Can Altay is an artist living in Istanbul, Turkey. His installations of videos, mappings, books and photographs incorporate different forms of research on the urban environment. Altay studies improvised architectures in the city, as well as hidden structures of support, unauthorized systems of organization and models of co-habitation.
Can Altay further investigates the production of ideas, and notions of public space through “setting a setting” a body of work where he proposes spaces and constructs for gatherings. The clashes and overlaps between function and meaning, and unpredictable reconfigurations within systems remain to be some of his main interests.
Guest tutor at DAI; 2013 - 2014