City As Home is an ongoing project which deals with the concept of “home” and its reflections, interpretations and borders within the public space. After the previous three exhibitions in Diyarbakır (TR), Usti nad Labem (CZ) and Tallinn (EE), the project’s fourth round will take place in bi’bak. In a one-week workshop, the participants from Turkey and Europe will work on various associations of home and the perceptions of home in the sociopolitical context. Inspired by the discussions, excursions and exchange during the workshop, the participants will develop artistic interventions in the public space and share the outcome of the workshop in a presentation at bi’bak.
Workshop leaders: Prof. Hüsnü Dokak, Prof. Cebrail Ötgün
Project Assistants: Gül Aydın, Menekşe Samancı, Duygu Atçeken
Participants: Jessica Adela Anja, Gül Aydın, İsmail Ateş, Charbel Samuel Aoun, Haydar Balseçen, Betül Buldak, Betül Coşkun, Özlem Coşkun, Cansu Çelebi Erol, Hatice Çöklü, Özlem Tekdemir Dökeroğlu, Ebru Elpe, Cengiz Ertekin, Gabriel Hensche, Abdurrezzak İlge, Medine Irak, Gülay Karakuş, Ergin Kaya, Birsen Küpeli, Aida Markeviciute, Özlem Muraz, Cumhur Okay Özgör, Uğur Orhan, Menekşe Samancı, Asiye Sarıoğlu, Seval Şener, Ernest Truely, Fulya Turan, Özlem Vargün, Suat Yakut
Prof. Hüsnü Dokak, born in 1962 in Varto-Muş, graduated from the Painting Department of Gazi Teacher Training High School in 1982. Studying at Hacettepe University and Salzburg Summer Academy, he became Professor of Painting in Hacettepe University, Faculty of Fine Arts in 2003. He participated in eighteen personal exhibitions and many national and international group exhibitions.
Seçkin Aydın, (born in 1980) is an artist and academic. He studied Painting and Sociology, as well as Art Education (MA) and Costume and Textile Design (MFA). He has PhD of Art and works for Batman University as head of painting. In his works, he mostly focuses on urbanism, collective memories, stories of civil individuals’ vital strategies during the wars.