Mürüvvet Türkyılmaz

Style of Art : Artist / contemporary artist
Branch of Art : Contemporary art
Art Profile :

Mürüvvet Türkyılmaz was born in Izmir in 1968. He lives and works in Istanbul. His main areas of concern are geography and cartography as a means of dealing with issues of borders, isolation, and the compressed and fast social life, which exist in a specific time and space. In his work, Türkyılmaz uses installations, videos and drawings to address the fluidity of cultures and people in contradiction with the rigid and static charting of maps, with their clearly demarcated borders. The work is the result of tracings dependent on collective and personal memories. Türkyılmaz’s work is the journey on the physical as well as the political map.

Solo Exhibitions:
2003, "Open Studio", Residency in Gasworks, London-UK. "VS." ("ect.") Macka Sanat Gallery, Istanbul.
2004, "The Spirit of Geography", Dudelange Gallery, Luxembourg.
2005, "The Geography of Fear", Change+Partner Contemporary Art, Rome.

Group Exhibitions:
1997, "Youth Action-3/ Chaos", TUYAP, Istanbul; "1st International Youth Artists Triennial", Dolmabahce Cultural Center, Istanbul; "Prophecy", Bilkent University FADA, Ankara; "Art & Environment", METU Cultural Center, Ankara;  "Youth Action-2/ Deterritorialization", TUYAP, Istanbul.
1998, "Similarities-Differences / Guest", French Tower, Bodrum; "Youth Art-1", Kugulu Park, Ankara; "Youth Action-4", TUYAP, Istanbul.
1999, "Ground: Space- Surface-Layer" Bir dukkan: Art Space, Istanbul; "Vision D’Avenir" Biennale des Jeunes Createurs d′Europe et de la Mediterranée IX, Mattatoio, Rome; "Guest 2", Bilkent University FADA, Ankara.
2000, "Resistence" Yildiz Art 1, YTU Art and Design Faculty, Istanbul; "The Cleaning Equipments", Apartment Project, Istanbul; "Isın Bası: Çizime Farklı Yaklaşımlar", Kasa Gallery, Sabanci University, Istanbul; "Resisting The Dark", Jardin de Wiltz, site-specific art work, Wiltz-Luxembourg.
2001 "Divine Comedy", Urart Gallery, Istanbul; "All Day / Everyday", West LB, Istanbul; "Regrets, Reveries, Changing Skies", art works, Istanbul; "Re-Duchamp" Traveling Exhibition, Istanbul.
2002 "Between The Waterfronts", Phoebus Gallery, Rotterdam; "60 Yıl 60 Sanatcı", Eczacıbaşı Sanal Museum, Istanbul; "Personal Geographies, Global Maps", Istanbul Pedestrian Exhibitions 1. ; "Arada Kalmak", Palmiye, Izmir; "Geleceğe Esintiler", Kasa Gallery, Istanbul.
2003, Gasworks Studios Residency Programme, London.
2003, "8th Havana Biennial", Havana; "Idea-Non-Realization" Art Gallery Pozega, Montenegro;(award 3.) "Shadows and Ghosts" Platform Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul.
2004, "From Somewhere to Nowhere Without Return", Change+Partner, Rome-Italy; "Ustu Değil Kendisi", K2 Art Centre; "Turkey Plastic Dialogues", Brussels′ City Hall, Belgium; "Deposito Ontologico Contemporaneo", Change+Partner, Rome-Italy; "From Somewhere to Nowhere Without Return: Knowledge", Coleman Project, London.
2005, “Waiting Room” Apartment Project, Istanbul; “Bu Sizin için” IMSG, Istanbul; “Türkiye′den Güncel Sanat” Kazakistan; “Change+Partner 2001-2005” Polish Institut of Rome; “1st International Artistic Flags Festival” The Golden Eye Centre, Serbia and Montenegro.
2006, “Zones of Contact 2006 Biennale of Sydney” Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney; “Copykiller” Akbank Culture and Art Center, Istanbul.

1999, "Between Longitude and Meridian" Cooperations, ArtWorkshop, Wiltz-Luxembourg.
1999, UNESCO Bursary Programme, Cooperations Institution, Wiltz-Luxembourg.
2004, "Convivialite", (Intervention on "Structure Multifunction" of Nicholas Floc’h with Selim Birsel), French Cultural Centre, Istanbul; "Buy a Dream Store", Apartment Project, Istanbul. (Selda Asal, M. Turkyilmaz); "Boz-Yap Döşeme", Bir dukkan: Art Space, Istanbul. (Selim Birsel, M. Turkyilmaz) Residency Programmes.

Web Site : www.muruvvetturkyilmaz.com
Email : mu@muruvvetturkyilmaz.com, musel@superonline.com, murusel@hotmail.com
Phone : 0212. 227 30 80 / 0532. 766 54 11
Preferred Lang. : Turkish / English
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