CHAOS IN COSMOS

Art Talks: Duygu Nazlı Akova & Ferhat Özgür
18.07.2018

Bilsart is hosting Duygu Nazlı Akova’s exhibition entitled “Chaos In Cosmos” on July 18th - 28th. The exhibition is titled after Duygu Nazlı Akova’s video work dated 2014.

Duygu Nazlı Akova aims to criticize political authority with her political themed works. By using the experimental language that puts viewer perception and the plurality of these media in the center, she examines issues such as human rights, freedom, social inequality, consumerism, urban life, immigration, media and justice. The equilizer effect of photo collage creates a dynamic form in the video “chaos in cosmos”, which addresses these issues through their social, cultural and economic outcomes. Istanbul, which once was cosmos, has now turned into chaos according to the migration policy of Turkish government and the roles given to the individual and the society are becoming vague as time, space, subject and object are all intertwining.

About DUYGU NAZLI AKOVA:

Duygu Nazlı Akova is an artist and researcher based in Istanbul. She earned her master degree from Marmara University, Institute of Fine Arts, with a thesis entitled “Reality of War Photography”. She is currently working on her Ph.D. thesis at Yıldız Technical University, Department of Art and Design. She is working as a teaching assistant at Istanbul Kültür University, Department of Communication Design and still studying on her individual works as well.
As an artist, her work aims to create a dialogue rooted in critical discourse focused on political authority and social issues, through the use of photography, video and installation. By using the experimental language that puts viewer perception and the plurality of these media in the center, she examines issues such as human rights, freedom, social inequality, consumerism, urban life, immigration, urban renewal, media and justice. She has participated in various group exhibitions including Young Fresh Different-V (Gallery Zilberman, 2014), Siemens Art / Borders and Orbits 15-16 (DEPO, 2014), 5th Odessa Biennale, VIVA (Malta, 2015), ISEA2016 (Hong Kong), ISEA2017 (Colombia), ADAF 2017 (Athens), Les Rencontres Traverse Vidéo, Punto Y Raya (ZKM- Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Germany, 2016), BIDEODROMO 2016 (Bilbao), MADATAC (Madrid, 2015-2016-2017), ARTSevilla17 and IVAHM. She had also been granted several awards including “success award” given by Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture in 2016.