Artes Mundi 4: Ergin Çavuşoğlu

Last updated: 08 October 2009

Raised in Bulgaria as part of a Turkish minority and now based in London, Ergin Çavuşoğlu's film and video installations are meditations on the ever-shifting aspects of today's globalised society.

Detail from an image of Ergin Çavuşoğlu's video installation Downward Straits (pictured at the Leeds City Art Gallery, 2005). Image courtesy of Ergin Çavuşoğlu and Galerist, Istanbul

Detail from an image of Ergin Çavuşoğlu's video installation Downward Straits (pictured at the Leeds City Art Gallery, 2005). Image courtesy of Ergin Çavuşoğlu and Galerist, Istanbul.

Travel, migration and mobility, together with old and new orders or notions of east and west are explored in Çavuşoğlu's work, hinting at how we are all caught up in the bigger issues of today.

Çavuşoğlu draws on his own experiences and intends his work to be "poetic representations, exposing the boundaries of urban life that lie between the private and public domains."

He is also interested in asking questions "about the artistic image and its capacity to observe socio-cultural landscapes and human geographies."


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