Furkan Öztekin


Born in Tekirdağ.
Lives and works in Tekirdağ.


2016, Dokuz Eylül University,Faculty of Fine Arts, Printing, BA

Furkan Öztekin’s works focus on the relationship  between the society we live in and people with different sexual identities. We can observe the subjectivity of the queer world an individual tries to create for him- or herself. He is aiming to interpret his environment and his own way of thinking with an anti-homophobic attitude.

The ‘In a Distant Shade’ series pins Ulker Street and Pürtelas Street as the symbol of resistance for LGBT individuals in the 90s. The works document the exclusion policies and the power struggles in those two streets. It emphasizes that streets or places, like humans, also have certain personalities and characters. It also shows how metropolitans kill diversity and do not respect different dispositions.