HELIKON ART CENTER was founded in 2010. It is located near Izmit city of Kocaeli province, Başiskele district in Turkey. Helikon Art Center aims to host artists from all over the world in order to exchange ideas, create art works together, open exhibitions and organize art events. In this context, the Center has been organizing art residencies, hosting exhibitions and engaging in several art activities since 2014. The Center was reorganized as an offical association to adress broader audiences.

Helikon has with four bungalov style houses, which can accomodate twelve artists. All houses have  a bathroom. Center has also two tree houses, a big garden, a kitchen, dinner area, an atelier and an office. Helikon Art Center is associated with Helikon Contemporary Art Association.

In addition, several short movies and a video clip were shot in the center. Kindly check the page under the title of “movies” in order to have more information about Helikon.  Please contact us for further questions.

Who are we?

Orhan Özçalık is owner of Helikon. He is a curator and a sculptor.

Mesut Sadık Hüner is the chief cook of Helikon, he is also a photographer.

Alp Aslan is the director of Helikon. He is a short movie maker and a writer.