Mr Ergin Cavusoglu


Mr Ergin Cavusoglu
NameMr Ergin Cavusoglu
Job titleProfessor of Contemporary Art
Research institute
Primary appointmentSchool of Arts
Email addressE.Cavusoglu@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4819-214X
Contact categoryResearcher

Biography

Biography

Ergin Cavusoglu (Bulgaria) studied at The National School of Fine Arts 'Iliya Petrov', Sofia in the early 1980s. He consequently received a BA from the University of Marmara, Istanbul, MA from Goldsmiths, University of London, and a PhD from University of Portsmouth. 

Cavusoglu co-represented Turkey at the 50th Venice Biennale 2003. He was shortlisted for the Beck’s Futures Prize in 2004 and for Artes Mundi 4 in 2010Solo presentations include Ergin Çavuşoğlu, Desire Lines /Tarot & Chess/, Whitechapel Gallery, London, and Istanbul Modern Museum (2020), Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp (2016), PEER, London (2010), Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen (2009), Kunstverein Freiburg (2008), John Hansard Gallery, Southampton (2006), NGCA, Sunderland (2006) and DCA Dundee (2004). Museum and biennial exhibitions include ICP International Center of Photography, New York (2022), Galleria d’Arte Moderna Milano (GAM) (2018), Es Baluard Museum of Modern Art, Palma (2017), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2016), Istanbul Modern, Istanbul (2015), Manifesta 8, Murcia (2010), Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern (2009), Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt (2008), the British Art Show 6 (2005), the 8th Istanbul Biennial (2003) and the 3rd Berlin Biennial(2003).

Works by Cavusoglu are represented in many international museum collections, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Collection, New York, La collection du Frac Alsace, Pinakothek der Moderne, München, The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST), Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, and The Ludwig Collection, Aachen.

Teaching

Teaching on the BA Fine Art and MA Fine Art, and MA Printmaking courses at the School of Art. Director of Studies and Second Supervisor to six PhD students.

Employment

Full-time Reader in Fine Art (previously Senior Lecturer in Fine Art and New Directions Senior Lecturer)
University of Portsmouth, School of Art, Design and Media
01 Apr 2003
01 Jul 2012
Lecturer in Fine Art Photography
Southampton Solent University (formerly The Design Faculty, Southampton Institute)
01 Jan 1997
31 Jul 1997
Guest Professor
LUCA School of Arts, Ghenk, Belgium
01 Feb 2000
28 Feb 2000

Education and qualifications

PhD

Places of Departure

01 Oct 2009
University of Portsmouth
MA Fine Art
30 Nov 1995
Goldsmiths, University of London
BA Fine Art (Painting and Mural Painting)

Distinction

30 Jun 1994
University of Marmara, Istanbul
Access to Computing & Fine Art
31 Aug 1998
Tower Hamlets College, London
A Level Equivalent Fine Art

Excellent

30 Jun 1987
National School of Fine Arts I. Petrov, Sofia, Bulgaria

Grants

Prizes and Awards

Research outputs

Love Songs: Photography and Intimacy

Cavusoglu, E. 2023. Love Songs: Photography and Intimacy.

Ephemeral Grounds

Cavusoglu, E. 2023. Ephemeral Grounds. Online

The journey down the current of all those who were adrift

Cavusoglu, E. 2022. The journey down the current of all those who were adrift. Istanbul, Turkey 17 - 22 Sep 2022

'Alterity' at the 29th International Adana Golden Ball Film Festival 2022

Cavusoglu, E. 2022. 'Alterity' at the 29th International Adana Golden Ball Film Festival 2022.

The Sun Rises in the West and Sets in the East

Cavusoglu, E. 2022. The Sun Rises in the West and Sets in the East.

Abode And Point To The Eye (Saygun Dura's exhibition at Millî Reasürans Art Gallery, Istanbul)

Cavusoglu, E. 2022. Abode And Point To The Eye (Saygun Dura's exhibition at Millî Reasürans Art Gallery, Istanbul). Millî Reasürans Art Gallery, Istanbul 09 Mar - 09 Apr 2022

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Cavusoglu, E. 2021. class="carousel-control-prev”. Müze Evliyagil
, Istanbul 14 Nov - 04 Dec 2021

Speaking power to (post) truth

Cavusoglu, E. 2019. Speaking power to (post) truth.

Alterity (2011) video installation

Cavusoglu, E. 2018. Alterity (2011) video installation.

Places: one after another

Cavusoglu, E. 2018. Places: one after another.

Dust Breeding (2018), Installation view, Galleria d’Arte Moderna Milano (GAM)

Cavusoglu, E. 2018. Dust Breeding (2018), Installation view, Galleria d’Arte Moderna Milano (GAM).

Downward Straits (2004) [installation in The First Round, Banu - Hakan Çarmıklı Collection exhibition Galata Greek Primary School, Istanbul]

Cavusoglu, E. 2018. Downward Straits (2004) [installation in The First Round, Banu - Hakan Çarmıklı Collection exhibition Galata Greek Primary School, Istanbul].

Liminal Crossing (2009) [video and sound installation in the exhibition: On Anam? Where are we going?]

Cavusoglu, E. 2017. Liminal Crossing (2009) [video and sound installation in the exhibition: On Anam? Where are we going?].

Desire Lines /Tarot & Chess/, BüroSarigedik - Bilsart, Istanbul

Cavusoglu, E. 2017. Desire Lines /Tarot & Chess/, BüroSarigedik - Bilsart, Istanbul. Bilsart, Evliya Çelebi Mah, Kıblelizade Sk. No:5/A Beyoğlu / İstanbul 08 - 22 Sep 2017

Your Story! Geschichten von Flucht und Migration (Stories of Flight and Migration)

Cavusoglu, E. 2017. Your Story! Geschichten von Flucht und Migration (Stories of Flight and Migration).

But a storm is blowing from paradise: contemporary art of the Middle East and North Africa (2016), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

Cavusoglu, E. 2016. But a storm is blowing from paradise: contemporary art of the Middle East and North Africa (2016), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

Which Sun Gazed Down on Your Last Dream?

Cavusoglu, E. 2016. Which Sun Gazed Down on Your Last Dream? Rampa Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

Desire Lines /Tarot & Chess/

Cavusoglu, E. 2016. Desire Lines /Tarot & Chess/.

Liquid breeding

Cavusoglu, E. 2015. Liquid breeding.

Broom (2014)

Cavusoglu, E. and Istanbul Modern Museum 2014. Broom (2014).

Lundy, Louis, Barge and Troy

Cavusoglu, E. 2014. Lundy, Louis, Barge and Troy.

Adaptation – Cinefication

Cavusoglu, E. and Rampa Gallery, Istanbul 2014. Adaptation – Cinefication. Rampa Gallery, Istanbul 01 Mar - 05 Apr 2014

Résurrection des mannequins (2014)

Cavusoglu, E. 2014. Résurrection des mannequins (2014).

Empire (after Andy Warhol) [at Fundación Proa]

Cavusoglu, E. Empire (after Andy Warhol) [at Fundación Proa]. Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires, Argentina 22 Jan 2011

Empire (after Andy Warhol) [at Whitechapel Gallery]

Cavusoglu, E. 2011. Empire (after Andy Warhol) [at Whitechapel Gallery]. Zilkha Auditorium, Whitechapel Gallery, London 20 Apr - 03 Jul 2011

Dust breeding

Cavusoglu, E. 2011. Dust breeding. The Pavilion Downtown Dubai

Alterity

Cavusoglu, E. 2011. Alterity. Rampa Gallery, Istanbul

Backbench

Cavusoglu, E. 2010. Backbench.

Crystal & flame

Cavusoglu, E. 2010. Crystal & flame.

Liminal crossing

Cavusoglu, E. 2009. Liminal crossing.

Voyage of no return

Cavusoglu, E. 2009. Voyage of no return. Threshold artspace, Horsecross, Perth, Scotland 31 Jan - 03 Mar 2009

Point of departure

Cavusoglu, E. 2008. Point of departure. John Hansard Gallery, Southampton 04 May - 17 Jun 2006

Place after place

Cavusoglu, E. 2008. Place after place. Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany 06 Jun - 10 Aug 2008

Quintet without borders [at ShContemporary]

Cavusoglu, E. and Bojanov, K. 2008. Quintet without borders [at ShContemporary]. ShContemporary, Shanghai 10 - 13 Sep 2008

Quintet without borders [at EIBANK Gallery]

Cavusoglu, E. 2007. Quintet without borders [at EIBANK Gallery]. EIBANK Gallery, Sofia 02 - 30 Nov 2007

Quintet without borders [at Haunch of Venison]

Cavusoglu, E. and Bojanov, K. 2007. Quintet without borders [at Haunch of Venison]. Haunch of Venison, Zurich 02 Feb - 10 Mar 2007

Point of departure

Cavusoglu, E. 2006. Point of departure. Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland 17 Feb - 13 Apr 2006

Entanglement

Cavusoglu, E. 2004. Entanglement. Dundee Contemporary Arts 22 Aug - 03 Oct 2004

Poised in the infinite ocean and Tahtakale

Cavusoglu, E. 2004. Poised in the infinite ocean and Tahtakale. Haunch of Venison, London 28 Oct - 30 Nov 2004

Vitrine

Cavusoglu, E. 2000. Vitrine. Transit Space, London
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