Derya Akay

Derya Akay (b. 1988) is an artist living in Vancouver. Select solo exhibitions include with bread, , 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.

News

forthcoming online presentation, Frieze Viewing Room May 2020

forthcoming solo exhibition, Polygon Gallery 2020

forthcoming solo exhibition, Unit 17 2021

Exhibitions

17:1 (2017)

Green Grocer (2018)

Butter and Breads (2018)

SUPER, NATURAL (2019)

Writing & Press

C Magazine

Frieze

Art Review

Kaleidoscope

Publications

a flower as a poem (2016)

Ghost Spring (2018)

Mantı, Börek, Baklava (2019)

cyclodrum, potbound & soup from stone, 2015 

installation view, Gardiner Museum (Toronto)

cyclodrum, potbound & soup from stone, 2015 (detail)

cyclodrum, potbound & soup from stone, 2015 (detail)

Fallen fruit (Santa Barbara Market, Vancouver), 2018, mixed media, 100 x 69 x 28cm

Fallen fruit (Santa Barbara Market, Vancouver), 2018, mixed media, 100 x 69 x 28cm

Fallen fruit (Santa Barbara Market, Vancouver), 2018, mixed media, 100 x 69 x 28cm

Fallen fruit (Santa Barbara Market, Vancouver),2018 (detail)

Fallen fruit (Santa Barbara Market, Vancouver), 2018

installation view, Lulu (Mexico City)

Plexi Lath, 2017, plexi, acrylic, plaster, cedar, 101.6 x 80cm

Plexi Lath, 2017 (detail)

Plexi Lath, 2017 (detail)

Belvedere Lath, 2016-17, wood, plaster, paint, rose petals, amaryllis, borage, turmeric, sumac, paprika, 101.6 x 80cm

Belvedere Lath, 2016/17 (detail)

Green Grocer, installation view Unit 17 2018

Green Grocer, installation view Unit 17 2018

Green Grocer, installation view Unit 17 2018

Green Grocer, installation view Unit 17 2018

Green Grocer, installation view Unit 17 2018

Green Grocer, installation view Unit 17 2018

Green Grocer, installation view Unit 17 2018

Green Grocer, installation view Unit 17 2018

Green Grocer, installation view Unit 17 2018

Green Grocer, installation view Unit 17 2018

cyclodrum, courage, bread, and rosesculture and tomatoes, 2015-16

installation view, Vancouver Art Gallery

cyclodrum, courage, bread, and rosesculture and tomatoes, 2015-16

installation view, Vancouver Art Gallery

with bread, , installation view, Campbell River Art Gallery

with bread, (detail)

with bread, , installation view, Campbell River Art Gallery

with bread, (detail)

with bread, (detail)

with bread, (detail)

with bread, (detail)

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Supper, installation view, Centre A (Vancouver)

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Supper, installation view, Centre A (Vancouver)

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Supper, installation view, Centre A (Vancouver)

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Supper, installation view, Centre A (Vancouver)

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Supper, installation view, Centre A (Vancouver)

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Supper, installation view, Centre A (Vancouver)

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Supper, installation view, Centre A (Vancouver)

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Supper, installation view, Centre A (Vancouver)

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Supper, installation view, Centre A (Vancouver)

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Supper, installation view, Centre A (Vancouver)

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Supper, installation view, Centre A (Vancouver)

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Supper, installation view, Centre A (Vancouver)

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Supper, installation view, Centre A (Vancouver)

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Supper, installation view, Centre A (Vancouver)

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Supper, installation view, Centre A (Vancouver)

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Supper, installation view, Centre A (Vancouver)

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Supper, installation view, Centre A (Vancouver)

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Supper, installation view, Centre A (Vancouver)

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Supper, installation view, Centre A (Vancouver)