Bio

İz Öztat

Born in Istanbul, Turkey, 1981

Lives and works in Istanbul

EDUCATION

2008 – 2006                MA, Sabanci University, Faculty of Arts and Communication Design, Istanbul, Turkey

2005 – 2000                BA, Oberlin College, Visual Arts (with Honors), Ohio, United States

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016

I prefer to answer questions, Maçka Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

2014

Conducted in depth and projected at length, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany

2012

I am not dealing with triangle, square and circle, Maçka Sanat Gallery, İstanbul, Turkey

2008

Read/ Oku, PiST Interdisciplinary Project Space, Istanbul, Turkey

2005

Love It or Leave It, Fischer Gallery, Oberlin, USA

2004

Nothing Disappears Without a Trace, Fischer Gallery, Oberlin, USA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

Tamawuj, Sharjah Biennial 13, Sharjah, UAE

The World Made Anew, PiArtworks, London, UK

Hopscotch, Local Project, New York, USA

2016

Land without Land, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Germany

Bread and Roses, Agency Gallery, London, UK

2015

Saltwater: A Theory of Thought Forms, 14th Istanbul Biennial, Turkey

Once there was a Country, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Germany

two mouthsful of silence, Balkan Artist Guild, London, UK

Rendez-vous 13, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore

Reunion, Sakıp Sabancı Museum, İstanbul, Turkey

 2014

20XX: Relics, Co-Pilot, İstanbul, Turkey

Floating Volumes 4 – Layering DiverCity, Künstlerhaus FRISE, Hamburg, Germany

This secret world that exists right there in public, Rampa İstanbul, Turkey

Trocadero, Nesrin Esirtgen Collection, İstanbul, Turkey

2013

Rendez-vous 13, Institut d’art Contemporain, Lyon, France

Suspended Song, Co-Pilot, İstanbul, Turkey

Unrest of Form/ Imagining the Political Subject, Wiener Festwochen, Secession, Vienna, Austria

ENACT, Cleveland Performance Festival, USA

Here Together Now, Matadero Madrid, Spain

2012

Underconstruction, Apartment Project Berlin, Berlin, Germany

2010

Second Exhibition, Arter, İstanbul, Turkey

Floating Volumes, Frise, Hamburg, Germany

Public Idea, 5533, İstanbul, Turkey

Relief ValveGeorge Jones Memorial Farm, USA

Afişe, Yıldız Teknik Üniversitesi Yüksel Sabancı Galerisi, İstanbul

Nearfar, The Reaction Interstice, Hacettepe Konservatuar, Ankara

Counting Thoughts, The Running Horse Gallery, Beirut, Lebonan

2009

A Matter of Height and Depth, Gender Trouble. Platforms, Art and Cultural Studies Laboratory, Yerevan, Armenia

RESIDENCIES/ CONFERENCES  /TALKS

2015

TraumAnatomie, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, France

2014

Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, France

2013

Re-Directing: East Conversation: Nazlı Gürlek and İz Öztat, A-I-R Laboratory, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle

Matadero Madrid, Here Together Now Residency and Exhibition, Spain

2010

Goings On, Beirut, Lebonan

Visiting Arts UK, Delfina Foundation, England

2009

The Tourist Syndrome Summer Camp, Lithuania

Shatana Workshop, Makan, Jordan

The Emerging Art Space Support Initiative Retreat, Ontorio, Canada

2008

Contemporary Art Library,  lecture and workshop, Formation of Artistic Cultures in the Absence of Experts and Professionals, Prishtina, Kosova

unitednationsplaza MX, Mexico City

2007

Visiting Artist, Contemporary Art in Turkey, Oberlin College, Ohio, United States

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

2009

Visiting Arts UK

ECF Step Beyond Fund for travel to Yerevan, Armenia

2007

Sabanci University Full Scholarship                

1999

Oberlin College Full Scholarship