Night Shift Night Shift, 2012

C-print
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
Pdf ~ 79 KB

Artist Booklet
Pdf ~ 2 MB

Website
servetkocyigit.net/

Selected
Solo Exhibitions
2010
Under The Counter, Outlet, İstanbul / Turkey
2008
Good Things Are Much Better In Pairs, Givon, Tel Aviv / Israel
 
1000 Penguins, Theater Festival Utrecht / The Netherlands
2005
Servet Koçyiğit, Givon Art Gallery, Tel Aviv / Israel
2004
Inside Out, #3 GALLERY SAFE – Art, Dalfsen / The Netherlands
Selected
Group Exhibitions
2017
Whose (Art) History? Uniq Gallery, Istanbul / Turkey
2016
Wire(less) Connections, Weinstein Gallery, Tel Aviv / Israel
 
This Yearning is Ours, TORUN Center of Contemporary Art, Torun / Poland
2015
Artists in Their Time, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul
2014
Plurivocality, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul / Turkey
2012
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
2011
Zwölf im Zwölften, curated by René Block & Ece Pazarbaşı, TANAS, Berlin / Germany
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October, 2010
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Press & News
istanbulartnews
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)
torun
April, 2016
Screen Shot 2016-02-10 at 13.20.17
February, 2016
herzilya
May, 2015
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January, 2015
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November, 2012
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November, 2012
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