ArtOda, where short-term exhibitions and projects are carried out within the body of Ankara Evliyagil Museum, has completed the fourth of the Alfa open call, which we hope will continue every year. The first solo exhibition of Özge Yalacak, who was chosen by the Alfa 2021 jury this year, "Organic Relations Network'' opens on Saturday, October 16th. ArtOda can be visited at Evliyagil Museum between 11:00-17:00 from Thursday to Sunday until 31 December 2021.
Özge Yalacak, in the Organic Relations Network exhibition; focuses on places where she has somehow partnered with her daily life and where she forged new bonds during the pandemic. It seeks a common experience and ways of cooperation from the perspective of artists and participants with other people who share these spaces. Making use of the interdisciplinary possibilities of art in her production, the artist re-examines the intersections of these possibilities with everyday life with her own conceptual art practice.
Özge Yalacak, born in Karabük on September 10, 1996, completed her undergraduate education in Zonguldak Bülent Ecevit University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Painting Department in 2019. Yalacak, who is continuing her graduate education as a Painting major in Hacettepe University Fine Arts Faculty, has participated in many group exhibitions, including 2017 Contemporary Art: Experience in Art Symposium, Istanbul, 2018 Osman Zeki Oral Painting Competition Exhibition, Ereğli, 2018 ROTA: Career and Education in Art, Istanbul, 2018 Mail Art Competition Exhibition, Kars, 2019 Akbank 37th Contemporary Artists Award Exhibition, Istanbul, 2019 COMMA Group Exhibition, Istanbul, 2020 TOSCA Art&Design Video and Photography Exhibition, Ankara, 2021 La briciola squisita Online Experimental Drawing Exhibition. She has been granted awards for the 2018 Osman Zeki Oral Painting Competition, Promising Artist Award, 2018 ROTA Art Competition, Undergraduate Category Achievement Award, and 2019 Akbank 37th Contemporary Artists, Achievement Award.
In order to be a driving force for young artists in Ankara, Alfa exhibitions aim to hold the first exhibition of a young artist who has not held a solo exhibition before, in line with the decision of a jury formed by an artist, a collector, a curator, and an academician, on condition that it changes every year. People who continue their undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral programs in painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, video, graphic design departments of universities in Ankara or have completed their education in one of these programs can apply to the open call.
Alfa 2021 Jury
Burçak Bingöl Artist
Esra Aliçavuşoğlu Academician
Necmi Sönmez Curator
Azra Tüzünoğlu Gallery Director
Ömer Özyürek Collector