İpek Hamzaoğlu (* 1989 in Istanbul, TR) lives and works in Vienna and Istanbul. She studied at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London and got her Masters degree in Critical Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. As an artist and filmmaker her work revolves around the representation of collective melancholy and the potential of post-apocalyptic future narratives, community knowledge and gossip. From 2018-2020 she was part of the artistic PEEK research project “Dis / Possession. The Pedagogy of Land and Post_Participatory Aestethics”. She is also part of numerous queer feminist projects on archive politics, friendship and collective (knowledge-) production such as HEKATE Film Collective (together with Laura Nitsch since 2020), ff. (Since 2015), Hayirli Evlat (since 2017). Together with Laura Nitsch, she received the scholarship of the Akademie Studio-Program 2020/21 as HEKATE Film Collective.
For her kültüř gemma! fellowship, Ipek Hamzaoğlu works together with CineCollective. From 26. June to 17th July, together with the CineCollective (Djamila Grandits, Marie-Christine Hartig, Lisa Mai & Doris Posch) and the team (Caterina Krüger, Eva Lakits & Markus Zöchling), she has realized the project Kaleidoskop 2020. Fragmente. During the month of June and July 2020 the project involved a 30m2 screen on the Karlsplatz on Vienna, daily showings of curated films on a loop and a daily blogpost.
For the second part of her fellowship, together with Cine Collective, Hamzaoğlu will organize a two-day event on 14-15 December in collaboration with Le Studio. The evenings will be developed as a continuation of the Kaleidoskop. Fragmente and center around under five themes: ON HOLD [PAUSE], IN TOUCH [PLAY], OVERLOAD [EJECT], INSIGHT [FAST FORWARD], RECALL [REWIND].