Name

Batu Bozoğlu

About

Bozoglu lives and works in Istanbul, and is a member of Performistanbul (http://www.performistanbul.org)

Bozoglu (1983) is a painter and performance artist, focusing on creating interactive performance platforms which explore the relationship between the audience and the artist, and the politics of participation in art. These platforms offer an invitation to partake on the production of the artwork, where the influence of the interaction has a definite and fundamental effect on the work itself. The works try to generate issues of authorship, a conflict of interest and initiate acts of empowerment and/or exploitation. They aim to broaden and/or challenge the roles of all parties involved, transforming media into a chaotic enterprise.

Bozoglu received his BA in Painting from Marmara FFA and his MA in VAVCD from Sabanci FASS, with his thesis titled “Practice of Life as a Work of Art”, arguing that the act of living can be transformed into an artistic medium by subjecting the artist’s life to strict manipulation by the audience, given the participatory impact is real and visible, and the process chronicled by aesthetic documentation. He is now continuing his PhD studies on the influence of Dada and the Great War on modern art in Marmara IFA, Dept. of Painting.

Residencies:

2012 "Kasa Gallery Summer Residency", Kasa Gallery, Istanbul
2014 "BecomeBecome Masterclass", Plymouth Uni. / Planetary Collegium, Kefalonia (Greece)
2015 "Dialogue Transformation: Turkey-Armenia Normalization Process", Yerevan-Istanbul
2017 "Considering Time" by Marilyn Arsem, Venice Performance Art Week 2017, Venice
2018 "Asia Discovers Asia Meeting 2018", ADAM2, Taipei

Exhibitions

2019
Ayn-i Galip at Pasaj, Istanbul
2018
This is not a Performance at Daire Sanat, Istanbul
2018
Dadamobile at Public Space, Boston, MA
2018
Artist Lab ADAM 2018 Presentation at Hakka Cultural Centre, Taipei County, Taiwan
2018
Needed: You at PCSAA, Istanbul
2017
Venice Performance Art Week 2017 at Palazzo Mora, Venice
2017
Cycle at Sanatorium, Istanbul
2016
Performance Night at Blokart Space, Istanbul
2015
ESSL Awards Turkey Nominees Exhibition 2015 at Tophane-i Amire, Istanbul
2015
Supermarket Art Fair 2015 at Telefonplan, Stockholm, Sweden
2014
Venice Experimental Cinema and Performance Festival at International Artexpo, Venice
2014
Globality and Locality at MU Cumhuriyet Museum, Istanbul
2013
Mamut Art Project 2013 at Antrepo, Istanbul
2012
Homework: Make My Day at Kasa Gallery, Istanbul
2010
Chronicles of an Insignificant Man at FASSart Gallery, Istanbul
2010
Works by student of Wieslaw Zaremba at Tuzla Municipal Gallery, Istanbul
2009
Flow at SSM Sabanci Museum, Istanbul
2009
Flat Printing Workshop Student’s Exhibition at Gallery DA, Gdansk
2007
Pist//Reserved at Pist, İstanbul
2005
Graduation class of 2001 at Marmara FFA, Istanbul
2003
Inside-Out at Marmara Uni. FFA, Istanbul

Education

PhD in Painting
Marmara Uni. Institute of Fine Arts, Turkey
2013 – 2019
MA in Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design
Sabanci Uni. Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Turkey
2008 – 2010
BFA in Painting
Marmara Uni. Faculty of Fine Arts, Istanbul
2001 – 2005

Experience

Lecturer
Okan Uni. Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture, Istanbul
2016 – Present
Research Assistant
Okan Uni. Faculty of Fine Arts, Turkey
2013 – 2016
TA
Sabanci Uni. Faculty of Art and Social Sciences, Istanbul
2008 – 2010

Specialties

  • painting
  • drawing
  • performance
  • Dada
  • World War One

Location

Istanbul