Alpin Arda Bağcık

Alpin Arda Bağcık questions the reality of knowledge production, especially the images circulating in the media and the myths and conspiracy theories that are extensions of these images. In order to underline the anesthetic effect of the media, he focuses on new world balances such as post-truth and authority concepts. He emphasizes the pacification and manipulation of society by expressions and images that lose their meaning over time, using pencil drawing and oil on canvas techniques in his works. It incorporates familiar figures, world leaders, people who have left their mark in history and turning points in their work by blending them with real or unrealistic stories.

Alpin Arda Bağcık (1988, İzmir, Turkey) graduated from the Painting Department at Dokuz Eylül University in 2007. He currently lives and works in Istanbul. His solo exhibitions and presentations include: Paranoid Fantasies, Real Plots (Zilberman, Istanbul, 2022), Apocryphon, (Zilberman, Istanbul, Turkey, 2019) Apocrypha (Zilberman, Berlin, Germany, 2019), Red Prescription (Zilberman, Istanbul, Turkey, 2017) and Ambivalence (Zilberman, Istanbul, Turkey, 2015). He has participated in various group exhibitions including: Politics in Art, (Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, Polland, 2022), Dry Summer (curator: Melike Bayık, Eldem Sanat Alanı, Eskişehir, Turkey), Recurrence 2 (curator: Lotte Laub, Zilberman, Berlin, Almanya, 2021), 6 Sanatçı Öncülünü Arıyor (curator: Hasan Bülent Kahraman, Akbank Sanat, Istanbul, Turkey, 2020),  Unlock (Zilberman, Istanbul, Turkey, 2020), The Union: A Selection from the Erol Tabanca Collection, curator: Haldun Dostoğlu, OMM-Odunpazarı Modern Museum, Eskişehir, Turkey, 2019), Young Fresh Different 10: One Must Continue (curator: Burçak Bingöl, Zilberman, Istanbul, Turkey, 2019), Motherland in Art (MOCAK, Krakow, Poland, 2018), Darağaç III (Izmir, Turkey, 2018), Remote Memory (curator: Yaren Akbal, Abud Efendi Konağı, Istanbul, Turkey, 2018), Rotary Art Competition (Proje 4L, Istanbul, Turkey 2015), Borders and Orbits (Siemens Sanat, Istanbul, 2013), Violence (Contemporary Art Museum, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece, 2013), and Young Fresh Different-3 (Zilberman, Istanbul, 2012). His works are part of public and private collections, a.o., MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow (Krakow, Poland), 21c Museum Hotels (Kentucky, The USA), OMM – Odunpazarı Modern Museum (Eskişehir, Turkey), Salsali Museum (Dubai, UAE) and PAPKO ART Collection (Istanbul, Turkey).

> CV
  - Landscape of Memories
  - 2019
  - Paranoid Fantasies, Real Plots
  - Recurrence 2
  - Unlock
  - Apocryphon
  - Apocrypha
  - Young Fresh Different 10: One Must Continue
  - Red Prescription
  - Ambivalence