Genco Gülan

Style of Art : Artist / painter, sculptor, video artist
Branch of Art : multidisciplinary arts: painting, sculpture, writing, stage design, direction and video, internet, performance art
Art Profile :

Genco Gülan was born in Istanbul in 1969. He graduated from the Department of Political Science and studied Art at Boğaziçi University. He then continued his master’s degree on Media Studies at New School University in New York in 2000. Gülan makes conceptual art with an interest in “new”. He has had many solo exhibitions in Istanbul, Graz, Duisburg, New York, Seoul and Zagreb since 1990s. He has also participated in numerous festivals such as; Steirishes Herbst, Graz (1997); Ars Electronica, Linz (1998); Mediaterra, Athens (2000) Free Manifesta, Frankfurt (2002), prog:me, Rio de Janeiro (2005), Thailand New Media Festival (2005), Balkan Art, Novi Sad (2007) and Istanbul Festival (2009). His net-art pieces have been exhibited on internet pages:, and Many reviews about Gülan and his works have been published in Newsweek, Herald Tribune, NY Arts, Art in America, Das Kunst, Beaux Arts, Idomenee, Me Naiset and Sanat Dünyamız. His works are listed in the required reading lists at City University, the School of Visual Arts, New York Institute of Technology, Rice University and U.C. Santa Barbara, Bilgi University and Cologne University.

Gülan got prizes from BP Turkish-Azerbaijan Artists Competition Young Artist Award (1994), New School University New York Media Award (1999), Lions and E.M.A.F. He has given several seminars and conferences at Yale, School of Visual Arts and New York Institute of Technology. His works have been exhibited in many international museums such as Centre Pompidou et du Musee National d’Art Moderne, Paris; Pera Museum, Istanbul; ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro and Triennale Bovisa, Milano. They can also be seen in public and private collections such as Abraham Lubelski New York, Marie-Laure Novak, Paris and Proje 4L/ Elgiz Modern Art Museum, Istanbul. His monograph, written by art historian Marcus Graf, is published with the title "Conceptual Colors". Gülan is the member of UNESCO, AIAP and UPSD. He was a member of the International program committee of ISEA 2008 in Singapore; and of the Advisory Board of Balkan Biennial, Cosmopolis 2004 in Thessaloniki. As of today, he is a member of the editorial Board of Second Nature Journal Melbourne. Gülan also teaches at Mimar Sinan University, Boğaziçi University and Yeditepe University in Istanbul.

Solo Exhibitions:
2007, Genco Gülan - Pg Art Gallery, Istanbul
2008, Genco Gulan - Siyah / Beyaz Sanat Gallery, Ankara
2009,  “I Love You”, Pg Art Gallery, Istanbul
2010, “Ben bir müzeyim”, Idart, Bodrum
2010, “Surname”, Galeri Artist, Berlin
2010, “The most Expensive Paintings of the World”, Daire Sanat, Istanbul

Group Exhibitions:
1997, As large as Life - Rotor - association for contemporary art, Graz
1999, Multiples for Body and Soul - - Borusan Sanat Gallery / Borusan Art Gallery, Istanbul (closed, 2006)
2002, "Media Line", Kanon Media, Vienna, Austria
2001, Re-Duchamp exhibition, S. Maria Ausiliatrice, Venice, Italy
2001, "Monitor: Wish You Were Here", Galeri X, Harlem, NY, ABD
2004, Channel Zero - Netherlands Media Art Institute - Montevideo/Time Based Arts, Amsterdam
2004, Call me ISTANBUL ist mein Name - ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe
2004, La creación de la Guerra de los Balcanes: el juego - MediaLab Prado, Madrid
2005, Art in the Age of New Technologies - Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art - ACCEA, Yerevan
2007, Water between Poetics and Politics - Proje4L/ Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul
2007, The Most Curatorial Biennial of the Universe - Apexart, New York City, NY
2009, Contemporary Art - zeitraum_exit Büro für Kunst e.V., Mannheim
2010, “Sarajevskazima”, XXVII Sarajevo Festival, Bosnia Herzegovina



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City : Istanbul
Country : Turkey
Preferred Lang. : Turkish
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