My work involves the re-arrangement of the materials and temporal qualities of a given site and is often developed on the basis of fictional scenarios that are sometimes defined in collaboration with groups of people who bring different expertise and experiences to the project. The works take up various forms and formats sometimes resulting in an accumulation of objects such as discarded architectural models, pre-fabricated materials, text, light sources, drawings, lighting gels, Xeroxes, or they may be a series of events, performances or actions within a space.
Artist Bio / CV
Rey Akdogan is an artist based in New York with an M.A. from Central Saint Martins College of Art and an alumnus of the Whitney Independent Study Program. Her practice involves the re-arrangement of materials and temporal qualities of given site and are often developed on the basis of fictional scenarios. Recent exhibitions include:Exhibition, a six month project in a vacant storefront, 211 Elizabeth Street, New York (2009)Light Flat, Venetia Kapernekas Gallery, New York (2008) Universal Fittings, a series of performances/talks/screenings, CommonRoom2, New York (2008), What's Mine is Yours, Basekamp, Philadelphia (2008), Legal Tender, Kasa, Istanbul (2007), When Artists Say We, Artists Space, New York (2006). Her work has been recently featured in publications such as Rethinking Marxism, FeedBack and Artforum.