Özge Topçu


Özge Topçu, born in 1987, lives and works in Istanbul. In her works, her approach is based on the artificial fiction of the contemporary world system and how the absolute credibility of this fiction was influential on people. Thereupon, in order to question the credibility of the instruments of modernism, which is one of these systems, she felt the need to operate the concepts of family-individual-construction of national identity as well as Architectural propaganda in this new fiction by manipulating their contexts, spaces and places.

She graduated from Yıldız Technical University, Faculty of Art and Design, Combined Arts Program. Afterwards, she attended master program at Marmara University, Fine Arts Institute, Painting Department and continued her education at Burg Giebchischenstein Kunsthochschule Halle Germany. In 2018, she was nominated for the The MAC Belfast, Ulster Bank International Artist Award. Currently she has a solo show in İstanbul which calls Flat Earth W axis at Pilot Gallery. Major exhibitions she participated includes; ”MAC International Art Prize” 2018, “Art Night London” 2018, “RedBull Art Around” 2016, “Locality and Global Discourses” 2015, California University School of Art, San Francisco, USA, “Open City”, Pilot Gallery , 2016, “Alteration Depression” Solo Exhibition, Hush Gallery, 2015, “Fine Tuned and Multiple”, Kuad Gallery, 2015, ”Second Nature”, METU, 2015, “Borders Orbits 15 – 16″, Siemens Art, 2014, “Rotary Art Award Exhibition”, Finalist, Proje 4L / Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art, 2014.

Özge Topçu is the Gulbenkian / AiR 351 grant recipient for 2019.

05.2019 – 08.2019