ERGIN CAVUSOGLU

Born 1968 in Bulgaria
Lives and works in London

EDUCATION

2008-2009 PhD, University of Portsmouth
1994-1995 MA Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, University of London
1990-1994 BA Painting, University of Marmara, Istanbul
1982-1987 I. Petrov School of Fine Arts, Sofia

SELECTED AWARD NOMINATIONS

2012 Future of Europe, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst / Museum of Contemporary Art, Leipzig, nomination
2010 Artes Mundi Prize 2010, shortlist
2008 M-tel Awards for Contemporary Bulgarian Art, nomination
2004 Beck’s Futures, shortlist, ICA, London, UK

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016               
Which Sun Gazed Down on Your Last Dream?
, Rampa Gallery, Istanbul
Cinefication (Tarot and Chess), in The Image Generator II, Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp
2015
Liquid Breeding
, YARAT Contemporary Art Space, Baku, Azerbaijan
2014
Ergin Cavusoglu – Liminal Crossing, The Red House, Centre for Culture and Debate, Sofia
Adaptation - Cinefication, Rampa Gallery, Istanbul
Ergin Cavusoglu - And I Awoke, LOOP Fair, Barcelona
2011
Alterity, Rampa Gallery, Istanbul
Dust Breeding, The Pavilion, Downtown Dubai, UAE
Ergin Cavusoglu, Elodie Pong, Dinh Q. Le, Zilkha Auditorium, Whitechapel Gallery, London
2010
Crystal & Flame, PEER, London
Ergin Cavusoglu - Crystal & Flame, Better Bankside pop-up space, London
2009
Ergin Cavusoglu, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen
Ergin Cavusoglu, Haunch of Venison, London
Ergin Cavusoglu, Galerist at Rental Gallery, Cologne
Voyage of no Return
, Threshold artspace, Horsecross, Perth, Scotland
2008
Quintet Without Borders, Best of Discovery, ShContemporary, Shanghai
Ergin Cavusoglu - Place After Place, Kunstverein Freiburg, Germany
2007
Quintet Without Borders, Eibank Gallery, Sofia
Quintet Without Borders, Haunch of Venison, Zurich
2006
Poised in the Infinite Ocean, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds
Point of Departure, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton
Point of Departure, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland
2004
Poised in the Infinite Ocean and Tahtakale, Haunch of Venison, London
Entanglement, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee
2002
Resonance, Galerist, Istanbul
2001
Bildbegehren, dontmiss, Frankfurt
2000
Vitrine, Transit Space, London
1998
Ergin Cavusoglu – New Works, Duncan Cargill Gallery, London
1997
Haunting Presence, Duncan Cargill Gallery, London
1996
Ergin Cavusoglu, BM Contemporary Art Centre, Istanbul
1993
Ergin Cavusoglu, Yapi Kredi Bank Gallery, Istanbul

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
Your Story! Geschichten von Flucht und Migration, Kunsthalle Emden
A Theory of The Present, Gaia Gallery, Istanbul
2016               
But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa
, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Do Boomerangs Always Come Back, Castle Oud-Rekem, Belgium
2015               
Wishful Thinking; In Retrospect
, Rampa Gallery, Istanbul
Apricots From Damascus (An apexart franchise exhibition), SALT, Istanbul
1 day to 5, freiraum Q21 INTERNATIONAL, Vienna
Crossing Lines, Open Space Istanbul at Gallery on the Corner, London
Artists in Their Time, Istanbul Modern Art Museum, Istanbul
Video Screening Program: Illusion, Rampa Gallery, Istanbul
films4peace, Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town
Back to The Future, Cube Cinema, Bristol (screening)
2014
Other Waters, Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Auckland, New Zealand
4th International Canakkale Biennial, Only the Dead have Seen the End of War (Plato), Canakkale, Turkey
Art Makes Life Better, The SongZhuang Art Center, Beijing, China
Plurivocality,
Istanbul Modern Art Museum, Istanbul
this secret world that exists right there in public, Rampa Gallery, Istanbul
Xinjiang Biennale 2014
, Urumqi, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China
2013
Home/s, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece
Artists’ Film International, Istanbul Modern Art Museum, Istanbul
Ergin Cavusoglu - And I Awoke at Kino der Kunst, Munich
Ergin Cavusoglu, 59th International Shortfilm Festival Oberhausen - Selection by SALT, Oberhausen, Germany       
2012
films4peace, Puerto Rico Museum of Contemporary Art
films4peace, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO (for full list of exhibitions and screening see http://films4peace.com/screenings)
The Loitering Presence of a Rational Actor
, Presented by Universal Studio, The Artist's Institute, New York
The Best of Times, The Worst of Times. Rebirth and Apocalypse in Contemporary Art
, First International Contemporary Art Biennial,             Arsenale, Kiev, Ukraine
Migrasophia, Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah, UAE
2011
Zwölf im Zwölften, TANAS, Berlin
POP-UP. Veure és afegir, Fundació "la Caixa", Barcelona
Quotations from Daily Life, 6th Tashkent Biennial, Uzbekistan
HOW WE MOVE - Ergin Cavusoglu - Empire (after Andy Warhol) 2008 - SALT Beyoglu, Istanbul
Seven New Works, Borusan Contemporary Museum, Istanbul
Babel Festival, Bellinzona, Switzerland
Elgiz 10 Istanbul, Proje 4L/Elgiz Contemporary Art Museum, Istanbul
Art in the Auditorium 3, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, Texas                       
Art in the Auditorium, Henie Onstad Art Centre, Høvikodden, Norway
Art in the Auditorium III, Beirut Art Center, Lebanon
Art in the Auditorium, Sàn Art, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Art in the Auditorium, 3rd Edition, GAMeC - Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo, Italy
Paradise Lost, Istanbul Modern Art Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
Ergin Cavusoglu, Elodie Pong, Dinh Q. Le, Art in the Auditorium III, Istanbul Modern Art Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
Ergin Cavusoglu, Art in the Auditorium,
Para/Site, Art Space, Hong Kong
Midnight in the city, ARTIUM Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
Ergin Cavusoglu / Art in the AuditoriumIII/, Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2010
Manifesta 8, Murcia, Spain
Midnight in the city, Centre d'Art la Panera, Lleida, Spain
Port Izmir 2 - Silence_Storm, Izmir, Turkey
Divercity. Learning from Istanbul, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
fast forward 2 The Power of Motion, Media Art Sammlung Goetz, ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany
ID’s please!, Cer Modern, Ankara, Turkey
Journey's with no return, Kurt-Kurt, Berlin, Germany
Indefinite Destinations, The Red House - Centre for Culture and Debate, Sofia, Bulgaria
Artes Mundi 4, National Museum, Cardiff, Wales
Distance and Sensibility, Calvert22, London
The First Mediterranean Biennial of Contemporary Art, Haifa, Israel
Journey's with no return, A Foundation, London
HomeLessHome, Museum on the Seam, Socio-Political Contemporary Art Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Indefinite Destinations, DEPO, Istanbul
2009
Dream and Reality. Contemporary Art from the Near East, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern Switzerland
There is no Road, LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón
2008
wie du mir, Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten, Graz
3rd Guangzhou Triennial, 'Fresh Moves' tank.tv screening, Guangzhou, China
Still Cinema 6: Light-speed travel, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool
ZERO GRAVITY the architecture of social space, Center for Contemporary Art, Plovdiv
Peace And Agriculture In A Pre-Romantic Idea Landscape Without Sublime Terrors, Haunch of Venison Berlin
The Morning After. Videoworks from the Goetz Collection, Weserburg Museum für moderne Kunst Bremen
Gone City, Magazin4 - Bregenzer Kunstverein, Bregenz
M-tel Awards for Contemporary Bulgarian Art, ATA Center for Contemporary Art, Plovdiv
Night A Time Between, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol Screenings, Haunch of Venison, London
All Inclusive – A Tourist World, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt
The Temporary Zones, Open Space - Zentrum für Kunstprojekte Vienna
Fresh Moves, tank.tv (screening), Phoenix Arts Centre, Leicester
2007
CASZ – Contemporary Art Screen Zuidas, Amsterdam
Rencontres Internationales, Le laboratoire, Paris
Fresh Moves, tank.tv (screening), ICA, London
Imagine There is an Art Work, BM-Suma Center for Visual Art, Istanbul
Every Wind That Blows, Smart Project Space, Amsterdam
Between Borders, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Vigo, MARCO
Nobody's Story, /Seconds, http://www.slashseconds.org
Radikal Art, Istanbul
2006
British Art Show 6, Arnolfini, Bristol
British Art Show 6, Nottingham Castle, Nottingham
Forest Man, The New Gallery, Jerusalem
Strangers With Angelic Faces, Akbank Art Centre, Istanbul
British Art Show 6, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester
2005
Something of the Night 1875-2005, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds
Video London, Espai Ubú, Barcelona
Radiance - Glasgow Festival of Light, Merchant City, Glasgow
British Art Show 6, BALTIC, Gateshead
Der Knochen der Zunge, Kunstverein Medienturm, Graz
Contaging With Nature, Akbank Art Centre, Istanbul
On Patrol, De Appel Centre for Contemporary Art, Amsterdam
2004
Perspective, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast
The Progressive Development Plan, The Empire, London
Whitstable Biennale 2004, Kent
Britannia Works, organised by The British Council, Xippas Gallery, Athens
Beck’s Futures 2004, ICA, London, CCA, Glasgow
3rd berlin biennial for contemporary art, Berlin
2003
Poetic Justice, 8th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul
La Biennale di Venezia 50th International Art Exhibition, The Turkish Pavilion, Venice
2002
Look Again, Proje4L Istanbul Museum of Contemporary Art
FAIR, Royal College of Art Galleries, London
Istanbul Pedestrian Exhibitions I: Nisantasi. Personal Geographies, Global Maps, Istanbul
2001
Look Away, Platform Gallery, ARCO Madrid
1999
Medway Open, Royal Engineers Museum Gallery, Gillingham
Multiples, Borusan Culture and Art Centre, Istanbul
Evil Eye, True Gaze, Pamukbank Photography Gallery, Istanbul
1998
Roundtrip, Borusan Culture and Art Centre, Istanbul
Minus, Duncan Cargill Gallery, London
1996
Future Vision, The Photographers' Gallery, London