Gökçen Ataman Tanyer, Istanbul
Ted Ankara Koleji (06-1998)
Hacettepe University Ankara- Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Sculpture (06-2005)
Humber College Toronto- Institute of Arts and Design (07-2006)
Mamut Art Project- Istanbul (2017)
Fotini Arnavutköy, Installation Project- Istanbul 2017
Kasa Gallery, Abandoned- Istanbul 2018
Galeri Muaf X Rum lisesi, Ben Hep Evdeyim 2018
Galeri Muaf X IMÇ, Güller ve Dikenler 2019
Step İstanbul, Rem Art Space- Istanbul 2019
Rem Art Space, Solo Exhibition, Welcome to a Prestigious Life 2019
McArt Awards, Uniq Expo- Istanbul 2020
enstıtu kovan, bas(ka)kent ankara- ankara 2021
art fıgura, dıstanz- schwarzenberg, germany 2021
art at the allıson rıchard buıldıng, 20 years at crassh annıversary programme- cambrıdge unıversıty- uk 2021
evın art gallery, solo exhıbıtıon famılıar facades (wıth setenay alpsoy) 2022
Sustainable Arts Foundation, winner, 2020
mellow art prize, special award winner, 2021
sustainable art prize, jury 2021,2022
I deal primarily with local architectural practices and investigate the visual culture and the aesthetics of cities, the relationship between nature, humankind, and humankind’s urge to build. My work focuses on consumption, both in terms of politics, and ecology, urbanisation also on awareness towards nature, history, and architectural heritage.
I build cities with no infrastructure to represent the spaces we create, criticizing today's architectural mentality, which is low in both form and function, and high on profit. This criticism to me is my way of appreciating our architectural and cultural heritage. I, as an admirer of traditional architecture, try to criticize the new architectural culture by building crooked cityscapes.
I mainly use found/reclaimed materials such as cardboard.
A cluster of buildings made of found cardboard, represent to me, how humankind occupy the land by their urge to build. All those buildings look like a bunch of unstable, tremulous boxes stacked on each other.
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Art Dog Istanbul Sayı:2
Allaha Emanet bir Yasam- Eda Soylu Interview
(ıntervıew on famılıar facades wıth setenay alpsoy)