Ardan Özmenoğlu

Ardan Özmenoğlu


Born in 1979 in Turkey, Ardan Özmenoğlu obtained her BFA as well as her MFA in the department of Art, Design and Architecture from Bilkent University, Ankara. She was an Artist in Residence at Kala art Institute in Berkeley, Ateliergemeinschaft Milchhof e.V. Berlin, Frans Maserell Centrum in Belgium, Kulturkontakt Austria in Vienna and Glasstress in Murano, Venice. Her recent work consists of site-specific screen print installations, which incorporate architecture and sculpture, using materials such as glass, neon tubing and post-it notes. At the interface between printmaking and sculpture, these three-dimensional portraits come into being. Her works can be found in important collections internationally, such as the Hort Collection NYC, Naked Heart Foundation, the Frankfurt Airport Collection, the Osthaus Museum Hagen Collection, the Kala Art Institute Collection, the Borusan Contemporary Art Collection, the UniCredit Bank Art collection, the Fondation Jan Michalski Collection, the Imoga Mundi (Benetton) Collection and the Istanbul Modern Collection.

In her work, Ardan Özmenoğlu takes a probing look at a wide range of phenomena of contemporary society, among them cultural techniques, scientific and technological developments, history and culture, popular culture and the shaping of national and cultural identity. Her wok often has its starting point in the examination of the past and present of her home country. Many of her works are informed by her own biography, but they also set a universal example of the artistic examination of national and cultural identity, individuality and collective visual memory. Özmenoğlu’s refined, subtle works are precisely conceived narratives, visualized through the use of iconic images or illustrations taken from other contexts.


2016 Viadukt, Viyana
2015 Glasstress, Murano, Venedik
2012 Manhattan Graphics Center, NY
2010 KulturKontakt , Viyana
2008 Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belçika
2008 Ateliergemeinschaft Milchhof e.V. , Berlin
2007 Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA, ABD

Solo Exhibitions

2020 Gods and Goddesses, Siyah Beyaz, Ankara;Volta NY, Anna Laudel Gallery, New York
2019 Through the Looking Glass, Fremin Gallery, New York;Like yours, like mine, like home, Galerie des Bains, Cenevre; This will go on and on, Anna Laudel Gallery, İstanbul
2018 I think I saw a cat, EKAV Art Gallery, İstanbul; Post-it, Emmanuel Fremin Gallery, New York, ABD; Glass Sculptures & Post-it Works, Cafmeyer Gallery, Knokke, Belçika; You name it, Gallery Siyah Beyaz, Ankara
2017 Born with a silver spoon in mouth, Gaia Gallery, İstanbul; What is the time in Istanbul, Nitra Gallery, Atina; Ottoman carpets, Vienna Design Week, Viadukt, Viyana; Art Slave, Gallery Frank Pages, Cenevre

2016 Made in Istanbul, Osthaus Museum Hagen, Hagen; Abilerim, Ablalarim, Gallery Siyah&Beyaz and Öktem&Aykut Gallery, TR

2015 Hajde, Haydi, Let’s go, Galerija Bacva, Zagreb, HR; Barbar Aga Ghetto Ghetto, Gallery Frank Pages, Cenevre; Watch Out!, Gallery Ilayda, Istanbul, TR
Art is my husband, GPL Contemporary, Viyana

2014 Sculptures, ALAN istanbul, İstanbul
2013 I was born in Ankara, Siyah Beyaz Gallery, Ankara
2012 E PLURIBUS UNUM, Bertrand Delacroix Gallery, New York; Made in Turkey, Casa Dell’Arte, Bodrum, TR; 2 kg.5, Siyah Beyaz Gallery, Ankara

2011 I’m not a Biennial Artist, Ekav Art Gallery, İstanbul; Very Contemporary!, Maçka Modern Art Gallery, İstanbul

2010 Political Arena, Daire Sanat, Cihangir, İstanbul; Taxi Driver, ALANistanbul, İstanbul; 1 bird, 2 birds, 3 birds, AC Institute, New York
Things on my mind, Ekav Art Gallery, İstanbul

2009 Dékolleté, Ilayda Art Gallery, İstanbul
2008 It’s either Istanbul conquers me or I conquer Istanbul; Gallery Play Studio, İstanbul; Play Revisited, Galerie IAC Berlin, Berlin

Group Exhibitions

2020 Modern Art Research Institute, Ukrayna; Art Karlsruhe, Anna Laudel Gallery, Almanya ; Step Istanbul, Anna Laudel Gallery, İstanbul, TR

2019 Pulse Miami, Anna Laudel Gallery, Miami; House Warming, Anna Laudel Gallery, Düsseldorf ; Step Istanbul, Anna Laudel Gallery, İstanbul, TR; Art Karlsruhe, Anna Laudel Gallery, Karlsruhe, Almanya

2018 Art Miami, Emmanuel Fremin Gallery, Miami; The Signature Exhibition, Emmanuel Fremin Gallery, New York; London Art Fair, Nitra Gallery, Londra

2017 Not just yet, Nitra Gallery, Atina; Past meets Present, Anna Laudel Gallery, İstanbul; E/AB Fair, Viadukt Printshop, New York

2016 Memory and Continuity, Pera Museum, İstanbul
2015 Artists in their time, Istanbul Modern Museum, İstanbul
2014 IEEB6- Circumstances favorable to natural selection, curated by Olivia Nitis, Bucharest, Romanya; Laundromat, NENI Art Projects, Viyana; Washsalon, Fast and Clean, Salon Neucologne, Berlin; Autonomous and Beautiful, Aksanat, İstanbul; Scope NewYork, Mark Hackem Gallery, New York

2013 Little bit History Deleting, GPL Contemporary, Viyana; Art Basel Scope, Siyah Beyaz Gallery, Basel

2012 IEEB5, International Experimental Printmaking Biennale Bucharest, Romanya; New Prints 2012/Winter, IPCNY, New York

2011 Just Press Print!, Anya Tish Gallery, Houston, Texas, ABD; Art Unlimited, ALANIstanbul, Basel; Halfway, HDLU Croatian Association of Artists, Zagreb, Hırvatistan; Confessions on Dangerous Minds curated by Artnesia, Saatchi Gallery, Londra; We cannot be a couple, Herz Fondation, Vienna, Avustralya;
Art of defence, Galeri Nev, Ankara, Türkiye

2010 Handle with care, Carte Blanche Project Unicredit Studio, Milan, İtalya
2010 70th State Exhibition on Paintings& Sculptures, Printing Competition, Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism, General Directorate of Fine Arts, CERMODERN, Center of Modern Arts, Ankara; The Huma Kabakçı Collection, Modern Hungarian Museum, Pecs, Macaristan; The 2nd Canakkale Biennial; Fictional Realities, Transformations, Çanakkale, Türkiye
The Huma Kabakçı Collection, Mönchehaus Museum for Modern Arts, Goslar, Almanya; Ausstellung 2/4, Galerie ArtPoint, Vienna, Avusturya; The Huma Kabakçı Collection, Othaus Museum Hagen, Almanya ; Who’s afraid of Ornament?curated by Natasha Kurchanova, Nurture Art Gallery, Brooklyn, ABD; Stuck up, curated by Karen Shaw, Islip Art Museum, New York; CDA@play, CASA DELL'ARTE Gallery, İstanbul

2009 IPCNY exhibition New Prints – Part I, The Leonard Pearlstein Gallery at Drexel University, ABD; BAC! Pandora’s Box- International Festival of Contemporary Art, X edition, CCCB Centro de Cultura; Contemporanea de Barcelona, Barcelona; New Prints 2009/Autumn, IPCNY, New York; Nurture Art 2009 Benefit, Claire Oliver Gallery, New York; That was then..., Rush Arts Gallery, New York; The code is Istanbul, curated by Beral Madra, Point Hotel İstanbul; The International Art Exchange Exhibit: Featuring works by artists from 10 cities around the World,Incheon, Korea; I am alone, but, curated by Denizhan Özer, Daire Art Gallery, Istanbul; The Art Market/Art Bazaar Summer, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York; New Prints 2009/Summer, Portraits: In Pursuit of likeness, IPCNY, New York; 28th Contemporary Artists Istanbul Exhibition, Turkish Painting&Sculpture Museum Association hosted by
Akbank Art Center, İstanbul; New Prints 2009/Winter, Anchor Graphics&Columbia College Chicago for Global Implications: Southern
Graphics Council Conference 2009, Chicago; XXV Jubilee International Festival Sarajevo Winter 2009, Organic Art Life, Sarajevo, Bosna I Herzigova;
New Prints 2009/Winter, International Print Center New York

2008 The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Exhibition, Agora Gallery, New York; Art is my playground, Kucuk Ciftlik Entertainment Park, İstanbul

2007 Buca Education Faculty 2nd International Visual Arts İzmir Biennial, İzmir; 1st Contemporary Artists Meeting, Ilayda Art Gallery İstanbul; Young Artists, Istanbul Modern Arts Gallery, İstanbul; Monotype Marathon 2007, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, CA, ABD; Anonymous Drawings I, Blütenweiss, Berlin

2006 Mixed placement inside the gallery, Piramid Art Gallery, İstanbul, Turkey
Ateliers of Alexandria, AAW International Workshop Exhibition, Assembly of Artists and Writers, Alexandria, Mısır; The 25th Contemporary Artists Istanbul Exhibition, Turkish Painting and Sculpture Museum Association hosted by Akbank Art Center, İstanbul; 4th International Student Triennial, Marmara University, Faculty of Fine Arts, İstanbul;  Feiticio- Object Petitio-Fetishism, Bilkent University, Fine Arts, Design and Architecture Exhibition Hall.
Ankara; Silkscreens from the Silkroad: Student Prints from Bilkent University, Puryear Hall, University of Richmond, ABD

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