Ferhat Özgür

1965, woont en werkt in Istanbul

By seemingly simple gestures, Ferhat Özgür connects the individual reality to larger issues of the human condition in a changing world, where the city of Ankara represents that which constructs, limits and enables our lives. Özgür’s art is characterised by a personal narrative voice, and the social and political issues that he raises are relevant far beyond the borders of Ankara and Turkey.

Ferhat Özgür grew up in Ankara and now lives and works in Istanbul, where he teaches at the Istanbul Kultur University. Özgür’s work has been presented at numerous institutions, biennials and art festivals all over the world, including the 6th Berlin Biennial; 10th International Istanbul Biennial; 1st Tirana Biennial; 3rd Örebro Open Art Biennial; 1st Mardin Biennial; 1st & 3rd Sinopale; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Museum der Moderne, Salzburg; MUMOK, Vienna; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin; Ludwig Forum, Aachen; Mattress Factory Art Museum, Pittsburgh; the Kunsthalle Winterthur; Magazin4, Bregenz; Casino Luxembourg –Forum d’art contemporain; Zone Contemporaine, Bern and MoMA PS1, New York.


"I can Sing", a film by Ferhat Ozgur, screening at the Noordkaap Complex. Istanbul

» http://ferhatozgur.com/

Programma: Closing Part - Dordrecht en Noordkaap in Istanbul.