AHU AKGÜN

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Ahu Akgün (b.1985, Istanbul) graduated from Üsküdar American Academy in 2004 and from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Painting Department in 2009. She continued her art education in Munster Kunst Akademie between 2006-2007, Munster, Germany, and Burg Giebichenstein Hochschule fur Kunst und Design, Halle, Germany between 2009-2010. In 2018, she graduated from Sabancı University, Visual Arts and Communication Design Master's program. Also in 2019 she won the Akbank 37 th Contemporary Artist Prize.
She produces works that focus on her personal encounters. She often finds her topics in moments that are normalized in everyday life and she devises these moments from details and constructs them as the heroes of her production. She defines figure and landscape painting as the form that she expresses herself the best; and considers them as self-portraits. She still lives and works in Istanbul.

2020, A Reason To Visit, solo exhibition, Mixer Project Room, Istanbul, Turkey
2020, Us Actually, group exhibition, Mixer, Istanbul,Turkey
2019, 37 th Akbank Contemporary Artist Prize Exhibition, group exhibition, Akbank Art Center, Istanbul, Turkey
2019, Shot Free-5, group exhibition, MSGSU Tophane-i Amire Culture and Art Center, Cistern Galleries, Istanbul, Turkey
2018, Over and Over, group exhibition, Mixer, Istanbul, Turkey
2017, Are We Happy?, group exhibition, Gallery 5, Istanbul, Turkey
2016, Mamut Art Project, Küçükçiftlik Park, Istanbul,Turkey

Ahu Akgün (b.1985, Istanbul) graduated from Üsküdar American Academy in 2004 and from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Painting Department in 2009. She continued her art education in Munster Kunst Akademie between 2006-2007, Munster, Germany, and Burg Giebichenstein Hochschule fur Kunst und Design, Halle, Germany between 2009-2010. In 2018, she graduated from Sabancı University, Visual Arts and Communication Design Master's program. Also in 2019 she won the Akbank 37 th Contemporary Artist Prize.
She produces works that focus on her personal encounters. She often finds her topics in moments that are normalized in everyday life and she devises these moments from details and constructs them as the heroes of her production. She defines figure and landscape painting as the form that she expresses herself the best; and considers them as self-portraits. She still lives and works in Istanbul.

2020, A Reason To Visit, solo exhibition, Mixer Project Room, Istanbul, Turkey
2020, Us Actually, group exhibition, Mixer, Istanbul,Turkey
2019, 37 th Akbank Contemporary Artist Prize Exhibition, group exhibition, Akbank Art Center, Istanbul, Turkey
2019, Shot Free-5, group exhibition, MSGSU Tophane-i Amire Culture and Art Center, Cistern Galleries, Istanbul, Turkey
2018, Over and Over, group exhibition, Mixer, Istanbul, Turkey
2017, Are We Happy?, group exhibition, Gallery 5, Istanbul, Turkey
2016, Mamut Art Project, Küçükçiftlik Park, Istanbul,Turkey

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