Artist Statement / Short Bio

Vienna-based new media artist Ozan Turkkan (1980) works at the intersection of art, science and technology. His work is centred on experimental digital media, focusing on generative and algorithmic art, fractal geometry, mixed reality experiences, interaction, and motion as a reflection of the impermanent nature of existence, and human and social behaviour. 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 combine different media elements in a creative process. Before the first steps in digital media, he studied and practised various art disciplines in Philadelphia, Salamanca, and Barcelona, collaborating with numerous institutions and art centres. 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 for 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 Centre Istanbul, LOOP Videoart Festival Barcelona, Rotterdamse Schowbourg Rotterdam, WUK Vienna, Ars Electronica, Zifergauz St. Petersburg, Künstlerhaus Bregenz…

Living in numerous cities throughout his life Ozan Turkkan has developed a sense of multiculturalism and cosmopolitanism which characterised his works. Complicated structures, conflicting and coexisting colours, and diversity have been a parameter to push the artist to stress a complex field that is converging around the art, new technologies, and the sciences of nature.


Selected Exhibitions & Screenings


– “Arura”, Video Installation, Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn und Taxis, Bregenz, Austria, 2 Dec 2023 – 7 Jan 2024
– “Apsu”, Video Installation, Izmir Resim Heykel Müzesi Tarih ve Sanat Galerisi, Turkiye, 28 Oct – 28 Nov 2023
– “Apsu”, Video Installation, Istanbul Innovation Week, 3 – 5 Nov 2023
– “Arura”, Solo Exhibition, NODE Media Lab, Vienna Art Week, 10-17 NOV 2023
– “Arura”, Video Installation, Lisbon Art Weekend, 2023
– “Atlas Angewandte”, Interactive Video Installation/Data Visualisation, Parallel Vienna, 5-10 September 2023
– “Bridges”, Video Installation, Fisekhane Cocoon, Contemporary Istanbul Foundation, 12 Jan – 12 Mar 2023
– “Arura”, Video Installation, Akbank Art Centre Istanbul, 7 Dec 2022 – 11 Feb 2023


– “Arura”, Video Installation, Istanbul Innovation Week, 2022
– “Arura”, Solo Exhibition, OrtON Gallery, Istanbul, 25 Oct – 10 Dec 2022
– “Fractals”, Solo Exhibition, Zifergauz Digital Arts Centre, Saint Petersburg,  10 Aug – 30 Sept 2022
– “Arura v01”, Video Installation, “Fraktal” Exhibition, Metro Han, Istanbul, 5 – 30 June 2022
– “Arura v01”, Video Installation, ArtOn Gallery, Contemporary Istanbul Bloom 2022
– “Micro Flow”, Video Installation, Akbank Sanat FastZ Istanbul, 2022
– “trans_form v3”, Video Installation, Akbank Art Centre, Istanbul, 2022


– “trans_form v3”, Video Installation, Group exhibition “To the Tomorrow’s Accelerated World”, Yıldız Technical University Davutpaşa Campus, Historical Hammam, Istanbul, 02-30 Nov 2021
– “trans_form v1”, VR Exhibition, Ars Electronica, Concrete House .art, 2021


– “trans_form v2”, Video Installation, Zorlu Center, Istanbul, 2020
– “Fractal Body 03”, Art on Screen, MixerArts, Istanbul, 2020
– “Fractal Body 01”, SIMULAKRA, Metaspace(VR) by Decol, Istanbul, 2020
– “Fractal Body 03”, Screening, Step Istanbul, Istanbul, 2020
– “Verum Corpus” VR and Video Installation,Lisbon Art Weekend, 2020


– “Common Stage: Flow 02″, Data Abstraction/Video Installation, Angewandte Festival Vienna, 2019
– “Animum Fractum”, VR and Video Installation, MUSRARA MIX, Jerusalem / 28-30 May 2019
– “Animum Fractum, VR and Video Installation, Fotogalerie Wien WUK, Vienna / 2019
– “Verum Corpus”, Fabrikraum Kultur und Kunstverein, Vienna, 06.11.2019 – 21. 11. 2019


– “Verum Corpus”, Künstlerhaus 1050, Vienna, 2018
– “Verum Corpus” VR and Video Installation, Bilsart, Istanbul, 2018
– “Common Stage”, Solo Exhibition, Galerie Mekan68 Vienna, 2018


– “Verum Corpus”, Solo Exhibition, Akbank Sanat, Contemporary Istanbul 2017
– “Resurrection”, Digital print installation, SCOPE New York, USA, 2017
– “Resurrection”, Digital print installation, SCOPE Miami Beach, USA, 2017
– “Substance” VR Installation, 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”, Audiovisual installation, Auropalia Festival Belgium, 2016
– “fractal body”, Audiovisual installation, Auropalia Festival Belgium, 2016


– “f-strings”, Audiovisual installation, FORMLESS Fluid reality in new media art. Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, 2015
– “f-strings”, Audiovisual 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
– “Bipolar Fractal”, Video Installation, 42 Maslak Lunch Video Exhibition, Contemporary Istanbul, 2014
– “Hyper-d”, Video Installation, 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 Installation, Açıkekran new media arts gallery, Istanbul, 2013
– “Curving Time”, Interactive Video Installation, GRID/Plug-In New Media Section, Contemporary Istanbul, 2013
– “Curving Time”, Digital prints installation, GRID/Plug-In New Media Section, Contemporary Istanbul, 2013
– “Resurrection”, Digital Print Installation, Istanbul INN LONDON, Victoria House, London, 2013
– “Curving Time”, Digital Print Installation, 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”, Solo Exhibition, Hush Gallery, Istanbul, 2012


– “Fractal Dimensions”, Solo exhibition, 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
– Los Vecinos”, Video Screening, One Minute Video Festival, Abstract Section, Amsterdam, 2010
– “What if I had made the other choice?”, Video screening, 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


– Video Screening, Guantanamo Museum Exhibition, Santa Monica Art Centre, Barcelona, Spain, 2008

Ozan Turkkan Studio
1040, Vienna, Austria