Burak Arikan

Burak Arikan (b.1976) works with complex networks through the media of software, prints, installations, and performances. His installation Monovacation (2013) at the Marrakech Biennale uses snippets of 20 official television advertisements for tourism randomly selected from 144 countries to construct a single, generic vacation commercial. The dis parate clips function as a network analysis, a sequence generated through a traversal in the network map that becomes an extracted fantasy of “vacation.” Arikan is an Istanbul- and New York-based artist. His recent exhibitions include the Nam June Paik Award Exhibition, Kunstmuseum Bochum (2012); Truth is Concrete, Graz (2012); 7th Berlin Biennale (2012); 13th Istanbul Biennial (2013); 11th Sharjah Biennial (2013); and 30th Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts (2013).