Migration is a social event that affects art directly and indirectly with its intellectual and operational practices in terms of being a social issue. The act of immigration has a traumatic meaning, either voluntarily or involuntarily, as it expresses the state of leaving. Generally, economic, social and political factors affect people's decision to migrate. Immigration movements both from the foreign countries to the country and in the country; It has multifaceted results that deeply affect the economic, political, cultural and demographic structure. The results of the migration can be shown by the immigrant's effort to integrate into the new space, culture and society, combining its own elements with the values in the new place, thereby creating a hybrid culture. The multidimensional results of the change that occurred as a result of migration formed the subjects that many artists brought to the field of art. When we look at the recent history of Turkey, the phenomenon of migration is observed that social change quite deeply. Especially in Turkey in 1970 after the creation of art, it is seen that the personal and social consequences of immigration to be included in the action with a variety of art mediums. The phenomenon of immigration has been handled in all its aspects thanks to the interdisciplinary ways of expression, which allows contemporary art to be formed. In this context, artists frequently dealt with the concepts of immigration (belonging, space, identity, memory, othering, alienation, opposing culture, arabesque culture) and included these concepts in art practices at Turkey contemporary art. Some artists, in particular, have set up migration-related issues based on their personal history and examined them with an interdisciplinary approach. This research aimed to analyze the artists Seçkin Aydın, Gülsün Karamustafa, Ferhat Özgür and their works, which shaped their creations in the axis of migration experiences. In the study, how the phenomenon of migration is interpreted by the artists, how the experiences experienced during the migration process are transferred to the works and what concepts the migration phenomenon reflects on the artworks are examined.
Keywords: contemporary art, immigration, Turkey, Gülsün Karamustafa, Seçkin Aydın, Ferhat Özgür