Viron Erol Vert | January-March 2021
Viron Erol Vert, grew up between northern Germany, Istanbul, and Athens in an intercultural family environment, and he now lives and works between Berlin and the Mediterranean region. His multicultural influences play a key role in his research processes, as does the close connection to various subcultural contexts of Berlin’s club scene. Vert’s work interweaves different cultures, materials, languages, forms of expression, perspectives, and views of life into a hybrid, complementary identity. His goal is to reveal and overcome abstract and theoretical boundaries in order to enrich life with acoustic, social and physical, visual and sculptural spaces. His solo exhibitions include The Name of Shades of Paranoia, Called Different Forms of Silence (Galerie Wedding, Berlin, 2017), Born in the Purple (Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, 2017), and Der Chronist (The Chronicler) (Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, 2014). In 2018 he presented his exhibition project Ambereum at the Riga Biennale (RIBOCA), and in 2019, at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark. Vert is the winner of the Villa Romana Prize (2018).
Viron Erol Vert was a resident at Tarabya Cultural Academy from October 2019 to January 2020 and from January to March 2021.