Paris art residency to welcome Ferhat Özgür
Turkish contemporary artist Ferhat Özgür is preparing to participate an artists’ residency program at Paris’ Cité des Arts from September through December 2012Turkish artist Ferhat Özgür will participate in the artists’ residency program at Paris’ Cité Internationale des Arts from September through December 2012.
Özgür was born in 1965 and lives and works in Istanbul. He graduated from Gazi University’s painting department in 1989. After completing his master’s and doctoral studies at Hacettepe University’s Fine Arts Faculty’s department of painting in 1997, he was appointed to a post as a professor in the same department, and taught there for nearly two decades. He currently works and teaches in Kültür University’s department of multimedia communication design.
Located in Paris, the Cité Internationale des Arts provides 350 artists annually with the chance to stay and work in individually assigned workshops for periods of two months to one year. With its exhibition halls, rehearsal studios, and concert and performance venues, along with its various workshops, Cité des Arts gives artists the opportunity to improve themselves and actively create.
İSKV coordinates the selection of Istanbul artists for invitation to the Cité des Arts residency program via an open call system and committee review. The İSKV-Cité des Arts residency program will continue until 2029.