Yekta Çetinkaya (b. 1998) is an emerging, immigrant visual artist from Istanbul, Turkey, living and working in Ottawa. Çetinkaya's practice encompasses painting, sculpture, and installation.
Weaving together languages of ancestral technology, scientific manuscripts, Anatolian visual culture, and narratives related to navigation, migration, and journeying, Çetinkaya's works are introductions to other stories, which exist in past, present, and future, traversing within and between cultures, communities, and histories.
His research-based art practice initiates negotiations between historical narratives of multiple perspectives, destabilizing the entrenched colonial history of discovery and progress, and generating new knowledge for the future.