Özgür Demirci (b.1982, Konya) executes the construct of individual and social events which centralize the notion of memory through various practices of artistic production.
Demirci has received his undergraduate degree from Istanbul Yıldız Technical University’s interdisciplinary arts department and his MFA in C:Art:Media from Valand School of Fine Arts in Göteborg. He is working towards a practice-based PhD at the İzmir Dokuz Eylül University.
Demirci has held many solo exhibitions and participated in various group exhibitions and public projects in Turkey, Sweden, Japan, Italy, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Albania and the USA. He has been involved in international residencies including SAHA Studio, Istanbul, The Institute of Criminology in Ljubljana, Slovenia; Residency Unlimited in New York, USA; Künstlerhaus Dortmund in Dortmund, Germany; Arcus Project in Moriya-Ibraraki, Japan; Unidee in Residence in Cittadellarte Fondazione Pistoletto in Biella, Italy; and at Borusan Art Center in Istanbul, Turkey. Demirci received several grants and prizes for his projects from ArteEast, Goethe Institut, European Cultural Foundation, Turkish Cultural Foundation, OdeaBank O’art, Anna Lindh Foundation, Uni Credit Grant and Otto Och Charlotte Mannheimers Fond.
Demirci’s recent exhibitions include Borderless Art Book Days, Istanbul, Turkey (2019); “Pandora’s Black Box” Group Show, Galata Greek School, Istanbul, Turkey (2019); “F: Photocopy Publication Project” and “Authors of the City” Hayy Open Space, Izmir, Turkey (2019); “Living and Producing in Izmir: Authors of the City” Studio X Istanbul, Turkey (2018); “A Future of Travel-The Journey of Artwork” Noks Art Space, Istanbul , Turkey (2018); Trumbauer Family Collection” (with Suat Öğüt) Kasa Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey (2017); “Dedicated” Öktem&Aykut Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey (2015); “We came, but you weren’t there” Pasaj Galata, Istanbul, Turkey (2014); “Money Issue” (with Elmas Deniz) curated by Nicoletta Daldanise, PasajIST, Istanbul, Turkey (2012).
A member of Izmir Cultural Platform Initiative (İKPG) and content editor of the initiative’s incorporated Pla+form magazine, Demirci he pursues his practices in Izmir.