Köken Ergun > residency in exile – stop 1: singapoure // residência no exílio – 1ª parada: singapura

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About koken76

An artist, he holds a baccalaureate degree in Acting from the Istanbul University State Conservatory, Turkey, 1997, and a master’s degree in Art History from Istanbul Bilgi University, 2005. After a stint working in theater, he embraced video and performance, creating multichannel video installations. The rituals of various social strata, from nationalism to minority communities, as forgers of identity and group unity, constitute the focus of his interest. His works have been exhibited at the Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany (2014); Protocinema, New York, USA (2013); La Triennale du Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (2012); Kunsthalle Winterthur, Switzerland (2011); Casino Luxembourg, Luxemburg (2008); Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam, Holland (2007); and other institutions. His films have won several prizes at international festivals, including the Tiger Award for short films at the Rotterdam Film Festival, Netherlands (2007), and the Special Mention from the Jury at the Berlinale, in Berlin, Germany (2013). Köken Ergun lives and works in Berlin. / É artista, bacharel em Atuação pela Istanbul University State Conservatory, Turquia, 1997, e mestre em História da Arte pela Istanbul Bilgi University, 2005. Após trabalhar com teatro, passou a atuar nos campos do vídeo e da performance, produzindo videoinstalações multicanais. Os rituais presentes em diversos níveis sociais, do nacionalismo às comunidades minoritárias, enquanto criadores de identidade e unidade dos grupos, constituem o foco de seu interesse. Suas obras foram exibidas no Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen, Alemanha (2014); Protocinema, Nova York, EUA (2013); La Triennale du Palais de Tokyo, Paris, França (2012); Kunsthalle Winterthur, Suíça (2011); Casino Luxembourg, Luxemburgo (2008); Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdã, Holanda (2007); entre outras instituições. Seus filmes receberam diversos prêmios em festivais internacionais, incluindo o Tiger Award para curta-metragens no Festival de Cinema de Rotterdam, Holanda (2007), e a Menção Especial do Júri no Berlinale, Berlim, Alemanha (2013). Vive e trabalha em Berlim.

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