Working between Istanbul, New York and LA, sculptor Hande Şekerciler and new media artist Arda Yalkın established ha: ar with the passion to combine classical art approach with new technologies. Their passion for mastering production and exploring new possibilities of expression has led the duo to work in a wide range of fields including video, animation, music, generative art, and even artificial intelligence, as well as conventional methods such as painting and sculpture. Seeking a new and original form of expression by blending his individual practices, the main subject of ha: ar's works can be summarized as "the conflict with the civilization created by humanity, the technology it produces and the way of existence".
Despite his short history, ha: ar received invitations from Residency Unlimited (NYC) Artist Alliance International (NYC) and 18th Street Art Center (LA), one of the most important guest artist programs in the USA, and completed the programs there. Ha: ar, which opened its first exhibition in New York in 2018, participated in CADAF in 2019 as part of Art Miami. ha: ar is also the co-founder of the Pixel New Media Residency Program (www.piksel.ist), a non-governmental organization established to teach young artists about new media art.
The duo's works so far, Turkey, USA, Spain, Italy, France, Great Britain, Hungary, Greece and Russia in various galleries, fairs, have been exhibited in museums and international exhibitions.