Murat Akagündüz

Murat Akagündüz is a Turkish artist, currently based in Istanbul. Born in İzmit/Gölcük, he graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Painting Department in 1995. He worked on lithography and fresco. He worked as a founding member of Hafriyat Art Initiative between years 1995-2010. In 2007, Hafriyat opened an independent art space in Karaköy neighborhood of İstanbul, called “Hafriyat Karaköy – Çeşitli Sanatlar Alemi (World of Various Arts)”.

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EDUCATION
1995  Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Painting Department

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016  “Vertigo”, Arter, Istanbul
2012  “Hell-Heaven/Cehennem-Cennet”, Gallery Manâ, İstanbul
2011  “Island-Continent/Ada-Kıta”, Kullukçu Gallery, Munich
2009  “In Between”, OKK Gallery, Berlin
2007  “Ankara”, Gallery Nev, Ankara
2004  “Lost Dreams/Kayıp Hayaller”, Evin Art Gallery, İstanbul
2003  “Imaginary Journey/Hayali Seyir”, IS Art, İstanbul
1995  Ekol Art Gallery, Istanbul

SOLO EXHIBITIONS – HAFRIYAT
2010  “Space/Uzay”, Hafriyat Karaköy, Istanbul
2006  “Local Paradise/Lokal Cennet-Çağdaş Nakliyat”, Diyarbakır Contemporary Art Center, Diyarbakır
2004  “The False World/Yalan Dünya”, Hafriyat Group Exhibition, Rathaus Gallery, Münich
2002  “Treacherous Nights/Hain Geceler”, Hafriyat Group Exhibition, Istanbul
2000  “Öz Hafriyat”, Anadolu University, Eskişehir
1999  “Super Excavation/Süper Hafriyat”, Elhamra Art Gallery, Istanbul
1997  “Excavation III/Hafriyat III”, Atatürk Cultural Center, Istanbul
1996  “Excavation II/Hafriyat II”, Passion Art Gallery, Istanbul

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018  ‘‘Travelling in the Woods: Artist/Storyteller / Ormanda Yürüyenler: Sanatçı/Hikaye Anlatıcısı’’ HallArts, Istanbul
2018  ‘’Large Meadow/Büyük Çayır’’ with Riverrun organisation, Aykut&Öktem Gallery, Istanbul
2017  Contemporary Istanbul Temporary Space Exhibition, Beyoğlu, Contemporary Istanbul
2017  ‘’Dark’’ Galerist, Istanbul
2015  ‘’Storm/Fırtına’’ Ariel Art Gallery, Istanbul
2015  “77-13 Politische Kunst im Widerstand in der Türkei/77-13 Türkiye’de Direnişin Sanatı’’ NGBK, Berlin
2013  ‘’Journeys’’ Espace Culturel Louıs Vuıttton, Paris
2013  ‘’Sıgns Taken In Wonder’’ Searching for Contemporary Art about Istanbul, MAK, Viyana
2012  ‘’Richart Hamilton Exhibition’’ Tate Modern, Londra
2011  “From Where to Where/Nereden Nereye”, Gallery Manâ, Istanbul
2011  “Where Fire Has Struck/Ateşin Düştüğü Yer”, Tobacco Warehouse, Istanbul
2009  “New Works, New Horizons/Yeni Yapıtlar Yeni Ufuklar”, Contemporary Istanbul, Istanbul
2009  “Citynet Asia 2009, The New Continent İstanbul” (curated by Levent Çalıkoğlu), Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
2008  “Nature of the Object/Nesnenin Doğası”, Karşı Sanat Works, Istanbul
2008  “Made in Turkey”, Ernest Barlach Museumsgesellschah, Frankfurt; Hamburg
2007  “Modern and Beyond/Modern ve Ötesi”, santralIstanbul, Istanbul
2005  “Border Experiences/Sınır Deneyimleri”, Aksanat, Istanbul
2004  “Observation/Interpretation/Observation-Gözlem/Yorum/Çeşitlilik” – Çağdaş Türk Sanatı Seçkisi/Contemporary Turkish Art Anthology, Contemporary Istanbul, Istanbul

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS – HAFRIYAT
2013  ‘’Second Exhibition/İkinci Sergi’’, Yurt Gezileri, ARTER Space for Art, Istanbul 2013
2011  “Second Exhibition/İkinci Sergi”, Yurt Gezileri, ARTER Space for Art, Istanbul
2010  “Less Time-More Work/Az Zaman-Çok İş”, Platform 3, Munich
2010  “Tactics of Invisibility/Görünmezlik Taktikleri”, 7th Man, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna; Tanas, Berlin; ARTER Space for Art, İstanbul
2008  “Seperate(Münferit”, Hafriyat Karaköy (Various Arts World), İstanbul
2007  “Fear of God/Allah Korkusu”, Hafriyat Karaköy (Various Arts World), İstanbul
2007  “May 1st/1 Mayıs,” Hafriyat Karaköy (Various Arts World), İstanbul
2007  “Alternative Election Posters/Alternatif Seçim Afişleri”, Hafriyat Karaköy (Various Arts World), İstanbul
2007  “Intervention/Müdahale”, Hafriyat Karaköy (Various Arts World), İstanbul
2005  “Projeckt: Production Fault/Procje: İmalat Hatası”, 9th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul