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.
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