CV

ÖZLEM ALTIN

Born in 1977 in Goch, Germany. Lives and works in Berlin.


2000-2003

Hoogeschool voor de Kunsten, Arnhem, Netherlands (BA Fine Arts)

2004-2006

Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, Netherlands (MA Fine Arts)

2007

Founding of independent publisher for artist books Orient Press, Berlin

2020-21

Guest-professorship for photography, HGB Art academy, Leipzig



Grants and Residencies


2022

Arbeitsstipendium, Stiftung Kunstfonds

2020

Villa Romana Prize, Florence, Italy

2018

Residency CCA Andratx, Mallorca

2014

Residency Goethe-Institut, IMMA, Dublin

2014

Residency The Moving Museum, Istanbul

2010–12

Scholarship of Günther-Peill-Stiftung, Düren, Germany

2010

Residency Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples

2009

Work grant, Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam

2008

Publication grant, Fonds BKVB, , Amsterdam

2007

Work grant, Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam

2006

Residency Schloss Ringenberg, Hamminkeln

2006

Scholarship of Dullertstichting Hey KonijnFonds, Arnhem




Solo exhibitions


2019

Honey Moon, Sauvage, Düsseldorf

2019

Lens, Kunst Meran, Italy, curated by Christiane Rekade

2017

Processing, Camera Austria, steirischer herbst, Graz, Austria

2016

Interiore, SpazioA, Pistoia, Italy

2016

Hole or screen (her body, a fragment), Raum mit Licht, Vienna, Austria

2016

Untitled (touch or melancholy), Sammlungsausstellung, Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz, Austria

2015

Kiria Koula, San Francisco, USA, curated by Juana Berrio (with Patricia L. Boyd)

2015

No story, no, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands, curated by Defne Ayas, Samuel Saelemakers

2013

Cathartic ballet, Circus, Berlin, Germany

2012

Rhythm of Resemblance, Leopold–Hoesch–Museum, Düren, Germany

2011

Several bodies, Circus, Berlin, Germany

2010

Ianus (My memory of what happened is not what happened), Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples

2009

Each movement appears like hesitation, Circus, Berlin, Germany

2008

Geometric portrait, Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem, Netherlands

2007

Die dritten Personen, Swingr, Vienna, Austria

2006

The Movement Movement, BRAVO, Rotterdam, Netherlands (with Ruth Buchanan)

2006

There are people watching, expecting to hear absolute silence, TENT, Rotterdam, Netherlands




Selected groupexhibitions


-2022 The Milk of Dreams, 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, curated by Cecilia Alemani (upcoming)

Omnibus, Kinderhook & Caracas, Berlin, kuratiert von Sol Calero und Chris Kline (upcoming) Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig (upcoming)

2021 Tongues of Time, Villa Romana, Florence


2020 Companion Pieces: New Photography 2020, MoMA (online), curated by Lucy Gallun Die Antwort kommt, KV Leipzig

Exhibition of prize fellows, Villa Romana, Florence

2019 Part of the Labyrinth, GIBCA 10th Gothenburg Biennial, Sweden, curated by Lisa Rosendahl The Seventh Continent, 16th Istanbul Biennial, Turkey, curated by Nicolas Bourriaud

50 Jahre neue Gesellschaft, nGbk, Berlin

What remains is what the poets found, PS120, Berlin, curated by Jesi Khadivi and Justin Polera A skin surrounding everything, Manifold Books, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2018 We don't need another hero, 10th Berlin Biennial, curated by Gabi Ngcobo etal., Berlin Beyond Words, 4th Mardin Biennial, curated by Nazli Gürlek etal., Mardin, Turkey

2017 Cosmology of the Boundless, Museion, Bolzano

The surface of shrimp-the gesture of soap, curated by Zoe Miller, UVE, Berlin

2016 Sparkling like the surface of the ocean, curated by Hanne Hagennaars, Garage Rotterdam To Walk A Line, curated by Katarina Zdjelar, Akademie der Künste der Welt, Köln

What we have overlooked, curated by Mirjam Westen, Museum Arnhem at Framer Framed, Amsterdam

Beyond lawn and order, curated by Rodrigo Ortiz Monasterio, josegarcia ,xm, Mexico City

2015 Regarding Spectatorship, curated by Marianna Liosi and Boaz Levin, Kunstraum Bethanien, Berlin OAOA University, curated by Ola Vasiljeva, de Vleeshal Kabinetten, Middelburg

I hear your voice reflected..., curated by Emily Wardill and Jesi Khadivi, Carlier Gebauer, Berlin 2014 The Moving Museum, Istanbul

Trocadero, curated by Nazli Gürlek, Nesrin Esirtgen Collection Art Space, Istanbul Disappear like this word, Aleksander Bruno, Warsaw

2013 Museum Off Museum, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld Das Ende des 20. Jahrhunderts, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin

Salon der Angst, curated by Cathérine Hug and Nicolaus Schafhausen, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna Artists for Tichy, curated by Zdenek Felix, GASK Central Bohemian Gallery, Kutna Hora

Altın, curated by Sol Calero and Chris Kline, Kinderhook & Caracas, Berlin

Always Yours, Lost Objects, Monuments, curated by Neil Beloufa, Balice Hertling, Paris 2012 Two hands and a head, SVIT, Prague

Dear Aby Warburg, What Can Be Done with Images?, curated by Eva Schmidt, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Siegen (Cat.)

Case Report, curated by Lorenzo Sandoval, Nogueras Blanchard, Barcelona

2011 the light, the shape & the body, curated by Philipp Ziegler, Galerie Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart Figures in Space, curated by Rita Kersting, Galerie Ute Parduhn, Düsseldorf

Malibu Circa 1990, Contemporary Art Gallery, Malibu, USA

Untitled (Evidence): From Alternative Knowledge to Counter Memories, curated by Vincent Honoré, David Roberts Art Foundation, London

based in Berlin, Atelierhaus Monbijoupark, Berlin (Cat.)

Starke Emergenz, curated by Veit Loers, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck (Cat.) 2010 Spirits & Landscapes, curated by Ada von Hoorebeke, Wiels, Brussels

Purpling, curated by Lucy Stein, Gimpel Fils, London Source Material, TENT, Rotterdam



Artist books, Contributions to publications, and bookprojects


2021

Serpentine Alphabet, published by Villa Romana, Florenz

2017

Dance, Edition Camera Austria, Graz

2015

Notes on Notes, published by Orient Press, Berlin and Witte de With, Rotterdam

2014

Museum Off Museum, Bielefelder Kunstverein, published by Sternberg Press, Berlin

2013

Invisible mountains, published by Orient Press, Berlin

2012

One Question-Nine Possible Answers-Three rooms, issue one, edited by Melanie Bonajo,



published by Künstlerhaus Bethanien





2012

Confusion between the animate and inanimate, artist book published by Leopold Hoesch



Museum, Dueren; Nicolai Verlag, Berlin

2010

De motu, artist book, published by Orient Press, Berlin

2010

Umbra, artist book, published by Orient Press, Berlin

2010

24 Advertisements, curated and edited by Jacob Fabricius, Malmö

2010

Who wants to Act Now, or Even See Acting, edited by Nazli Gurlek, DEPO, Istanbul

2009

Katarina Zdjelar, Parapoetics, published by TENT, Rotterdam, 2009

2009

Fragmentation of perception / Perception of fragmentation, edited by Marjolein Kok, Rotterdam

2009

Erstarrte Unruhe, artist book, published by Orient Press, Berlin

2008

Resonant bodies, voices, memories, edited by Anke Bangma, Deirdre Donoghue, Lina Issa,



Katarina Zdjelar, published by Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam and Revolver, Frankfurt

2008

Survival of an idea, artist book, published by Orient Press, Berlin

2008

The fall occurs inside, artist book, published by Orient Press, Berlin

2008

Freunde und Futter, artist book, published by Orient Press, Berlin

2007

Zig Zag lady, artist book, published by Orient Press, Berlin

2007

India Song, artist book, published by Orient Press, Berlin

2007

De Integratie Suite, artist book, published by Orient Press, Berlin

2007

The Primitive Mentality, artist book, published by Orient Press, Berlin

2006

After Rouge, edited by Navid Nuur and Lisa Vieten, published by Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam



and Revolver Books, Frankfurt

2006

No Description Mentioned, published by Knust, Nijmegen

2005

Black Friday, edited by Christoph Keller, published by Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam



and Revolver Books, Frankfurt





Selected Bibliography


2019

Lens, Kunsthaus Meran (Kat.)

2018

Spike Art Magazine, Beyond the Thunderdome, review by Federica Bueti, 06/2018

2018

10th Berlin Biennal, Özlem Altin, catalogue text by Jan Verwoert, 06/2018 (Kat.)

2016

Animation des Unheimlichen, review by Margit Neuhold, Camera Austria International 134,



09/2016

2015

Özlem Altin, review by Z.R. Scholz, Art Practical, San Francisco, 19/10/2015

2015

A doctor responds to the bodies on view..., review by Colin Fernandes, SFAQ, 13/10/2015

2014

The Gesture of Touching, monographic text by Vanessa J. Müller, Camera Austria Intern. 126,



06/2014

2014

Shaping the Void: Memoralization and Memory of Trauma, text by Juana Berrío & visual essay by



Özlem Altin, Museum Off Museum Blog, Bielefelder Kunstverein, 11/02/2014

2013

frieze d/e, Still Moving, feature by Sara Stern, September/October issue, No. 11/2013

2013

Art Agenda, Özlem Altin's Cathartic ballet, review by Federica Bueti, 21//06/2013

2013

Artforum Critics' Picks, 'Cathartic ballet', review by Jenny Nachtigall, 21/05/2013

2012

Dear Aby Warburg, What Can Be Done With Images, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen (Kat.)

2012

Regarding Düsseldorf 6, published by 701 e.V., Düsseldorf (Kat.)

2011

Starke Emergenz, edited by Veit Loers, published by Kunstraum Innsbruck (Kat.)

2011

rovesandroams.com, Review David Roberts Art Foundation: Untitled (Evidence), Victoria Gray,



23/08/2011

2011

Mousse magazine online, ‘Untitled (Evidence)’ at David Roberts Art Foundation, 11/07/2011

2011

100 New Artists, Francesca Gavin, published by Laurence King Publishing

2010

De Zines, published by la casa encendida, Madrid (Kat.)

2010

based in berlin, Atelierhaus Monbijoupark, Berlin (Kat.)

2010

Mousse magazine online, ‘Napoli-Untitled (Atlas) at Fondazione Morra Greco’

2010

Mousse magazine, 'Survival of an idea', Interview with Christiane Rekade, issue 23, April-May

2009

Sounds like me blog, ‘Ausströmung der Bilder’, Marcus Woeller, 04.09.09

2009

Graphic, ‘Selfpublishing Issue’, Interview mit Özlem Altin, Lim Kyung Yong, issue 10, May 2009

2008

Museumkrant, ‘Özlem Altin’, MMKA, Mirjam Westen

2008

Mr. Motley, ‘Do it Yourself!’, Taco Hidde Bakker