Güçlü Öztekin

Güçlü Öztekin is known for his large-scale works created with materials, such as Styrofoam and kraft paper. He uses materials that are within his reach as an act of recycling. According to Öztekin, an artwork is in its most crude form until it is exhibited; therefore, in order for the artwork to acquire its full effect during an exhibition, it must be reprocessed.

Güçlü Öztekin (b. 1978, Eskişehir). He graduated from the Department of Painting, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in 2003. His selected solo exhibitions are Tupsy Turvy! Selpakla Gorili Bitirdim!, Dirimart, Istanbul (2017); Şe Şe Pa Pa… Sometimes You Need to Cry to Fish, Rampa, Istanbul (2015); Everything’s Tickling Each Other, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna (2012); and kAPLANKADİLAk–He Was a Nasty Man But He Washed His Hands Obsessively, Rampa, Istanbul (2010). His group exhibitions and biennials include Sky is attached / Say sound, we meet, with Sinan Logie, Barın Han, Istanbul (2021); All Else is Far, curated by Ceren Erdem, Dirimart, Istanbul (2021); Dirimart Presents VII: Still-life, Dirimart, Istanbul (2020); WORLBMON, with Güneş Terkol, 16th Istanbul Biennial, curated by Nicolas Bourriaud (2019); Memory and Continuity: A Selection from the Huma Kabakcı Collection, curated by Huma Kabakçı and Esra Aliçavuşoğlu, Pera Museum, Istanbul (2016); Jahresgaben 2008, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster (2008). Öztekin is a member of the artist groups HA ZA VU ZU and GuGuOu. Together with them, he took part in various group exhibitions, during which they enacted performances and showed their works: For Whom Is It Too Late Today? – Between Stamp and Mars, Frac des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou (2009); 10th International Baltic Art Triennial, Vilnius (2009); 10th Lyon Biennial (2009); Kaserne, Basel (2008); Mercy, Liverpool (2008); Rotterdamse Schouwburg (2008); Bovisa Triennial, Milan (2008); Lokaal01, Anvers (2008); and 10th Istanbul Biennial (2007). He lives and works in Istanbul.

SELECTED WORKS
Untitled
Untitled
WORLBMON
WORLBMON
Angel
Angel
Untitled
Untitled
İkizler
İkizler
Aaiğhihihih!
Aaiğhihihih!
Stellar Bandit
Stellar Bandit
Nameless 31
Nameless 31
The Routine and the Eternal Diversity
The Routine and the Eternal Diversity
EXHIBITIONS

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Would you still love me if I painted parrots all day?

08 June 2022–03 July 2022 | Dirimart

Güçlü Öztekin

What’s On Your Mind River

14 March 2022–02 April 2022 | Dirimart

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Dirimart Presents VIII

22 October 2021–01 December 2021 | Dirimart

Sinan Logie, Güçlü Öztekin

Sky is attached / Say sound, we meet

01 October 2021–13 November 2021 | Dirimart

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Ritmo Zeytino X Dirimart

08 July 2021–18 September 2021 | Dirimart

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All Else Is Far

04 March 2021–22 April 2021 | Dirimart

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Dirimart Presents VII: Still Life

09 June 2020–29 July 2020 | Dirimart

Güçlü Öztekin

Topsy-Turvy! Selpakla Gorili Bitirdim!

12 December 2017–21 January 2018 | Dirimart
PUBLICATIONS