photo: Peter Chametzky
Özlem Günyol
1977born in Ankara
1997-2001studied in Hacettepe University, Sculpture Department, Ankara, TR
2001-2006studied in Städel Art Academy –Städelschule-, Frankfurt am Main, DE
2006Meisterschülerin with Ayşe Erkmen, Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Städelschule, Frankfurt
Mustafa Kunt
1978born in Ankara
1996-2001studied in Hacettepe University Sculpture Department, Ankara, TR
2001-2002lived and worked in Frankfurt am Main, DE
2002-2009Johannes Gutenberg University, Sculpture Department, Mainz, DE
2003-2007studied in Städel Art Academy -Städelschule-, Frankfurt am Main, DE
2008Meisterschuler with Wolfgang Tillmans, Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Städelschule, Frankfurt
AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
2017HAP Grieshaber Preis der VG Bild-Kunst 2017
2016Kunstpfad Mainvorland Competition, art in public space, Rüsselsheim, DE
2016Artists in Resident, Q21, MuseumsQuartier, Vienna, AT
2015Hessische Kulturstiftung, Travel Grant 2015-16, DE
2014SAHA Association, Supported Project; „Hemzemin“, Dortmunder Kunstverein, DE
2013Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung, Ausstellungs- und Katalog Förderpreis 2013, DE
2012Ars Viva-Preis für Bildene Kunst, Kulturkreis der Deutschen Wirtschaft, DE
2011Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral New York-Grant, New York, US
2010Artists in Resident, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin, IE
2010Aus der Stadt aufs Land, Freilichtmuseum, Neu-Anspach, DE
2009J.W. Hector Art Prize – 2nd Award, DE
2008-2010Charlotte-Prinz-Stipendium, Darmstadt, DE
2008-2009Basis Studio Residency, Frankfurt am Main, DE
2007-2008Jurgen Ponto-Stiftung, Work Grant, DE
2005Städel-Preis 2005, der Delbrück Bethmann Maffei AG, Frankfurt am Main, DE
2001State Painting and Sculpture Museum Award, Ankara, TR (cat.) (Kunt)
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019The Image Without the Image, Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft, Berlin, DE
2019Ses-li Harfler I Ses-siz Harfler, Dirimart, Istanbul, TR
2018SEPARATELYTOGETHER – letters, numbers, punctuation and other signs, Yanköşe, Istanbul, TR
2018Where am I? As if in a dream… Did we arrive?, art in public space, permanent work, Rüsselsheim, DE
2017Beyond the Horizon, Projektraum des Deutschen Künstlerbundes, Berlin, DE (cat.)
2015minute by minute, Dirimart, İstanbul, TR
2015Özlem Günyol & Mustafa Kunt, FAK, Münster, DE
2014Özlem Günyol & Mustafa Kunt, Dortmunder Kunstverein curated by Sandra Dichtl, DE (cat.)
2014STAND-BY, Sanat Dünyamız art Magazine, 138th issue Jan-Feb, TR
2012Dead Zoo, The Return Gallery, Goethe Institute, Dublin, IE
2011Suspicious Activities, Cuchifritos, New York, US
2011UP!UP!UP!, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, studio 16, Dublin, IE
2010Özlem Günyol & Mustafa Kunt, Gallery Heike Strelow, Frankfurt am Main, DE
2010Özlem Günyol & Mustafa Kunt, Freilichtmuseum, Neu-Anspach, DE
2010Junge Kreative zu Gast, HSE AG, Darmstadt, DE
2009Zonk Zonk, Outlet Project Room, Istanbul, TR
2008Vier, Museum für Moderne Kunst-Zollamt, curated by Bernd Reiss, Frankfurt am Main, DE
2007be-cause, Basis e.V., curated by Felix Ruhöfer, Frankfurt am Main, DE (cat.)
2006         Gold Mine, Gallery Appel, Frankfurt am Main, DE
2004show, W12, Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main, DE (cat.)
W12, W12, Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main, DE (cat.)
2003clothes, W12, Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main, DE (cat.)
354512 cm², Altes Hauptzollamt, Frankfurt am Main, DE
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2022
Would you still love me if I painted parrots all day?
curated by Anissa Touati and Marc-Olivier Wahler, Dirimart, Istanbul, TR
And Now The Good News,
Works from the Nobel Collection, curated by Christoph Doswald, Pera Museum, Istanbul, TR (cat.)
Myths and Dreams,
curated by Billur Tansel, Arkas Art Center, Izmir, TR (Günyol)
WALK!,
curated by Dr. Fiona Hesse and Matthias Ulrich, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, DE (cat.)
2021
Dirimart Presents VIII,
İstinye Park, Izmir, TR

This Place,
curated by Kevser Güler, YKY Kültür Sanat, İstanbul, TR (cat.)

Einwanderungs-Denkmal auf Zollverein,
Entwürfe von sechs Künstlerinnen und Künstlern,
curated by Necmi Sönmez, Ruhr Museum, Essen, DE

Dedicated to the Future of Nostalgia,
WhiteBox, curated by Çağla İlk and Adnan Yıldız, Munich, DE

wassergeister… mythos wasser in der antike und gegenwart!,
Neue Galerie Kassel, DE (cat.)
2020
Dirimart Presents VII: Still Life,
Dirimart, Istanbul, TR
Crystal Chateau, 
curated by Can Akgümüş, Evliyagil Museum, Ankara, TR
2019
Regular Insanity, 
curated by Marcus Graf, Akbank Sanat, Istanbul, TR
Light Like A Bird, Not Like A Feather,
curated by Signs Art Space, Istanbul, TR
Paper – A Selection of Turkish Contemporary Art,
Pilevneli Mecidiyeköy, Istanbul, TR
Standart,
curated by Melike Bayık, Adas, Istanbul; Eldem Sanat Alanı, Eskisehir, TR
2018
How Will the Weather be Tomorrow?,
organized by Özlem Günyol & Mustafa Kunt, Between Bridges, Berlin, DE

Büyük Çayır 2018 Sergileri | Large Meadow 2018 Exhibitions,
organized by Norgunk, Ark Kültür, Istanbul, TR

Appropriation?/Case?,
Yapı Kredi Kültür Sanat, curated by Nazlı Pektaş, Istanbul, TR (cat.)

NOTHING until now!!,
KULTURHAUS, Stuttgart, DE
2017         
In Fact,
Project 4L Elgiz Contemporary Art Museum, curated by Selin Turam, Istanbul, TR
ZEIGEN. Eine Audiotour durch die Sammlung der GfZK von Karin Sander,
Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst (GfZK), Leipzig, DE
Beauty of Concept,
Plato Sanat, curated by Marcus Graf, Istanbul, TR

Tu m’arcel,
Ariel Sanat, Istanbul TR
2016


Lines of Passage (in medias res),
a selection from Elgiz Contemporary Art Museum Collection,
Municipality of Mytilene Art Gallery, Halim Bey Mansion, curated by Basak Senova, Lesvos, GR (cat.)

MOMENT.MOVEMENT,
Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Vienna, AT

As rights go by / On loss of rights and lack of rights,
Freieraum, MuseumsQuartier, curated by Sabine Winkler, Vienna, AT

Memory and Continuity, A Selection from the Huma Kabakcı Collection,
Pera Museum, curated by Huma Kabakcı and Esra Aliçavuşoğlu, Istanbul, TR (cat.)
2015
Crossing Lines,
The Gallery on the Corner, curated by Billur Tansel and Huma Kabakçı, London, UK

Je me souviens – La Traverse,
Centre d‘art Contemporain d‘Alfortville, Alfortville, FR

Parfümiert mit Dynamit,
Basis e.V., curated by Gürsoy Dogtas, Frankfurt am Main, DE

Mythologies,
3rd Mardin Biennial, curated by Döne Otyam, Mardin, TR (cat.)

Je me souviens du génocide arménien… I remember and I demand…,
Sobering Gallery, Paris, FR
New Frankfurt Internationals: Solid Signs,
Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt a.M / Nassauischer Kunstverein,
curated by  Lilian Engelmann (FKV), Elke Gruhn (NKV), Wiesbaden, DE (cat.)
SMALL FACES, LARGE SIZES,
Project 4L Elgiz Contemporary Art Museum, Istanbul, TR
2014
Color of Art Color of Money,
Gallery Perpetuel, Frankfurt am Main, DE

1984, Gallery Nev,
Ankara, TR

40 VIDEOS FROM 40 YEARS OF VIDEO ART IN TURKEY,
25th International Film Festival, curated by Ege Berensel, Ankara, TR
Who Shall Deliver Us From the Greeks and Romans?,
Gallery Mana, curated by Cristiana Perrella, Istanbul, TR

There is a madness in my mind,
Cer Modern, curated by Ali Akay, Ankara TR (cat.)
2013

ars viva 12/13 – Systeme,
Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, curated by  Christiane Meyer-Stoll, Vaduz, LS

New Kids of the Block,
Tanas, organized by Ayşe Erkmen, Berlin, DE (cat.)
ars viva 12/13 – Systeme,
Kunsthalle zu Kiel, curated by Anette Hüsch, Kiel, DE (cat.)

Alienation/ Estrangement, Proje 4L,
Elgiz Contemporary Art Museum, curated by Billur Tansel Istanbul, TR
2012

Uniformisation,
film screening, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, curated by Çelenk Bafra and Senem Sekban, Istanbul, TR

eine/r aus siebzehn,
Vordemberge-Gildewart Art Grant Exhibition 2012, Museum Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, DE (cat.)

ars viva 12/13 – Systeme,
Neues Museum Nürnberg, curated by Melitta Kliege, Nuremberg, DE (cat.)

km 500 5,
Kunsthalle Mainz, curated by Justus Jonas, Mainz, DE (cat.)
IT DOESN’T ALWAYS HAVE TO BE BEAUTIFUL, UNLESS IT’S BEAUTIFUL,
Muslim Mulliqi Prize Interna-tional Exhibition, The Kosova Art Gallery,
curated by Galit Eilat & Charles Esche, Prishtina, Kosovo
Out of Lines,
film screening, Parasol Unit, curated by Dr. Ziba Ardalan, London, UK
2011
Lines of Thought,
Parasol Unit, curated by Dr. Ziba Ardalan, London, UK (cat.)

ISTANBUL EINDHOVEN-SALTVANABBE POST ’89,
SALT, curated by Charles Esche and Vasıf Kortun, Istanbul, TR

Untitled,
12th International Istanbul Biennial,
curated by Adriano Pedrosa and Jens Hoffmann, Istanbul, TR (cat.)

Heimatkunde,
Jewish Museum, curated by Margret Kampmeyer, Berlin, DE (cat.)
Benim de Kalbim Var,
Yüksel Street, curated by Jerome Symons, Kızılay, Ankara, TR (cat.)
We are Nowhere and its Now,
OCCUPY Space, curated by Didem Yazıcı and Patrick Keaveney, Limerick, IE
2010
Invisible Play,
Istanbul, TR
VIDEFESTA’10 International Festival of Media Arts,
Goethe Institut Ankara, curated by Ege Berensel, Ankara, TR
LOVE KILLS.Betting on the muse.,
LEVEL 5, curated by Florian Heinke and Sandra Mann, Frankfurt, DE (cat.)
Thank you for your Understanding,
2nd International Antakya Biennial, curated by Dessislava Dimova, Arzu Yayıntaş, Antakya, TR (cat.)
Silence _ Storm,
2nd Port Izmir International Triennial, curated by Necmi Sönmez, Izmir, TR (cat.)
When Ideas Become Crime,
Tobacco Warehouse, curated by Halil Altındere, Istanbul, TR (cat.)
Feeding the World,
Basis, curated by Ludwig Seyfarth, Frankfurt am Main, DE
Unerwartet/Unexpected,
Kunstmuseum Bochum, curated by Necmi Sönmez, Bochum, DE (cat.)
Enovos Preis Junge Kunst 2010,
Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen, DE (cat.)
2009
Hector Kunstpreis 2009,
Kunsthalle Mannheim, curated by  Thomas Köllhofer, Mannheim, DE (cat.)
Now, New,
Proje 4L, Elgiz Contemporary Art Museum, Istanbul, TR
El Dorado, About the promise of Human Rights,
Kunsthalle Nürnberg, curated by Harriet Zilch, Nürnberg, DE (cat.)
Grenzland,
Kunstverein Aschaffenburg, curated by Christian Kaufmann, Elisabeth Claus, Aschaffenburg, DE (cat.)
good, bad, ugly,
Goethe-Institut Ankara, curated by Yaygara, Ankara, TR
Meeting Europe – Istanbul  ’35 years of Turkish video art,
Wacken Exhibition Centre, curated by Çelenk Bafra and Ege Berensel, Strasbourg, FR
VİDEO ODASI/VIDEO ROOM-35 VIDEOS FROM 35 YEARS OF VIDEO ART IN TURKEY,
20th International Ankara Film Festival, curated by Ege Berensel, Ankara, TR
2008
Moment of Agency,
Kunsthalle Basel, Kunstmuseum Bern, curated by Fatos Ustek, CH
Inside-Outside,
Atelier Frankfurt, curated by Hortense Pisano and Corinna Thiele, Frankfurt a.M., DE
Anywhere I lay my Head,
Römer9, curated by Christian Kaufmann, Frankfurt am Main, DE
Making a Scene,
Fondazione Morragreco in Naples, curated by Jörg Heiser, IT (cat.)
Sampling,
Centre of Popular Arts and Traditions, curated by Locus Athens
(Maria-Thalia Carras & Sofia Tournikiotis), GR (cat.)
2007
Here..There..Abroad,
IFA Galerie Berlin & IFA Galerie Stuttgart, curated by Fatos Ustek, DE
Türkisch Delight,
Galerie der Stadt Backnang, curated by Barbara Heinrich, DE (cat.)
Be a realist, demand the impossible!,
Karşı Sanat Gallery, curated by Halil Altındere, Istanbul, TR (cat.)
Hit the Road Jack,
Städel Museum, curated by Tobias Maier, Frankfurt am Main, DE (Kunt)
Türkisch Delight,
Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, curated by Barbara Heinrich, DE (cat.)
Photo Biennial Dunaujvaros 2007,
Institute of Contemporary Art, curated by Franciska Zólyom, Dunaujvaros, Hungary (cat.) 
Alman Mali,
Kunstverein München, curated by Stefan Kalmar, Munich, DE
2006
MeltemofIstanbul,
Project 4L Elgiz Contemporary Art Museum, curated by Necmi Sönmez, Istanbul, TR (cat.)
Contemporary Art Biennale of Fukushima 2006,
Fukushima, JP (cat.)
100 TAGE=100 VIDEOS,
Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, DE (Günyol)
Goods to declare,
Ben-Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv, IL (cat.)
the Graduates,
Städel Museum, curated by Meike Behm, Frankfurt am Main, DE (Günyol)
Gut ist was gefällt,
Museum für Moderne Kunst, curated by Daniel Birnbaum and Udo Kittelmann
Frankfurt am Main, DE (cat.) (Kunt)
2005
Academy Remix. Städelschule, Frankfurt meets Missing Identity, Prishtina,
curated by Nikola Dietrich and Mehmet Behluli, Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, DE
Academy Remix. Städelschule, Frankfurt meets Missing Identity, Prishtina,
curated by Nikola Dietrich and Mehmet Behluli Museum of Kosovo, Prishtina, Kosovo
Free Kick,
9th International Istanbul Biennial, Hospitality Zone, Antrepo 5,
curated by Halil Altındere, Istanbul, TR (cat.)
no big deal,
Kunstverein Gelsenkirchen, Gelsenkirchen, DE (Günyol)
bits & pieces,
T-Online Headquarters, curated by Nikola Dietrich and Dirk Fleischmann,
Darmstadt, DE (Günyol)
Dream Universe,
Yoko Ono, Portikus, curated by Nikola Dietrich, Frankfurt am Main, DE
Stimmen, nachdurchwachsen, Stränge,
Borusan Art Gallery, curated by Necmi Sönmez, Istanbul, TR (cat.) (Günyol)
2004
Die Angst,
St.Stepfhan Church, curated by Frieldhelm Mennekes, Mainz, DE (Kunt)
Product Placement,
Hafen 2, curated by Andreas Gärtner, Offenbach, DE (Kunt)
elegant-underground-5,
Frankensteinerhof, curated by Ekrem Yalçındağ, Frankfurt am Main, DE
geneses,
Raumpool, Frankfurt am Main, DE
Emporter des femmes a paris,
Goethe Institut, curated by David Bochers, Athen, GR (cat.)
Emporter des femmes a paris,
Frankensteinerhof, curated by David Bochers, Athen, GR (cat.)
2003
Festival Junger Talente,
Offenbach, DE (cat.)
Polyzentrisch,
Chiristuskirche, Mainz, DE (cat.) (Kunt)