Topography Man
site-specific animation video on the windows 01'01''
 former KGB building, Ghildani, Tbilisi
October 2018



 work in progress, research and test shot for the site specific animation Topography Man
block paint on glass, metal studio at Schloss Beesenstedt, Germany, september 2018



     Still Here
view from the performance, metal pieces in various sizes, light and video projection, Apartment Project, Berlin 2018 





Still Here / Performance
Apartment Project
Berlin14-06-2018



Ceren Oykut (live drawing) // Yuko Matsuyama(sound&move) performing artist(singer and dancer)based in Berlin. www.yuki.de // Joshua Tennent(sound)ambient electronic producer based in Berlin.https://soundcloud.com/joshua-tennent // KAI (projection and light control) artist focused on kinetic sculptures and room&stage installations based in Berlin. www.werkstatt44.net/kai // photo: Henryk Weiffenbach // video: Mareike Krumm















Still Here, a view from the work in progress at the metal studio Werkstatt44 metal pieces in various sizes,
Berlin 2018





Still Here / solo exhibition
18-05-18/14-06-18
Apartment Project Berlin




Ceren Oykut's solo exhibition in Apartment Project, Still Here traces the artist's move from her home city Istanbul tot Berlin and the mental consequences accompanying this move. The starting point of the wall painting, which is placed on one of the corners of the exhibit space, was a notebook Ceren Oykut kept during her introduction courses into German language. The enlarged doodles that are taken out from or inscribed on iron panels give clues about the psychological impacts of her geographical shift, such as confusion uncertainty and the urge to make sense of the new environment. The material form of these inscriptions constructs distinct contrasts between light and dark, heaviness and lightness, which marks the daily life in the city of Berlin. Her series of engravings plays with the changeable quality of the original image and presents a sequential narrative reminiscent of the frames from an animation film. In this series, a simple portrayal of the studio in Istanbul where the engravings were produced coincidentally transforms into the subjective chronicle of a coup d'etat that happened in Turkey during the
days of its production. The last part of the exhibition is composed of Oykut's double drawings that bring together city-scapes of Istanbul and Berlin, and are populated by real people, phantasmagoric monster-creatures, dream-like events, and circular machinations. In an euphoric projection, they parade self-sustaining struggles in the urban environment, survival tactics of the daily life and enduring symbols of urban memory

Erden Kosova, Berlin 2018



Detail from the German study notebook, Istanbul-Berlin 2016-17




Ceren Oykut&Fezayafirar, Project Space Festival, Berlin, 2018


Black On Black
By Ceren Oykut & Fezayafirar



Bande á Part ‒ Tanzbare Veranstaltung für Außenseiter presents:
A SILENT ROOM ‒ Movement & Sound Improvisation Vol.9
13 March 2018, Eschschloraque, Berlin



Installation view from the studio; 
acrylic and pencil on papers in various sizes, Künstlerhaus Bremen, 2017  





Verrückt, work in progress, acrylic on wall, Apartment Project, Berlin, 2017

work in progress-wall painting for the club Peyote
Nevizade, Istanbul 2016
photos by Gençer Yurttaş










Friday 13 
performance

Ceren Oykut (Live Drawing)
Sheila Chipperfield Jr (DJ)
Yuko Matsuyama (Dancer)

Eschschloraque, Berlin
May 2016



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Atlas Of Interruptions, acrylic on wall, Hammam Al Shifa, Jerusalem, 2014
photo by Rula Halawani





The Minaret, ink and pencil on pvc, 2014








>>.     .( Extract from Screen Impromptu 2014, to be continued.. ))


thinning








What Is My Name, detailink on paper, Istanbul 2013




Makedon (İstanbul) şehrinin yedinci kurucusunu, İstanbul surunun ve Ayasofya binasının yapılışını bütün eski tarihçiler bu şekilde yazarlar ki; [10b] insanlığın babası Hz. Âdem Safî yeryüzüne indikten sonra 5052 yıl geçtiğinde Madyan oğlu Yanko'nun torunlarından Vezendon adlı şanlı bir kral ortaya çıkarak cihana ün salıp bütün Rumeli, Frengistan, Kızılelma, Almanya, Karaman, Yunanistan'a ve Rum denizi içindeki ve okyanusta olan bütün adalar ile deniz kıyılarında olan bütün kalelere hükmü yürüdü. Bütün krallar buyruğuna boyun eğdikten sonra Makedon şehrine gelip gördü ki dedesi Yanko'nun yaptığı o eski şehir harap olmuş. Hemen o an Makedon'da konaklayıp bütün bilgeleri, kâhinleri ve danışmanları ile danışıp bütün ülkeleri zaptetmek için İstanbul'u tahtgâh edinmek için yapımına başladığında yeryüzünde buyruk sahibi olan krallara haber gönderip her memleketin mimar, mühendis, yapı ustası ve işçilerinden bir milyon adam topladı. Yapım burcu seretân (yengeç) olsun diye tembih etti. Edirnekapı tarafında bir rasad yapıp bir minare mili üzerine bir çan yapıp hazırladı. Uğurlu saat olunca o çanı çalıp bütün işçiler ellerinde olan taş ve kireçleri yere bırakıp temel atmaya hazırladı. Hudâ'nın hikmeti bir leylek bir yılan avlayıp havadan yuvasına getirirken o yılan leyleğin gagasından kurtulup anılan rasad çanının üzerine düşünce çan çalınıp bütün işçiler ellerinde olan taşları ve kireçleri yere bıraktılar. Göz açıp kapayıncaya kadar surun temeli yerden bir arşın kadar yükseldi. Bütün yıldız bilimcileri ve kâhinler, "Bre uğurlu saat olmadı. sabredin" diye bağırdılar. Mümkün olmadı ve yapıya uğursuz saatte başlamış oldular. Bu kale içinden veba, ateş ve askerlerin ayaklanmaları eksik olmaz. Üçgen şeklinde temel kuruldu "Uğursuzluktan kurtulmaz, bu diyar yine harap olur" diye üzülüp feryat ettiler.İşin sonunda bütün işlerini takdire bırakıp bu beyt ile amel ettiler:   Edemez def sakınmağla kazâyı kimse. Bin sakınsan yine ön son olacak olsa gerek               (Evliyâ Çelebi Seyahatnamesi, İstanbul, birinci cilt, birinci kitap sf.17-18, YKY, 2003, Istanbul


Kum-Çakıl Karışımı/Mixture Of Sand And Pebbles, 2012, ink on paper






Anıt/ Monument, ink on A4 paper, Istanbul, 2012
published on Radikal Newspaper on 1st of May 2012









view from the exhibition Mayom İçimde, acrylic on walls, artSümer, Istanbul, 2011 

















Yumru/Knot, ink on paper, 70x100 cm, ıstanbul 2010















from the series Adventures Of The Water And The Earth, ink on A4 paper, Istanbul 2009




Detail from the site-specific installation Please Help Yourself,
digital print on paper, Palais Des Beaux Arts De Lille, France 2009




Tsunami, acrylic on wall, 15x5 m, 
Musee d'Art Contemporain de Lyon, France 2009


digital print and marker on pattern paper, 80x120 cm, 2008


Untitled Gate, working process, marker on walls 
Dominick street 23, Cork, Ireland 2007


City Can, exhibition view  inside the container marker on walls 12x2,6x2,6 m
Kuştepe, Istanbul 2006




Ceren Oykut (1978, Istanbul)

Graduated from Mimar Sinan University Painting Department on 2002. 
Lives and works in Berlin since 2017.
Her drawings which often cover small scraps of paper as well as paper rolls extend classical techniques in terms of size and space. Focusing on small details, Oykut conveys a condensed image of an ungraspable panorama that explores the absurdity of daily life and circumstances. She makes site-specific works, films and animations. She also focuses on different disciplines of art, expanding the action of drawing with the light and the shadow. She makes drawing performances on stage and collaborates with the artists from different disciplines. She participated in projects in France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Belgium, Slovenia, Cyprus, Poland, Austria, Georgia, Iran, Armenia, Palestine, Egypt and Serbia.