Özlem Altin

selected works | exhibitions | texts | biography
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Born 1977 in Goch, Germany
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany

2004-2006 Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam
2000-2003 Hoogeschool voor de Kunsten, Arnhem


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016
Camera Austria, Graz

2015
Circus, Berlin (forthcoming)
Kiria Koula, San Francisco (forthcoming)

2013
Cathartic ballet, Circus, Berlin

2012
Rhythm of Resemblance, Günther–Peill–Stiftung / Leopold–Hoesch–Museum, Düren, Germany (Cat.)

2011
Several bodies, Circus, Berlin

2010
Ianus (My memory of what happened is not what happened), Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples

2009
Each movement appears like hesitation, Circus, Berlin

2008
Geometric portrait, Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem

2007
Die dritten Personen, Swingr, Wien

2006
The Movement Movement (with Ruth Buchanan) BRAVO!, Rotterdam
There are people watching expecting to hear absolute silence, TENT, Rotterdam


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz

2015
In Light Of 25 Years, Witte de With, Rotterdam
I hear your voice reflected in a glass and it sounds like it is inside of me, curated by Emily Wardill, Carlier Gebauer, Berlin

2014
The Moving Museum, Istanbul
Non-Profit & Profit, SpazioA, Pistoia
Trocadero, curated by Nazli Gürlek, Nesrin Esirtgen Collection Art Space, Istanbul
Disappear like this word, Aleksander Bruno, Warsaw

2013
Museum Off Museum, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld
Das Ende des 20. Jahrhunderts. Es kommt noch besser, Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin
Salon der Angst, curated by Cathérine Hug and Nicolaus Schafhausen, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
Always Yours, Lost Objects, Monuments, curated by Neil Beloufa, Balice Hertling, Paris

2012
A hand and a head, SVIT, Prague
Dear Aby Warburg, What Can Be Done with Images?, curated by Eva Schmidt, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Siegen (Cat.)
Case Report, curated by Lorenzo Sandoval, Nogueras Blanchard, Barcelona
Orchesterwechsel, Sammlung Rheingold, Schloss Dyck, Jüchen, Germany
Regarding Düsseldorf 6, curated by Pia Witzmann, KuK Monschau, Aachen

2011
the light, the shape & the body, curated by Philipp Ziegler, Galerie Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart
Figures in Space, curated by Rita Kersting, Galerie Ute Parduhn, Dusseldorf
Regarding Düsseldorf 6, curated by Pia Witzmann, KIT - Kunst im Tunnel, Dusseldorf (Cat.)
Group Show, Malibu Circa 1990, Contemporary Art Gallery, Malibu, USA
Untitled (Evidence): From Alternative Knowledge to Counter Memories, curated by Vincent Honoré,
David Roberts Art Foundation, London
based in Berlin, Atelierhaus Monbijoupark, Berlin (Cat.)
Starke Emergenz, curated by Veit Loers, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck (Cat.)

2010
Spirits & Landscapes, curated by Ada von Hoorebeke, Wiels, Brussels
The Reading Room, a presentation with NOMAS Foundation at ROMA Contemporary Art Fair, Rome
(one day event), curated by Ilaria Gianni & Cecilia Canziani

2009
Purpling, Gimpel Fils, London
Source Material, TENT, Rotterdam
Press Harder, de Player, Rotterdam

2008
Anderhalfwitavond, Extrapool, Nijmegen
New Ordner, O Tannenbaum, Berlin
Le societas!, De Veemvloer, Amsterdam
Stipendiaten-Ausstellung, Schloss Ringenberg, Hamminkeln, Germany


GRANTS / RESIDENCIES

2014
Artist in Residence, Goethe-Institut, IMMA, Dublin
The Moving Museum, Artist Residency, Istanbul

2010–12
Scholarship of Günther-Peill-Stiftung, Düren, Germany

2010
Residency Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples

2009
Work grant, the Netherlands fond for visual arts, design and architecture, Amsterdam
Residency URA Gallery, Istanbul
Residency Dek 22, Rotterdam

2008
Publication grant, the Netherlands fond for visual arts, design and architecture, Amsterdam

2007
Startstipendium, Work grant, the Netherlands fond for visual arts, design and architecture, Amsterdam

2006
Residency Schloss Ringenberg, Hamminkeln
Scholarship of Dullertstichting Hey KonijnFonds, Arnhem


BOOK PROJECTS / ARTIST BOOKS

2012
One Question-Nine Possible Answers-Three rooms, Issue one, edited by Melanie Bonajo, published by Künstlerhaus Bethanien

2010
24 Advertisements, curated and edited by Jacob Fabricius, Malmö
Who wants to Act Now, or Even See Acting, edited by Nazli Gurlek on the occasion of the screening program ‘Who wants to Act Now, or Even See Acting, DEPO, Istanbul

2009
Katarina Zdjelar, Parapoetics, published by TENT, Rotterdam, 2009
Fragmentation of perception / Perception of fragmentation, edited by Marjolein Kok and Suzanne van Rossenberg

2008
Resonant bodies, voices, memories, edited by Anke Bangma, Deirdre Donoghue, Lina Issa, Katarina Zdjelar,
published by Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam and Revolver, Frankfurt

2006
After Rouge, edited by Navid Nuur and Lisa Vieten, published by Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam and
Revolver Books, Frankfurt

2005
Black Friday, edited by Christoph Keller, published by Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam and Revolver Books, Frankfurt

Özlem Altin is founding publisher of Orient Press (www.orientpress.de).


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2014
The Gesture of Touching, monographic text by Vanessa Joan Müller, Camera Austria International, issue no. 126, June 2014
Shaping the Void: Memoralization and Memory of Trauma, text by Juana Berrío & visual essay by Özlem Altin, Museum Off Museum Blog, Bielefelder Kunstverein, 11/02/2014

2013
frieze d/e, feature by Sara Stern, September/October issue, No. 11/2013
Art Agenda, review by Federica Bueti on 'Cathartic ballet', 21//06/2013
Artforum Critics' Picks, review by Jenny Nachtigall on 'Cathartic ballet', 21/05/2013

2012
Dear Aby Warburg, What Can Be Done With Images, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen (exh. cat,)
Confusion between the animate and inanimate, artist book published on the occasion of the exhibition ‘Rhythm of Resemblance’, Leopold Hoesch Museum, Dueren; Nicolai Verlag, Berlin
Regarding Düsseldorf 6, edited by Pia Witzmann, published by 701 e.V., Düsseldorf (exh. cat.)

2011
Starke Emergenz, edited by Veit Loers, published by Kunstraum Innsbruck (exh. cat.)
rovesandroams.com, Review David Roberts Art Foundation: Untitled (Evidence), Victoria Gray, 23/08/2011
Mousse magazine online, ‘Untitled (Evidence)’ at David Roberts Art Foundation, 11/07/2011
100 New Artists, by Francesca Gavin, Laurence King Publishing

2010
De Zines, published by la casa encendida, Madrid (exh. cat.)
based in berlin, Atelierhaus Monbijoupark, Berlin (exh. cat.)
Mousse magazine online, ‘Napoli-Untitled (Atlas) at Fondazione Morra Greco’, http://www.moussemagazine.it/blog/?p=3457
Mousse magazine, 'Survival of an idea', interview with Özlem Altin, by Christiane Rekade, issue 23, April-May 2010

2009
Sounds like me blog, ‘Ausströmung der Bilder’, Marcus Woeller, 04.09.09
Graphic, ‘Selfpublishing Issue’, interview with Özlem Altin, by Lim Kyung Yong, issue 10, May 2009

2008
Museumkrant, ‘Özlem Altin’, MMKA, by Mirjam Westen
Mr. Motley, ‘Do it Yourself!’, by Taco Hidde Bakker
1:1 projects online, ‘Unfair Fair: the catalogue’, edited by Louise Garrett
Schloss Ringenberg, ‘Gap#2’, by Anke Bangma
Opzij, ‘Fascinatie voor het lichaam/fascination for the body’, by Riet van der Linden
Items, 2008
Mr. Motley, ‘Zonder wil, over Joachim Koester, Özlem Altin en Jean Rouch’, by Hanne Hagenaars

2006
Wherein certain persons..., Piet Zwart Institute, TENT. (exh. cat.)

2005
Euregio Kunstpreis 2005, Museum Katharinenhof Kranenburg, edited by Gerd Borkelmann and Hilde de Bruijn (exh. cat.)
Store, de gele rijder, published by CBKG, Arnhem, 2005 (exh. cat.)