Özlem Günyol & Mustafa Kunt

Özlem Günyol (*1977, Ankara) and Mustafa Kunt (*1978, Ankara) continued their studies at the Städelschule in Frankfurt after graduating from the sculpture department of Hacettepe University in Ankara in 2001. In their work, they examine the representation of individual and collective belonging, the meaning of language, symbols that represent power and authority, media-mediated information, and their connection to culturally coded patterns of understanding. Selected awards and scholarships they have received include; HAP Grieshaber Preis der VG Bild-Kunst, DE (2017); Fellowship for Q21, MuseumsQuartier, Vienna, AT (2016); Travel Grant of Hessische Kulturstiftung, DE (2015-16); ars viva Prize for Fine Arts, DE (2012); Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral, New York, US (2011); Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin, IE (2011) J.W. Hector Kunstpreis, DE (2009 among others. Currently, their works are on display at the “8th Çanakkale Biennale” until November 5, 2022 and at Salt Beyoğlu in the exhibition “The 90s Onstage” until February 12, 2023.

Özlem Günyol and Mustafa Kunt are residents at Tarabya Cultural Academy from October 2022 to January 2023.