014); Don't Forget to Remember, ARTER, Istanbul (2013). Selected group exhibitions include What Water Knows, Pilot, Istanbul (2022); Here, There, Somewhere, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris (2021); A Question of Taste, Pera Museum, Istanbul (2021); The Sequential, SALT Galata, Istanbul (2021); What Time Is It?, ARTER, Istanbul (2019); Under the Radar: 5533 at ISCP, International Studio & Curatorial Program, Williamsburg, New York (2018); Home Is Where The He{Art} Is?, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris (2018); 15th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul (2017); Harbor, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul (2017); Istanbul: Passion, Joy, Fury, MAXXI National Museum of 21st Century Arts, Rome (2015).

He has participated in international residency programmes at the Delfina Foundation, London and at ACCWeimar, Germany, and is the co-founder of 5533, a non-profit independent art space in Unkapanı, İstanbul.