ID / Identities | Istanbul (Turkey) – In quest of definition

Ji-Eun Lee . UK – Play. Back. Again. Then

ID / Identities | Istanbul (Turkey)
In quest of definition

ID / Identities, International Art Festival of Photography, Video Art, Computer Graphics, Installation and Performing Art, was held in the city of Istanbul. The Koza Visual Culture and Arts Association and the Avantgarde Hotel, the venues of the event, opened their doors on Thursday 22 and Friday 23 of November, until Sunday 23 of December. Ninety-eight artists, from different countries, had been selected to be part of this project. The event, organized by International ArtExpo and curated by Luca Curci, dealt with the theme of identities and on all their reflections on cities, bodies, society and cultures, mixing borders between them.

“One person could be considered the little´s town roast or the last ant of a megalopolis, and also feel his own identity as full how the legitimate heir of an ancient monarchy fells his own identity. The identity starts in one self: the honesty gives valor to anybody that never has contravened men & women laws, because don´t exist any disruption in his intrinsic value how human person. While an individual man is complete, all is possible. It´s true that for arrive to the sources of material richness have a big influence where you have been born, in what family, or what´s your country, but always exist the possibility of strength the own identities because identities habit in oneself and all personal circumstances are changeable. And are more changeable when everyone likes the change. For be a complete person, all is important: the own life experiences, the genetics, the place where everyone was born. Every person can grow up, also who´s have an “afraid heritage” (that kind of heritage helps to don´t repeat errors and to look for clear goals): the best wines have more varieties distinguished by their fragrances , whose could be sweet and very penetrating nuances. The best seeds give the most beautiful flowers when grow up in the best land, in a place where rain enough, and the sun has beaten the optimal quantity, without burn the flower. We change the sun for ourselves, the land for the place where we feel self-realized, and the water for our own life experiences… and we´ll have an complete human identity”. Ramuntcho Robles Quevedo & Marta Stella, 2012

Tim Haynes . UK – echo_of_an_axe

International ArtExpo is particularly proud about “ID / Identities” event, because for the first time new categories such as installation and performing art have been introduced in its exhibitions. Istanbul and its ardent cultural and artistic life, were the perfect scenery for this incessant quest of “Identity” definition and comprehension.
The exhibition was reviewed by International and Turkish press; and was visited every day by many International visitors and Turkish citizens, journalists and critics particularly sensitive to the theme and contemporary art new languages.

At the end of the event, the organization in collaboration with curators, had selected the winning artists of 1 Solo Exhibition in Venice, held in one of our exclusive venues between San Marco Square and the Arsenale or near the Ponte di Rialto on the Canal Grande; 1 year of participation to International Art Festivals organized by International ArtExpo and 1 week of luxury accommodation in an exclusive art residence in Turin (Italy).

International ArtExpo is proud to announce the WINNERS of ID / Identities festival:

Ji-Eun Lee – UK
Performance “Play. Back. Again. Then”
Winner of 1 Solo Exhibition in Venice

Evann Siebens – Canada
Video work “Chromatic Revelry”
Winner of 1 year of participation to International Art Festivals

Tim Haynes – UK
Installation “echo_of_an_axe”
Winner of 1 week of art residence in Turin (Italy)

Andreas Pashias . Cyprus – Equilibrium

International ArtExpo would like to acknowledge all the video artists for their effort, vision, and passion for contemporary art.

.video-artists
Andreas Mares . Austria | Rodrigo De Toledo . USA | Lucia Flego . Italy | Zjuul Devens . Belgium | Nat Wilms . Germany | Kyle Trowbridge . USA | Mar Garrido . Spain | Maria Buchner . Australia | Muffin Bernstein . USA | Antonella Zito . Italy | Mauro Arrighi . Italy | Mireille Astore & Michael Tawa . Australia | Christopher Wiersema . USA | Yuko Asai . Japan | Linda Riseley . Australia | Leopoldine Linchestein . Germany | Khalid Mahmood Mithu . Bangladesh | Florina Titz . Romania | Gregory Steel . USA | Marco De Gregorio . Spain | Stas Kleindiesnst . Slovenia | Chris Shofner . USA | prOphecy sun . Canada | Fabian Astore . Australia | Harvey Goldman . USA | Vladimir Ježic . Croatia | Panagiotis Voulgaris . Greece | Elizabeth Kleinveld & EPaul Julien . Netherlands and USA | James Cook . USA | Karin Bandelin . Germany | Eugenio Echeverria . Spain | Clara Ruiz . Spain | Tsai Hogi . Taiwan | Heejoo Gwen Kim . USA | Ivana Rezek . Croatia | Kathleen Frugé-Brown & Pat Decaro . USA | Blaide Lallemand & Hilary Cuerden-Clifford . Australia | Evann Siebens . Canada | Laura Potrovic and Darko Jeftic . Croatia | Anne Lochmann & Stefanie Pluta . Germany | Johnny de Mearns . UK | Kostas Tzimoulis . Greece | Silvana Sferza . Italy | Susanne Svantesson . Sweden | Nikki Lam . Hong Kong

Marcos Domingo Sánchez . Spain – Double Identity

.photo-artists
Fabian Freese . Germany | Dodi Tabbaa . Jordan | Hannu Uusluoto . Finland | Susanna Thornton . USA | Ipek Yeginsu . Turkey | Loredana Raciti . Italy | Preben Van der Straete . Belgium | Maria Luisa Imperiali . Italy | Kate MacDonald . Canada | Nick Paton . UK | Conchi Martinez Jimenez . Spain | Li Weingerl . Switzerland | Melis Cankara . Turkey | Tiziana Borghese . Australia | Andreas Mares . Austria | Marcos Domingo Sánchez . Spain | Jana Jakimovska . Republic of Macedonia | Ivana Miloglav Ivankovic . Croatia | Anna Maria Giannini . England | Ivica Manasievski . Macedonia | Lawrence Chiam . Singapore | Ana Soc . Italy | Marianna Constanti . Greece | Clara Ruiz . Spain | Sabine Mittermeier . Germany | Valentina Vitali & Vastola Maria . Italy | Elizabeth Kleinveld & EPaul Julien . Netherlands and USA | Lukas Heibges . Netherlands | Benoit Mussche . Belgium | Pelin Gocmen . Turkey

.computer graphics artists
Kalos&Klio . Greece | Antonella Iovinella . Italy | Anna Cicone . USA

.installation artists
Grazyna Adamska-Jarecka . Canada | Nurjan Rehman . UK | Laura Potrovic & Darko Jeftic . Croatia | Tim Haynes . UK

.performing artists
Ji-Eun Lee . Korea | Andreas Pashias . Cyprus | Gulay Alpay . Turkey

Anna Cicone . USA – Urban Bright (left) She’s Everywhere (right)

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