Turkish, English
1 - 12 May 2018
Paid by host 

Accomodation and food.

Paid by artist 

The artists must fund their expenses including transportation and materials.

Application guidelines 

Please email the application to [email protected], including:

  • The project plan (max. one page with visual materials);
  • Short motivation statement (max. one page);
  • CV (education, participation in exhibitions and art residencies);
  • Portfolio (link to examples of your artwork – from 5 pieces)

I:O Art Residence

I:O Art Residence

Helikon Art Center


I:O Art Residence 2018 invites artists to participate in the research of the theme “Inconvenient Spectrum”.

Identity is a personal feature, a complex of habitual, geocultural and family circumstances that have shaped its outlook and behavior rules in the group. In the time of transcultural interactions, cultural identity is a much wider concept than geographical and territorial boundaries, which allows to expand personal limits of world perception, friendly relations and family ties.
Stereotypes of identity and mentality play less importance, while respect for cultural diversity and personal openness to knowledge become criteria of a modern personality. At the same time, an ability to accept diversity should not be synonymous with the oblivion of historical memory and tradition.
The spectrum of personal identity is more varied than geopolitical definitions and territorial formalizations, which becomes inconvenient for conservative communities and totalitarian regimes of the past.
Extension of cultural connections and personal viewpoint is the basis of civilization advancement and the formation of a conscious society.


Art exhibition in Kedi Art Gallery in Izmit.

Accommodation Information 

4 guest houses.

Technical Information 

Helikon Art Center: 4 bungalows, 16-bed, kitchen, meeting room, painting and sculpture atelier , workshops, open areas, and a spacious garden.

Bahçecik, Düzlük
41650 Kocaeli
+9 0536 230 3660

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