Participating in the group show ‘an Ecology of Images’ at Galerie Analix Forever

‘How to Destroy an Artwork’ will be part of the exhibition running from 1st March to 1st May.

Participating artists are: Maryam ASHRAFI, Aurélien BAMBAGIONI, Janet BIGGS , Véronique CAYE, Guillaume CHAMAHIAN, Isabelle CHAPUIS, Marios FOURNARIS, Nikias IMHOOF, Jeanne ROUALET, Tuomo MANNINEN, Mario RIZZI, Mariabrice SAPPHOCATHERIN, Guillaume de SARDES, Mimiko TÜRKKAN, Guillaume VARONE, Klavdij SLUBAN and Frank SMITH.

New exhibition ‘La Colosse de Rhodes’ at Galerie Analix Forever

The Wonders of The World
For the spring of 2022, Analix Forever proposes four of the seven Wonders of the World.
The museologist Elena Esen presents her first curated exhibition at Analix Forever, on the
theme of The Hanging Gardens in Atelier AMI, featuring Benoît Billotte, Valérie Horwitz,
Abdul Rahman Katanani, Alberto Lastreto, Daniel Ruggiero & Julien Serve.
In the main gallery, the art historian, art critic and writer Michele Robecchi comes back to
Analix Forever to curate his third exhibition with the gallery, after “Crosswords” and “Carte
Blanche”, now on the theme of the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus. Robecchi invites video
artists working on animation, thus adding an autonomous visual value to the moving
In the Project Room, Analix Forever features The Colossus of Rhodes, with works by
Turkish photographer and video artist Mimiko Türkkan.
The gallery’s video room is dedicated to Ali Kazma and his film Finnis Terrae, featuring
lighthouses of Ouessant Island and the Finistère region of France as reminiscent of
Alexandria’s lighthouse.

More info here.

'Entrouvert' Group Show Opens at Analix Forever, May 2020

ENTROUVERT (HALF-OPEN): we are afraid, and swing between uncertainty and hope. Art is hope: it creates with, and against, the darkest in us and instills light in it. Between confinement and freedom, the gallery door is ajar, the Covid19 is there, on the walls, locked in the images; the anxiety is palpable. We are in the “prehistory of a smile” (Baricco).
An moving exhibition, inside and outside, on the walls and on the net. An evolving exhibition, inside and outside the walls, in the gallery and on the web, with Céline Cadaureille, Debi Cornwall, Angus Fairhurst, Shaun Gladwell, Valérie Horwitz, Nikias Imhoof, Stefan Imhoof, Abdul Rahman Katanani (from June 13), Ali Kazma, Rachel Labastie, Maïa Mazaurette, Sylvie Mermoud & Pierre Bonard, Robert Montgomery, Pavlos Nikolakopoulos, Jhafis Quintero, Klavdij Sluban, Laure Tixier, Mimiko Türkkan and Guillaume Varone. HALF-OPEN also reconnects with the rich musical history of the gallery and offers, a performance by Nikias Imhoof, « À l’étude » becomes a paradigm for voluntary artistic confinement, which will take place every day of the exhibition, Tuesday to Saturday, from noon to 2 pm.

Read on more about ‘Entrouvert’ by Paul Ardenne (in French):
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Participating in the exhibition 'La Puissance et la Grâce' at Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva, March 2020

Three photographers, Dana Hoey (USA), Guillaume de Sardes (France) and Mimiko Türkkan (Turkey), propose to the viewers images of women who combine power and grace, each in their own way. Dana Hoey has always photographed women but this time, beyond some of her mythical photographs that will be shown in the exhibition, she represents herself in a new way: the power and the grace of her own body, in action. Guillaume de Sardes too, photographs women, he is fascinated by “the power of their grace”. From his delicate, admiring, loving images, often in black and white, emanates a feminine energy that is also to be found in his books and films : they reveal the unknown, the free other. Mimiko Türkkan, who has photographed worlds of nightlife, sex and boxing, presents a new photographic series allusively representing women expressing the “uncanny energy” that Analix Forever promotes. Türkkan is interested in women who have “powers” and the artist develops, for this exhibition, a new concept: Innergy. She is looking for and pictures this inner energy that makes the power of women – and others.
Grace and Power / La Puissance et la Grâce / March 13, 14, 15 mars / GENEVE
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'Sedüksiyon' video solo show at Bilsart in Istanbul, Feb 2020

New video work ‘Sedüksiyon’ will be shown at Bilsart in Istanbul between 5-15 February 2020, starting with a discussion with writer Süreyyya Evren about gender identities in sexually-charged mainstream shows and their audience.

Solo show presented by Analix Forever at P/CAS during Paris Photo, 7-11 Nov 2019

Paris, from Thursday, November 07 to Monday, November 11, 2019

"Beau Ideal" at Pilot Gallery/Istanbul, Feb 2019

Beau Ideal

Pilot is pleased to present “Beau Ideal”, a reflection on constructed beauty and a glance at gender politics. Today, having interest in how our bodies appear to our surroundings became a political issue. What we find aesthetically pleasing, cool or tacky is constructed by and also constructs the society. Along with the presence of Butler in the 90s we acknowledged that gender is a social construct. Gender is real only to the extent that it is performed and is a process of self-construction as well as beauty.
Gözde Mimiko Türkkan and Pınar Yoldaş has fresh approaches to the concept of “collective desire”. They delve from variety of angles into labels; skin colors, ethnicities, species, gender norms… Playing with the idea that the colors, forms or behavior of bodies are inherently vested with specific meanings, the exhibition sway in the breeze and they arrive to the station of body politics. Which body is the ideal one, according to who, where and when?
“Beau Ideal” features Türkkan’s photo series “Now You See Me” (2015-ongoing), the re-enactment of amateur looking-porn videos and “cam-girls”. The work expands in the exhibition and artist goes out for a new adventure, a search for the biggest right hand of man of African origin in Istanbul she can find. In this search, she produces a sculpture that determines the criteria like the glass shoe in the Cinderella story. Artist also documents her search and turns it into a video work. As the mediums diversify Türkkan’s investigation of the beauty myth branches. Looking from this perspective, the hand becomes the symbol of a workforce and its exploitation, in our era it becomes an instrument to measure success and define talent, like in the case of sportspeople. All in all, Türkkan’s works suggests a collective desire to be accepted.
Pınar Yoldaş’s “Designer Babies” (2013-ongoing), recently exhibited in the 4th Design Biennial (2018), is returning to Istanbul with new babies via Pilot Gallery. In the scope of her bio-critical feminist approach she also produced a new video. The work can be summarized with Agnes Vardas’ words from Les plages d’Agnès (2008): “The women’s struggle will be collective or it will not be; it’s not just about being free.”. Yoldaş wants to look deeper into the idea of beauty and finds its origins in biological world. Following in the footsteps of feminist philosopher Elizabeth Grosz, who believes that our notion of art and beauty is rooted in the animal world, Yoldaş continues her collages of biological excess with two new pieces focusing on birds and the young animal.
Gözde Mimiko Türkkan and Pınar Yoldaş confronts the mainstream, pre-conceptions and biases in the society. Which hand will fit in? Which baby will be the perfect one?


New Exhibition "Jeu des Portraits en Famille" at Centre Intermondes, Jun 2018 (FRA)

Vernissage « Jeu des Portraits en Famille » de GÖZDE MIMIKO TÜRKKAN (TURQUIE)

Après une résidence à la Ludothèque de Mireuil organisée par le Centre Socio-Culturel Le Pertuis, Gözde Mimiko Türkkan (Turquie) est de retour au Centre Intermondes pour exposer le travail photographique “Jeu des Portraits en Famille”, mené avec la complicité de familles rochelaises. Elles ont pu exprimer leurs liens dans un portrait, décalé ou pas, autour du jeu ou du sérieux, professionnel ou amateur. Par le biais de ce travail, l’artiste s’interroge sur la place de chacun dans la société et la famille, sur les relations parents/enfants. Le jeu et la prise de photo s’entremêlant, deux possibilités ont été proposées aux parents : Si leur enfant, adolescent ou grand enfant voulait faire la photo, à lui ou elle de décider du placement, des costumes, des gestes etc.., et aux parents d’obéir! Si leur enfant était trop petit, il ou elle pouvait alors choisir les costumes, les accessoires ou encore les jouets qu’il ou qu’elle aimerait voir sur la photo avec ses parents. Exposition du 6 au 20 juin 2018 au Centre Intermondes, de 10h à 13h et de 14h à 18h.

Pay Here (#06) in Louisville Photo Biennial at 21c Museum Hotel, Sep 2017 (ENG)

[…] Signs of the desire to possess and consume echo throughout this selection of photographs, particularly in the work of Gözde Türkkan whose Pay Here series focuses on the outward manifestation of sexual, psychological, emotional, and sociological identity. The confrontational gaze of the women in Türkkan’s photograph suggests a consideration of the potential costs of desire.

Object(s) of Desire” at 21c Museum Hotel, Louisville/USA.
September 22 – December 31, 2017
Featuring photographic works by: Kelli Connell, Humberto Díaz, Zanele Muholi, Vik Muniz, Youseff Nabil, René Peña, and Gözde Türkkan

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