Can Pekdemir

Can Pekdemir is a Turkish artist, born in 1982, working and living in Istanbul. Worked as a full-time instructor in Visual Communication Design Department of İstanbul Bilgi University between 2006 and 2012. Now working as a part-time instructor at Bahçeşehir University. Represented by The Empire Project Gallery
His studies are focused on reconstructing and deforming the bodies by either altering the physical conditions in which the entity exists, and/or treating them as test subjects for virtual experiments while reshaping the systems we now have and thus documenting the evolvement in time. He tries to observe how the surface anatomy will react, resist and reshape while the inner systems -muscular, skeletal, tissue etc.- are behaving differently from the way they are accustomed to. His endeavour is not only to document the physical changes, but also to capture the emotional state of the subjects under various conditions.

Solo exhibitions

2019
“Above the Clavicle: Works on Bodily Forms I” - The Empire Project (Istanbul, TUR)


Group exhibitions

2020
“Still Human” – Colección Solo (Madrid, ESP)

2019
Bashibazouk vol.4 - EKAVART Gallery & The Empire Project (Istanbul, TUR)
Akaretler Artweek III - The Empire Project (Istanbul, TUR)
Akaretler Artweek II - The Empire Project (Istanbul, TUR)

2015
Contemporary Istanbul (Istanbul, TUR)
Sydney Contemporary - Yavuz Gallery (Sydney, AUS)
Art Stage Singapore - Yavuz Gallery (Singapore)

2014
Contemporary Istanbul (Istanbul, TUR)
Unseen Photo Fair (Amsterdam, NL)

2013
Bashibazouk vol.2 - The Empire Project (Istanbul, TUR)
Contemporary Istanbul (Istanbul, TUR)
Laboratory of Life - Sanatorium (Istanbul, TUR)

Interviews, Articles and Contributions

2016
“See Yourself X Madeline Schwartzman” - Black Dog Publishing, September 
“Anatomy Rocks: Flesh and Bones in Contemporary Art” - Cernunnos Publishing, October 
Thnk Tnk Magazine, Artistic Contribution, April (GER)
Wired Magazine, Supporting Visuals, April (Japan) 
Booooooom.com, Artist Spotlight, March (Canada)
Bone Magazine, February (TUR)

2015
Supporting Visuals for Psikeart Magazine (TUR)
The Guardian, July (UK)
Istanbul Art News, June (TUR)
Lazagne Magazine, January (IT)

2014
“The Malaise of Substance: Can Pekdemir and Filippos Tsitsopoulos” - Turn on Art March (ESP)
Faint Magazine March (AUS)
Featured in Fubiz (FR)
Featured in Juxtapoz Magazine (ESP)

2013
Talk Magazine, August (BE)
Bant Magazine, March (TUR)
3D Artist Magazine, February (UK)
Featured in Fubiz (FR)
Featured in Juxtapoz Magazine (ESP)

2012
Featured in Juxpapoz Magazine (ESP)
Quotation Magazine, December (Japan)

Galleries

Empire Project Gallery (Beyoglu/Istanbul, TUR)