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Asaf Erdemli

"The Remaining"

As an artist who continues my work in the disciplines of sculpture and design, I incorporate the concept of being scrap alongside scrap materials into my contemporary art productions. Fundamentally, I am curious about the lived experiences of materials and the stories beneath the surface. While creating my artworks, I delve deeply into the concept of being scrap, which includes recycling, and use scrap materials as a means to explore and convey questions about emotions, living beings, humanity, justice, and feelings.

In addition to his exploration of discarded materials, Erdemli aims to promote encounters with recycled art pieces and design products to raise awareness and foster a conscious perspective on urban identity and sustainability. As an artist, he organizes exhibitions featuring art created from recycled materials in various cities, striving to provide opportunities for people to encounter these works.

Asaf Erdemli

 Asaf Erdemli was born in Arhavi, Artvin, in 1977. In 2007, he graduated with honors from the Sculpture Department of Hacettepe University, Faculty of Fine Arts. After working as a clay modeler at Ford Otosan Design Studio from 2008 to 2013, he joined Hidromek Design Studio in 2013, where he continues to work as a clay modeler and team leader.

Erdemli's artworks have been featured in numerous group exhibitions and art fairs, including the International Fine Arts Fair at the Louvre Museum in Paris and the Scrap Art Festival in Qatar. In 2017, he was honored with the "Promising Artist in Sculpture" award by the Art Institution Association. His works can be found in many institutions and private collections both nationally and internationally.

Asaf Erdemli not only shares his artistic perspective through his artworks but also through seminars and talks at various organizations such as TEDx, Turkish Intelligence Foundation, and Uğur Mumcu Foundation, where he engages with art enthusiasts.

Furthermore, Erdemli is also a performance artist and has worked as a professional dancer and choreographer in dance theater and disabled dance groups from 1998 to 2008.

Exhibitions: 2017 - "Enstrümental" 2017 - "Epiquie Island Reconstruct" 2018 - "Sıfır" (Zero) 2019 - "Entropi" (Entropy) 2020 - "Göz Hizası" (Eye Level)

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