Ozan Atalan


Educational Background

  • 2013-2016Syracuse University Visual and Performing Arts Sculpture Department, Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

  • 2008-2013Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Fine Arts Sculpture Department, Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Achievements: Top Grade Graduation, GPA 93.79 out of 100

  • 2003-2007Anadolu University Faculty of Law, Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Achievements: Distinction, GPA 3.26 out of 4.00

  • 2018-OngoingYasar University, School of Art and Design, PhD (Proficiency in Art)

Work Experience

  • 2015-2016Adjunct Teacher, Introductory Sculpture, Syracuse University School of Art, Visual and Performing Arts

  • 2016-OngoingWriter at PlatoSanat Blog

  • 2018-OngoingAdjunct Teacher, Understanding Digital Media/Design Semiotics/History of Graphic Design, Izmir University of Economics, Visual Communication Department


  • 2016Post MFA Fellowship at Bahcesehir University by Syracuse University

  • 2013Fulbright Scholarship for MFA Program at Syracuse University

  • 2013Top Grade Graduation for BFA Degree from Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Fine Arts

  • 20132013 Grand Prize of Annual ECEV 12th Sculpture Competition

  • 2012Winning the National Competition on Visual Arts, ‘Borders&Orbits’ by Siemens Art

  • 2012Owner of Jury’s Special Award, ECEV 11th Sculpture Competition


  • 2015 January-MayThe Turner Semester Residency Program, Angels Gate Cultural Center Studios, San Pedro-Los Angeles, California, USA

  • 2017Can Serrat Artist Residency, El Bruc, Barcelona, Spain

  • 2018Yarat Contemporary Art Center, Baku, Azerbaijan


  • 2014Cultures of Memory Symposium, St John University, York, United Kingdom

  • 2016Workshop by Ozan Atalan, Translation, Bahcesehir University, Video and Photography Department, Istanbul, Turkey

  • 2018Making the Exhibitions Workshop by Thibaut De Ruyter, Yarat Contemporary Art Center, Baku, Azerbaijan

  • 2018Workshop by Ozan Atalan, Nature-Culture, Yarat Contemporary Art Center, Baku, Azerbaijan


  • Article, “Marcel Duchamp: Ready-made and Its Reflections on Contemporary Art”, Yedi (Peer Reviewed Journal), Issue 7, Pages 23-31, January 2012, Izmir, Turkey.