Ulan were formed by Volkan Diyaroglu and Ziya Levent Aybay in the summer 2014, between Valencia and Istanbul. The duo has a long friendship history since their high school years. They used to be a part of a band named “Scarlet” which existed until 2003. After that Ziya Levent Aybay continued his life as an art director-designer in advertisement sector but he didn’t leave music. Volkan Diyaroglu continued his life outside of Turkey as a well known artist in Turkey and Europe.
Recording of first album of Ulan, “Dua Tarlasi” was made between Valencia and Istanbul. Mix and the mastering of the album was made in Valencia, by Paco Morillas (Blackout Musice) and Enrique Soriano (Crossfade Mastering).
Ulan’s first album consists of 13 tracks. 12 of them were written by Volkan Diyaroglu. “Hafriyat” was composed by Ziya Levent Aybay. The album was launched by Sony Music Turkey in April 2015.
Low Cost Diplomatic Bag: Boarding
This is the starting point of the exhibition “Diplomatic bag low cost” that will visit different cities around the world thanks to Aecid’s ART-EX program.
“Low cost Diplomatic” is a collective exhibition of contemporary art. It manipulates the space inside a suitcase that can fit in the cabin of a budget airline, the most widely used means of transport.
The inside of the case can be seen by launching it from each of the QR codes that you will find next to it or following the itinerary of the exhibitions. The first stop will be Spain’s Cultural Centre in Santiago de Chile, where it will be opened on 28 July 2015. All passengers in transit are invited to attend this and the rest of the exhibitions. Information on them can be accessed at http://art-ex.es/portfolio/
Low Cost Diplomatic Bag includes the following works:
–> “Just fill it” will be shown in 2015 fall in Harlan Levey Projects, Brussels. The painting will be completed when a buyer decides to buy it and fills the required areas of the document-painting with his/her bank’s account information.
–> “Certificate of Idiocy” will be completed by an art collector. The painting will be completed when the buyer fills the required areas of the painting.
· 8th-28th June 2015, Low Cost Diplomatic Bag: Boarding, Espacio expositivo AENA, Terminal T123. Aeropuerto Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas, Madrid, Spain
+ information: http://art-ex.es/portfolio/
· October 2015, Solo Exhibition, Harlan Levey Projects, Brussels, Belgium
+ information: http://www.hl-projects.com
· 2015-2016: “Valija diplomatic low-cost” , curated by Nilo Casares
+ information: http://art-ex.es/category/nilo-casares/
· 2016, Solo Exhibition, Bozlu Art Project, Istanbul, Turkey
+ information: http://www.bozluartproject.com