Koeken   Ergun

Born in Istanbul, Turkey, in 1976
Lives and works in Istanbul and NYC
Current PhD studies in Dramaturgy, Istanbul Unive



Ersta Konsthall, Stockholm, SwedenTur



Locus Athens, Greece
Ortung, Galerie 5020, Salzburg, Austria
On the Brink, curated by Heidi Lee, Curators without Borders, Berlin, German


Somewhere in Time, curated by Sunjung Kim, Art Sonje Center, Seoul, South Korea
Naked Life, curated by Manray Hsu & Maren Richter, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
Rejection Episodes, curated by Basak Senova, Vooruit, Ghent, Belgium
Köken Ergun & Markus Lohman, Kuenstlerhauser Worpswede, Germany
Helter/Helter, curated by Max Henry, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France
People, Land, State curated by Galit Eliat, Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon, Israel
The Peninsula, curated by Heman Chong, M1 Singapoure Fringe Festival, Singapoure
Re-shuffle, Art in General, New York, USA


Free Kick, curated by Halil Altındere, Hospitality Zone at the 9th Istanbul Biennial
Normalization: Art For... (Part One), curated by November Paynter & Vasıf Kortun, Platform Garanti Contemporary Arts, Istanbul, Turkey


Placebo Effect, curated by Vasıf Kortun, Sparwasser HQ, Berlin, Germany
Rimbaud, curated by Max Henry, I-20 Gallery, New York, USA
Public Execution, curated by Michele Thursz & Anne Ellegood, Exit Art, New York, USA
Artists-in-Residence Show, Location One, New York, USA


Institutions2, curated by Jens Hoffman & Vasıf Kortun, KIASMA, Helsinki, Finland
3rd Performance Days, curated by Nadi Güler, Istanbul, Turkey


1st Istanbul Pedestrian Exhibitions, curated by Fulya Erdemci, Istanbul, Turkey


Rotterdam Film Festival
!f Istanbul, Festival of Independent Films


San Francisco Cinematheque, USA
PLATFORMA VIDEO6, Athens, Greece
Trafo Center of Arts, Budapest, Hungary
International Documentary Film Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Montpellier Film Festival, France
Zagreb Film Festival, Croatia
Sparwasser HQ, Berlin, Germany
Reykjavik Film Festıval, Iceland
Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany
Danish Film Institute, Kopenhagen, Denmark
Odense Film Festival, Denmark
Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Germany
Bard College Center for Curatorial Studies, New York, USA


The Sculpture Center, New York, USA
Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany



Manidar, Drodesera>Centrale Fies, Trento, Italy
öte-oceanwide, The Rumeli Fortress, Istanbul, Turkey
Prizes, Grants And Residencies


Special Mention Prize, Zagreb Film Festival
Kuenstlerhauser Worpswede, Germany
Künstlersymposium ORTung, Strobl, Austria


Location One, New York, USA
Project Grant of the Moon and Stars Foundation
Project grant of the Jerome Robbins Foundation


Project grant of The American Center Foundation
Watermill Center, Long Island, New York, USA


Dong-shin, S. Two Retrospectives of Korean Art, The Korea Times, 25 December 2006
Paynter, N. Inspiration of Home: An interview with Köken Ergun, PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art 85, December 2006
Hohmann, S. Eine Insel des Traumas – der Zypern-Report, Monopol, August 2006
Dagen,P. Helter/Helter, Le Monde, 17 June 2006
Eliat, G. People, Land, State (Cat.) Israeli Center for Digital Arts, May 2006
Mueler, C. Brüllt Mal Jemand?, Tageszeitung JungeWelt, 12 May 2006
LaTourelle, R. The Peninsula (Cat.) Singapore Fringe Festival, February 2006
Folie, S. Young Performers:The Winner is the Family, Work:Art in Progress, Fall 2005
Brunskog, P. Istanbulbiennalen, Konsten Magazine, 10 October 2005
Altındere, H & Özmen, _. Free Kick (Cat.), Artist Publications, Istanbul 2005
Kortun, V. Placebo Effect (Cat.), December 2004
Cangüven, Ö. Jön Türk Hareketi, Radikal, 16 July 2004
Smith, R. Art in Review: Rimbaud, New York Times, 30 July 2004
Aya_, D. How I Terrorized Europe: An Interview with Köken Ergun, Maviology, issue 23, 2004
Paynter, N. Exhibition Review Parachute, issue: 010, April 2003
Seymen, E. Parody of the Viewer as a Victim Istanbul Pedestrian Exhibition Catalogue, 2002
Erdemci, F. Istanbul Pedestrian Exhibition (Cat.), 2002