Hasan Özgür Top
hozgurtop@gmail.com

2020-2018      MA, Dutch Art Institute, ArtEZ University of the Arts, Arnhem
2019-2015       MFA, Marmara University, Institute of Fine Arts, Painting, Istanbul
2014-2008      BA, Marmara University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Painting, Istanbul

SOLO EXHIBITION
2018       The Atelier, Proyecto AMIL, Lima

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2023      10: Abstractions, Intimations, Ruminations, İmalathane, Bursa
2022      12th Berlin Biennale, Stasi Headquarters, Berlin
2022      Your Body is Your Battleground, Union Français, Istanbul
2021       Don’t Look Past, Deep is the Past, Odunpazarı Modern Museum, Eskişehir
2020      A Few in Many Places, Protocinema, Berlin
2020      XYZ, BACO, Bergamo
2019      OPEN SPACE, Parallel Vienna, Vienna
2019      YFD 10: One Must Continue, Gallery Zilberman, Istanbul
2017      The Multiplier Effect, Mixer, Istanbul
2016      Replaced, Rampa Art Gallery, Istanbul
2016      If you can’t go through the door, go through the window, Alt, Istanbul
2015      The Ways We Stand By, İMÇ 5533, Istanbul
2014      Borders Orbits, Siemens Sanat, DEPO, Istanbul
2013      Connecting the Dots: Workshops, Pera Museum, Istanbul
2012      Prescription, Karşı Sanat Çalışmaları, Istanbul

SELECTED SCREENINGS
2023      Power as the Basis of Right, Museum Quartier, Vienna
2023      Against Neo-Nationalist Myth-Making, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
2023      Evil Eye Cinema Season, Tabakalera, Donostia / San Sebastián
2021       Screening with Hasan Özgür Top, Aperturist at Fujifilm X-Space, Shanghai
2020      Are We in a Golden Age?, DAI: Aeroponic Acts, Radio Kootwick, Apeldoorn
2019      37th Torino Film Festival, Protocinema, Onde-Artrum, Torino
2019      DAI – Planetary Campus: The Kitchen, Silent Green Kulturquartier, Berlin
2018      Where the Sun Rises, Protocinema at Swiss Institute, New York
2018      The Atelier, DEPO, Istanbul
2012      Counter Manipulation, NO-TAV Camp,Turin
2010      Two Shadows of ‘The Public’: Screen and Space, Lothringer13, Munich
2010      Two Shadows of ‘The Public’: Screen and Space, DEPO, Istanbul

WORKSHOPS I CURATED
2023      Image and Politics, Nesin Art Village, Şirince
2020      Radical Mythologies, SALT, Istanbul

TEACHING
2023-2024        Istanbul Bilgi University, Faculty of Communication
                            Courses:
                            – Visual Production I (TVJ 111)
                            – Visual Production II (TVJ 112)
                            – Video for Sound and Performance (TVJ 362)
                            – Moving Image I (FTV 151)
                            – Moving Image II (FTV 152)

PROJECTS
2022      Caliphate Pop, Index, Stockholm
2020      After the Archive, Istanbul

SELECTED WRITINGS – REVIEWS
Caliphate Pop, Mohamed Nasir Kamaludeen, Popular Music, Cambridge University Press
Tell Me a Story, Adam Kleinman, Arts of Working Class
‘Like Dining on Sawdust’: The 12th Berlin Biennale’s Lack of Imagination, Rahel Aima, Frieze
Races to Catch the Spirit of Time and Space, Özgün Eylül İşcen, Sanat Dünyamız
12th Berlin Biennale: The World of Wounds, Ulya Soley, border-less
“Hasan Özgür Top”, Sanat Dünyamız, Kültigin Kağan Akbulut
Portfolio: Hasan Özgür Top, Istanbul Art News, Mari Spirito
Shades Of The Same, Near East Magazine, Nicole O’Rourke
Artists from Turkey Navigate History, Memory, and Authorship, Hyperallergic, Nicole O’Rourke
Graphic protests inspire laughter and hope, Eye Magazine
#OccupyGezi: The art of the Turkish protests, CreativeReview
We Are Pissing Off Fathers, Çağla Özbek, 5Harfliler
New Media And…, Deniz Yengin, Anahtar Kitaplar
Political View and Critics In Contemporary Art at Turkey After 1990, Osman Odabaş

SELECTED INTERVIEWS
The Flag Factory, Sara Benaglia, La Balena Bianca
Image, Geography and Visible Landscape, İlker Cihan Biner, Art Unlimited
En Turquie, la scène artistique sort de l’isolement, Killian Cogan, L’Hebdo du Quotidien de L’Art en France
The Art of Survival, The Economist
What Makes a Flag Real, Inez Piso, Barahunda
Nothing Will Be the Same, Şebnem Kırmacı, Istanbul Art News
“I don’t have any worry about making political art”, Naz Cuguoğlu, Trendsetter Istanbul

TALKS
Neither on Land nor at Sea, Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella (Online)
Caliphate Pop, Index, Stockholm
The Genocide, Present, Future, Seyyar+Bakış, Online
Working with Found Footage, Altyazı Sinema Dergisi, Online
Are Different Narratives Really Different?, EXMA, Cagliari
Symbol as Commodity Form, with Ezgi Akyol, DEPO, Istanbul
Artist Talk: Hasan Özgür Top, Proyecto AMIL, Lima
Live Broadcast: What Remains of ISIS, Medyascope TV, Istanbul
Video Games and War Images, İMÇ 5533, Istanbul
Live Broadcast: Propaganda Videos Including Violence From Past To Today, Medyascope TV, Istanbul
Resistance in Contemporary Art Practices, Creative Çukurcuma, Istanbul
From a Distance: An Ethics of Image Construction, Alt Art Space, Istanbul

WRITINGS BY ME
The Mythology of the Islamic State, MA Thesis at Dutch Art Institute
A Brief Overlook of the Recent Past: On Testimonies and Production, One Must Continue exhibition catalogue
The Battle of Oranges, Gazete Duvar
Thinking About After The Islamic State, Gazete Duvar

BOOKS
Caliphate Pop, Hasan Özgür Top, Mandus Ridefelt, Assem Hendawi, Sarnama Press
In-Between Worlds, Kurdish Contemporary Artists, Imago Mundi
Istanbul Codex, Contemporary Artsits from Turkey, Imago Mundi
New Media And…, Deniz Yengin, Anahtar Kitaplar

BOOKLET
After the Archive?, After the Archive? Initiative, 2017 • Türkçe, English

WORKSHOPS I PARTICIPATED
2016       City Link, PASAJ & GivRum, Copenhagen
2016       Amateur Archives, SALT, Istanbul
2015       Thinking Emotional, 14th Istanbul Biennial, Cezayir, Istanbul
2013       Connecting the Dots, Marmara University, Istanbul