Prof. T. Melih Görgün. Born in 1962, Sinop. He lives and works in Istanbul and Sinop. Independent curator, artist, working on cultural studies, performances and city and art. He works as a curator on research based and participative references interdisciplinary projects, with a focus on difference, memory, identity, cultural codes. Professor at the Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts in Istanbul.
He realized his first performance work “Vor(ur)teil-spiel” in Museums Quartier Wien as an invited artist in the “Artist in Residency” in 2005. The performance ‘Vor(ur)teil-spiel’ illustrates how the real and imaginary interchange. His second performance was a co-production with Nezaket Ekici. “In München, Um München, Um München Herum”. The performance-installation of the same title is the transposition to the exhibition area of the forms which were taken from the daily lives of people living in and around Munich, and have been altered.
T. Melih Görgün’s work “Underneath / Nothing as silent as snow” is a mixed media performance installation using digital imaging and live action exploring the convoluted journey to becoming a “European,” and what lies underneath this apparent homogeneous identity. It was realized in Odessa.
He is the founder of the International Sinop Biennial Sinopale, which is the title of an international project that, in the context of local development, draws the civil society together with the purpose of building dialogue through culture and arts, within the framework of the model of “artistic production based on sharing.”
He curated exhibitions in Turkey and abroad. His articles have been widely published in newspapers and art magazines. He is a coordinator of the international cooperation project “City and Art” which is realized with several art academies including the Fine Arts Academy of Vienna-Austria, London St. Martin School of Art – UK, Malmö University – Sweden, Fine Arts Academy München, Den Haag Royal Academy of Arts, Art Academy Burg Giebchenstein Halle and many others.
2015 / 201503 / Ausstellung / Dance/Music
Collecting the Future
A Sinopale Exhibition
Corner College Collective, T. Melih Görgün