Akış Ka

Akış Ka

Akış Ka
Video, performance
Location: İstanbul (Türkiye)

Akış Ka is a character, perhaps a monster, who wanders between the walls of binary genders and even breaks those walls. She is an out of place, and thanks to you, a timeless player.

İstanbul LGBTİ.

She is a multi-disciplinary queer performance artist. Her practice spans from performance to songwriting to creating youtube videos and hosting talk shows. She approaches her practice and her life as an anamorphic Gesamtkunstwerk, an ongoing state of transformation. What motivates her practice is to leave queer marks on art history. Between 2016 and 2019 She was part of the İstanbul LGBTİ+ Pride Week committee. Her art gets its strength from activism. She started performing as a drag queen in 2017. Over time, she transcended her drag persona and started her professional productions in 2020, which shaped her entire life. The themes of her works include but are not limited to; trans rights /of existence, body politics, food sociology, commensality, the bodies relationship to space around it in terms of invasion and affection.


Before the pandemic, Akış made a name for herself with her drag performances at Dudakların Cengi (The Battle of the Lips) and Istanbul LGBTI+ Pride Parties, but she started to work in other avenues during the pandemic. She released her single “Sana Bir Sır Vereyim Mi?” (Shall I Give You A Secret?) in 2020 and focused on works accessible to everyone. She started to produce video content on the Alt Cut YouTube channel in 2021. Since then, she has become a public figure who uses humor to draw attention to political issues. She narrated her struggle for trans existence with her HoşGeldin (Wel. ome) Performance at Salt’s ’90s On Stage exhibition in 2022. Her recent works focus on inspirational trans stories.

Institute of Contemporary Arts.

Akış Ka has a remarkable track record of performances and collaborations. Notably, on 2nd June, they performed at the Opening Party: Screen Practices x LUBUNYA Dispatches event at the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts), where their performance captivated the audience and our team fully. Furthermore, on 1st June, they showcased their talent as a performance artist and singer at the Funds 4 Turkey event at Dalston Superstore, collaborating with other renowned artists such as Kubra Uzun, MustKika, Kaan, and Girl Unit.


Additionally, on 9th June, Akış Ka took to the stage at CEHENNEM and delivered a special mini-performance that closed the night. Their captivating presence and artistry left a lasting impression on the audience. Akış Ka also performing at the Transpose Pit Party, an event organized by Barbican Center, a platform celebrating and promoting the talents of the UK trans community. Alongside outstanding artists such as Akış Ka, Mustafa Kınalı (aka Mustkika), and Kübra Uzun, Akış Ka contributed to the explosive performances that delighted the audience. Furthermore, Akış Ka’s participation in events such as A Brief Pause at Ugly Duck and Harem of No One Nights highlights their versatility and ability to engage diverse audiences.


Website→  https://akiska.vercel.app/





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