Un/Learning Space is a newly initiated project by Open Space to support and mentor emerging art creatives. By both learning and unlearning, the workshops that will be available between April-September 2021 will aim to question the classical institutional teaching.
UN/LEARNING Space: Artist Portfolio Workshop with Ergin Çavuşoğlu
17 May 2021 (Monday) , 6-7:30 pm
This workshop, run by Ergin Çavuşoğlu, will introduce the production of a hyperlinked artist portfolio using Adobe’s print and digital layout design desktop software InDesign. However, the creation of a print and digital PDF document could be done using other desktop and mobile platforms, such as PowerPoint, Acrobat, Word, Adobe Portfolio, and Keynote among others. It will require basic knowledge and understanding of image manipulation and text editing software. The workshop will be structured around the preparation and organisation of content, including visual and contextual materials, such as stills, video, captions, cv, bio, artist statement, and press materials.
The workshop will be in two parts. The first part will be a structured presentation. During the second part the participants will have the chance to experiment using available digital platforms, ask questions and receive direct feedback.
Note: While these workshops are free we do rely on donations in order to support our workshop leaders financially.
Ergin Çavuşoğlu (Bulgaria) co-represented Turkey at the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003. He was shortlisted for the Beck’s Futures Prize in 2004 and for Artes Mundi 4 in 2010. Central to Çavuşoğlu’s practice are concepts and themes that probe the notions of place, liminality and the conditions of cultural production, which he has been exploring through a range of media, including video and sound installations, painting, sculpture and anamorphic drawings.
Solo presentations include, Ergin Çavuşoğlu, Desire Lines /Tarot & Chess/, Whitechapel Gallery, London, Istanbul Modern Museum and Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires (2020), Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp (2016), PEER, London (2010), Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen (2009), Kunstverein Freiburg (2008) and John Hansard Gallery, Southampton (2006). Museum and biennial exhibitions include, Galleria d’Arte Moderna Milano (GAM) (2018), Es Baluard Museum of Modern Art, Palma (2017), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2016), Istanbul Modern, Istanbul (2015), Manifesta 8, Murcia (2010), Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern (2009), Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt (2008), the British Art Show 6 (2005), the 8th Istanbul Biennial (2003)and the 3rd Berlin Biennial (2003).
Works by the artist are represented in a number of international museum collections, including Solomon R. Guggenheim Collection, New York, La collection du Frac Alsace, Pinakothek der Moderne, München, and The Ludwig Collection, Aachen.
Çavuşoğlu lives and works in London, where he is currently Professor of Contemporary Art at Middlesex University.