Fahrettin Orenlis artistic practices focus on knowledge in the present and future, and sustainability/disappearance of accumulated knowledge even posterior to the end of our physical existence in the universe. The aim is to explore the impact of socioeconomic and political issues on creating sustainable knowledge for the future, and the ways by which cities are psychologically and physically shaped into complex entities that then assimilate information. Orenli studied at Gerrit Rietveld Academie (1998) and continued his study at the Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten (2001). He had residences in several places such as MMCA Residency Changdong, Seoul (2017); Platform Garanti (SALT) in Istanbul (2006-07), and the ISCP New York. In Amsterdam, Orenli was awarded Royal Painting Prize (2000) and the ABN AMRO Art Prize (2004).
Fahrettin Orenli, b. 1969. Major exhibitions include The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Sound Effect Seoul 2017, ARKO Art Center, Art Council Korea, Seoul Korea (2017); Money Without Nationality (solo), Artsonje Center, Seoul, South Korea (2017); High Heels (solo), DEPO, Instanbul, Turkey (2016); Artist Book Conspiracy Wall > ANARTIST, SMBA installation & presentation, Stedeljik Museum Bureau Amsterdam, Netherlands (2015); Contemporary Narratives from Turkey and Beyond, curated by Celenk Bafra & Paolo Colombo, Istanbul Modern, Turkey (2014); Unknown ForcesGestures Beyond Surfaces, parallel exhibition 13, Istanbul Biennial, Turkey (2013); As the land expands, curated by November Paynter, Al Riwaq Art Space, Bahrain (2010); and Contemporary Art/Turkish, Sothebys, London (2010). Major collections holding his work include The Stedelijk Museum, Netherlands; ABN-AMRO, Netherlands; CBK, Netherlands; De Heus Collection, Netherlands; Eneco Energy, Netherlands; OCE Technology, Netherlands; Erasmus University Collection, Netherlands; Nog Collection, Netherlands; and The Vehbi Koç Foundation, Turkey.
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