HAKAN SORAR

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Hakan Sorar (Istanbul, 1991) graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering and took a step into the arts by taking classes on photography and different art practices in various workshops. He worked as photographer for online and printed publications. After completing master's degree program in the Faculty of Sciences, Sorar continues graduate studies at Beykoz University, Faculty of Art Design, Department of Communication Design and Semiotics.

Having his first solo exhibition in 2020, Sorar continues his productions in Istanbul, where he connects various printing techniques with digital and analogue. Besides art projects, Sorar continues studies on photography and 3D design, body and digital body. Sorar's works have been exhibited at various international queer festivals.

Sorar has a special interest in subjects such as body, gender, human-space relations, and changes in architecture with his artistic works with the instant films he uses. He explores the relationship between the individuals and their environment in his graphic compositions, where he combines the human figure with architectural elements. In his works, he distorts the form in the captured moment and creates a new reality. It manipulates the frozen 'moment', fragments it and reveals a new frame from objectivity to subjectivity. It generates new queries on the concept of body and space by making additions and subtractions to the captured frames.

In his digital drawings, where the line between body and object is blurred, the artist focuses on the body, which is controlled and shaped by various power mechanisms. With his productions, he asks questions about body, identity, form, politics, abject and gender.


2021, Group Exhibition, Untitled 1.0, Frank Art Studio, İstanbul, Turkey
2021, Plug in '20, Contemporary İstanbul, Lütfi Kırdar Kongre Merkezi, İstanbul, Turkey
2021, Plug in '20, Contemporary İstanbul, Online Exhibition
2021, Group Exhibition, Sauna, https://kuula.co/share/collection/7Y5F0
2020, Group Exhibition, Thessaloniki Queer Arts Festival (TQAF),https://queerartsfestival.gr/, Thessaloniki, Greece
2020, Solo Exhibition, Through the Skin Series, Pg Basement, Pg Art Gallery, İstanbul, Turkey
2020, Solo Exhibition, Through the Skin Series, Pg Art Gallery, Pg Online, https://kuula.co/share/7XFpB/collection/7ldCk
2020, Group Exhibition, Apeiron 2020, Web Bienial, http://webbiennial.org/
2020, Antroposen Çağda Sanatsal Yaklaşımlar, Group Exhibition, Boris Georgiev Varna Museum, Varna, Bulgaria
2020, Bald But Hairy, Arada Fest, Ada Sanat, İstanbul, Turkey
2020, Hatırla Fotoğraf Sergisi, Love 360 Fest, 42 Maslak, İstanbul, Turkey
2020, Walk in Their Shoes, Love 360 Fest, 360 Beyoğlu, İstanbul, Turkey
2020, Cool 6, Group Exhibition, Pinelo Art Gallery, İstanbul, Turkey
2020, Solo Sergi, Recolor Series, TAG Art Gallery, İstanbul, Turkey
2019, Group Exhibition, Genetic Codes of Turkish Design, İGA İstanbul Airport, İstanbul, Turkey
2019, Group Exhibition, Artisans Dergi, GlobalArt Karaköy, İstanbul, Turkey
2019, Group Exhibition, Comma Art Project, İstanbul, Turkey
2019, 10th Edition of International Photography Exhibiton 'Fokus Award', City Art Gallery, Albania
2019, All In One 01, GaleriBu Pavilion, İstanbul, Turkey

Hakan Sorar (Istanbul, 1991) graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering and took a step into the arts by taking classes on photography and different art practices in various workshops. He worked as photographer for online and printed publications. After completing master's degree program in the Faculty of Sciences, Sorar continues graduate studies at Beykoz University, Faculty of Art Design, Department of Communication Design and Semiotics.

Having his first solo exhibition in 2020, Sorar continues his productions in Istanbul, where he connects various printing techniques with digital and analogue. Besides art projects, Sorar continues studies on photography and 3D design, body and digital body. Sorar's works have been exhibited at various international queer festivals.

Sorar has a special interest in subjects such as body, gender, human-space relations, and changes in architecture with his artistic works with the instant films he uses. He explores the relationship between the individuals and their environment in his graphic compositions, where he combines the human figure with architectural elements. In his works, he distorts the form in the captured moment and creates a new reality. It manipulates the frozen 'moment', fragments it and reveals a new frame from objectivity to subjectivity. It generates new queries on the concept of body and space by making additions and subtractions to the captured frames.

In his digital drawings, where the line between body and object is blurred, the artist focuses on the body, which is controlled and shaped by various power mechanisms. With his productions, he asks questions about body, identity, form, politics, abject and gender.


2021, Group Exhibition, Untitled 1.0, Frank Art Studio, İstanbul, Turkey
2021, Plug in '20, Contemporary İstanbul, Lütfi Kırdar Kongre Merkezi, İstanbul, Turkey
2021, Plug in '20, Contemporary İstanbul, Online Exhibition
2021, Group Exhibition, Sauna, https://kuula.co/share/collection/7Y5F0
2020, Group Exhibition, Thessaloniki Queer Arts Festival (TQAF),https://queerartsfestival.gr/, Thessaloniki, Greece
2020, Solo Exhibition, Through the Skin Series, Pg Basement, Pg Art Gallery, İstanbul, Turkey
2020, Solo Exhibition, Through the Skin Series, Pg Art Gallery, Pg Online, https://kuula.co/share/7XFpB/collection/7ldCk
2020, Group Exhibition, Apeiron 2020, Web Bienial, http://webbiennial.org/
2020, Antroposen Çağda Sanatsal Yaklaşımlar, Group Exhibition, Boris Georgiev Varna Museum, Varna, Bulgaria
2020, Bald But Hairy, Arada Fest, Ada Sanat, İstanbul, Turkey
2020, Hatırla Fotoğraf Sergisi, Love 360 Fest, 42 Maslak, İstanbul, Turkey
2020, Walk in Their Shoes, Love 360 Fest, 360 Beyoğlu, İstanbul, Turkey
2020, Cool 6, Group Exhibition, Pinelo Art Gallery, İstanbul, Turkey
2020, Solo Sergi, Recolor Series, TAG Art Gallery, İstanbul, Turkey
2019, Group Exhibition, Genetic Codes of Turkish Design, İGA İstanbul Airport, İstanbul, Turkey
2019, Group Exhibition, Artisans Dergi, GlobalArt Karaköy, İstanbul, Turkey
2019, Group Exhibition, Comma Art Project, İstanbul, Turkey
2019, 10th Edition of International Photography Exhibiton 'Fokus Award', City Art Gallery, Albania
2019, All In One 01, GaleriBu Pavilion, İstanbul, Turkey
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