Özlem Günyol and Mustafa Kunt have been working together since 2005. In their works, they investigate representation of individual and collective belonging, meaning of language, symbols, and information conveyed by the media, as well as their link to culturally coded patterns of understanding. This way, they contribute to the critical reflection on current societal questions of cultural and societal affiliation. With their artistic approach they structurally alter and transform the way these questions are being answered. In order to do that, the artists use methods such as translation, coding, deconstruction, classification, juxtaposition, and superimposition.
Özlem Günyol (d. 1977, Ankara) and Mustafa Kunt (d. 1978, Ankara) after graduating from Hacettepe University Ankara in 2001, they moved to Germany. Artist’s selected exhibitions include be-cause, Basis e.V., Frankfurt am Main (2007); Vier, Museum für Moderne Kunst (MMK3), Frankfurt am Main (2008); Dortmunder Kunstverein (2014); minute by minute, Dirimart, Istanbul (2015). Selected group exhibitions include Making a Scene, Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples (2008); El Dorado, About the promise of Human Rights, Kunsthalle Nürnberg (2009); Hector Kunstpreis 2009, Kunsthalle Mannheim (2009); 12th International Istanbul Biennial (2011); Lines of Thought, Parasol Unit, London (2012); ars viva 12/13, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz (2013); New Frankfurt Internationals: Solid Signs, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main / NKV, Wiesbaden (2015); As Rights Go By – On the Erosion and Denial of Rights, freiraum Q21, Museums Quartier, Vienna (2016). Özlem Günyol and Mustafa Kunt live and work in Frankfurt.