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).