Basan Studio

Hello! My name is Alp. I am a multidisciplinary artist and designer working with sound, video, and code. I create digital tools, build websites, and design posters & album covers. Head over to the works section for a quick demo of my creative coding projects or check out my instagram account graphic.basan for my design works. Other projects such as video and sound art can be found on my soundcloud and vimeo pages. If you have any questions or want to get in touch with me feel free to hit me up through the channels written in the contact section of this website.

CV & Biography

Curriculum Vitae
Alp Seyrekbasan
born in Istanbul, Turkey, 1994.



Bachelor of Fine Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.


Abitur, Deutsche Schule Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey



Tiny Garage Experimental Sound Series, Dfbrl8r Gallery, Chicago IL
Film, Video, New Media, Animation and Sound Festival, Gene Siskel Film Center. Chicago, IL.
Bibliodérive 2017, Flaxman Library. Chicago, IL.


Semi-Signals, Archer Beach Haus, Chicago, IL.
Public Excess Launch Party, Archer Beach Haus, Chicago, IL.
Bubblegum Octopus - Violet Systems + Parasetamol = wrtch, The Question Mark Space, Chicago IL.
Lower Automation / GRMLNZ / Mermaid N.V. / Wrtch / Parasetamol, Archer Beach Haus, Chicago IL.
Date Date Date, 4E Art Gallery , Chicago, IL.
Too Dark for a Light Show, Tom Robinson Gallery, Chicago, IL.
Waveforms, Tom Robinson Gallery, Chicago IL.


This time it’s real, Elastic Arts Organization, Chicago, IL.
V ROOM, Iridium Clothing Co, Chicago, IL.
BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer), Ballroom Projects, Chicago, IL.
Oceans of Jupiter, TCC Chicago, Chicago, IL.
DEMO Chicago: The International Demonstration of Contemporary and Modern Art, TCC Chicago, Chicago, IL.
I-Ching Derive, Flaxman Library, Chicago, IL. Palmer House Hilton. Chicago, IL.
NO MEDIA, No Nation, Chicago, IL.
Shoppers in the Closet, Archer Beach Haus, Chicago, IL.


School of the Art Institute of Chicago MFA Performance Festival, SAIC Colombus building, Chicago, IL



Strawberry Milkshakes, Archer Beach Haus, Chicago, IL.
Lo-Res.Rocks/Banana Milkshakes, House Show, Chicago IL.


Trialhood, House Show, Chicago IL



Artist Assistant for Media Artist Kurt Hentschläger, Humanew LLC, Chicago, IL


Design & Marketing Intern, Kromozom Advertisement Agency, Istanbul, Turkey.



Artist Talk & No-Input Mixing Demonstration, Approaches to Live Electronics, University of Chicago, Chicago IL.


Teaching Assistant, Contemporary Practices Department School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.


2018 Tech-Check Assistant, 2018 SAIC Film, Video, New Media, Animation, and Sound Festival, Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, IL
Event Assistant, Keep Your Options Open II by Experimental Sound Studio, Fulton Street Collective, Chicago, IL

I was born in 1994 in the European side of Istanbul. When I was around 12 years old I grew an interest in writing graffiti. After a couple of exercises with pen and paper I decided to test my skills on walls, needless to say, I painted and tagged my room's walls with spray paint. This journey lasted approximately 2 years an during this time I also trained for the high school entrance exam. I got accepted in the Deutsche Schule Istanbul(German Highschool Istanbul)and I learned the German language there. During my high school years I attended an art studio where I learned how to draw and design. I created a portfolio, mostly consisting of traditional art, such as still life and figure drawings, as well as graphic design. After graduating from high school I went to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where I earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. During my first semester there I continued doing art with traditional methods, however after the first semester my interests shifted towards new media art. I produced artworks that incorporate web technologies, sound, and video. I also produced and performed with live audio-visual setups, as well as organized events that host musicians, sound, and performance artists in various event spaces in Chicago. During my studies I also worked as a teaching assistant. To this day, helping and guiding others is still one of my greatest passions. Post-graduation I volunteered at organizations and music studios for their events, gave artist talks and workshops in SAIC as well as in the University of Chicago. Meanwhile I worked as an artist and gallery assistant. After I completed an extra year of work overseas I returned back to Istanbul and worked in various jobs holding multiple different titles such as Gallery Assistant, UI, UX and Web Designer, Translator(German, English, Turkish), and also Assistant Merchandiser. During all these jobs I found a common trait of mine: I liked to create and systemize and find novel ways to accomplish tasks. I applied this skillset to my artworks and began developing code-based projects. For almostt a year I have been using p5.js to create graphic artworks and and creating web pages to display them.

Although most of my recent works are experimental and system-based, some of my previous works are evocative and playful. With my sound and video based works I tend to create atmospheres for the viewers where they can get lost in. Finding meaning, or losing of meaning are at the heart of my work; sometimes things make sense, sometimes they are just there for some unknown reason. I will keep creating artworks that challenge common notions of art, while helping communities around this topic.