director’s CV

K ö k e n   E r g u n

 

indexofworks.com

 

1976              Born in Istanbul

1997              BA, Acting, Istanbul University State Conservatory

2000              PgD, Ancient Greek Literature, King’s College London

2005       MA, Art History, Istanbul Bilgi University

current     PhD candidate, Performance Studies, Freie Universität, Berlin

 

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2013

SALT, Ankara

Ashura, Protocinema, New York

 

2011

Kunsthalle Winterthur, Switzerland

 

2009

Crash on Queens, Montevideo/Netherlands Media Institute, Amsterdam

 

2007

Nightworkers, YAMA, Istanbul

On the Brink (with Ahmet Ögüt), Curators without Borders, Berlin

 

 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2014

Places of Transition, Museumsquartier Wien

 

2013

An Anatomical Chart of Love Pains, The Model, Sligo

Biennale Cuveé, OK Centrum, Linz

ReCoCo:Life under Representational Regimes, Moby Batyam, Israel

 

2012

La Triennale: Intense Proximity, Palais de Tokyo, Paris

Men Amongst the Ruins, TEOR/éTica. San José, Costa Rica

On Stupidity, Petach Tikva Museum, Israel

Asymmetric Europe, MOCAV, Novi Sad

Scenarios about Europe: Scenario 3, GfZK, Leipzig

 

2011

Foto Festival: The Eye is a Lonely Hunter, Heidelberger Kunstverein

Based in Berlin, Atelierhaus Monbijoupark, Berlin

Labor & Leisure, Wyspa, Gdansk

Self Extreme, Haifa Museum of Modern Art, Israel

You Are All Individuals, Castrum Pregrini, Amsterdam

ReCoCo:Life under Representational Regimes, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Austria

 

2010

Another Country, Ifa Gallery, Stuttgart and Berlin

Politics of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens

Suspended Spaces, Maison de la Culture, Amiens

 

 

2009

Not Easy to Save the World in 90 Days, Tanas, Berlin

Darbe, Outlet Gallery, Istanbul

Memory Labyrinth, Ars Cameralis, Katowice

Istanbul Traverseé, Palais des Beaux Arts de Lille

Forbidden Junctions, Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon

 

2008

Soft Manipulation, Casino Luxembourg

Salon of the Revolution, 29th Youth Salon, Zagreb

U-Turn: Quadrennial for Contemporary Arts, Copenhagen

Just Different, Cobra Museum, Amsterdam

Sampling, Locus, Athens

Signals in the Dark: Art in the Shadow of War, Blackwood Gallery, Toronto [Toured to Leonard Ellen Gallery, Montreal & The Model, Sligo, Ireland (2009)]

 

2007

L’enfer, C’est les Autres, Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam

Ortung, Galerie 5020, Salzburg

Glowing Whistle Festival, Sparwasser HQ, Berlin

 

2006

Somewhere in Time, Art Sonje Center, Seoul

Naked Life, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Taipei

Rejection Episodes, Vooruit, Ghent

Köken Ergun & Markus Lohman, Kuenstlerhauser Worpswede

Helter/Helter, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris

People, Land, State Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon

Re-shuffle, Art in General, New York

 

2005

Free Kick, Hospitality Zone at the 9th Istanbul Biennial

Normalization: Art For… (Part One), Platform Garanti Contemporary Arts, Istanbul

 

2004

Placebo Effect, Sparwasser HQ, Berlin

Rimbaud, I-20 Gallery, New York

Public Execution, Exit Art, New York

 

2003

Institutions2, KIASMA Museum of Modern Arts, Helsinki

 

2002

1st Istanbul Pedestrian Exhibitions, Istanbul

 


Selected Screenings & Artist’s Talks

 

2013

Festival on Wheels, Ankara

Doc Lisboa

International Documentary Film Festival, Amsterdam

Winterthur Short Film Festival

Global Prayers Conference, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (Talk)

Theatrical Reminiscences Festival, Krakow

Videoart at Midnight #47, Babylon Kino, Berlin (Talk & Screening)

Ibraaz Talk at SALT Beyoglu (Talk with Omar Kholeif)

Former West, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (Talk & Screening)

Berlinale, Berlinale Shorts Competition

Sabanci University, Istanbul (Talk & Screening)

 

2012

SALT, Istanbul (Critical Tour of the Hassan Khan exhibition)

Steirischer Herbst: Truth is Concrete, Graz (Talk)

Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (Talk & Screening)

Istanbul Theatre Festival (Talk with Prof. Arzu Öztürkmen & Adnan Yildiz)

Potsdam University, Potsdam (Talk)

 

2011

Kunsthalle Winterthur (Talk with Ian White)

Winterthur Short Film Festival

Kunsthalle Mannheim (Talk with Prof. Christiane Brosius)

Haifa Museum of Modern art (Talk)

IFA gallery, Berlin (Talk with Ian White)

Zurich Film Festival

Castrum Pregrini, Amsterdam

 

2010

Technion University, Haifa (Talk)

British Film Institute, London

Isola Art Center, Milano (Talk)

Kunstlerhaus Stuttgart (Talk)

Images Festival, Toronto

 

2009

Centre Pompidou, Paris

OVNI / Casa Arabe, Barcelona, Madrid

Art in General, New York

Digital Art Lab, Holon (Talk)

Mamuta, Jerusalem (Talk)

Steirischer Herbst, Graz

Auguste Orts, Brussels

Kunstwerke, Berlin

 

2008

Videozone, Tel Aviv

CCA Glasgow, UK

CGAC, Santiago De Compostela

Kino Arsenal, Berlin (Talk)

Villa Romana, Florence Gallery TPW, Toronto

Homeworks, Askhan Alwan, Beirut

Images Festival, Toronto

Oberhausen Short Film Festival

 

2007

Rotterdam Film Festival

Videomedeja, Novi Sad

Oberhausen Short Film Festival

Loop Video Art Festival, Barcelona

Les Rencontres International, Madrid, Berlin, Paris

Sydney Film Festival

Indielisboa Film Festival

Transat Video, Caen-Cedex

!f Istanbul, Festival of Independent Films

Winterthur Short Film Festival, Switzerland

 

2006

San Francisco Cinematheque

Trafo Center of Arts, Budapest

International Documentary Film Festival, Amsterdam

Zagreb Film Festival

Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart

Danish Film Institute, Kopenhagen

Oberhausen Short Film Festival

 

2005

The Sculpture Center, New York

Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe

 

 

 

 

 

Selected Prizes, Grants and Residencies

 

2013

Special Mention, Berlinale Shorts

 

2011

Interart Graduate College, DFG (German Research Foundation) at the Freie Universität Berlin

 

2009

DAAD Doctoral Research Scholarship (Freie Universität, Interarts Graduate College)

 

2008

Solyst Artist in Residency, Denmark

Israeli Center for Digital Art Residency, Holon, Israel

 

2007

Tiger Award for Short Film, Rotterdam Film Festival

Onda Curta Award, Indielisboa Film Festival

Special Jury Prize, Dokufest, Kosovo

Sphinx Award, Videomedeja, Novi Sad, Serbia

EMARE Grant, Werkleitz, Halle

Askhal Alwan Residency, Beirut

 

2006

Special Mention Prize, Zagreb Film Festival

Kuenstlerhauser Worpswede, Germany

Künstlersymposium ORTung, Strobl, Austria

 

2005       – 1998

Platform Garanti Residency Program

Project grant of the Moon and Stars Foundation

Project grant of the Jerome Robbins Foundation

Project grant of The American Center Foundation

Watermill Center, Long Island, New York, USA

 

 

Selected Bibliography and video/sound recordings

 

Demir, D. Köken Ergun, Art Cities of the Future, Phaidon Press, London, 2013

Altunok, Ö. Bir Cesit Arabulucu, Cumhuriyet (Daily Newspaper), 23 March 2013

Tasciyan A. Sonsuz Matemin Etkileyici Filmi: Aşura, Star (Daily Newspaper), 2 March 2013

Kielmayer, O. We are All Beautiful, Flash Art, May-June 2012

Bloch, E. In the Eyes of Köken Ergun, Focal Magazine, issue 260, 5 June 2012

Bouteloup, M. (ed.) Transcript of an Interview with James Dandan, in Le Journal de La Trienalle, Issue 4, 18 May 2012

Latimer, Q. Postcard from Zurich, Frieze Blog, 19 December 2011

Kiger, R. Köken Ergun and the Art of Anthropology, Sunday’s Zaman, 16 October 2011

Kielmayer, O., White, I., Deniz, E. (eds.) Who am I Anyway: Three Interviews with Köken Ergun, Kunsthalle Winterthur Publications, Berlin, 2011

Ovesen, S., Gregos, K. (eds.) The Eye is a Lonely Hunter: Images of Mankind, 4. Fotofestival Mannheim, Ludwigshafen, Heidelberg (Cat.), Kehrer Verlag, September 2011

Wahjudi, C. Wowereits Letztes Geschenk: “Based in Berlin”, Zitty Magazine, 17 July 2011

Schneider, K. ReCoCo: Resignation, Conspiracy, Corruption. Domus Magazine (Web), 16 June 2011

Wir Kinder Von “Based in Berlin”, Monopol Magazin, 7 June 2011

Knöfel, U. Wovi Center, Der Spiegel, Issue 23, 4 June 2011

Ersoy, O. Unexpected Scenes from a Human Right’s Video Archive in Suspended Spaces, Blackjack Editions, Paris, Jan. 2011

Durmusoglu, O. Another Country (Cat.), IFA publishers, 2010

Kiger, R. Exhibition explores aftermath of Turkey’s 1980 military coup, Today’s Zaman, 13 September 2010

White, I. Köken Ergun: Personal Works of Public Ceremonies, Ars Cameralis, 2009

Özgüven, F. Her Yer Sinema, Radikal, 17 September 2009

Miskovic, T. U-Turn (Cat.), U-Turn Quadriennial Publishers, 2008

Sorensen, R. Et Kunstvaerk Korte Gennem Byen, Information, 3 July, 2008

Liambeys, L. Sampling: Seven Turkish Artists in the Centre of Popular Arts, Kaput, July 2008

Kealy, S. (ed.) Signals in the Dark (Cat.), University of Toronto Press, March 2008

Kim, S. (ed.) Somewhere in Time (Cat.), Art Sonje Museum, January 2008

Zonnenberg, N. L’enfer C’est les Autres, (Cat.), SMBA, Amsterdam, July 2007

Majaca, A. if i am right and good, show me your happiness, smile. Zivot Umjetnosti, issue 81, 2007

Koyoglu, O. Türkiye’nin En Sanatsal Ilan Panosu, Aksam, 8 July 2007

Altug, E. Geri Dönüsüm Zamaninin Gögü Yamayan Emekcileri, Gazetem.net, 29 May 2007

Öztat, I. Ekranda Pera Esnafi: Köken Ergun ile Ropörtaj, Esnaf Dergisi, May 2007

Jin, H. Somewhere in Time, Joongang, 23 February 2007

Tasciyan, A. Kisa filmdeki Büyük Dersler, Milliyet, 1 February 2007

Richter, M. Naked Life (Cat.), MOCA Taipei Publications, February 2007

Dong-shin,S. Two Retrospectives of Korean Art, The Korea Times, 25 December 2006

Paynter, N. Inspiration of Home: An Interview with Köken Ergun, PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art 85, December 2006

Dagen,P. Helter/Helter, Le Monde, 17 June 2006

Eliat, G. People, Land, State (Cat.) Israeli Center for Digital Arts, May 2006

Mueler, C. Brüllt Mal Jemand?, Tageszeitung JungeWelt, 12 May 2006

LaTourelle, R. The Peninsula (Cat.) Singapore Fringe Festival, February 2006

Folie, S. Young Performers:The Winner is the Family, Work:Art in Progress, Fall 2005

Altındere, H & Özmen, S. Free Kick (Cat.), Artist Publications, Istanbul 2005

Kortun, V. Placebo Effect (Cat.), December 2004

Cangüven, Ö. Jön Türk Hareketi, Radikal, 16 July 2004

Smith, R. Art in Review: Rimbaud, New York Times, 30 July 2004

Ayas, D. How I Terrorized Europe: An Interview with Köken Ergun, Maviology, issue 23, 2004

Paynter, N.  Exhibition Review Parachute, issue: 010, April 2003

 

 

Publications by/for Köken Ergun:

Ergun, K. Nostalgia Overdose: Homesickness in Wedding Ceremonies of the Turkish-German Community in Berlin, Paragnara, Issue number 20, 2011.

Kielmayer, O., White, I., Deniz, E. Ergun, K. (eds.) Who am I Anyway: Three Interviews with Köken Ergun, Kunsthalle Winterthur Publications, Berlin, 2011

Heck P. (ed.) A Crash on Queens: Interview with Köken Ergun, Netherlands Media Institute, May 2009

Paynter, N. Inspiration of Home: An Interview with Köken Ergun, PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art 85, December 2006

Ergun K. Representation of Stress on the Contemporary Body, unpublished Master Thesis (available at Istanbul Bilgi University Library Collections and indexofworks.com), 2006

 

 

Public Collections

Centre Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne, France

Museum of Contemporary Art Athens, Greece

 

Private Collections

Bilge & Haro Cumbusyan Collection, Turkey

Opymos Collection, Turkey

 

Distribution

Montevideo/Netherlands Media Art Institute

Video Data Bank, USA

 

 

 

 

 

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