Denizhan Özer

Style of Art : Artist / installation artist, painter, photographer
Branch of Art : Painting, theater, photography, installation works
Art Profile :

Denizhan Özer was born in Hopa, Samsun in 1962. He graduated from the Painting Department in the Faculty of Education at Bursa Uludağ University in 1986. He continued his master’s degree at American University of London between 1989 and 1991. In 1986 Özer participated in the AFSAD Second Photography Symposium in Ankara. In the same year, he founded the Bufsad Photograph Association. In 1987, he participated in an archaeological excavation in Spain. In 1989, Özer established the London Street Theatre and had written and directed many theater scenarios. He is also a member of the founders of the Rainbow Arts Centre (19, Turquoise Arts Group (1996) and T-union Arts Group (1996). Özer has held many solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group exhibitions in England and Turkey. Since 1987, Özer has lived and worked in London.

Curating, coordinating works:
2008, "Unlimited Exhibition, 18. Artist/ Istanbul Artfair, 170 artists from 26 countries, TUYAP Convention and Congress Center, Istanbul
2008, "Transparent illusions" 1.Canakkale Biennale, National Gallery, Naval Museum, Cimenlik Castle, Old Church, Fevzi Pasa Depo Marina, Sea Side, People Garden Canakkale with 54 international artist
2008, "Visual Letters," National Theatre, Osnabruck
2008, "Meeting Point," State Gallery, Canakkale
2008, "Time to love and time to go home," Sefik Bursali Art Gallery, Bursa
2007, 1st Adana Biennial, Altan Art Gallery, Fotografya photography Gallery, Tasmekan art gallery and some other buildings.Adana (with 125 international artists)
2007, 4th Tashkent Biennial, Bedi-i Academy Art Gallery, Hose of Photography, Tashkent (Turkish selection)
2007, "Time to see," Eskonsept Art Gallery.Istanbul (with 8 Turkish artists)
2007, "Station Istanbul," Karsi Art Centre, Istanbul (with 35 artists)
2007, 44th Troia Art Festival, "Border Line" (with 15 artists)
2007, "My Land, my body," Arcola Theatre (with 14 artists)
2007, 1st Tashkent Video and photo festival, Tashkent (Turkish selection)
2006, 43th Troia Art Festival, "Past time dream," Old tobacco depot, Canakkale (with 25 Turkish artist)
2006, "Strangers with Angelic Face," Akbank Art Centre, Istanbul
2006, "Strangers with Angelic Face," Space Studio, Triangle Gallery, London

Selected solo exhibitions:
2004, "Passport," Karsi Art, Istanbul (Curator: L. Calikoglu)
2001, "Beyond White," Kitabevi Art Gallery, Bursa
2001, "Beyond White," Arcola Gallery, London
2001, "Beyond White," Arcola Gallery, London

Selected group exhibitions:
2008, "Kesit," Kemalettin Gazezoglu Art Center, Sanliurfa (Curator: Fatih Balci)
2008, "Human Rights by Artist Eyes," Castle of Rion, Greece (Curator: Panagiotis Zervas)
2008, "Transparent illusions," 1st Canakkale Biennial, Old Church
2008, "Visual letters," National Theatre, Osnabruck
2008, "68 Movement", Piramit Art Centre, Istanbul (Curator: Bedri Baykam)
2008, "Meeting Point," National Gallery, Canakkale (Curator: D.Ozer)
2008, Paris short film festival, Cinema Arlequin, Paris
2008, Sarajevo-Nine Dragon Head Project, Turkish Cultural Centre (Curator: Park Byounguk)
2008, "Time to love, time to go home," Sefik Bursali Art Gallery, Bursa (Curator: D Ozer)
2007, "Bonjour montparnase," House of photography, Tashkent (Curator: S. Khakhanashvili)
2007, "Time to See," Eskonsept, Istanbul (Curator: D. Ozer)
2007, "Hybrid Nattarives," Akbank Art Center, Istanbul (Curator: L. Calikoglu)
2007, "Station Istanbul," Karsi Art, Istanbul (Curator: S. Khakhanashvili, D. Ozer)
2007, "Borderline," 44th Troia Art Festival, Canakkale (Curator: S.Boztepe,D.Ozer)
2007, "Meeting Point," Koridoor Contemporary Art Program, Arcola Theatre, London
2007, "My Land, My Body," Koridoor Contemporary Art Program, Arcola Theatre, London
2007, "Station Khiva," video program, Old City (Curator: S. Khakhanashvili, S. Karimbabaeva)
2007, "Station Samarkant," State Art Gallery, Samarkant (Curator: S. Khakhanasvili, S. Karimbabaeva)
2007, Tashkent Photo and Video Festival, House of Photography, Tashkent (Curator: S Khakhanashvili, S. Karimbabaeva)
2006, "Station Paris," Heartgalerie, Paris (Curator: S. Khakhanashvili, Jean P. Aka)
2006, "Strangers with Angelic Faces," Akbank Cultural Centre, Istanbul (Curator: L. Calikoglu)
2006, "Strangers with Angelic Faces," Triangle Gallery Space, London (Curator:L. Calikoglu)
2006, "Station Bouhara," Caravansari Program, Isteza Cultural Centre, Bouhara (Curator: S. Khakhanashvili)
2006, "Station Tashkent," Caravansari Program, Academy of Art, Tashkent
2006, "Station Istanbul," Caravansari Program, TUYAP Art Fair 2006, Istanbul
2006, Diva Festival, Hotel Kube, Paris (Curator: S. Khakkanashvili, Jean P. Aka)
2006, Nuit Blanches 2006, Canal Saint Martin, Paris (Curator: S. Khakkanashvili, Jean P. Aka)
2006, Troy Festival, Old Tekel Depo, Canakkale
2005, Art Caucasus 2005, Tbilisi (Curator: Nana Kirmelashvili)
2005, 15th Istanbul Art Fair TUYAP, Istanbul (Curator: F. Yaman)
2005, "X-trem-Ist," Gallery X, Istanbul
2005, "Recycle," Istanbul Modern Art Gallery, Istanbul (Curator: Erdem)
2005, "This is for You," Istanbul Modern Art Gallery, Istanbul (Curator: B. Madra)
2005, "30X30," Abney Hall, London
2004, "Melted Lifes," 4th Istanbul Art Fair TUYAP, Istanbul (Curator: F. Yaman)
2004, "Gjonmili," Kosova Art Gallery, Prishtine, Kosova (Curator: Burim Myftiu)
2004, "Transformation," Toptasi külliyesi, Istanbul (Curator: Bunyamin Ozgultekin)
2004, Celebration of Turkish Photography in B&W, St. Martin Gallery, London (Curator: Vehbi Koca)
2004, Tedium & Rainbow Ak Culture Art Center, Istanbul (Curator: L. Calikoglu)
2003, "Open 2003," Space Studios, London
2003, "What′s missing?," Karsi Art, Istanbul (Curator: F. Yaman)
2002, "60 Years 60 Artists,"12th Istanbul Art Fair, Curators: A.Akay, H. Nurgurel, L. Calikoglu
2002, "Dangerous Things," Karsi Art, Istanbul (Curator: L. Calikoglu)
2002, "Nomadic Reflection," Eski Tekel Deposu, Bandirma (Curator: Gulsen Bal)
2002, "What If? Reflections on leaving across difference," Ankara Museum (Curator: Gulsen Bal)
2002, "Forgotten Places," Arcola Gallery, London
2001, "What If? In resident, in transit, Teesdale", London (Curator: Gulsen Bal)
2001, "What If? Reflections on choice," 333 Kifisias, Athens (Curator: Gulsen Bal)
2001, "Act One," Arcola Gallery, London


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City : London
Country : England
Preferred Lang. : Turkish / English
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