Murat Adash, Foto: Eike Walkenhorst

Murat Adash

Murat Adash is a German-Turkish visual artist and researcher whose expanded choreographic practice develops works across a range of media and formats encompassing performance, moving image, installation, and writing. Beyond the notion of animal mimicry, Murat has been developing a choreographic research body on the phenomenon of “camouflage” understood as a spatio-temporal act: a process through which bodies are negotiated in correspondence with their surrounding environments, processes that are intrinsic to choreography as well.

Recent exhibitions and performances include Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London, 2023; Somerset House, London, 2023; Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt/Main, 2022; The Mosaic Rooms, London, 2021; San Francisco Art Institute, 2021; Sakip Sabanci Museum, Istanbul, 2020; Bucharest International Dance Film Festival, 2020; Le Commun, Geneva, 2019; Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, 2019; SALT, Istanbul, 2017; Manifesta 11, Zurich, 2016; Julius Caesar Gallery, Chicago, 2015; among many others.

Murat has participated in residency programs at Studio Voltaire (London), Rupert (Vilnius), Delfina Foundation (London), Utopiana (Geneva), Mountain School of Arts (Los Angeles) and conducted research on mimicry during an artist residency at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics in Frankfurt/Main (Germany). Murat holds an MFA in Visual Arts and Performance from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a practice-based PhD on camouflage from Goldsmiths, University of London.

Murat Adash was a resident at Tarabya Cultural Academy from February to May 2023.