The Visual
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(b.1979, Ankara), Contemporary Artist. She received her BA and MFA from Bilkent University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Design and Architecture. Her works are mainly consisting of site-specific installations, paintings, and transparent glass sculptures that she creates using original screen-printing techniques on different material surfaces. She worked as an invited artist at Berkeley Kala Art Institute, USA; Ateliergemeinschaft Milchhof e.V. Berlin; Frans Masereel Art Center, Belgium; Kulturkontakt Austria, Vienna and Glasstress Murano, Venice.

Özmenoğlu’s works are known for overturning the expressions and images of Turkish and global popular culture. Especially in post-it notes, neon and glass artworks, using the material with the meaning of its burden it develops a special language that overlaps cultural history and everyday life. Özmenoğlu, our age defined by the speed of communications and technology, within the meaning of slippery floors and plenty of references, signs, and a unique line of contemporary art in Turkey with her slalom from the image. Many of her works are informed by her own biography, but they also set a universal example of the artistic examination of national and cultural identity, individuality, and collective visual memory.

Her works can be found in important collections internationally, such as the Hort Collection NYC, Naked Heart Foundation, the Frankfurt Airport Collection, the Osthaus Museum Hagen Collection, the Kala Art Institute Collection, the Borusan Contemporary Art Collection, the UniCredit Bank Art collection, the Fondation Jan Michalski Collection, the Imoga Mundi (Benetton) Collection and the Istanbul Modern Museum Collection.
Ardan Özmenoğlu’s artworks have been shown worldwide, she continues her life and work in her studio in Yeniköy, Istanbul.



2016 Viadukt, Vienna, Austria
2015 Glasstress, Murano, Venice, Italy
2012 Manhattan Graphics Center, NY, USA
2010 KulturKontakt , Vienna, Austria
2008 Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium
2008 Ateliergemeinschaft Milchhof e.V. , Berlin, Germany
2007 Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA, USA

Solo Exhibitions


2022 You like my work ha? Fremin Gallery, New York, USABodrumania, Anna Laudel Gallery, Bodrum, TR
2021 Alles wunderbar, Anna Laudel Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany You like my work ha?, Anna Laudel Gallery, Istanbul, TR
2020 Gods and Goddesses, Siyah Beyaz, Ankara, TRVolta New York, Anna Laudel Gallery, New York, USA
2019 Through the Looking Glass, Fremin Gallery, New York, USALike yours, like mine, like home, Galerie des Bains, Geneva, Switzerland

This will go on and on, Anna Laudel Gallery, Istanbul, TR

2018 I think I saw a cat, EKAV Art Gallery, Istanbul, TRPost-it, Fremin Gallery, New York, USA

Glass Sculptures & Post-it Works, Cafmeyer Gallery, Knokke, Belgium

You name it, Gallery Siyah Beyaz, Ankara, TR      

2017 Born with a silver spoon in mouth, Gaia Gallery, Istanbul, TRWhat is the time in Istanbul, Nitra Gallery, Athens, Greece

Ottoman carpets, Vienna Design Week, Viadukt, Vienna, Austria

Art Slave, Gallery Frank Pages, Geneva, Switzerland

2016 Made in Istanbul, Osthaus Museum Hagen, Hagen, GermanyAbilerim, Ablalarim, Gallery Siyah&Beyaz and Öktem&Aykut Gallery, TR
2015 Hajde, Haydi, Let’s go, Galerija Bacva, Zagreb, HungaryBarbar Aga Ghetto Ghetto, Gallery Frank Pages, Geneva, Switzerland

Watch Out!, Gallery Ilayda, Istanbul, TR

Art is my husband, GPL Contemporary, Vienna, Austria

2014 Sculptures, ALANistanbul, Istanbul, TR
2013 I was born in Ankara, Siyah Beyaz Gallery, Ankara, TR
2012 E PLURIBUS UNUM, Bertrand Delacroix Gallery, New York, USAMade in Turkey, Casa Dell’Arte, Bodrum, TR

2 kg.5, Siyah Beyaz Gallery, Ankara, TR

2011 I’m not a Biennial Artist, Ekav Art Gallery, Istanbul, TRVery Contemporary!, Maçka Modern Art Gallery, Istanbul, TR
2010 Political Arena, Daire Sanat, Cihangir, Istanbul, TRTaxi Driver, ALANistanbul, Istanbul, TR

1 bird, 2 birds, 3 birds, AC Institute, New York, USA

Things on my mind, Ekav Art Gallery, Istanbul, TR

2009 Dékolleté, Ilayda Art Gallery, Istanbul, TR
2008 It’s either Istanbul conquers me or I conquer Istanbul, TRGallery Play Studio, Istanbul, TR

Play Revisited, Galerie IAC Berlin, Berlin, Germany


Group Exhibitions


2022 Contemporary Istanbul Bloom, Anna Laudel, Istanbul, TRBeyond Borders, MiArt, London, GB

Art Karlsruhe, Anna Laudel, Düsseldorf, Germany

Volta New York, Anna Laudel, Istanbul, TR

Contemporary Istanbul, Istanbul, TR

Circle Tales, Spring Benefit & Auction, IPCNY, New York, USA

Aşkla / With Love, EkavArt Gallery, Istanbul, TR

Artists who crossed the road from Trabzon, MKM Exhibition Mall of Istanbul Municipality, Istanbul, TR

Art on Paper, Fremin Gallery, New York, USA

2021 Contemporary Istanbul, Anna Laudel, Istanbul, TRArtMiami, Fremin Gallery, Miami, USA

Nantucket Exhibitions, Quidley & Company, Nantucket, MA, USA

Palm Beach, Art Wynwood, Online Edition, Fremin Gallery, USA

2020 Modern Art Research Institute, UkraineBody Space: Citizenship and Territories, Timișoara, Romania

Art Karlsruhe, Anna Laudel Gallery, Germany

Step Istanbul, Anna Laudel Gallery, Istanbul, TR

2019 Pulse Miami, Anna Laudel Gallery, Miami, USAHouse Warming, Anna Laudel Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany

Step Istanbul, Anna Laudel Gallery, Istanbul, TR

Art Karlsruhe, Anna Laudel Gallery, Karlsruhe, Germany

2018 Art Miami, Fremin Gallery, Miami, USAThe Signature Exhibition, Fremin Gallery, New York, USA

London Art Fair, Nitra Gallery, London, GB

2017 Not just yet, Nitra Gallery, Athens, GreecePast meets Present, Anna Laudel Gallery, Istanbul, TR

E/AB Fair, Viadukt Printshop, New York, USA 

2016 Memory and Continuity, Pera Museum, Istanbul, TR
2015 Artists in their time, Istanbul Modern Museum, Istanbul, TR
2014 IEEB6- Circumstances favorable to natural selection,curated by Olivia Nitis,                  Bucharest, RomaniaLaundromat, NENI Art Projects, Vienna, Austria Washsalon, Fast and Clean, Salon Neucologne, Berlin, Germany

Autonomous and Beautiful, Aksanat, Istanbul, TR

Scope NewYork, Mark Hackem Gallery, New York, USA

2013 Little bit History Deleting, GPL Contemporary, Vienna, AustriaArt Basel Scope, Siyah Beyaz Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
2012 IEEB5, International Experimental Printmaking Biennale Bucharest, RomaniaNew Prints 2012/Winter, IPCNY, New York, USA
2011 Just Press Print!, Anya Tish Gallery, Houston, Texas, USAArt Unlimited, ALANIstanbul, Basel.Halfway, HDLU Croatian Association of Artists, Zagreb, Croatia

Confessions on Dangerous Minds curated by Artnesia, Saatchi Gallery, London, GB

We cannot be a couple, Herz Fondation, Vienna, Austria

Art of defence, Galeri Nev, Ankara, TR

2010 Handle with care, The second exhibition of the CARTE BLANCHE PROJECTUNICREDIT STUDIO, Milan, Italy
2010 70th State Exhibition on Paintings& Sculptures, Printing Competition, Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism, General Directorate of Fine Arts,CERMODERN, Center of Modern Arts, Ankara, TRThe Huma Kabakçı Collection, Modern Hungarian Museum, Pecs, Hungary

The 2nd Canakkale Biennial; Fictional Realities, Transformations, Çanakkale, TR

The Huma Kabakçı Collection, Mönchehaus Museum for Modern Arts, Goslar, Germany

Ausstellung 2/4, Galerie ArtPoint, Vienna, Austria

The Huma Kabakçı Collection, Othaus Museum Hagen, Germany

Who’s afraid of Ornament? curated by Natasha Kurchanova, NurtureArt Gallery, Brooklyn, USA

Stuck up, curated by Karen Shaw, Islip Art Museum, NewYork, USA

CDA@play, CASA DELL’ARTE Gallery, Istanbul, TR

2009 IPCNY exhibition New Prints – Part I, The Leonard Pearlstein Gallery at Drexel University, Philadelphia, USABAC! Pandora’s Box- International Festival of Contemporary Art, X edition, CCCB Centro de Cultura Contemporanea de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

New Prints 2009/Autumn, IPCNY, New York, USA

Nurture Art 2009 Benefit, Claire Oliver Gallery, New York, USA

That was then…, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, USA

The code is Istanbul, curated by Beral Madra, Point Hotel Istanbul, TR

The International Art Exchange Exhibit: Featuring works by artists from 10 cities around the World, Incheon, Korea

I am alone, but, curated by Denizhan Özer, Daire Art Gallery, Istanbul, TR

The Art Market/Art Bazaar Summer, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, USA

New Prints 2009/Summer, Portraits: In Pursuit of likeness, IPCNY,New York, USA

28th Contemporary Artists Istanbul Exhibition, Turkish Painting&Sculpture Museum Association hosted by Akbank Art Center, Istanbul, TR

New Prints 2009/Winter, Anchor Graphics&Columbia College Chicago for Global Implications: Southern Graphics Council Conference 2009, Chicago, USA

XXV Jubilee International Festival Sarajevo Winter 2009, Organic Art Life, Sarajevo, Bosna I Herzigova

New Prints 2009/Winter, International Print Center New York, USA

2008 The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Exhibition, Agora Gallery, New York, USAArt is my playground, Küçükçiftlik Entertainment Park, Istanbul, TR
2007 Buca Education Faculty 2nd International Visual Arts İzmir Biennial, İzmir, TR

1st Contemporary Artists Meeting, Ilayda Art Gallery Istanbul, TR

Young Artists, Istanbul Modern Arts Gallery, Istanbul, TR

Monotype Marathon 2007, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, CA, USA

 Anonymous Drawings I, Blütenweiss, Berlin, Germany

2006 Mixed placement inside the gallery, Piramid Art Gallery, Istanbul, TRAteliers of Alexandria, AAW International Workshop Exhibition, Assembly of Artists and Writers, Alexandria, Egypt

The 25th Contemporary Artists Istanbul Exhibition, Turkish Painting and Sculpture 

Museum Association hosted by Akbank Art Center, Istanbul, TR

4th International Student Triennial, Marmara University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Istanbul, TR

Feiticio- Object Petitio- Fetishism, Bilkent University, Fine Arts, Design and Architecture Exhibition Hall. Ankara, Turkey

Silkscreens from the Silkroad: Student Prints from Bilkent University, Puryear Hall, University of Richmond, USA