‘Earth Fight’ featured in article by Ayça Okay in Medium (EN)

Among the most striking videos of the fair is Mimiko Türkkan’s Earth Fight, projected in 4K. Mimiko Türkkan, an artist living and producing in Turkey, is participating in the fair with Analix Forever. “Earth Fight”, which was recently exhibited in the Waves of Intention exhibition at Pilot Gallery and the 10th Mediations Biennial, draws attention to the dystopian image of an entire ecosystem destroyed by the fires in the Aegean Region two years ago. It reflects on the damage caused by natural processes, profit-oriented decisions, human rights and excessive interventions in an attempt to restore the environment. It evaluates the situations that arise when climate emergencies are declared worldwide.

“Showing Earth Fight at the Loop allowed us to engage one-on-one with an audience interested in the video and with art professionals visiting the fair. Since the main theme of the work is about the forest fires that are unfortunately happening in many parts of the world, I internalised that I had made a work that established a direct communication channel with the audience through the ‘exchanges’ at Loop, and this was a great source of inner satisfaction. The fact that a work that was challenging for me and resulted in powerful feelings touched the different sensitivities of the audience from a wide range of backgrounds and that they shared their emotions with me face to face was a valuable experience that I can rarely experience in Turkey.” Gözde Mimiko Türkkan.


Featured in Barbara Polla’s book ‘Les femmes d’aujourd’hui au regard des artistes’

Barbara Polla ‘Les femmes d’aujourd’hui au regard des artistes’ (Today’s women in the eyes of artists)
Slatkine Editions, 2023, Preface by Maia Mazaurette, Image on the book cover by Shannon Plumb
A belated post about how deeply honoured I feel to be part of this book by Barbara published in April this year along with inspiring artists such as Dana Hoey, Eva Magyarosi, Caroline Tschumi, Isabelle Chapuis and many more🌈⚡️
Also featuring a wonderful portrait taken by dear Teri Erbeş 🙏🏽🩵
« They are fluid, they inhabit their bodies, they enjoy giving birth, they work, they box, they are erotic and mystical, they invent new couples, they bear witness to the horrors of the world, to this world that they are transforming, they are poetesses and fundamentally ambivalent. They are powerful, transmitters of power and sometimes they have, they are, grace. They create, create themselves and create the future. »
Does the way in which artists represent women today tell us about who we may be tomorrow? This is the hypothesis of Barbara Polla, who has looked at the works and questioned contemporary artists for several years. This book, she says, is written by the artists. And what do these works and artists selected by Barbara Polla, in all subjectivity, say about the women of the 2020s?
Tomorrow, perhaps, we will be free.

Participating in Istanbul Biennial’s Production & Research Program

İstanbul Bienali, sanat ve sanatla ilişkili alanlarda teorik, pratik, bireysel ya da kolektif çalışmalar yürütmek isteyen sanatçı ve araştırmacılara yönelik bir dizi danışmanlık, atölye çalışması ve seminerden oluşan İstanbul Bienali Çalışma ve Araştırma Programı’nın 2021-2022 dönemini hayata geçiyor.


Newsletter no3 / Spring is Here🌱(no not really) : A recap of my spring-summer-autumn 2021 news

Dears friends, family, co-workers,
fellow artists and supporters,

I hope my third newsletter finds you well. You probably wonder why it’s entitled ‘Spring is Here’. The reason is, well, I was supposed to send it during spring 2021. But instead of celebrating the arrival of the new season, I had to face the extent of my inclination for emotional isolation while practically being stuck in Turkey during the pandemic…

Gratefully, borders opened up again, I got to see loved ones; couraged up and finished the major video work I was working on which is currently on view in Geneva! So I’d like to share a recap of my spring-summer-autumn news.
Read the rest and check it out here.

"Innergy/Watery" project (Working Title) recipient of SAHA Sustainability Fund: Covid-19

SAHA – Supporting Contemporary Art from Turkey, called for a new fund to support initiatives in visual arts or artists with an existing production interrupted by Covid-19 pandemic or with new project proposal addressing issues that have arisen due to the pandemic.
My ongoing video installation project “Innergy/Watery” (Working Title) will be completed thanks to this fund.

Gözde Mimiko Türkkan Innergy/Watery screenshot

Mimiko's very first newsletter!

Knowing the difficulty to keep up with the information load on social media and to share relevant news alike, I decided to launch out into creating my very first (probably monthly) newsletter.
You received this because at some point our paths crossed (and we most likely exchanged emails), so I hope it finds you well! And please find below all the exciting things that happened during November.
Click here to read my very first newsletter!

Included in Imago Mundi Art "Istanbul Codex" collection, jul 2016

My work “self-portrait” included in Imago Mundi Art “Istanbul Codex: Contemporary Artists from Turkey” collection:
“227 works that give a real time snapshot of the art scene in a complex country, suspended between East and West, between Islamization and modernization, between advancement and untamed growth. Creativity, culture and art that can play an important role in enhancing an identity founded on the particularity of Turkey, a country between two worlds. Art that transcends boundaries, breaks rules and restrictions, bypasses all is, as in every Imago Mundi collection, the common thread of this collection that rightly also includes 20 works by Kurdish artists, the largest ethnic group in the country.”

Artist talk moderated by ipek çınar at Ka Atölye in Ankara, jun 2016 (TUR)

“Ka Atölye’nin Kitap Dükkanı, raflarında yer alan kitapları ve yaratıcılarını izleyicileriyle buluşturmaya devam ediyor. Kitapların hikayelerini, yaratıcılarının deneyimlerini dinlemeyi, ufuk açıcı sohbetlerde bir araya gelmeyi istediğimiz bu etkinliklerin üçüncüsünde 10 Haziran Cuma akşamı 19.30’da İpek Çınar’ın moderatörlüğünde Gözde Mimiko Türkkan’ı konuk ediyoruz.”
Ka Atölye-Gözde Mimiko Türkkan

Pay Here Artist's books at The Library Project, may 2016


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