Credit: Nazlı Erdemirel

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 (2015-2016); ars viva Prize for Fine Arts, DE (2012); Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral, New York-Studio Grant, US (2011); Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin, IE (2011), J.W. Hector Kunstpreis, DE (2009), Jurgen Ponto-Stiftung, DE (2007-2008) among others. Their works are on currently on display at the Kunsthalle Baden-Baden in the exhibition Auditions for An Unwritten Opera until October 8, at IMALAT-HANE in the exhibition TEN: Abstractions, intimations, ruminations and at the Haifa Museum of Art in the exhibition Choreography of Resistance until the end of December 2023.

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