Photo: Zeynep Fırat


Kerem Ozan Bayraktar

b.1984, Istanbul. He lives and works Istanbul

Education

2011–2017 | Doctor of  Fine Arts, Marmara University | Thesis: "Object of Art in Systems Theory"
2007–2011 | M.A. in Fine Arts, Marmara University | Thesis: "Digital Image and Representation"
2009–2010 | M.F.A. (Exchange Program), Newcastle University
2003–2007 | B.A. in Fine Arts, Marmara University

Research, Studio & Residency Programs

2023 | Social Dive, Artist-in-Residence, Tokyo Biennale, Tokyo
2021–2022 | Fellowship for Situated Practice, BAK, IKSV ÇAP; Istanbul, Utrecht
2020 | Gate 27 Artist-in-Residence, Balıkesir
2020 | Saha Studio, Istanbul
2019 | Berlin Senate Residency Program, ZK/U, Berlin
2018–2019 | Istanbul Biennial Production and Research Programme, IKSV, Istanbul
2014 | Trelex Residency, Nyon

Selected Projects & Exhibitions

2024 | Timeless Curiosities, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul
2023 | Geometria Situ: Traces and Poetics of Translation, Hothouse, Singapore
2023 | Ghost Gardens, Tokyo
2022 | Hauntologists, BAK, Utrecht
2022 | A Bit of Unruly Complexity, Sanatorium, Istanbul
2022 | Marmara Board Game, Balıkesir, Istanbul
2022 | Changwon Sculpture Biennale, Changwon
2022 | What Water Nows, Pilot, Istanbul
2021 | Hosting Bodies, Sanatorium, Istanbul
2021 | Sentient Matter, D21, Leipzig
2021 | Busan Sea Art Festival, Ilgwang, Busan
2021 | Digital Aura, Open Media Art Festival, The Oil Tank Culture Park, Seoul
2021 | Waterline, Istanbul Unbound, Istanbul Research Institute
2020 | Cadavre Exquis, Galeri Nev, Istanbul
2020 | At the End of the Day, Odunpazarı Modern Museum, Eskisehir
2020-21 | Sandstorm – And Then There Was Dust, DEPO, Istanbul; Galerie im Körnerpark, Berlin
2020 | Regular Insanity, Akbank Sanat, Istanbul
2020 | I Haven’t Told My Garden Yet, Monitor, İzmir
2020 | Proyector Video Art Festival, Debris, Sala El Águila, Madrid
2019 | Rocks and Winds, Germs and Words, Sanatorium, Istanbul
2019 | Ubiquitous Surfaces, Open Space, Seager Gallery, London
2019 | flesh and bone, Operation Room, Istanbul
2019 | "Istanbul Biennial Digestion Programme – Concrete" Istanbul
2019 | Pandora's Black Box, Galata Greek Primary School, Istanbul
2019 | Ruderal Manifesto (lecture performance), Istanbul Biennial Digestion Program – Concrete, MSGSU, Istanbul
2019 | A Horn in The Neck: Verfremdungseffekte May Occur Everywhere (lecture performance), Apartment Project, Berlin
2019 | Phases of Nix, Bilsart, Istanbul
2018 | colony, Abud Efendi Konagi, Istanbul; Schwules Museum, Berlin
2018 | Monomit, Galeri Nev, Ankara
2018 | Chance and Necessity, Sanatorium, Istanbul
2017 | Deep, Darkness and Splendor, Galerist, Istanbul
2017 | aRb, Sanatorium, Istanbul
2017 | Landslide, SALT Galata, Istanbul
2016 | Ohne, Mekan68, Vienna
2016 | Habitat, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul
2015 | Backyard, Plato Sanat, Istanbul
2015 | et cetera, PGArt, Istanbul
2015 | VIVO, Kasa, Istanbul
2015 | Minor Perceptions, Şekerbank Açıkekran, Istanbul
2015 | Redefining the Space of Everyday Life, Gaia Galeri, Istanbul
2015 | Art Speaks Out, Til It’s Done, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul
2015 | Icono.tv, Berlin
2014 | Focus: Turkey, Landskrona Foto, Landskrona, Sweden
2014 | [ ] PG Art, Istanbul
2013 | Hypologie, Sanatorium, Istanbul
2013 | Please do not disturb! Istanbul Modern, Istanbul
2013 | Circus, PGArt, Istanbul
2012 | Rules, Nesrin Esirtgen Collection, Istanbul
2012 | Simulation Crisis, Plato Sanat, Istanbul
2011 | Stasis, PGArt, Istanbul
2010 | Tinnitus, PGArt, Istanbul
2009 | Temporary Harassment, Istanbul 2010, Kartal, Küçükçekmece, Atakent, Ümraniye Cultural Centers, Istanbul
2009 | You can’t kiss away a murder, Galerist, Istanbul
2009 | Echo, PGArt, Istanbul

Selected Publications

2023 | “Marmara” | K. Bayraktar & A. Uludağ (Ed.) | Self publishing, Istanbul
2021 | "Spirits on the Ground" | U. Soley (Ed.) | SAHA, Sanatorium: Istanbul
2021 | On Celestial Bodies (Eds. K. Güler, S. Evren), Arter, Istanbul
2021 | Tokyo Biennale 2020/2021 Unseen Everyday Scene - Purity x Earnestness x Deviation, (Eds. K. Kamijo, T. Miyamoto), Tokyo
2021 | "Dünyaların Haritaları" [In Turkish] | D. Okay (Ed.) | Sanatorium: Istanbul 
2020 | Sandstorm (Ed. S. Maske), Depo, Istanbul
2019 | "Rocks and Winds, Germs and Words" | K. Güler (Ed.) | Sanatorium: Istanbul
2017 | Prix Pictet: Space (Eds. S. Barber, M. Benson), teNeues, Italy
2015 | Modern And Contemporary Approaches To Photography In Turkey, (Ed. E. Özdendeş), Yem, Istanbul
2015 | Habitat (Ed. C.Kantarcı), Istanbul Modern, Mas, Istanbul
2015 | Landskrona Foto Focus, Turkey: From the Ottoman Empire to Istanbul Modern, (ed. J. Jönnson) Landskrona stad
2013 | Please do not disturb, Istanbul Modern, Ofset, Istanbul

Workshops

2023 | "Physiology of Tools" Istanbul Modern Museum, Istanbul
2023 | “Piksel Master Class”, Alan Kadıköy, Istanbul
2023 | "Painters" Marmara University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Istanbul
2022 | "Playing Marmara" Müze Gazhane, Istanbul
2022 | " Excerpts From Sea Matter", IKSV Alt Kat, Istanbul
2022 | "Silent Studio" Marmara University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Istanbul
2021 | "Planet Design" OMM, Eskişehir
2018 | "Materialist Media Ecology and Art", Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts, Istanbul
2016 | "Erasure," Facilitator, Fkare Photography Festival, Yıldız Technical University, Istanbul
2012–13 | "Kurt Gödel & Gotlob Frege Workshop, System Studies," Facilitator, Yağız Özgen & Guido Casaretto Studio, Istanbul

Teaching 

2023 | Research Methods (Postgraduate), Marmara University
2022 - 2023 | Art,Theory & Critique (Postgraduate), Marmara University
2023 | Group Critique, Marmara University
2023 | Project III, Marmara University
2020 - 2023 | Digital Image Design, 3D Image Design, Mimar Sinan University
2019 - 2023 | Studio I-II-III-IV, Marmara University
2019 - 2023 | Painting Analysis I-II-III-IV, Marmara University
2018 - 2023 | Introduction to Digital Images, Marmara University
2021 - 2022 | Aesthetics, Marmara University
2021 - 2022 | Schöne Kunste, Marmara University
2020 - 2021 | Introduction to Philosophy of Arts, Marmara University
2019 - 2020 | Plastic Arts, Marmara University

Selected Talks, Lectures and Presentations

2023 | Bayraktar, K. O., & Evren, S. Art and Political Content. Piksel.|O’art Talks No.2, TAK. [In Turkish]
2022 | Bayraktar, K. O., Cansızoğlu, I., Nur, Y., & Kantürk, B. Academia: Artistic Praxis, Work of Research, and Suggestions. SAHA Studio. [In Turkish]
2022 | Bayraktar, K. O., & Seka, E. Talk on Social Media. Pera Museum. [In Turkish]
2022 | Bayraktar, K. O., Ülgen, Y., & Uludağ, A. Podcast on Waterline. [In Turkish]
2021 | Bayraktar, K. O., & Bafra, Ç. Talk with Celenk Bafra. Program: Hariçten Sanat, Açık Radyo. [In Turkish]
2021 | Bayraktar, K. O., & Akbulut, K. K. Aesthetics of Everyday Life. Ataşehir Kültür Sanat (Online Talk), Istanbul, Turkey. [In Turkish]
2021 | Bayraktar, K. O., & Evren, S. Art After and Before the Artwork. Küçükçekmece TV (Online Talk), Istanbul, Turkey. [In Turkish]
2021 | Bayraktar, K. O. First Steps Towards Contemporary Art: Conceptual Art. Saint-Joseph High School & Poşe (Online Seminar), Istanbul, Turkey. [In Turkish]
2020 | Bayraktar, K. O., & Soley, U. Rethinking "Rocks and Winds, Germs and Words" During Pandemic Days. Sanatorium (Online Talk), Istanbul, Turkey. [In Turkish]
2020 | Bayraktar, K. O. How Are Worlds Made? Istanbul Biennial Research Program, IKSV Alt Kat (Artist Talk), Istanbul, Turkey. [In Turkish]
2019 | Bayraktar, K. O., & Soley, U. Talk with Ulya Soley on Phases of Nix. Bilsart, Istanbul. [In Turkish]
2019 | Bayraktar, K. O. Urban Weeds. Program: Melis Oğuz, Mekan ve İnsan, Medyascope.tv. [In Turkish]
2019 | Bayraktar, K. O. Urban Weeds. Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa Forest Faculty / Diker Workshop. [In Turkish]
2019 | Bayraktar, K. O. Urban Weeds. Istanbul University Landscape Architecture Dep. (Artist Talk), Istanbul, Turkey. [In Turkish]
2018 | Bayraktar, K. O. Plant Talks: Urban Weeds. GreenSquareMeter & Nadas (Artist Talk), Istanbul, Turkey. [In Turkish]
2019 | Dural, T., Bayraktar, K. O. Photography After the Post-Medium Age. Ortaformat, SALT Galata. [In Turkish]
2017 | Bayraktar, K. O., Özcan, M., Germen, M., Çetin, O. C., & Süme, S. Image as a Question. Base Talks, Galata Rum Okulu (Artist Talk), Istanbul, Turkey. [In Turkish]
2011 | Bayraktar, K. O., & Ozgen, Y. Systems in Art. Mersin University Faculty of Fine Arts (Seminar), Mersin, Turkey. [In Turkish]
2010 | Bayraktar, K. O. Representation in Digital Space. Mersin University Faculty of Fine Arts, Ugur Oral Lecture Room (Lecture), Mersin, Turkey. [In Turkish]

Selected Reviews, Texts and Interviews

2023 | Biner, İ.C. Kerem Ozan Bayraktar & Artificial Intelligence, NFTify.
2023 | Kerem Ozan Bayraktar. Mercado Issue: 6.
2022 | Plaza Lazo, M.I. Notes on Istanbul: Compost as an alibi, Art of the working class.
2022 | Özgüven F. Bienal ve Bienaldışı sergi notları: İki endişeli, K24.
2022 | Seven. A. Sugar and heat: red, blue, green, purple, orange, border_less.
2022 | Adnan, M. A Bit of Unruly Complexity. Sanatorium.
2022 | Yurteri, E. Fluid Ecologies: On Strands with Kerem Ozan Bayraktar. Argonotlar. [In Turkish]
2021 | Huo Rf. On Fear. Sanat Dünyamız 182. [In Turkish]
2019 | Soley, U. On Space, Time, Planets and Plants: A Conversation with Kerem Ozan Bayraktar. Border_less.
2019 | Güler, K. Rocks and Winds, Germs and Words (Ed. Kevser Güler). Sanatorium: Istanbul.
2019 | Jing Yi, T. Let's Start from the End. So-far.online.
2019 | Soley, U. On Space, Time, Planets and Plants: A Conversation with Kerem Ozan Bayraktar. Border_less.
2018 | Graf, M. Myths about Seeing, Believing and Knowing. Artful Living.
2013 | Kiger, R. Philosophical Inquiries Inspire Kerem Ozan Bayraktar’s New Show. Today’s Zaman. [In Turkish]
2013 | Uçar, E. Interview in Please Do Not Disturb. Istanbul Modern, Mas: Istanbul. [In Turkish]
2012 | Ozgen, Y. Mapping and Functionality in Bayraktar’s Work. In Rules Exhibition Catalogue. Nesrin Esirtgen Collection: Istanbul. [In Turkish]
2018 | Ülgen, Y. Urban Plants. Yeşil Gazete. [In Turkish]
2018 | Soley, U. Chance and Necessity. Art Unlimited. [In Turkish]
2018 | Yeğinsu, İ. Conceptual Laboratory on Learning Process. Sanatatak. [In Turkish]
2018 | Kopar, L. Colony. Agos. [In Turkish]
2016 | Bali, S. Kerem Ozan Bayraktar. XOXO The Mag. [In Turkish]
2015 | Kuru, B. Kerem Ozan Bayraktar. KeinMag. [In Turkish]
2015 | Şimşek, A. Shapeless, “Light” Weight. Sanatatak. [In Turkish]
2015 | Ergenç, A. Meteors and Other Things. Birgün. [In Turkish]
2012 | Graf, M. Interview. Simulation Crisis, Plato Sanat.
2010 | Özdoğan, Ü. Kerem Ozan Bayraktar. Time Out Istanbul. [In Turkish]

Prizes & Nominations

2016 | Nomination, Prix Pictet, Geneva
2016 | Long list, ING Unseen Talent Award, Amsterdam
2008 | Success Award, Painting and Sculpture Museums Association, Istanbul
2008 | Borders & Orbits 04, Siemens Sanat, Istanbul
2008 | 26. Contemporary Artists, Akbank Sanat, Istanbul
2007 | Borders & Orbits 01, Siemens Sanat, Istanbul
2007 | First Prize in Graduation Project, Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts, Istanbul
2007 | Runner-Up Award for Academic Excellence, Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts, Istanbul

Grants

2023 | Ghost Gardens, Tokyo Biennale Assoc.; SAHA 
2023 | Marmara (publication), SAHA Publication Fund
2022 | Marmara, Marmara Kültürleri Ağı & CultureCIVIC
2021–2022 | Fellowship for Situated Practice, BAK – basis voor actuele kunst
2020 | Saha Studio, SAHA
2020 | Spirits on the Ground (publication), SAHA; Sanatorium
2019 | Berlin Senate Residency Program, NGBK & Depo