Erkin Gören, 1982 İstanbul

Schools & Courses

Anadolu University
Turkish Language & Literature, 2019 - Present • İstanbul

Marmara University
Pedagogical Formation for Fine Arts, 2017 – 2018 • İstanbul

Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee, MA
Spatial Strategies, 2011 – 2014 • Berlin

Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts
Painting, 2005 • Salzburg, Austria (Scholarship of Austrian Government Culture Office)

Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, BA
Painting, 2000 – 2004 • İstanbul

İstanbul Anatolian Fine Arts College
Painting, Graphic Design, Photography, Illustration, 1996 – 2000 • İstanbul

Raziye Kubat Studio
Painting & Printing • 1991 – 1996 • İstanbul

Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University
Painting for Children • 1988 – 1990 • Fındıklı, İstanbul

 

Exhibitions

Kemiklerin Üstüne Şarkılar / La Loba @ Eksibir - Tophane / İstanbul, 2020
Group Show, Curated by Lalin Mercan & Hilal Can

Yapa Yalnız / A Loning @ Nimet Han 25 - Karaköy / İstanbul, 2020
Solo Show, Lockdown Paintings from Goa, India

Hayat İçin Sanat / Art For Life @ Barış Manço Kültür Merkezi - İstanbul, 2019
Group Show, Curated by Türkiye Yazarlar Sendikası Üyeleriyle Dayanışma Derneği

Obsidian @ Pixie - İstanbul, 2019
Group Show, Curated by Build Your Tribe

Güneş Yerinde / The Sun is Still There @ Artsümer - İstanbul, 2018
Group Show, Curated by Eda Gecikmez & Sevil Tunaboylu

Resim Sevgisi / Love for Painting @ Meyvemix Juice Bar - Beyoğlu / İstanbul, 2017
Solo Exhibition

Girl Power @ Urban Kitchen - Campot / Cambodia, 2017
Painting Performance

Aybala @ Happy Luna - Koh Rong / Cambodia, 2017
Painting Performance

Through @ Sama Karuna - Koh Phangan / Thailand, 2017
Solo Exhibition

Oh Be Dünya Varmış! @ Tasarım Bakkalı - Kadıköy / İstanbul, 2015
Duo Exhibition with Deniz Koloğlu

The Craft Haus Artist Collective ft. Erkin Gören @ Paradise Kulturraum - Berlin / Germany, 2014
Group Show

Salon Pink @ Gaswerk - Weimar / Germany, 2014
Group Show, Curated by Canan Yılmaz

Sushikebap @ Urban Spree - Berlin / Germany, 2014
Group Show, In collaboration with Turkish and Japanese Artists in Berlin

Chapul “What We Learned From Looting So Far" @ Kreuzberg Pavillion - Berlin / Germany, 2013
Informational Group Exhibition for Gezi Protests, Curated by Erkin Gören

Shape Titled @ Kreuzberg Merkezi - Berlin / Germany, 2013
Solo Exhibition

Kreuzkassel @ Kreuzberg Pavillion - Kassel / Germany, 2013
Group Exhibition, Dokumenta Parallel

Mon Habite @ Zentrum für Kultur und Urbanistik - Berlin / Germany, 2012
Group Exhibition

Ekmek @ Kreuzberg Merkezi - Berlin / Germany, 2012
Group Exhibition, Curated by Erkin Gören

Interperspectives @ Zentrum für Kultur und Urbanistik - Berlin / Germany, 2012
Group Exhibition

Body Pleasure Pressure @ Cezayir Salonu - İstanbul / Turkey, 2012
Istanbul Pride Week Group Exihibiton

Like an Animal @ Milk Gallery - İstanbul / Germany, 2012
Group Exhibition

Diyemedim @ O.T . Projektraum - Berlin / Germany, 2012
Solo Exhibition

Soft City @ Alan - İstanbul / Turkey, 2011
Group Exhibition, Curated by Nihan Çetinkaya

Destroy İstanbul @ Neurotitan Gallery - Berlin / Germany, 2011
Group Exhibition

Where the Fire Has Struck @ Depo - İstanbul / Turkey, 2011
Group Exhibition for 20th Anniversary of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey

İstila @ 20. İstanbul Art Fair - İstanbul / Turkey, 2010
Group Exhibition

Ability to Face the Uncertain @ Serdar-ı Ekrem Street - İstanbul / Turkey, 2010
Group Exhibition, Curated by Nihan Çetinkaya

A Wall is a Door @ Global Art Federation - İstanbul / Turkey, 2010
Group Exhibition

Public Enemy @ Kargart - İstanbul / Turkey, 2010
Group Exhibition, Curated by Sürrealist Action Turkey

Subconscious @ 6:45 Gram - İstanbul / Turkey, 2010
Group Exhibition

My Name is Casper @ Karşı Sanat - İstanbul / Turkey, 2009
Group Exhibition

Urban Bridges @ Gallery Nauwieser 19 - Saarbrücken / Germany, 2009
Group Exhibition, Curated by Erkin Gören, Sevil Tunaboylu & Mert Akbal

İstanbul Off-Spaces @ Kunstraum Kreuzberg Bethanien - Berlin / Germany, 2009
Group Exhibition

Horaley @ Mtaär / G.A.F / Alan - İstanbul / Turkey, 2009
Group Exhibition, Curated by Erkin Gören & Sevil Tunaboylu

Local Illustrators @ Mtaär - İstanbul / Turkey, 2009
Group Exhibition, Curated by Erkin Gören & Sevil Tunaboylu

Escape From Civilization @ Mtaär - İstanbul / Turkey, 2009
Duo Exhibition in collaboration with Sevil Tunaboylu

You Don’t Understand @ Global Art Federation - İstanbul / Turkey, 2009
Solo Exhibition

Young İstanbul @ Stockholm Färgfabriken - Stockholm / Sweden, 2008
Group Exhibition

Fear of Flying @ Daralan - İstanbul / Turkey, 2008
Group Exhibition

Urban Jealousy : 1st International Roaming Biennial of Tehran @ Hafriyat - İstanbul / Turkey, 2008
Group Exhibition, Curated by Serhat Köksal

Do Not Ask Why @ Hafriyat - İstanbul / Turkey, 2008
Solo Exhibition

Connect the Dots @ Hafriyat - İstanbul / Turkey, 2008
Group Exhibition, Curated by Koray Kantarcıoğlu

Intercourses @ Global Art Federation - İstanbul / Turkey, 2008
Solo Exhibition

Alternative Election Posters @ Hafriyat - İstanbul / Turkey, 2007
Group Exhibition

Street Art @ Hafriyat - İstanbul / Turkey, 2007
Group Exhibition

International Salzburg Academy Group Exhibition @ Salzfabrik - Salzburg / Austria, 2006
Group Exhibition

Micro Share @ Kino - İstanbul / Turkey, 2004
Duo Exhibition in collaboration with Onur Uyar

Mülayim T aarruz : Extreme Exteriors @ Gallery X - İstanbul / Turkey, 2004
Group Exhibition

 

Projects & Work Experience

Founder & Teacher @ Oddä Art Therapy Space, 2015 - 2017 • İstanbul
Painting / Illustration

Co-Founder & Teacher @ Atölye Onbir Art Studio, 2007 - 2010 • İstanbul
Painting, Illustration, History of Fine Arts

Co-Founder & Curator @ Mtaär Non-Profit Art Space, 2009 – 2010 • İstanbul

In collaboration with Sevil Tunaboylu, our long story artist initiative Mtaär was an unregistered, artist-fed, non-profit gallery space where we hosted monthly exhibitions of more than a hundred independent artists, collectives and diverse forms of art. The space quickly gained local appreciation and worldwide artist initiatives' interest. In 2010, Mtaar was shut down due to legal coverage avoidence policy. (T.A.Z.)

Founder & Curator @ Horaley Art Mag, 2007 – 2011 • İstanbul

Horaley was a monthly selection of visual works. It worked like, me announcing a context, collecting the works until the deadline and bam, a new issue! Contexts could be a word, a concept, an audio track, a poem, a short movie, etc..

Between the years 2007 and 2012, we've published 36 Horaley issues, showing more than 500 art pieces online. In year 2008, we have put up a real life exhibition with 41 artists showing their works in three different art venues of İstanbul .

Founder & Audial Curator @ ReftLight, 2009 – 2012 • İstanbul

Reftlight is a curated sound broadcast open to the participation of all musicians and sound artists. Every once in a while, announces a reference sound as the contextual focus of the upcoming issue.

The idea is to gather people around one common influence and collect the outcome into an album. Artists are free to do whatever with the given sound. ReftLight published five issues in collaboration with more than thirthy artists, has been featured by Radio Grenouille of Marseille / France in 2010. The same year provided audio content to İstanbul Soundshift Sound Art Festival.

 

Side Projects

DJ @ Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University , 2018 - 2019 • İstanbul
Dance & Stage Arts Department (Improvisational Dance Gatherings in collaboration with Aslı Bostancı & Emirhan Emo Arapoğlu)

Course Manager & Teacher @ Netron Technology Institute, 2005 – 2009 • İstanbul
Visual Communication Design Department (Graphic Design Basics / History of Graphic Design / Typography

Founder & Radio Programmer @ Fakir Radio, 2009 – 2011 • İstanbul
Pirate radio with eclectic content

Freelance Illustrator & Visual Designer @ Various Projects, Design Agencies, Magazines

Musician @ Kupka / Doog / Anadol / Fonly Vunday / Ohne / Tophane

Voice-Over Artist @ Açık Radyo / Radyo Babylon / Digiturk

Reverse Engineer & Data Analyst @ Autoaid, 2012 – 2015 • Berlin, Germany
Advanced Gui Automation / Data Analysis / Reverse Engineering / Production / Tests

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