Ozan Atalan was born in Gelibolu, Turkey in 1985. He studied law between 2003-2007 at Anadolu University Faculty of Law but it wasn't until his graduation and his completion as an intern lawyer that he realized his talents and passion laid elsewhere. In 2008, Ozan began his art practice at the Dokuz Eylul University School of Fine Arts.
He earned his BFA in 2013 and was soon thereafter granted a Fulbright Scholarship for the MFA Program at Syracuse University. As a result of this process, he earned his Master of Fine Arts degree from Syracuse University Visual and Performing Arts in 2016. His versatile background are the driving forces behind the transitional multilayers that can be found in his work.
Ozan`s work has been exhibited in both nationally and internationally esteemed venues such as Trekhgornaya Manufaktura - Moscow, Siemens Art Gallery, Kedi Culture and Arts Center, Cetin Emec Art Gallery, Spark Contemporary Art Space, K2 Contemporary Art Center, Goethe Institute, Pera Museum, Istanbul Entrepot No.3, Angel`s Gate Cultural Center, Sonce Alexander Gallery Mini White Cube, PØST Los Angeles, Long Beach Art Council, Syracuse University, State University of New York, Cortland and Izmir University of Economics.
2016 Post MFA Fellowship at Bahcesehir University by Syracuse University
2013 Fulbright Scholarship for MFA Program at Syracuse University
2013 Top Grade Graduation for BFA Degree from Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Fine Arts
2013 Grand Prize of Annual ECEV 12th Sculpture Competition
2012 Winning the National Competition on Visual Arts, ‘Borders&Orbits’ by Siemens Art
2012 Owner of Jury’s Special Award, ECEV 11th Sculpture Competition
2016 AnthropoScene, State University of New York, Dowd Fine Arts Center, Cortland, New York, USA
2014 The Dark Sides, The Michael Sickler Gallery, Syracuse University Shaffer Art Building, Syracuse, NY, USA
2013 Secilmis Gerceklik / Chosen Reality, K2 Contemporary Art Center, Izmir, Turkey
Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 Deep Inside, 5th International Moscow Biennale for Young Art, Moscow, Russia
2016 None The Wiser, Rogue Space Chelsea, New York City, NY, USA
2016 Draft13 Book Release and Exhibition, Rochester Institute of Technology, Gallery r, Rochester, NY, USA
2016 Common Table, The Michael Sickler Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA
2016 MFA 2016: None The Wiser, SUArt Galleries, Syracuse, NY, USA
2015 2nd International Visual Artists Gathering, Kedi Culture and Art Center Cetin Emec Art Gallery, Izmir, Turkey
2015 Fantasy Island, PØST, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2015 SimuLAcra, The Collaborative Gallery Long Beach Arts Council, Long Beach, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2015 IRL, Sonce Alexander Gallery Mini White Cube, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2015 Angel`s Gate Cultural Center, Community Room, San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2015 Spark Performance Vol. 6: A Few Other Nows, Spark Contemporary Art Space, Syracuse, NY, USA
2014 Comfort Zone, Spark Contemporary Art Space, Syracuse, NY, USA
2014 SUtura, VPA International Graduates Exhibition, XL Projects Gallery, Syracuse NY, USA
2013 The Z Project, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey
2013 Mamut Art Project, Entrepot No. 3, Istanbul, Turkey
2013 The New Memory of Art, Izmir University of Economics, Izmir, Turkey
2013 Uninvited Visitor, 5 Nights 5 Artists Residence Exhibitions, Izmir, Turkey.
2013 Beruhigt. / Sakinlesmis. / Calmed Down., Goethe Institute, Izmir, Turkey.
2012 Beyond Experience, Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
2012 Siemens Borders & Orbits 12, Siemens Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
2011-13 ECEV 10th-11th - 12th Sculpture Exhibitions, Izmir, Turkey