director & video artist
Alican Durbaş was born in Istanbul, Turkey, in 1986. After studying Art Management at Yeditepe University in Istanbul, he received his MA degree in Art Management from the same university. Durbaş works on film and video. He made six short films, which were screened in various film festivals. He participated in many exhibitions in Turkey and abroad with his video works. He is one of the collaborators of Plastic Crowds artistic collective. He did the documentary of City and Art Project consisting of a forum, workshops, and exhibitions in five European cities that was organized by European Cultural Association and supported by EU (2009). He is a Sarajevo Film Festival Talent Campus alumnus (2011). He worked as an assistant director in some feature films like Taken 2, Skyfall, Dil Dhadakne Do, A War, Ali and Nino and The Ottoman Lieutenant. He currently lives and works in İstanbul.
2012 – Akis (short fiction, 11′)
2010 – The Boat (short fiction/animation, 8′)
2009 – City and Art Documentary (documentary, 80′)
2008 – Papers (short fiction, 11′)
Surplus / REM Art Space, Istanbul, Turkey (03.06.2016 – 03.07.2016)
Surplus is the first group exhibition of support art ist which is founded for supporting young artist and enhancing their visibility.
Port City Talks. Istanbul. Antwerp. / Mas – Museum Aan de Stroom, Antwerp, Belgium (23.10.2015 – 24.01.2016)
The exhibition curated by Murat Tabanlıoğlu is one of the events of The International Europalia Art Festival.
Connecting The Dots: Workshops / Pera museum, Istanbul, Turkey (06.08.2013 – 22.09.2013)
The exhibition features a selection of works from the workshops of the 6th International Student Triennial in collaboration with Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts.
Water Work / Siemens Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey (09.03.2013 – 14.04.2013)
Initiated and curated by Ass. Prof. Mürteza Fidan, Dr. Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei, Prof. T. Melih Görgün and Gosse de Kort.