Derya Akay. a flower as a poem. Vancouver: Perro Verlag, 2016.
Derya Akay (b. 1988) is an artist living in Vancouver. Select solo exhibitions include withbread,, Campbell River Art Gallery, 2017; Pumice, Del Vaz Projects, Los Angeles, 2017; Painting with Light, Kunstverein Toronto, 2015; Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Supper, Centre A, Vancouver, 2014. Recent group exhibitions include The Lulennial II: A Low-Hanging Fruit, Lulu, Mexico City, 2018; Nature's Way, Cooper Cole, Toronto, 2017; HERE, Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, 2017; Ambivalent Pleasures, Vancouver Art Gallery, 2016. He recently completed the project Mantı, Börek, Baklava at the Burrard Marina Field House Residency, hosted by the Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver). For this project Akay worked with elder women with immigrant backgrounds to host a series of cooking workshops and lunches open to the public.