DENİZHAN ÖZER (Curator)
Born in 1962, Denizhan ÖZER is from Artvin – Hopa. Living and trained in Ankara before university, the artist entered Bursa Uludag University Education Faculty Department of Art in 1981. He dealt with theatre and music throughout his university years. As well as acting in the university’s and various private theatre groups, he carried out stage designing. He acted in various plays at Bursa State Theatres.
He joined archaeological excavations in the Calik area having gone to Spain after completing his university education in 1985. He continued acting at the State Theatres the same year as well.
He was among the founders of Bursa Art of Cinema and Photography Foundation (BUFSAD) in 1986. He maintained his works within the body of the foundation until he went abroad. He gave interviews, lectures; made shows on the art of photography. He participated in the photography symposium.
His art criticisms and comments were published in the Artist Plastic Arts Magazine regularly between 1986-1987. He wrote articles on art in many other magazines, as well. He also acted in several TV serials.
Having carried out examinations in galleries and museums in Italy, France and Spain in 17, Denizhan OZER settled in London in August 1987. A short while after this date, he established the ITOF Theatre Group. While maintaining his studies relating to theatre and visual arts, he underwent language training at various schools and University of London, Westminster College. After completing his language training, he took his master’s degree on the Sociology of Art at London American University between 1993-1995. He underwent training on cinema and television program production at University of London, Birkbeck College in 1996. While continuing his education, on the one hand; he established London Meydan Theatre in 1989, on the other. He wrote and directed many plays, as well as acting as the general art director of this theatre until 1995.
He took part in the establishment of the Rainbow Art Centre in 1995; Turquoise Art Group and T-Union art groups in 1996. He acted as the director of London Arcola Gallery between January 2000-2004. He started working as a project and exhibition director in Karşı Sanat Works in 2004. He founded Koridoor Modern Art programs carrying out activities in the international arena in January 2007. He is still acting as the director of this program.
Having taken part in many national and international exhibitions since 1982, the artist has been acting as a curator, as well as his art works since 1998. He has carried out many performances, multimedia and transparent shows and attended conferences, interviews and symposiums so far. He lectured in universities, ranked among art juries, his articles have been published in many art magazines and newspapers. Becoming the artistic director of ART BOSPHORUS in 2010, Denizhan Ozer is an internationally well-known curator.