Köken Ergun

Style of Art : Artist / installation artist
Branch of Art : Installation, video and performance art
Art Profile :

Köken Ergun was born in Istanbul in 1976. He is a Turkish artist working in film and installation. His films often deal with communities that are not known to a greater public and the importance of ritual in such groups. Ergun usually spends long time with his subjects before starting to shoot and engages in a long research period for his projects. He also collaborates with ethnographers, historians and sociologists for publications and lecture series as extensions to his artistic practice.

Having studied acting at Istanbul University, Ergun completed his postgraduate degree in Ancient Greek Literature at King′s College London. He then completed his MA degree in Art History at Bilgi University. After working with American theatre director Robert Wilson, Ergun became involved with video and film. His multi-channel video installations have been exhibited internationally at many institutions including Palais de Tokyo, SALT, Garage MCA, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, Protocinema, KIASMA, Casino Luxembourg, Para-Site and Kunsthalle Winterthur. His films received several awards at film festivals including the “Tiger Award for Short Film” at the 2007 Rotterdam Film Festival and the “Special Mention Prize” at the 2013 Berlinale. Ergun’s works are included in public collections such as the Centre Pompidou, Stadtmuseum Berlin and Kadist Foundation. Since 2007, Ergun has been based in Berlin.

City : Berlin
Country : Germany
Preferred Lang. : Turkish / English / German
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