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Inaugural lecture: Ergin Cavusoglu

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START DATE 25 February 2015
START TIME 04:30pm

Room C211, College Building, Middlesex University, Hendon NW4 4BT

END DATE 25 February 2015
END TIME 07:30pm

Ergin Çavuşoğlu, Professor of Contemporary Art, delivers his inaugural lecture.

About the lecture   

Ergin Çavuşoğlu's inaugural lecture will centre on the broader themes of in-betweenness and transient places. The concept of liminality is pivotal to his art and research on a multitude of levels and experiences, evidenced in the various forms of expression, from classical art to major video and film manifestations in contemporary guises. These areas of investigations have greatly influenced his art practice, which he sees as accumulative and yet inquisitively reductive rather than linearly progressive. Çavuşoğlu will map a journey that spans across territories and time whilst pushing through regime changes and negotiating cultural differences.

About the event

4:30pm          Tea and registration

5:00pm          Lecture

6:00pm          Buffet and drinks reception   

Please RSVP via email by Friday, 20 February 2015

About Professor Çavuşoğlu

Ergin Çavuşoğlu studied at The National School of Fine Arts 'Iliya Petrov', Sofia in the early 1980s. He consequently received a BA from the University of Marmara, Istanbul, MA from Goldsmiths, University of London, and a PhD from University of Portsmouth.

He represented Turkey at the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003. He was shortlisted for the Beck's Futures Prize in 2004, and in 2010 for Artes Mundi 4, the UK's biggest international contemporary art prize. 

Solo exhibitions include Adaptation - Cinefication, Rampa Gallery, Istanbul (2014); Dust Breeding, The Pavilion, Downtown Dubai (2011); Alterity, Rampa Gallery, Istanbul (2011); Crystal & Flame, PEER, London (2010); Ergin Çavuşoğlu, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen (2009-10); Place after Place, Kunstverein Freiburg (2008); Quintet Without Borders, ShContemporary, Shanghai and Haunch of Venison, Zurich (2008); Point of Departure, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton (2006); andEntanglement, DCA, Dundee (2004). Group exhibitions include 4th International Canakkale Biennial(2014); Plurivocality, Istanbul Modern Art Museum(2014); Kino der Kunst, Munich (2013); First Kiev International Biennale of Contemporary Art (2012); Seven New Works, Borusan Contemporary Museum, Istanbul (2011); Paradise Lost, Istanbul Modern Art Museum (2011); Manifesta 8, Murcia, Spain (2010);fast forward 2 The Power of Motion, Media Art Sammlung Goetz, ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany (2010); The First Mediterranean Biennial of Contemporary Art, Haifa, Israel (2010); All Inclusive – A Tourist World, Schirn Kunsthalle (2008), Frankfurt; Between Borders, MARCO Vigo (2006); the British Art Show 6 (2005); the 8th Istanbul Biennial (2003);and the 3rd Berlin Biennial (2003).

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