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In today’s contemporary art context of Turkey Dilara Akay is an artist and activist with multipurpose intentions. Her meticulously crafted metal sculptures, found object assemblages, ready-mades and installations expose clear and imaginative reference points to feminist values and principles, follows the path of Post-modern surrealist methods of three dimensional production and casts a spell of sensation and to the gaze of the society of spectacle. Her public art and performances extends her concepts and opinions on women emancipation, imposed gender identities, forms of political dominance on individual and social life, on manipulation of tradition and Modernism. Her works reflect her experience of finding her inner forces for social commitment as well as convey an energy to convince people to associate their experience with her work.

selected recent works

  • **Ghost Spring @gruntgallery (Vancouver 2018 with Derya Akay) http://grunt.ca/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Ghost_Spring_Glenn_Alteen.pdf

  • HAPPENING Funeral Walk @MountainView Cemetery Vancouver Jan2018 with Derya Akay https://vimeo.com/277548268

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