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Hakan Topal

Country(activity based):
United States
Visual Art


Born in 1972 Graduated from New School of Social Research (Ph.D. in Sociology) in 2012.

Recent 5 main activities (personal exhibitions, group exhibitions, concerts) are
- "Untitled(Ocean) (2017)" presented in Perpetual Revolution exhibition at International Center of Photography Museum, New York. On view until May 07, 2017
- "Siegecraft (2004)" and "Sea of Marble (2010)" at Istanbul Modern, currently on view until June 4, 2017

- Unrelated Matters, 2015 at3331 Arts Chiyoda, 2nd Floor Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

- SOIL. WATER. ASH. 2014. Presented in The Ultimate Capital is Sun: Metabolism in contemporary art, politics, philosophy and science nGbK Berlin

About works / performance


Untitled (Ocean), 2017, 2 Channel Sync Video on Limestone poweder


Uniform Cut, 2015, Video, Collages and Photographs, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, 2nd Floor Gallery, Tokyo

Ultimate Capital nGbK_Hakan.jpg

soil.water.ash, 2014, HD Video, Digital Prints, Vinyl Wall Text


Still Life, 2012-16, Duratrans images, 2 Channel Sync Video


My scholarly and artistic interests include contemporary artistic research in relation to theory and political activism. My artistic approach involves cross-examining contemporary social theories, visual culture and media technologies. I develop art projects that employ conceptual strategies by actively utilizing video, digital and large-format photography, data visualization, and text in an effort to render visible multiple informative layers inherent in particular subjects or social situations.