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AYHAN OZER

(1977, Gaziantep)

 

Ayhan Özer was born in 1977 in Gaziantep. He got his primary, secondary and high school degrees in this city. In 2001, he graduated from the department of Arts Teaching in Arts Faculty in Mustafa Kemal University and he started his career as a research assistant in the same year. He got his MA at the Institute of Social Sciences at Mustafa Kemal University in 2004 and in the same year he was appointed as a research assistant to Arts Faculty in Ankara University according to the law 2547 and 35th article. He continued to work there until 2011. He did his military service between the years 2009-2010.


In 2009, he held his first personal exhibition called "Düşenler" in Ankara. After two years, he presented his PhD dissertation called ‘1980 Sonrası Türk Resim Sanatında Yeni Oluşumlar ve Sanat Eğitimine Yansımaları (New Formations of Turkish art post 1980 and Its Reflections on Art Education).' He continued his career as a research assistant after handing his PhD dissertation between the years 2011 and 2013 in the same university.


In 2013, he was appointed as an assistant professor to the department of Arts at Fine Arts Faculty in the University of Gaziantep. He still works as a head of Art department and a vice-dean there.


He continues his academic work covering many fields of art with one personal and several competitive group exhibitions alongside unpublished stories, essays and scripts. He also has several national and international academic papers except for the products of plastic arts. He sustains his career in different disciplines with his sculptures he has done in international workshops.


He has participated in a lot of academic projects. Along with implemented book projects, he still works on academic and artistic projects.
Most of his works deal with perception of life post-modernism, discourse on pure human reality and their contrasts. He appreciates his works as ‘a post-modernist criticism on the concept of Post-modernism'.