Gökhan Balkan

About

Born in Istanbul in 1974, the artist graduated from Kadıköy Anatolian High School in 1992. Born in 1974, Gökhan Balkan completed his studies in Business Management (BM) in 1997 in Cyprus, and received his MBA degree in  2000 in Paris, France. In 2012, he joined the Masters program in Işık University Faculty of Fine Arts Painting department. His graduation thesis was completed in 2015, titled “Posthuman; end of social constructionism, Bio-Constructive Art“ under the consultation of Prof. Balkan Naci İslimiyeli. Balkan is currently attending the PhD program for ‘Art of Science’ in Işık University Faculty of Fine Arts.

The artist mainly concentrates on the Posthuman era and Posthuman body formations while questioning the rigidity of today’s bodily norms. With the emphasis on body and city as a living space, the artist creates works that are shaped by the subject of multiple sharing in sociological texture.

In addition to his workshop in Istanbul, the artist works as a lecturer in Beykent University Faculty of Fine Arts and Işık University Faculty of Arts and Sciences. He has published articles and notifications on Philosophy of Art, New Media and Virtual Reality, Relational Aesthetics and Art with Social Content, Post-human condition and so on.

Some exhibitions he attended;

2020 - "After Nature" Vision Art Platform, Istanbul, Group Exhibition

2019 - Contemporary Istanbul, Versus Art Project, Group Exhibition

2019 - Enter Art Fair, Copenhagen, Versus Art Project, Group Exhibition

2019 - "The Borrowed Body" Antonina Art Gallery, Group Exhibition

2018 - Code Art Fair, Copenhagen, Versus Art Project, Group Exhibition

2018 - "Layers" 42 maslak exhibition hall Istanbul, Group Exhibition

2018 - "Third nature" Versus Art Project, Solo Exhibition

2017 - "Urban Utopias" Versus Art Project, Tuyap Art Fair Mixed Exhibition, Istanbul

2017 - "Small Square" Korart Gallery Mixed Exhibition, Adana

2017 - Mixed Exhibition held as part of the side event of the Istanbul design biennial, Istanbul

2016 - “Locus / Mahal” Versus Art Project Istanbul, Group Exhibition

2015 - "The Future is Woman" Ekavart Gallery Istanbul, Group Exhibition

2012 - Akmerkez Art Gallery Istanbul, Group Exhibition

2011 - "Infinity" Tunca Art Gallery Istanbul, Group Exhibition

2010 - Contemporary Istanbul, Group Exhibition

2009 - Utopya Platform Istanbul, Group Exhibition

2008 - Gallery Artist Çukurcuma Istanbul, Solo Exhibition

2007 - Ziraat Bank Tunnel Istanbul, Solo exhibition

2006 - Gallery Artist Çukurcuma Istanbul Solo exhibition

 

 

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