Gallery Opening: Aleyna Demet Presents KiMLiK

Platform Arts is excited to present early-career artist Aleyna Demet’s first solo exhibition, ‘KiMLiK’. This body of work presents works across photomontage, sound and installation.
Kimlik (Turkish); The qualities, characteristics and identity of a person in the sense of a collective realm; who a person is.

‘KiMLiK’ is a collection of works by multidisciplinary Turkish-Australian artist Aleyna Demet that explore the artist’s mother’s experience of “otherness” and in turn, its effects on herself.
It is an exploration of the artist’s autoethnographic interrogation of culture and family history. In addition, it speaks to the translation of a shared experience of otherness through the realm of migration.

The series portrays the deteriorating effects of migrant trauma, and its effects on following generations in regard to cultural identity and belonging. It reimagines Demet’s mother’s experience from an intergenerational perspective by exploring the in between, and interrogates states of disempowerment and loss.

Join us for the opening of this exhibition on May 14, from 6PM-8PM in Gallery 1.
Exhibition runs until June 18.

Aleyna Demet is an emerging fibre artist from Melbourne, Australia. Demet’s work positions itself in the intersection between art and craft, exploring unconventional and contemporary applications for traditional techniques and materials.

Originally from a Turkish background, Demet was raised in a household where craft was primarily done by the women, the products of which held great sentimental value. It is through these contexts that she explores the possibilities of re-contextualising the systems embedded within craft, using it to analyse her own personal histories and empathise the histories of others. It is through these applications that her viewers are able to see with the eyes of others.


Daily from 14 May 2021 to 18 June 2021

Upcoming dates

16 June 2021, 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

17 June 2021, 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

18 June 2021, 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM


  • Platform Arts 60 Little Malop Street, Geelong


  • This is a free event


  • Toilets available
  • Wheelchair accessible


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