Ankara Queer Art Program

Furkan Öztekin

01/07/2020 - 01/11/2021

Furkan Öztekin

Furkan Öztekin (d. 1993) graduated from the Painting Department at Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Fine Arts and completed his postgraduate studies at Namık Kemal University Institute of Social Sciences, Department of Painting. He was among the participants of Istanbul Biennial Production and Research Pogramme (2018-2019) & Arter Research Programme (2020-2021). He has participated in various group exhibitions and competitions including Akbank Contemporary Artists Prize Exhibition (2015); Young Fresh Different, Gallery Zilberman (2016); Colony, Abud Efendi Mansion / Schwules Museum (2017-2018); Positive Space, Operation Room (2018); Four Seasons In May, Mixer (2019); Internal/External, Simbart Projects (2021). Öztekin re-interprets the notion of space through the axis of silence, emptiness, time, limits and rhythm. Informed by LGBTI+ activism in his works, the artist reinterprets document-based historical narratives on spaces of resistance and memory through the lens of his artistic practice.

Country: Turkey

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