Ozan Atalan (b. 1985, Çanakkale), graduated from Anadolu University Law Department in 2007. After that, graduated from Dokuz Eylül University Sculpture Department in 2013. Following his graduation, he immediately commenced his master’s studies within Syracuse Univeristy and the same department. Atalan lives in İzmir, and continues his phd program at Yaşar University Visual and Performing Arts Sculpture Department. AnthropoScene, State University of New York, Cortland (2016); The Dark Sides, The Michael Sickler Gallery, Syracuse University Shaffer Art Building, Syracuse, (2014); Chosen Reality K2 Contemporary Art Center, İzmir (2013) are among his recent solo exhibitions. Atalan’s works have also been exhibited in national and international venues such as the Walking Distance, Mixer, İstanbul(2019), 16th Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul (2019) 5th International Moscow Biennale for Young Art, Moscow (2016); PØST, Los Angeles (2016); Rogue Space Chelsea, New York (2016).He also gives classes within the Visual and Performing Arts Sculpture Department at Yaşar University.
The starting point of the artist’s works consists of subjects such as anthropology and nature. Clock mechanisms, hmtl codes, digital images, tree branches, elements that are identified with nature such as rock, sheds light on cultural norms from different angles. Ozan Atalan, who shapes the concepts of Human-Nature-Culture within the same frame, produces interdisciplinary works about the order of domination between man and the earth. As if human beings are not a part of nature, one step away from the effort to overcome nature and ask questions.