Bilal Hakan Karakaya

Born in 1979 in Ankara. Between 1999 -2004, he studied at Gazi University Faculty of Education of Art Education Department. In 2006, he began working with artist Hanefi Yeter.

In 2014, he made his first solo exhibition at Art350 Gallery (Anna Laudel) with the name ‘Hibrit Delusions ’.

We can say that all Hakan Karakaya’s three dimensional visual creations, made with materials such as casting techniques, stone, metal and wood, are designed in the manner of examining how senses that are rejected by our minds or how one’s feared phenomenons that are thrown into the subconsciousness are sheltered. Especially recently made sculptures, they will bring you into this unconscious area, into this hallucination, and you will yourself living a dream or illusion. By indicating deep unconscious fears, every individual’s discontents leaving a mark in personality, lack of confidence, feeling of protection artist incorporates wide cognitive area with the work area until he reaches mystical illusions from such sleep

disorders as nightmares and puerperal fever also known as ‘sleep paralysis’ in medical literature taken from mythological characters of Anatolian culture. Accordingly, artist sometimes takes stories from fairytales, sometimes from dreams, sometimes from mythic phenomenons described in Anatolian or Greek mythology and finds some way to send audience to a spiritual journey.


The artist participates in various group exhibitions and international symposiums and continues working  in hir own workshop in Istanbul.