Ahu Akgün

Ahu Akgün

1985, Istanbul


2015-2018 Sabanci University, Visual Arts and Communication Design, MA, Istanbul, Turkey

2009-2010 Burg Giebichenstein Hochschule fur Kunst und Design, Textile and Painting Department, MA, Halle, Germany

2006-2007 Erasmus exchange, Munster Kunst Akademie, Munster, Germany

2004-2009 Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Painting Department, BFA, Istanbul, Turkey


Selected Exhibitions


2018 Mixerarts, “Over and Over”, Istanbul, Turkey

2018 Gallery 5, “Sketch Mood” .Istanbul, Turkey

2017 Resonance Gallery, curated by Ziyatin Nuriev and Kemal Tufan “Visiting Neighbour”, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

2017 Gallery 5, “Are We Happy?”, Istanbul, Turkey

2016 Mamut Art Project, Istanbul, Turkey

2015 Evin Art Gallery, “Nuri Iyem Painting Awards 2015” Exhibition, Istanbul, Turkey

2015 Tesvikiye Art Gallery, “30th Year Exhibition”, Istanbul, Turkey

2014 Mabeyn Gallery, “Life Stops”, Istanbul, Turkey

2014 Gallery Artist Cukurcuma, “Holocene”, solo exhibition, Istanbul, Turkey

2013 MSGSU Tophane-i Amire Culture and Art Center, OASIS (Osaka Art Show of International Selections) Art Fair, Istanbul, Turkey

2013 OASIS (Osaka Art Show of International Selections) Art Fair, Osaka, Japan

2013 Adahan, “Memories of the Forgotten”, curated by Artshift, Istanbul, Turkey

2012 Gallery Artist Cukurcuma, “Touching”, solo exhibition Istanbul, Turkey

2009 Sakip Sabanci Museum, “Sakip Sabanci Art Awards” Exhibition, Istanbul, Turkey


Collective Works


2017 HAH founded by Sevgi Aka, Ahu Akgün, Gizem Karakaş, Ayça Telgeren, Defne Tesal and Murat Yıldız in Istanbul, Turkey

2018 Kasa Gallery, “There is Another Possibility: About Open Space and Artist Collectives”. group exhibition, Istanbul, Turkey

2018 "HAHcalendar" 2018 calendar, HAH members together with Sena Başöz, Lara Ogel, Romina Meriç, Sevgi Aka, Uzay Kere, Beste Topuz, Onur Ceritoğlu. published by Art Unlimited

2017 IMC5533, “MCPS”, “HAHasks”. reading performance, Istanbul, Turkey

2018 MSGSU Tophane-i Amire Culture and Art Center Cistern Gallery, “Shot Free-4”, Istanbul, Turkey

2017 Halka Art Project, “Maybe, We will Benefit from Our Neighbor's Good Fortune”. group exhibition, Istanbul, Turkey

2017 HAHmekan, “Vesile” exhibition, Istanbul, Turkey


Performer at


2017 Salt Galata, with curation of Herhal Collective “Repetition-cycle Talks and Performance Series”, Dila Yumurtacı’s “Transcending the Senses” performance, Istanbul, Turkey

2017 Palazzo Tibaldi, with curatorship of Ayca Ceylan and Pinar Derin Gencer Self-Service Art Performance Days “To Remember-To Forget”, Dila Yumurtacı’s “Transcending the Senses” performance, Istanbul, Turkey

2017 HAHmekan, within “Vesile” exhibition Gizem Karakaş’s “I Remember” performance, Istanbul, Turkey

2017 Mamut Art Project, with curatorship of Seyhan Musaoğlu and Simge Burhanoğlu “How are You?” Mamut Performances. Dila Yumurtacı’s “Transcending the Senses” performance, Istanbul, Turkey


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