Serdar Yılmaz: Find Your Way

Serdar Yılmaz is at Pi Artworks Tophane with his solo exhibition titled "Find Your Way" between the dates January 8th - March 23rd, 2013.
 
In his recent series "Find Your Way", Serdar Yılmaz walks about the boundaries between video, short film, installation, photography and painting. The artist produces with the interdisciplinary methods and follows up the traces of the fragmented structure of watching at our age. 
 
The exhibition includes Yılmaz's videos titled "Stairs" and "Fried Chicken", besides the works he produced in parallel with the videos. The artist dramatically interrupts the ordinary reality reflected in his videos with the imaginary elements and characters he creates. By adopting various techniques and materials in his works, he transfers the atmosphere observed in the videos to the gallery space and this helps the audience involved in the project. The series containing elements from different disciplines convey the "road stories" of the artist who is a traveler. 
 
Serdar Yılmaz (İzmit, 1973) is an award winning art director; coming from a painting background. Yılmaz graduated from Marmara University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Painting. He also earned his MA and PhD from the same program. His films have been presented at many national and international festivals and some of them won awards. His experimental films and video installations have been shown at galleries, solo &group shows and museums internationally including the "Turkish Delight" exhibition at Rio Contemporary Art Museum (Brazil, 2004). He worked as a production designer and art director on many features, documentaries and he won Best Art Director Awards at 2009 and 2007 Golden Boll Film Festival, 2007 Ankara Film Festival. Recently, his short movie titled "Fried Chicken", which is going to be presented at the exhibition "Find Your Way", was shown at various festivals  such as Cannes Film Festival (2012), Brooklyn Film Festival (2012) and Oaxaca Film Festival (2012), and it will also be shown at Rotterdam Film Festival 2013. Yılmaz currently lives and works in Istanbul;  he has been working on his first feature movie and teaching at Istanbul Kemerburgaz University Faculty of Fine Arts and Design.