Huo Rf (born in 1988, Mersin) lives and works in Istanbul. Huo Rf contemplates a wide range of topics including the theory of self, personal boundaries, encounters, modern-day myths and leaving traces. He mainly produces works using painting, sculpture, photography, video, and copper for its properties of conductivity, conveyance and reflectivity. Some of Huo Rf’s solo exhibitions are ” … was here- Elhamra Han, Istanbul (2018)”, “Stories in Reverse – Pi Artworks Istanbul, (2017) “, ” Possible – Karl Gallery Istanbul (2015)”. Group exhibitions include Sunday Morning, Galerist, Istanbul (2018); Beyond Words, 4. International Mardin Biennial, Mardin (2018); KEK Sever Misiniz?, The Women’s Library and Information Centre Foundation, Istanbul (2018); Spring, 13. Sharjah Biennial offsite Istanbul branch; Signs of Time, Istanbul (2017); Replaced, Rampa Istanbul (2016).
Co-founder of an Istanbul-based artist collective called Signs of Time, Huo Rf navigates the boundaries between the different definitions of the Self. He says the Self is possibly defined by who you are, the way you define yourself, and the way that society defines you. These transparent categories are examined in Huo Rf’s work, seeking to articulate the problematic discords between them. Huo Rf finds himself extending the limits of his work and exploring new frontiers he interacts with on a daily basis.
Huo Rf attended “Contemporary Practices” from July 8-August 9, 2019.