Ozan Atalan (b.1985, Çanakkale) studied law between 2003-2007 at Anadolu University Faculty of Law but it wasn't until his graduation and his completion as an intern lawyer that he realized his talents and passion laid elsewhere. In 2008, Ozan began his art practice at the Dokuz Eylul University School of Fine Arts. He earned his BFA in 2013 as the top graduate and was soon thereafter granted a Fulbright Scholarship for the MFA Program at Syracuse University. As a result of this process, he earned his Master of Fine Arts degree from Syracuse University Visual and Performing Arts in 2016. His versatile background are the driving forces behind the transitional multilayers that can be found in his work. Ozan’s work has been exhibited in both nationally and internationally esteemed venues such as Trekhgornaya Manufaktura - Moscow, Siemens Art Gallery, Corridor Art Space, Spark Contemporary Art Space, K2 Contemporary Art Center, Goethe Institute, Pera Museum, Istanbul Entrepot No.3, Angel’s Gate Cultural Center, Sonce Alexander Gallery Mini White Cube, PØST Los Angeles, Long Beach Art Council, Syracuse University, State University of New York, Cortland, Rogue Space Chelsea, New York, 16th Istanbul Biennale and 5th International Moscow Biennale for Young Art, Moscow. He also gives classes within the Visual Communication Design Department of Izmir University of Economics and Film Design Department of Yasar University as well as doing a PhD in Arts research at Yasar University’s School of Art and Design. Hybrid Images, History of Graphic Design, Design Semiotics, Intro to Sculpture, Drawing Studio, and Understanding Digital Media are among the classes he has instructed. His works, within his transmedia story-telling world merging art and design, focus on anthropological and wilderness observation, hybridization of autobiographical experience and external world, and the co-evolutionary aesthetics of human and the non-human based specifically on the sense of alienation. Clock mechanisms, hmtl codes, digital images, tree branches, elements that are identified with nature such as rock, sheds light on cultural norms from different angles. Ozan Atalan, who reimagines the concepts of human-nature-culture within the same frame, produces interdisciplinary works about the nature of domination between man and the earth. As if human beings are not a part of nature, one step away from the effort to overcome nature and ask questions and his academic research is shaped around the same topic within a multimedia visual language.


Fulbright Scholarship for MFA Program at Syracuse University
Top Grade Graduation for BFA Degree from Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Fine Arts
Grand Prize of Annual ECEV 12th Sculpture Competition
Winning the National Competition on Visual Arts, ‘Borders&Orbits’ by Siemens Art


Yarat Residency Studios, Baku, Azerbaijan
Can Serrat, International Artist Residency, El Bruc, Barcelona, Spain
The Turner Semester Residency Program, Angels Gate Cultural Center Studios, San Pedro-Los Angeles, California, USA

Anthropocentrism and Animal Breeding, Public Program of 16th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul Foundation of Culture and Arts (IKSV)
Worskhop “Mirror”, Izmir University of Economics, Visual Communication Department, Izmir, Turkey
Workshop by Thibaut De Ruyter, Making The Exhibitons, Baku, Azerbaijan
Workshop “Nature/Culture”, Yarat Contemporary Art Space, Baku, Azerbaijan
Workshop “Translation”, Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey
Cultures of Memory Symposium, St John University, York, UK