Necati Öziri

Necati Öziri, born on the day Atlantis OV-104 took off for NASA’s 27th space shuttle mission, in a far corner of the Ruhr area (hell hell hell!), has studied philosophy, German studies and new German literature in Bochum, Istanbul, Olsztyn and Berlin. He now lives in Berlin and does theater for which his 16-year-old self would probably smack his face. Öziri received a residency from the Heinrich Böll Foundation and taught formal logic at the Ruhr University in Bochum until he realized that logic does not describe the world very well. He is a bitter enemy of cold, lactose and biographies and wears the same sweatpants every day (hangs in the closet eight times). As an author, he writes for people who are on the go, at least that’s what he claimed during his reading for the Bachmann Prize. From 2017 to 2022 he headed the International Forum of the Theatertreffen of the Berliner Festspiele. When angry or otherwise excited, the ears turn dark red.

Necati Öziri was a resident at Tarabya Cultural Academy from June to September 2022.