Visiting Artist Residency:
May 1 – June 29, 2019
Based between Istanbul and New York, the duo ha:ar consists of sculptor Hande Şekerciler and digital artist Arda Yalkın. Sharing an admiration for classical art works and new technology, they utilize a wide range of production methods ranging from traditional sculpture and painting, to digital video, animation, and 3D modeling. Overall their practice is informed by questions relating to the civilization we create, the technology we produce, and conflicts we generate with our way of being.
At 18th Street Arts Center, they will be producing an iteration of their project Zerre, creating a large-scale video-audio-performance installation that embodies our relationships with technology, our bodies, and other people.
In 2018, ha:ar worked at Residency Unlimited for 3 months to launch their first personal exhibition. In 2019, they were selected as the administrators of the Digi-Gather program, a new media education and exhibition project coordinated by UNCHR aiming to improve the capabilities and integration of refugee artists.
They have exhibited internationally in Turkey, the United States, Spain, Italy, France, England, Greece and Russia.