HAKAN BAKIR

About

HAKAN BAKIR

Artist, sculptor, born in 1984 in Izmit, Turkey. In 2009, he graduated from the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Sculpture Department in Istanbul with High Honors. He studied for a year in Italy at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara. In 2013, he has completed his Master Thesis “Death in Sculpture”.
During his education he got high awards of Turkish state competitions for the most interesting sculpture (2006, 2009, 2010) and Sakip Sabanci Art Award, supporting young artists in Turkey (2010). Hakan Bakır has been awarded with a creative scholarship by the Poland's Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in 2018.
At present, he lives and works in Warsaw, Poland. His works can be found in both public and private collections. His sculptures are in the Art Museum of the University of Inonu, private collections in the United States and in Poland, Elgiz Modern Art Museum in İstanbul and the private collections in Turkey.

EXHIBITIONS

2018    AFF 9 / Sheraton Warsaw / Warsaw,Poland
2017    Hakan Bakir Solo Exhibition / Galeria Contrast / Warsaw,Poland
2017    Solo Exhibition "Nokturn" / Foundation Atelier / Warsaw,Poland
2017    SuperSam / Galeria BWA SOKOL / Nowy Sacz,Poland
2015    Small Faces, Large Sizes / Project4L / Istanbul,Turkey
2015    Terrace Exhibitions / Project4L / Istanbul,Turkey
2012    Myra Anniversary / Myra Galleries / Miami,USA
2012    Terrace Exhibitions / Project4L / Istanbul,Turkey
2011    Artexpo New York / Myra Galleries / New York,USA
2011    F.A.A.M. Miami / Myra Galleries / Miami,USA
2011    Art Beat Istanbul / Myra Galleries / Istanbul,Turkey
2011    Artist Istanbul / We Are Allone / Istanbul,Turkey
2009    State Exhibition on Sculptures / Ankara,Turkey
2007    Untitled / Accademia di Belle Arti / Carrara,Italy
2006    State Exhibition on Sculptures / Ankara,Turkey


OPEN SPACE

2017    Sound sculpture for "Zatoka Suma" / Warsaw,Poland
2014    Tomb of Wojtkowski / North Cemetery / Warsaw,Poland
2013    Metal Works for "Joanna Szalona; Królowa" / Gdynia,Poland
2010    Transition / International Besiktas Metal Sculpture Symposium / Istanbul,Turkey
2010    Crocotta / Trans-Form in Art Education / Istanbul,Turkey
2010    Untitled / Borderless Art / Baku,Azerbaijan
2009    Pan / Karabuk Metal Sculpture Symposium / Karabuk,Turkey
2009    Rhinoceros / International Istanbul Stone Sculpture Symposium / Istanbul,Turkey
2008    Centaurs / Prokonnesos Marble Sculpture Symposium / Istanbul,Turkey
2007    Centaur's Run / Carrara,Italy
2007    Cave / Carrara,Italy
2004    Bust of Akhenaten / Istanbul,Turkey


CONVERSATIONS

The Wolves Monument / Cieszyn,Poland
Conversation on Metal Sculptures / Warsaw,Poland


WORKS IN COLLECTIONS

Authority / Warsaw,Poland
The story about the Ashes / Warsaw,Poland
Air / Nevzat Sayin / Istanbul,Turkey
The Wolves / Pulver Kimya Head Office / Istanbul,Turkey
Chess / Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art / Istanbul,Turkey
Untitled I (About War) / New York,USA
Prometheus / Metin Mizrakli / Istanbul,Turkey
Untitled II (About War) / Miami,USA
Pandora I / Metin Mizrakli / Istanbul,Turkey
Orion / Inonu University Art Collection / Malatya,Turkey