Hakan Akcura
Since 2009
Works in Stockholm Sweden

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BIO
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 Akcura, "Theory of Open Flux", NY Arts Magazine, September, 2008)

Selected exhibitions, activities:

2012
Edinburgh Middle Eastern Film Festival, Filmhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Artist Talking and Screening, Agent Ria, Still Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

2011
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

2010
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

2009
“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

2008
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

2007
"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

2006
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

2004
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

2003
co-exhibition of AIAP "Hal/iç" with work name the "Difficult sleep". Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey

2002
co-exhibition "Arts Plastiques" in METU Spring Festival at METU Congre Center, Ankara, Turkey
co-exhibition "A travel into life" at Kargart, Istanbul, Turkey

2001
"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

2000
co-exhibition "Veritas Omnia Vincit", Istanbul, Turkey
Artist's "I want my mirrors" contemporary art activity has been started, Istanbul, Turkey

1999
"2th Interbalcanic Symposium of Visual Arts" and co-exhibition, Samotrache/Greece

1998
"...self", solo exhibition. Dulcinea, Istanbul, Turkey
co-exhibition "The Other", Istanbul, Turkey

1996
"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

1995
Fourth Biennial of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
co-exhibition "Young Activity/Borders and Beyong", Istanbul, Turkey

1991
Short film maker and director, ("Everything is as it is", 24', 16 mm. Included in TRT's "Young Cinematographers" programme), Istanbul, Turkey