Kaya Hacaloğlu was born in 1975 Ankara, Turkey. He is s a graduate of Cinema studies from the University of Hartford. He has worked within the field of video and photography with various artists coming from various disciplines such as literature, poetry, music, painting, performance.
He practiced live-cinema aka Vjing with poetic and rythmic usage of video loops, containing diverse material from found-footage to home videos to create a montage of form and representation, alongside electro/acoustic and atmospheric music.
In his images; themes of displacement underlay, a wounded but pensive time and reflects on the mechanics of melancholia. His works suggest on the finite linearity of this fragile and tactile medium.
Exhibitions: 2000 Valencia Biennial Valencia, Spain; 2000 VideoEx:Experimental Film Festival Zurich, Switzerland; 2001 IFSAK, National Festival of Short Films Istanbul, Turkey; 2003 Kargaşa 3, KargArt Istanbul, Turkey; 2003 VideoIst, Mobile Video Festival Turkey; 2004 Kargaşa 4, KargArt Istanbul, Turkey; 2004 Turkish Delight, Rio Museum de Arte Moderna Rio de Janerio, Brazil; 2004-2006 as Mugwump, Galata Perform; Istanbul, Turkey 2006 AvitC23, Pixels want to be trusted !, as CottonAV, Berlin, Germany; 2009 My name is Casper, Sümerbank, as CottonAV Istanbul, Turkey; 2011 VJFest, as CottonAV Istanbul, Turkey; 2014 with film Nehirdeki Melek, GalataPerform Istanbul, Turkey; 2017 Unfold, ARTE Sanat Ankara, Turkey.