Ozan Atalan


Ozan Atalan was born in Gelibolu, Turkey in 1985. He studied law between 2003-2007 at Anadolu University Faculty of Law but it wasn't until his graduation and his completion as an intern lawyer that he realized his talents and passion laid elsewhere. In 2008, Ozan began his art practice at the Dokuz Eylul University School of Fine Arts. He suspended his enrollment in art school for one year in order to fulfill his military obligation in his home country. He earned his BFA in 2013 and was soon thereafter granted a Fulbright Scholarship for the MFA Program at Syracuse University. As a result of this process, he earned his Master of Fine Arts degree from Syracuse University Visual and Performing Arts in 2016. His versatile background are the driving forces behind the transitional multilayers that can be found in his work. Ozan`s work has been exhibited in both nationally and internationally esteemed venues such as Trekhgornaya Manufaktura - Moscow, Siemens Art Gallery, Kedi Culture and Arts Center, Cetin Emec Art Gallery, Spark Contemporary Art Space, K2 Contemporary Art Center, Goethe Institute, Pera Museum, Istanbul Entrepot No.3, Angel`s Gate Cultural Center, Sonce Alexander Gallery Mini White Cube, PØST Los Angeles, Long Beach Art Council, Syracuse University, State University of New York, Cortland and Izmir University of Economics.