ALİ KANAL

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Ali Kanal (Izmir, 1988) completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Sculpture in Faculty of Fine Arts at Dokuz Eylül University in 2015. He is now attending Master’s Degree program in Sculpture at the same university. The artist lives and works in Izmir. Since 2016 he has been a member of the Darağaç Collective, one of the contemporary art platforms of Izmir.
Ali Kanal creates his works by picking the objects he comes across in everyday life which could be in an idle building or on empty street. “Searching” and “Finding” are the two most important parts of his production process. He gets lost when he searches and he exists when he finds it.
These found objects that he uses in his assemblage works, on the other hand, carry out a persistent resistance with repetitions of almost the same compositions. He is trying to revive and preserve a new life from the waste, the lost and the abandoned. The plain structure of the compositions puts the effect of the works in a primitive form due to the nature of the object. According to the artist, his creations have meaning of a post-apocalyptic amulet or a totem.

2019, All About The Benjamins, group exhibition, Market Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden
2019, Genç Sanat: 5. Güncel Sanat Projesi, group exhibition, CerModern, Ankara, Turkey
2019, Darağaç IV: ‘Lüzum’, group exhibition, Umurbey, Izmir, Turkey
2018, Ölü Kuşlar Görüyorum; Desenler ve Nesneler, solo exhibition, Umurbey, Izmir, Turkey
2018, Young Fresh Different, group exhibition, Zilberman Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
2018, Mamut Art Project, Küçükçiftlik Park, Istanbul, Turkey
2019, Genç Sanat: 4. Güncel Sanat Projesi, group exhibition, CerModern, Ankara, Turkey
2017, Bkz. Darağaç, group exhibition, Umurbey, Izmir, Turkey
2017, Camus Buradaydı..., group exhibition, K2 Galeri, Izmir, Turkey
2016, Kaçak Gölge / 8. Teras Sergisi, group exhibition, Elgiz Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
2016, Darağaç | Bu Arada, group exhibition, Umurbey, Izmir, Turkey
2015, 4 Köşe -Tek Zaman, solo exhibition, K2 Rezidans, Izmir, Turkey
2015, Dinamik Algı, EgeArt Genç Sanat Yarışması, group exhibition, AKM, Izmir, Turkey
2015, Turgut Pura Vakfı Heykel Yarışması Sergisi, group exhibition, Resim Heykel Müzesi ve Galerisi, Izmir, Turkey (Honorable mention award)
2014, Sınırlar Yörüngeler 15-16, Siemens Sanat, group exhibition, DEPOIstanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
2013, ‘00:33’ / Ali Kanal Sütüdyo’da, solo exhibition, Sütüdyo, Izmir, Turkey
2012, EÇEV Heykel Yarışması, group exhibition, Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Fine Arts Gallery, Izmir, Turkey (Cengiz Çekil Prize)

Ali Kanal (Izmir, 1988) completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Sculpture in Faculty of Fine Arts at Dokuz Eylül University in 2015. He is now attending Master’s Degree program in Sculpture at the same university. The artist lives and works in Izmir. Since 2016 he has been a member of the Darağaç Collective, one of the contemporary art platforms of Izmir.
Ali Kanal creates his works by picking the objects he comes across in everyday life which could be in an idle building or on empty street. “Searching” and “Finding” are the two most important parts of his production process. He gets lost when he searches and he exists when he finds it.
These found objects that he uses in his assemblage works, on the other hand, carry out a persistent resistance with repetitions of almost the same compositions. He is trying to revive and preserve a new life from the waste, the lost and the abandoned. The plain structure of the compositions puts the effect of the works in a primitive form due to the nature of the object. According to the artist, his creations have meaning of a post-apocalyptic amulet or a totem.

2019, All About The Benjamins, group exhibition, Market Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden
2019, Genç Sanat: 5. Güncel Sanat Projesi, group exhibition, CerModern, Ankara, Turkey
2019, Darağaç IV: ‘Lüzum’, group exhibition, Umurbey, Izmir, Turkey
2018, Ölü Kuşlar Görüyorum; Desenler ve Nesneler, solo exhibition, Umurbey, Izmir, Turkey
2018, Young Fresh Different, group exhibition, Zilberman Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
2018, Mamut Art Project, Küçükçiftlik Park, Istanbul, Turkey
2019, Genç Sanat: 4. Güncel Sanat Projesi, group exhibition, CerModern, Ankara, Turkey
2017, Bkz. Darağaç, group exhibition, Umurbey, Izmir, Turkey
2017, Camus Buradaydı..., group exhibition, K2 Galeri, Izmir, Turkey
2016, Kaçak Gölge / 8. Teras Sergisi, group exhibition, Elgiz Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
2016, Darağaç | Bu Arada, group exhibition, Umurbey, Izmir, Turkey
2015, 4 Köşe -Tek Zaman, solo exhibition, K2 Rezidans, Izmir, Turkey
2015, Dinamik Algı, EgeArt Genç Sanat Yarışması, group exhibition, AKM, Izmir, Turkey
2015, Turgut Pura Vakfı Heykel Yarışması Sergisi, group exhibition, Resim Heykel Müzesi ve Galerisi, Izmir, Turkey (Honorable mention award)
2014, Sınırlar Yörüngeler 15-16, Siemens Sanat, group exhibition, DEPOIstanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
2013, ‘00:33’ / Ali Kanal Sütüdyo’da, solo exhibition, Sütüdyo, Izmir, Turkey
2012, EÇEV Heykel Yarışması, group exhibition, Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Fine Arts Gallery, Izmir, Turkey (Cengiz Çekil Prize)

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