Bursa, b.1958

İrfan Önürmen

İrfan Önürmen graduated in 1987 from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, (previously known as the Istanbul Fine Arts Academy) Department of Painting. His selected exhibitions include “9 Contemporary Turkish Painters,” Brussels, Belgium, in 2004; “Made in Turkey,” Kulturdezernat der Stadt, Frankfurt, Germany, in 2008; “New Baghdad Museum and Terror Factory,” Thessaloniki Contemporary State Art Museum, Greece, in 2009; the 10th Istanbul Biennial; “6 positions in critical art from Istanbul,” Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg, Berlin, in 2009, to name, but a few. His recent solo shows include “Gaze” at Pi Artworks Galatasaray, Istanbul, Turkey, in 2011; “Pendulum” at C24 Gallery, New York, USA in 2016, and “Dis-order” at Katara Art Center in Doha, Qatar in 2012.

Önürmen's work has been exhibited at several international art fairs and included in several prestigious...

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Biography

İrfan Önürmen graduated in 1987 from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, (previously known as the Istanbul Fine Arts Academy) Department of Painting. His selected exhibitions include “9 Contemporary Turkish Painters,” Brussels, Belgium, in 2004; “Made in Turkey,” Kulturdezernat der Stadt, Frankfurt, Germany, in 2008; “New Baghdad Museum and Terror Factory,” Thessaloniki Contemporary State Art Museum, Greece, in 2009; the 10th Istanbul Biennial; “6 positions in critical art from Istanbul,” Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg, Berlin, in 2009, to name, but a few. His recent solo shows include “Gaze” at Pi Artworks Galatasaray, Istanbul, Turkey, in 2011; “Pendulum” at C24 Gallery, New York, USA in 2016, and “Dis-order” at Katara Art Center in Doha, Qatar in 2012.

Önürmen's work has been exhibited at several international art fairs and included in several prestigious collections, both private and public. The Leon Black Collection in the United States and The Istanbul Modern Museum in Turkey are among the notable collections into which Önürmen’s work has been included.

Artworks

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ALIEN, 2019

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CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

  • Mimar Sinan University Fine Art Department, Painting Division, Neşe Erdok Atellier (1981 - 1987)

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Bust-Head, C24 Gallery, New York

  • 2018

    Layers, and Probabilities, Odunpazari Municipality Contemporary Art Gallery, Eskişehir, Turkey

  • 2017

    Gaze, Aria Gallery w/ C24 Gallery, Florance, Italy

Group Exhibitions

  • 2017

    Art Miami, C24 Gallery, Miami, FL, USA

  • Asia Contemporary Art Week, with C24 Gallery, New York, NY, USA

  • Contemporary Istanbul, C24 Gallery, Istanbul Turkey

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Education

  • Mimar Sinan University Fine Art Department, Painting Division, Neşe Erdok Atellier (1981 - 1987)

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Bust-Head, C24 Gallery, New York

  • 2018

    Layers, and Probabilities, Odunpazari Municipality Contemporary Art Gallery, Eskişehir, Turkey

  • 2017

    Gaze, Aria Gallery w/ C24 Gallery, Florance, Italy

  • Volta NY (Solo Booth), C24 Gallery, New York, NY, USA, Fragments

  • 2016

    Pendulum, C24 Gallery, New York, NY, USA

  • 2014

    Portfolio Series 4, Plato Sanat,T.C.Plato College of Higher Education, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Irfan Önürmen, C24 Gallery, New York, NY, USA

  • 2012

    Dis-order, Katara Art Center, Doha, Qatar

  • Irfan Önürmen, C24 Gallery, New York, NY, USA

  • 2011

    Autopsy, Pi Artworks Tophane, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Gaze, Pi Artworks Galatasaray, Istanbul, Turkey

  • 2009

    New Baghdad Museum & Terror Factory, Thessaloniki Contemporary State Art Museum, Thessaloniki, Greece

  • Panic, Pi Artworks, Istanbul, Turkey

  • 2007

    On Paper and Tulle, Pi Artworks, Istanbul, Turkey

  • 2006

    1996 - 2006 Figure Series, New Pi Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Gray 3, Pi Artworks, Istanbul, Turkey

  • 2005

    ArtFrankfurt 05, International Frankfurt Art Fair, Frankfurt, Germany

  • 2004

    Gray, Lütfi Kırdar Exhibition Centre, Pi Artworks, Istanbul, Turkey

  • ArtFrankfurt 04, International Frankfurt Art Fair, Pi Artworks, Frankfurt, Germany

  • 2003

    Artist 2003, 13th Istanbul Art Fair, Pi Artworks, Tüyap Exhibition Hall, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Pentulle, Pi Artworks, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Art Istanbul 2003, Contemporary Art Exposition, Pi Artworks, Lütfi Kırdar Exhibition Hall, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Irfan Önürmen, PG Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Hakan Gürsoytrak/ Irfan Önürmen, Gallery Nev, Ankara, Turkey

  • Görüntü Art Gallery, Adana, Turkey

  • 2002

    Irfan Önürmen, Milli Reasürans Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Artist 2002, 12th Istanbul Art Fair, Pi Artworks, Tüyap Exhibition Hall, Istanbul, Turkey

Group Exhibitions

  • 2017

    Art Miami, C24 Gallery, Miami, FL, USA

  • Asia Contemporary Art Week, with C24 Gallery, New York, NY, USA

  • Contemporary Istanbul, C24 Gallery, Istanbul Turkey

  • Seattle Art Fair, C24 Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA

  • Timeless, Aria Gallery, London, UK

  • 2016

    Art Miami, with C24 Gallery, Miami, FL, USA

  • Contemporary Istanbul, C24 Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Art New York, C24 Gallery, New York, NY, USA

  • CHE VUOI? “Fantasy Screen of Contemporary Art”, Alan Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

  • 2015

    Artists in Their Time, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey

  • PULSE New York, C24 Gallery, New York, NY, USA

  • Contemporary Istanbul ’15, with C24 Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

  • 2014

    The Heritage of Turkish Art, NYIT Gallery 61, New York, NY, USA

  • PULSE New York, with C24 Gallery, New York, NY, USA

  • Contemporary Istanbul ’14, Istanbul, Turkey

  • 2013

    PULSE New York, C24 Gallery, New York, NY, USA

  • Contemporary Istanbul ’13, with C24 Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

  • PULSE Miami, with C24 Gallery, Miami, FL, USA

  • 2012

    Contemporary Istanbul ’12, with C24 Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

  • ArtMRKT Hamptons, Bridgehampton, NY, USA

  • The Armory Show, New York, NY, USA

  • Art Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  • Self-portrait, Alanistanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

  • 2011

    If the Nature is Heaven the City is Hell, Cer Modern, Ankara, Turkey

  • 2010

    Zoom Art Fair, Pi Artworks, Miami, FL, USA

  • Contemporary Istanbul ’10, Pi Artworks, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Chaotic Metamorphosis, Proje 4L Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul, Turkey

  • 34İST2010, Adasanat, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Cer Modern Opening Exhibition, Ankara, Turkey

  • Contemporary Art From Istanbul, Museo Comunale d’Arte Contemporanea, Polignano a Mare, Italy

  • Food, Karşı Art Works, Istanbul, Turkey

  • 2009

    Contemporary Istanbul ‘09, Pi Artworks, Istanbul, Turkey

  • 6 positions in critical art from Istanbul, Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg, Berlin, Germany

  • Istanbul Modern Berlin, Works from 1928 to 2008 from the collection of Istanbul Modern, Berlin, Germany

  • Martin- Gropius- Bau, Berlin, Germany

  • New Works, New Horizons, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Scope Basel, Pi Artworks, Basel, Switzerland

  • 2008

    Artasia Miami ’08, International Contemporary Art Fair, Pi Artworks, Miami, FL, USA

  • The Bridge to Peace - Pippa Bacca, UPSD, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Contemporary Istanbul ’08, Pi Artworks, Lütfi Kirdar Exhibition Hall, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Made in Turkey, (Curated by Heike Stockhaus), various venues, Frankfurt, Germany

  • 8 Faces, 5533 IMÇ Unkapanı, Istanbul, Turkey

  • 2007

    Hybrid Narratives, Akbank Art, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Your Eyes Are Bigger Than Your Belly, 10th Istanbul Biennial, Special Projects, Hafriyat Karakoy, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Black and White, CKM, Caddebostan, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Color of Women, MKM, Akatlar, Istanbul, Turkey

  • 2006

    Contemporary İstanbul ’06, Pi Artworks, Lütfi Kirdar Exhibition Hall, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Art Istanbul ’06, International Contemporary Art Days, Pi Artworks, Antrepo, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Local Heaven: Contemporary Transport, Hafriyat Group, Diyarbakir, Turkey

  • art.fair 06, International Art Fair, Pi Artworks, Cologne, Germany

  • deforNation, Pi Artworks, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Natur-Mort, Galerist, Istanbul, Turkey

  • inforNation, Pi Artworks, Istanbul, Turkey

  • 2005

    On The Frontiers of Experiences, Akbank Art, Istanbul, Turkey

  • 35+, Terakki Foundation Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Secret-Time, Ankara Contemporary Art Center, Ankara, Turkey

  • Art Istanbul ’05, Istanbul Art Fair, Lütfi Kirdar Sergi Sarayı, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Production Fault, Istanbul Biennial, Antrepo, Istanbul, Turkey

  • 2004

    False World, Hafriyat Group, Munich Town Hall, Munich, Germany

  • 9 Contemporary Turkish Painters, Brussels, Belgium

  • 2003

    Koperatif, Hisart, Kargart, Istanbul, Turkey

  • 2002

    Aileye Mahsustur, Karşı Art, Istanbul, Turkey

  • 2001

    Death = Death, Karşı Art, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Modern Turk, Topkapı Palace, Has Ahırlar, Istanbul Art Museum Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Artist 2001, 11th Istanbul Air Fair, Pi Artworks, Tüyap Exhibition Hall, Tepebaşı, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Balkan Art Istanbul 2001, Pi Artworks, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Voices from Homeland, Karşı Art, Istanbul, Turkey

  • 2000

    Four Walls Atelier, Axa Oyak Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Treacherous Nights, Hafriyat Group, Asmalımescit, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Domestic Goods, Elhamra Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

Grants & Awards

  • 2000

    Naval Forces Painting Competition, 1st Place, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Turkey Tekel Painting Competition, 1st Place, Istanbul, Turkey

Collections

  • Istanbul Modern Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Leon Black Collection, United States