Ahmet Oran

Style of Art : Artist / painter
Branch of Art : Painting
Art Profile :

Ahmet Oran was born in Çanakkale in 1957. He studied in Adnan Çoker Atelier in the Painting Department of Istanbul State Academy of Fine Arts between 1977 and 1980. During 1980 to 1987, he went to Vienna and continued his master’s class and attended the Atelier of Prof. Carl Unger for painting, stained glass and graphic and the Atelier of Prof. A. Frahner. Oran then graduated from the Applied Fine Arts School of Vienna University. As a person who calls for the action of his body in order for ideas to be translated to objects, he analyzes the possibility of progressing within the scope of conventional knowledge, usually canvas paintings. His paintings create a sense of surrounding spatial volume. Former works created a sense of entrance into the depth of the painting as opposed to the current ones that are opening to the outside and surrounding the viewer. Oran lives and works in Vienna.

Solo Exhibitions:
1986 Gallery BM, Istanbul
1987 Bildungshaus Ruthof, Graz
1987 Gallery Weihergut, Salzburg
1989 Gallery Ariadne, Vienna
1992 Gallery Weihergut, Salzburg
1994 Gallery Feichtner, Vienna
1994 Gallery Gabriel, Vienna
1995 Gallery Kunstforum Klagenfurt (Catalogue)
1995 Gallery Marktgemeinde St.Johann, Tirol
1995 Gallery Feichtner & Mizrahi, Vienna
1995 Gallery Gabriel, Vienna
1996 Kunstforum, Hallein-Salzburg
1996 Gallery Feichtner & Mizrahi,Vienna (Catalogue) 1997 Gallery Feichtner & Mizrahi, Vienna
1997 Gallery Kaufmann, Innsbruck
1997 Gallery Figl, Linz
1998 Gallery Feichtner & Mizrahi, Vienna
1999 Gallery Figl, Linz
1999 Gallery Feichtner & Mizrahi, Vienna
1999 1995.1999 Paintings, Modern Art Museum "Neue Gallerie der Stadt Linz“, Linz (Catalogue)
1999 Milli Reasürans Art Gallery, Istanbul (Catalogue)
2001 Gallery Figl, Linz
2001 Gallery Feichtner & Mizrahi, Vienna
2002 Milli Reasürans Art Galllery, Istanbul (Catalogue)
2003 Gallery Feichtner & Mizrahi, Vienna
2004 Gallery Figl, Linz
2004 Mozaik Design, Istanbul (Catalogue)
2005 MAC Art Gallery, Istanbul (Catalogue)

Group Exhibitions:
1978 Fine Arts Gallery "Güzel Sanatlar Galerisi", Istanbul
1983 Hammer Purgstall Foundation, Vienna
1987 Tabakmuseum, Vienna
1993 Gallery Im Eisenhof, Vienna
1995 Gallery Mine, Istanbul
1996 Gallery Marktgemeinde St.Johann (with E.Bohatsch, R.Stanzel, E.Wagner), Tirol
1996 Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, "European Art 1886-1996", (Catalogue)
1997 Modern Art Museum "Neue Galerie der Stadt Linz" Masterpieces of European Art 1947-1997, Linz
1999 Borusan Center for Culture and Arts"Borusan Kültür ve Sanat Merkezi", Istanbul (Catalogue)
2000 Gallery Museum auf Abruf "Divan", Vienna (Catalogue)
2003 Eczacibasi Virtual Museum"Eczacibasi Sanal Müzesi", 60 years, 60 Artists , Istanbul(Catalogue)
2004 NÖ Documentation Center for Modern Art and City Museum St. Pölten Landscape "Das NÖ DOK-Zentrum" Landschaft
2005 Abstraction in Today′s Art in Austria, Galerie Goldener Engl, Hall, Tirol 2005
2005 "Freiraum Malerei" Österreichische Positionen, (Austrian Positions) Schloss Ulmerfeld, Amstetten (Catalogue)
2006 "Nomaden" Lentos, Linz,Austria

Reference: beyazart.com; sanalmuze.org; ahmetoran.com; Sotheby’s London Contemporary Art Turkish, 4 March 2009 (London 2009), p. 56 and 102.

Web Site : www.ahmetoran.com
Email : a.oran@onemail.at
City : Vienna
Country : Austria
Phone : +43 1 524 43 17
Preferred Lang. : Turkish / English /German
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