ERKİN GÖREN

Artist / Performer / Teacher İstanbul / Berlin

Education

Marmara University

Pedagogical Formation for Fine Arts

Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee

Spatial Strategies

Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts

Painting

Scholarship of Austrian Government Culture Office

Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University

Painting

İstanbul Anatolian Fine Arts Highschool

Painting, Graphic Design, Photography, Illustration

Raziye Kubat Studio

Painting & Printing

Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Children’s Course

Painting for Children

Experience

Teacher

Oddä Art Studio

Painting / Illustration studio for children and also inner children.

Co-Founder & Teacher

Atölye Onbir

Studio space for painting and illustration

Course Schedule Manager & Teacher

Netron Technology Institute

Visual Communication Design

Freelance Illustrator & Designer

Various Agencies, Magazines, Places, Projects..

Co-Founder & Curator

Mtaär

Our long story artist collective, born as a group exhibition named Mülayim Taarruz (Gentle Attack), gradually evolved into an online artist network. Finally shortened its name to Mtaär and had its own exhibition space in Kadikoy/Moda.

Mtaar, became an unregistered, artist-fed platform where we host monthly exhibitions of more than a hundred independent artists, collectives and diverse forms of art. The space quickly gained local appreciation and worldwide artist initiatives' interest.

In 2010, Mtaar was shut down due to legal coverage avoidence policy. (T.A.Z.)

Founder & Curator

Horaley

Horaley was a monthly selection of visual works. It worked like, me announcing a context, collecting the works until the deadline and bam, a new issue! Contexts could be a word, a concept, an audio track, a poem, a short movie, etc..

Between the years 2007 and 2012, we published 36 Horaley issues, showing more than 500 art pieces online.

In year 2008, we put up an actual exhitibion in İstanbul. It was so crowded with artists, we had to divide it in three different venues; Mtaar, Global Art Foundation and Alan İstanbul.

Guitar Player

Kupka

'‘Kupka was started by Erkin Gören and Berkan Tuncdemir with the name of Monera in 1998 in İstanbul. They started off with covering bands such as 59 Times the Pain and Ten Foot Pole. Not much later, they started making their own songs and played in numerous venues such as Kemancı Rock Bar, Peyote, 3L, Bronx and many more, including school festivals. The band gained its last form with Cenk Akkaya joining with the drums in 2002, changed its name to Mould, and the members recorded their first LP, consisting of five of their own songs.’'

Singer, Guitar Player

Anadol

https://vimeo.com/7583562

Founder & Radio Programmer

Fakir Radio

Pirate radio with eclectic content.

Founder

ReftLight

Reftlight is a curated sound broadcast open to the participation of all musicians and sound artists. Every once in a while, announces a reference sound as the contextual focus of the upcoming issue. The idea is to gather people around one common influence and collect the outcome into an album. Artists are free to do whatever with the given sound.

ReftLight published five issues in collaboration with more than thirthy artists, has been featured by Radio Grenouille of Marseille / France in 2010. The same year provided audio content to İstanbul Soundshift Sound Art Festival.

Voice-over Artist

Açık Radyo, Radyo Babylon

I spoke voice-overs for jingles etc.

Reverse Engineer / Data Analyst

Autoaid

Advanced Gui Automation
Data Analysis
Reverse Engineering

Gardener

Samma Karuna

Exhibitions

2018

Group, Güneş Yerinde / The Sun is Still There, Artsümer - İstanbul (Curated by Eda Gecikmez & Sevil Tunaboylu)

2017

Solo, Resim Sevgisi (Love for Painting), Meyvemix Juice Bar - Beyoğlu / İstanbul

2017

Mural Work, Urban Kitchen - Kampot, Cambodia

2017

Mural Work, Happy Luna - Koh Rong, Cambodia

2017

Solo, Through, Samma Karuna - Ko Phangan, Surat Thani, Thailand

2017

Solo, Through : Journey, Art Café Koh Phangan - Thailand

2016

Workshop, Intuitive Drawing, Karakaya Retreat Center - Gümüşlük, Bodrum (Osho Diamond Breath Festival)

2015

Duo, Oh Be Dünya Varmış! (+ Deniz Koloğlu), Tasarım Bakkalı - İstanbul

2015

Solo, The Craft Haus Artist Collective ft. Erkin Gören, Paradise Kulturraum - Berlin, Germany

2015

Group, Kein Problem, Die Sonne 78 - Sonnenallee, Berlin

2015

Solo, Everyone My Friend (Arkadaşım Herkes), 311artworks - Tophane, İstanbul (http://goo.gl/vXR9rm)

2014

Group, Salon Pink, Gaswerk - Weimar

2014

Group, Sushikebap, Urban Spree - Berlin

2013

Group, Chapul '‘What We Learned From Looting So Far’',, Kreuzberg Pavillion - Berlin

2013

Solo, Shape Titled, Merkezi - Berlin

2012

Group, Kreuzkassel, Kreuzberg Pavillion - Kassel, Germany

2012

Group, Mon Habite, Zentrum für Kultur und Urbanistik - Berlin

2012

Group, Ekmek, Kreuzberg Pavillion - Berlin

2012

Group, Interperspectives, Zentrum für Kultur und Urbanistik - Berlin

2012

Group, Body Pleasure Pressure, Cezayir Salonu - İstanbul

2012

Group, Like an Animal, Milk Gallery - İstanbul

2012

Solo, Diyemedim, O.T. Projektraum - Berlin

2011

Group, Soft City, Alan - İstanbul

2011

Group, Destroy İstanbul, Neurotitan Gallery - Berlin

2011

Group, Where the Fire Has Struck, Depo - İstanbul

2010

Group, İstila, 20. İstanbul Art Fair - İstanbul

2010

Group, Ability to Face the Uncertain, Serdar-ı Ekrem Street - İstanbul

2010

Group, A Wall is a Door, Global Art Federation - İstanbul

2010

Group, Public Enemy, Kargart - İstanbul

2010

Group, Subconscious, 6:45 Gram - İstanbul

2009

Group, My Name is Casper, Karşı Sanat - İstanbul

2009

Group, Urban Bridges, Gallery Nauwieser - İstanbul

2009

Group, İstanbul Off-Spaces, Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien - İstanbul

2009

Group, Horaley, Mtaär / G.A.F / Alan - İstanbul

2009

Group, Local Illustrators I, Mtaär - İstanbul

2009

Solo, Escape From Civilization, Mtaär - İstanbul

2009

Solo, You Don’t Understand, Global Art Federation - İstanbul

2008

Group, Young İstanbul, Stockholm Färgfabriken - Stockholm, Sweden

2008

Group, Fear of Flying, Daralan - İstanbul

2008

Group, Urban Jealousy, 1st International Roaming Biennial of Tehran - İstanbul

2008

Group, Connect the Dots, Hafriyat Karaköy - İstanbul

2008

Solo, Do Not Ask Why, Hafriyat Art Group - İstanbul

2008

Solo, Intercourses, Global Art Federation - İstanbul

2007

Group, Alternative Election Posters, Hafriyat Karaköy - İstanbul

2007

Group, The Street Arts, Hafriyat Karaköy - İstanbul

2005

Group, International Salzburg Academy Group Exhibition, Salzfabrik - Salzburg

2004

Duo, Microshare, Kino - İstanbul

2004

Group, Mülayim Taarruz : Extreme Exteriors, Gallery X - İstanbul

Skills

Live Photoshop Illustrator Final Cut Wordpress Logic Premiere

Specialties

Visual / Audial Arts Teaching Painting Music Production Event Management Reverse Engineering Soldering Advanced Gui Automation Data Analysis