Upcoming Exhibitions / Fairs / Events

Lift Off Global Network Sessions, Vimeo On Demand (16-30 January, 2023)

Deniz Beser’s short movie ”Similarities of Differences” has passed the selection in category of Lift-Off Filmmaker Sessions January 2023 and will be screened at Lift Off Global Network Sessions. The festival will be live on Vimeo On Demand for two weeks: 16th – 30th January.

For more information: https://liftoff.network

Tuzla Film Festival, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina (21-25 October, 2022)

Deniz Beser’s short movie ”Similarities of Differences” has passed the selection in category of Future Generation Short Films and will be screened at Tenth edition of Tuzla Film Festival. This year’s Tuzla Film Festival will be held both live and online from 21st to 25th October of 2022 in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

For more information: https://tuzlafilmfestival.com

Fanzineist Vienna Art Book & Zine Fair – Online Edition 2022 (11 August – 25 August)

Deniz Beser will be organising the Fanzineist Vienna Art Book & Zine Fair’s Online Edition.

Fanzineist Vienna Art Book & Zine Fair welcomes artists, publishers, and other creative people on August 11th to share their stories, knowledge, and love of zines and art books. For 2 weeks, 105 exhibitors from 37 countries will present their publications in the virtual fair. Fanzineist Vienna takes place as an online fair this year to attract the attention of a wider, global audience. Online visitors have the opportunity to see more than +400 publications in a 3D Gallery. The virtual exhibitions continue till 11th September on fanzineist.com.

Fanzineist Vienna, which brings together small and independent publishers, has set itself the goal of making zines and art books more accessible to its audience through exhibitions, workshops and lectures whilst introducing newcomers to the culture of self-publication. In addition, concerts and video streams across platforms are offered to visitors.


Mini Zine Archive From Turkey, Kijosk, Vienna, Austria (29 June – 13 July, 2022)

Kijosk is a showroom aiming to support, promote and showcase printmakers, illustrators and artists. Kijosk, which will also host various events such as workshops and talks, opens with the Mini Fanzine Archive exhibition from Turkey.

📚 Mini zine exhibition 📚
curated by Deniz Beser, displays some selected zines and other forms of self publications from Turkey, going back to the 1990s to today.

“Istanbul had a rich heritage of independent publishing from the 1990s. If the London-based 1970s punk zine Sniffin’ Glue was an international milestone, Istanbul’s were Mondo Thrasho and Laneth. These DIY publications took different aesthetic routes and were claimed by different scenes, but both started with the same idea.*” In Turkey, that same idea is still going on and growing up with different approaches and interests on zines. Turkey has a long tradition of censorship but Zines are documents and snapshots of society without the censored voice.

Zines / Artists: Mondo Trasho, Nase Zine, Çizgi Fanzin, Heyt be! Fanzin, Deniz Beşer, Sedef Karakaş / Bir Monster Sevdim, Reptilians From Andromeda, ⅖ BZ / Güzel, Ünderground, Arzu Arısoy / IEKA News, Dinçer Dökümcü, Erdem Varol, Suimasen Turkey, Rakısquad, İbrahim Karakütük, Why Has Nobody Noticed This, Fanzineist Vienna, Mirror Selfieholic, Paslı Teneke and many more…

Opening: 29 June, 2022 // 18:00 – 22:00

Exhibition Dates: 29 June – 13 July, 2022

Visiting hours: 16:00 – 20:00

Adress: Wild im West – Mariahilferstraße 166, 1150 Vienna 

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/482341500323409

New This Week Collection, saatchiart.com (11 July – 18 July, 2022)

Deniz Beser @Saatchi Art

Deniz Beser’s work has been chosen to be featured in the upcoming New This Week Collection on Saatchi Art’s homepage. You can preview the collection here: 


The feature will go live on Monday, July 11th, 2022

Mauvaise impression, Galerie Art & Essai, Rennes, France (29 April – 10 June 2022) (Exhibition)

Heyt be! Fanzin is the part of the exhibition at Gallerie Art & Essai in Rennes, France

The punk movement had a profound impact on cultural circles: music, fashion, photography, zines. Although the roots of the protest date back to the Middle Ages (if we are to believe Greil Marcus), punk is forever associated with images that have unfortunately become stereotypes today. However, these stereotypes, particularly graphic and thematic, will be taken up by different movements, in particular feminists, which will give them a new lease of life. Today, we must do justice to punk for the wind of revolt that it blew on contemporary creation. Whether it is photography, installation, or publishing, contemporary creation owes a certain aesthetic of the margins to punk. Marge as themes: industrial wastelands, illegal concerts, wild feminist posting… Marge as a medium: micro-publishing, photocopying, screen printing, painting on newspapers… Margin as graphics: tears, random inking, sometimes illegible handwriting, collage…

This exhibition therefore sets out to place punk in its context, through works of art, new creations and zines: what it owes to the art of the 1960s to 1990s, what it generated in the 1970s and 1980s, and what he sowed in contemporary art.

For more information: https://galerie-art-et-essai.univ-rennes2.fr/mauvaise-impression-heritage-et-continuite-du-punk/

Vienna Comix, METAHall, Vienna, Austria (14-15 May, 2022) (Fair)

Vienna Comix 2022

Deniz Beser / Heyt be! Fanzin will be one of the exhibitors at Vienna Comix.

Visiting Hours:
Saturday 14. May 12-18 Uhr
Sunday 15. May 10-16 Uhr

Venue: METAHall der METAStadt : Dr.-Otto-Neurath-Gasse 3, 1220 Vienna

For more information: https://viennacomix.at

Kreuzung / Junction, Wohlmut, Vienna, Austria (23-28 April, 2022) (Exhibition)

For more information: wohlmut.org