Night Shift Night Shift, 2012

120 x 180 cm

About the Artist

Servet Koçyiğit (1971, Kaman, Turkey). He studied art at Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam and currently lives and works between Amsterdam and Istanbul.

He participated in several artist residency programs: De Ateliers Amsterdam, Holland (1999), Wilhelm Lehmbruck Residency Duisburg, Germany (2000), JCVA Jerusalem Center for the Visual Arts, Israel (2006), JOBURG Now, Johannesburg, South Africa (2016).

His work has been exhibited internationally, in Holland, Turkey, France, Germany, Poland, Brazil, Israel, China, Italy among many other countries in museums, institutions festivals, and galleries. Servet Koçyiğit’s solo exhibitions include those at Rampa Gallery Istanbul (2015/2012), Officine Dell’Immagine, Milan, Italy (2014), Outlet Independet Art Space, Istanbul, (2010), Givon Art Gallery Tel-Aviv (2008), Nederlands Foto Museum, Rotterdam “ Poetic Accident ” (2001).

He has participated in numerous important group exhibitions including, 27th Sao Paulo Biennale, Brazil (2006); 9th Istanbul Biennale Turkey (2005); Biennale Cuvée Linz, Austria (2008), De Kleine Biennale Utrecht, Holland (2006); TORUN Center of Contemporary Art, Toruń, Poland (2016); Centrum Kultury ZAMEK Poznan, Poland (2015); Istanbul Modern Turkey (2014); “Castrum Peregrini Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2014); Lianzhou Foto Festival China (2012); HOK (Henie Onstad Kunstsenter) Oslo Norway (2012); ARTER Space For Art, Istanbul (2010); TANAS Berlin (2011); Palais Des Beaux Arts De Lille, France (2009); Smart Project Space, Amsterdam (2008), Haifa Museum of Art Israel (2007); The Israel Museum Jerusalem (2006); Herzliya Museum Of Contemporary Art, Israel (2006); MuHKA- Media Antwerpen, Belguim (2005); Proje 4L Istanbul Museum of Contemporary Art (2002); De Appel Center for Contemporary Art, Amsterdam (2001); Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum Duisburg Germany (2000).

Servet Koçyiğit has received several grants and prizes, including Winner of “Shpilman International Prize for Excellence in Photography” (2016); “The New best photographer of the year” Lianzhou Foto festival China (2012); OC&V scholarship from Dutch Ministry of Culture (1997); Wilhelm Lehmbruck Fellowship (1999); and Working Grant, FBKvB The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts (2008). He was also nominated for PrixPictet “Growth“ (2010) and for The Fritschy Award (2006).

Curriculum Vitae
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Artist Booklet
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Solo Exhibitions
Under The Counter, Outlet, İstanbul / Turkey
Good Things Are Much Better In Pairs, Givon, Tel Aviv / Israel
1000 Penguins, Theater Festival Utrecht / The Netherlands
Servet Koçyiğit, Givon Art Gallery, Tel Aviv / Israel
Inside Out, #3 GALLERY SAFE – Art, Dalfsen / The Netherlands
Group Exhibitions
Whose (Art) History? Uniq Gallery, Istanbul / Turkey
Wire(less) Connections, Weinstein Gallery, Tel Aviv / Israel
This Yearning is Ours, TORUN Center of Contemporary Art, Torun / Poland
Artists in Their Time, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul
Plurivocality, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul / Turkey
Lianzhou Photo Festival 2012, curated by François Cheval, Lianzhou / China
Learning for Life, curated by Tone Hansen, HOK, Oslo / Norway
Terra Mediterranea-In Crisis, curated by Yiannis Toumazis, Nicosia Municipal Art Centre / Cyprus
No. 1, Nesrin Esirtgen Collection, İstanbul / Turkey
Zwölf im Zwölften, curated by René Block & Ece Pazarbaşı, TANAS, Berlin / Germany
October, 2010
November, 2005
Press & News
July, 2016
Elvin Vural’s interview with Leyla Tara Suyabatmaz and Esra Sarıgedik Öktem on Rampa is at Istanbul Art News July 2016 issue (Pdf ~ 2 MB)
April, 2016
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February, 2016
May, 2015
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January, 2015
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