Art Talks: Ceylan Öztrük

Mittwoch 03. April 2019, 17:30
Ateliergebäude, Raum A 0.11 (in English)

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Ceylan Öztrük lives and works in Zürich. She opens up accepted forms of knowledge and focuses on how it was built to shift a specific flow and thus become tools of the structures of power. She aims to break the flow of information in the mainstream with a multi-disciplinary approach, offering to setup new channels that co-exist with and sometimes replace the existing ones. She employs interventions and site-specific features in her practice as a methodology with which she tries to transform existing situations and frameworks.

She completed her practice-based Ph.D. (2016) in Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University (Istanbul) that she initiated her subject in Vienna in Academy of Fine Arts on Post Conceptual Art Practices in 2014. She received her graduate (MFA-2011) and undergraduate (BFA-2006) degrees from the Fine Arts Faculty at Anadolu University. She’s been working as a researcher/lecturer in various universities since 2006: Villa Arson Contemporary Arts School, Nice (2015-Guest Lecturer); Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul (2012-2016) and Anadolu University, Eskisehir (2006-2012).

Some of her recent shows are, Oriental Demo, Les Urbaines, Arsenic, Lausanne (2018), Building Poems, 1.1, Basel (2018); LBH Saga, Löwenbrau Lebt, Kunsthalle Zürich, Curated by Michelle Akanji, Daniel Baumann, Lily-Pauline Koper and Oliver Roth (2018); Venus Orient (Sharing), Tanzhaus, Zürich (2018); Eine Ausstellung Für Dich, Curated by Daniel Morgenthaler, Helmhaus, Zürich (2017); Episode 10: Boudoir Sulk, Curated by Agatha Valkyrie Ice, Oslo10, Basel (2017); the Venuses of Monruz, Special Moments, Zürich (2016); Call me Venus, Mars, Istanbul (2016).