A Ture Story

A True Story the solo exhibition by Hasan Deniz, takes place in the Millî Reasürans Art Gallery from April 30th to June 14th, 2024.

A book accompanying the A True Story exhibition has been published. The exhibition text in the book was written by Sinan Eren Erk, and the graphic design of the book belongs to İrem Ela Yıldızeli.

Hasan Deniz returns to the audience with A True Storie ten years after his first exhibition Alte Liebe, which he held at the Millî Reasürans Art Gallery in 2014.

A True Story using photographic indicators and techniques, carries traces of personal stories, partly fictionalized in one aspect and entirely real in another aspect, depicting a genuine life. Indeed, it presents a consciously curated selection within a blurred relationality, offering viewers an impression of genuine serendipity achieved with an open mind. Photography serves as both the mediator and collaborator in Deniz's exploration of reality and truth.

While often perceived as a form of documentation portraying true reality, this discipline can push the boundaries of credibility. In Deniz's hands, it transforms into indirect, ironic, or even cryptographic records of untold history. Human faces blurred with movement or weighted down with the past; details that weave a language between senses and times, sometimes consciously concealed within the seemingly "ordinary" landscape; frames shifted from their axis or orientation, readjusting their distance from their subjects... Each element brings the artist's narrative closer to poetic simplicity and intensity.

While the artist is privy to the stories or anecdotes behind the works, the audience is left to navigate through uncertain boundaries, fostering speculation and the potential for introducing a new layer to the archaeology, perhaps even being challenged to reshape the meaning within the artwork's content.

Hasan Deniz (1972, Istanbul)

He continued his education, which began at Galatasaray High School, at Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts Cinema-Television Department.

Deniz’s solo exhibitions are Monster Question (Öktem&Aykut, Istanbul, 2021), Tranquil Garden, (Öktem&Aykut, Istanbul, 2017), Alte Liebe (Millî Reasürans Art Gallery, Istanbul, 2014).

Let us Remember the Emptiness (Hayy Open Space, Izmir, 2024), School Square Galatasaray (Pera Museum, Istanbul, 2018), Recomposing AKM (Architektur Galerie Berlin, 2018), Stage_0 Travelogue (Architekturgalerie Munich, 2017), Harbor (Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, 2017), Port City Talks (MAS Museum, Antwerp, 2015), Ali's Koço (Millî Reasürans Art Gallery, Istanbul, 2012) are among the group exhibitions he participated in.

A True Story is open to visitors until June 14th, 2024 at Millî Reasürans Art Gallery.



This book is published to the occasion of “A Tury Stoy” exhibition held between 30 April – 14 July 2024 at Millî Reasurans Art Gallery.

Publisher Millî Reasürans T.A.Ş.
1st Edition, 200 copies

ISBN 978-605-2391-26-6

Organization/Coordination Ayşe Gür, Esra Melike Çuluk
Text Sinan Eren Erk
Translation Ezgi Ceren Kayırıcı
Graphic Design İrem Ela Yıldızeli
Photo Printing Date-ist
Color Separation and Printing A4 Ofset Matbaacılık


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