Contributor Bios

Şener Özmen

Şener Özmen (b.1971, İdil); artist, poet, art critic and writer. His first writings on art appeared in art-ist Contemporary Art Magazine. His essays were published in BirGün newspaper as well as magazines such as Sanat Dünyamız and Siyahî. He has taken part in group exhibitions at notable institutions including Centre Pompidou, Stedelijk Museum, Frac Corse, ENSBA, Arter, Istanbul Modern, Salt, Neues Museum, Seoul Museum of Art, Akademie der Kuenste, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, and Kunsthalle Fridericianum. He has also participated in many biennials including Istanbul Biennial (2013, 2005); Thessaloniki Biennial (2013); Chili Biennial (2005); Cetinje Biennial (2004); Seville Biennial (2004); and Tirana Biennial (2003). His recent solo exhibitions are There is a way out (Pilot, Istanbul 2015), Zero Tolerance (Pilot, Istanbul, 2012), The Story of Sener Ozmen (Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, 2011) and Original Message (with artist Cengiz Tekin, Outlet, 2009). Özmen’s recent and upcoming exhibitions include: Concrete (in cooperation with Muma, Tophane-i Amire, Istanbul); Global Control and Censorship (ZKM, Karlsruhe); Remember Lidice (Edition Block, Berlin and Museum Lidice, Czech Republic) and Istanbul. Passion, Joy, Fury (MAXXI-Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo, Rome).