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.
Aslan's three-channel video Home Sweet Home (2017) was shown at 15th Istanbul Biennial commissioned by Biennial curators Elmgreen & Dragset. With his three-channel video installation, Volkan Aslan questions the boundaries between the sedentary and the nomadic, the indoor and the outdoor, the safe and the unsafe situations, pointing out to the fragility of the current state of each and every one of us.
Volkan Aslan, b.1982, Istanbul. Major exhibitions include; Shoot Me! Dont Turn Me Over! (solo), Pi Artworks Istanbul, Turkey (2018); A Good Neighbour, 15th Istanbul Biennial, Turkey (2017), Passion, Joy, Fury, Maxxi Museum, Rome, Italy (2015); The Perfect Day (solo), Pi Artworks Istanbul, Turkey (2015); A Day Not Yet Lived (solo), Pi Artworks London, UK (2014); The Moving Museum, Istanbul, Turkey (2014); Mom, am I a barbarian? 13th Istanbul Biennial, Turkey (2013); If Nature is Heaven, Hell is The City, Cer Modern, Ankara, Turkey (2011); Too Good to be True, Delfina Foundation, London, UK (2009); and Save As, Milan Triennial, Italy (2008). Public and private collections holding his work include Pizzuti Collection, Ohio, USA; Rodney D. Lubeznik Collection, Chicago, USA; Carmikli Collection, Istanbul, Turkey; Eczacıbaşı Collection, Istanbul, Turkey; Hitay Collection, Istanbul, Turkey; Ozyegin University Collection, Turkey; and Vehbi Koç Foundation, Turkey.
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