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Waste Collected at Istanbul Airport Turned into Art at “0” Zero Point


Portraits produced by artist Deniz Sağdıç with waste materials met with visitors at Istanbul Airport. The exhibition, in which materials such as old uniforms, buttons, plastic boxes, and bags collected at Istanbul Airport, bearing the brands of İGA and its stakeholders, are transformed into art, attracts great attention from the passengers.

Accelerating its work in the field of culture and arts under the umbrella of IGART, Istanbul Airport continues to create more space for art with innovative projects. The newest cultural and art meetings at Istanbul Airport are taking place with the “0” Zero Point exhibition by Artist Deniz Sağdıç.

Ersin İnankul & Artist Deniz Sağdıç

Istanbul Airport aims to inspire visitors about nature-friendly living habits with the “0” Zero Point project. The works in the exhibition consist of portraits of different nationalities and are exhibited at Istanbul Airport. The exhibition, opened in the International Departures area of ​​Istanbul Airport in January, attracts great attention. A portion of the revenue from the sales of the works will be used in IGA’s Corporate Social Responsibility projects.

Twenty works that Deniz Sağdıç created with her team in a 4-month workshop; It consists of used/waste materials such as plastic boxes, garbage bags, cables, buttons.

Deniz Sağdıç, with her project titled “Ready-ReMade”, which she started to implement in 2015, tries to recreate the objects that people use in daily life, consume and set aside.

With this method, the artist aims to re-question the consumption habits of the individual, to inspire individuals and institutions about “sustainability”, to bring art to a much more intimate level for the individual through well-known materials used in daily life, rather than materials that require special knowledge and skills, in all fields and sectors. It aims to draw attention to the fact that art is also a matter of sustainability.

The exhibition, which Istanbul Airport set out with the aim of inspiring its visitors about nature-friendly living habits and raising awareness of sustainability and recycling, can be visited for three months.


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