This goes on and on
January 17–March 24, 2019
Bankalar Caddesi 10 Karaköy, Beyoğlu
Anna Laudel will present young and talented artist Ardan Özmenoğlu’s solo exhibition entitled This goes on and on between January 17 and March 24, 2019. Known for her distinctive works with Post-it Notes, in This goes on and on, Özmenoğlu will reflect the architectural and historical features of the gallery building on her selection and will showcase her new works produced for this exhibition as well as the recent ones.
Özmenoğlu is a mixed-media contemporary artist, recognised for her innovative use of different materials and interdisciplinary, playful techniques. Her works are based on the expressions and symbols from global and local popular culture, aiming to depict her daily life. Özmenoğlu’s newest project, produced for this exhibition, centers around the usage of playing cards within colourful portraits, turning them into a medium to tell the stories of Ottoman Sultans.
Using a wide range of materials and medium including post-its, paintings, glass and neons, This goes on and on brings together artworks of Özmenoğlu with unique techniques and designs, investigating the contemporary popular culture and lifestyle.
The first solo exhibition of the year will be held across three floors at Anna Laudel in Istanbul until March 24, 2019. Anna Laudel is also proud to present the latest works of Ardan Özmenoğlu at Art Karlsruhe February 21–24, 2019.
Born in 1979 in Turkey, Ardan Özmenoğlu obtained her BFA and MFA from Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture at Bilkent University, Ankara. She was an Artist in Residence at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley; Ateliergemeinschaft Milchhof e.V. Berlin; Frans Maserell Centrum in Belgium; Kulturkontakt Austria in Vienna and Glasstress in Murano, Venice. Her recent projects are site-specific screen print installations, which incorporate architecture and sculpture, using materials such as glass, neon tubing and post-it notes. At the interface between printmaking and sculpture, three-dimensional portraits come into being. She currently lives and works in Istanbul.
Since her first exhibition in 2006, her works have been featured in over forty exhibitions in the USA and abroad including Istanbul, Basel, Berlin, London, and Milan. Her works can also be found in important collections internationally such as the Frankfurt Airport Collection, Osthaus Museum Hagen Collection, Kala Art Institute Collection, Borusan Contemporary Art Collection, UniCredit Bank Art Collection, and the Istanbul Modern Collection amongst others.
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