Serkan Özkaya is a conceptual artist whose work deals with topics of appropriation and reproduction and typically operates outside of traditional art spaces. MOCA is exhibiting Özkaya’s compelling installation ni4ni v3. This work uses digital technology, combined with a massive mirrored sphere, to create an immersive, site-specific visitor experience that is poignant, reflexive, and encourages audiences to explore ideas of time, perception, and self within the space.
Situated within the space of the Museum’s free North End Gallery, Toronto-based Özkaya is exhibiting his work for the first time in the city.
About the Artist
Born in Istanbul and now based in Toronto, Serkan Özkaya is known for his conceptual artworks that range from sculpture and installation to video and digital applications.
Some of Özkaya’s recent projects include We Will Wait, a recreation of Marcel Duchamp’s Étant donnés, that was installed at Duchamp’s studio in New York and operated as a camera obscura; An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in New York, which dissolved the walls of Postmasters Gallery by covering them with projections of what’s going on just beyond them; Mirage, which consisted of a shadow of a passenger airplane crossing the room every four minutes; One and Three Pasta (with George L. Legendre), where the duo created 3D computer models for ninety-two types of pasta after Legendre’s mathematical equations and David (inspired by Michelangelo), a gold-plated replica two-times the size of the original.