Vienna based new media artist, Ozan Turkkan (1980) is working at the intersection of art and technology. His work is centered on experimental digital media with a focus on generative and algorithmic computer art, fractal geometry, mixed reality experiences, interaction, and motion as a reflection of the impermanent nature of existence, human and social behavior. He uses technology as a canvas to create innovative and engaging digital art installations.
He likes to explore the many-folded boundaries between science, art, and new technologies and combining different media elements in a creative process.
Before the very first steps in digital media, he studied and practiced various art disciplines in Philadelphia, Salamanca, and Barcelona in collaboration with numerous institutions, and art centers. After he graduated from The University of Salamanca, he received his Master’s degree in Multimedia at BAU (Escola Superior de Disseny, Universitat Central de Catalunya) in Barcelona, where he lived and worked many years as a new media artist.
His work has been exhibited in Art Centers, Museums, and Galleries such as; Santa Monica Art Centre Barcelona, Reina Sofia Museum Madrid, Centre of Contemporary Art Luigi Pecci Florence, Torrance Museum Los Angeles, Victoria House London, Lincoln Center NY, Banannefabrik Luxembourg, Europalia Art Festival Brussels, Les Brigittines Contemporary Arts Centre Brussels, Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade, Santral Istanbul, Akbank Art Istanbul, Gallery Mitte Barcelona, LOOP Videoart Festival Barcelona, Rotterdamse Schowbourg Rotterdam, WUK Vienna…
Living in numerous cities throughout his life Ozan Turkkan has developed a sense of multiculturalism and cosmopolitanism which characterized his works. Complicated structures, conflicting and coexisting colors, and diversity have been a parameter to push the artist to stress on a complex field which is converging around the art, new technologies, and the sciences of nature.
– “Common Stage: Flow 02″, Data Abstraction/Video Installation. Angewandte Festival Vienna, 2019
– “Animum Fractum, MUSRARA MIX, Jerusalem / 28-30 May 2019,
– “Animum Fractum, VR Installation, Fotogalerie Wien WUK, Vienna / 2019
– “Common Stage”, Solo Exhibition, Galerie Mekan68 Vienna, 2018
– “Verum Corpus” VR and Video Installation. Bilsart, Istanbul, 2018.
– Akbank Sanat, ”, Solo Exhibition, Contemporary Istanbul 2017.
– “Resurrection”, Digital print installation, SCOPE New York, USA, 2017.
– “Resurrection”, Digital print installation, SCOPE Miami Beach, USA, 2017.
– Heterotopia, REM Art Space Istanbul, 2017
– “Fractum Regnum”, Solo Exhibition, ArtON Gallery Istanbul, 2017
– Plug-In New Media Section, Contemporary Istanbul, ArtON Gallery, 2016.
– “f-strings”, Audio visual installation, Auropalia Festival Belgium, 2016.
– “fractal body”, Audio visual installation, Auropalia Festival Belgium, 2016.
– FORMLESS Fluid reality in new media art. Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, 2015.
– “f-strings”, Audio visual installation, Loop Festival Barcelona, 2015.
– “Well”, Interactive video/sound installation, “Waves” new media exhibition, Blok Art Space, Istanbul, 2014.
– “Fractal Body”, video installation, Chantiere Art House, Bruxelles, Belgium, 2014.
– Plug-In, Video and Print Installations, Contemporary Istanbul 2014.
– 42 Maslak Lunch Video Exhibition, Contemporary Istanbul 2014.
– “Bipolar Fractal” video screening, CologneOff, Torrance Museum, LA, USA, 2014.
– “Bipolar Fractal” video screening, CONTRA Art Fair, London, 2014.
– “Curving Time”, digital prints installation, CONTRA Art Fair, London, 2014.
– “Versions”, TROIS C-L, Banannefabrik, Luxembourg, 2014.
– “Versions”, dance and new media collaboration, Maison des Cultures de Molenbeek, Bruxelles, Belgium, 2014.
– Adobe Creative Cloud Mosaic Project, Lincoln Center, NY, USA, 2014.
– Fractal Body, Holographic video installation, Contemporary Istanbul, 2014.
– “Formless”, Fluid reality in New Media Art. Enerji Museum, Santral Istanbul, 2014.
– “Micro Flow Cube”, interactive installation. Mixer Gallery, İstanbul. 2014.
– “Bipolar Fractal”, Video Screening, Açıkekran new media arts gallery, Istanbul, 2013.
– GRID / Plug-In New Media Section, Contemporary Istanbul, 2013.
– Istanbul INN LONDON, Victoria House, London, 2013.
– SNAPSHOT ISTANBUL, video screenings, Rotterdams Schowbourg, 2012.
– Art Market Budapest, video screenings, Budapest, 2012.
– Blank Exhibition, augmented reality exhibition, Contemporary Istanbul, 2012.
– “Curving Time”, interactive video installation, The Empire Gallery, Istanbul, 2012.
– “Impudence of good intent” Art Sümer Gallery, Istanbul, 2012.
– “Resurrection: Fractal Continuum”, video and digital print installations, Hush Gallery, Istanbul, 2012.
– Fractal Dimensions, IAP, Istanbul Art Platform, Istanbul, 2011.
– Fractal Dimensions, Gallery Mitte de Barcelona, Spain, 2011.
– “Hyper-d”, Video installation, Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art, 12th Istanbul Biennial, 2011.
– “Alfa Omega Alfa”, video screening, Punto y Raya Festival, Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid, 2011.
– “Alfa Omega Alfa”, video screening, SIMULTAN Festival 2011, Timisoara, Romania, 2011.
– “Identity in motion”, Video Screening. International Video Festival, VIDEOMEDEJA. Museum of Contemporary Art, Novi Sad, Serbia, 2010.
– Art Exhibit, Coimbra University, Portugal, 2010.
– One Minute Video Festival, Abstract Section, Amterdam, 2010.
– “What if I had made the other choisce?”, Videominuto 2010, one of the 10 finalists of the contest “Diary from the age of permanent present”. Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Florance, 2010.
– Guantanamo museum Video Installation, Santa Monica Art Centre, Barcelona, Spain, 2008.