exhibitions / talks

2017 Feb-Mar, 'Istanbul Codex' Imago Mundi, Mediterranean Routes,
Cantieri Culturali alla Zia, Palermo, Italy

2016 'Istanbul Codex' catalogue & travelling exhibitions,
Imago Mundi, Luciano Benetton Collection

2014 Nov-Dec, 'The Thought That Counts' group show,
Elipsis Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

2014 Nov 17-19, 'Depth Perception: Fusion of Art and Culture',
Artscape Youngplace, Toronto, ON

2014 Jun, residency Fusion of Art and Culture,
OCAD University, Toronto, ON

2014 May, BLOG RE-BLOG,
Austin Center for Photography , Austin, TX.

2013 Aug, BLOG RE-BLOG,
Signal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

2013 Feb 13-17, ARCOmadrid / Elipsis Gallery
Feria de Madrid, Madrid, Spain.

2012 Nov 22-25, Contemporary Istanbul / Elipsis Gallery
Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Center, Istanbul, Turkey.

2012 Mar 20-31, 'Coffee'
Gallery 44, Toronto, ON, Canada

2011 May 27- Jun 19, PHOTOMED 2011
Festival de la Photographie Méditerranéenne
Espace St Nazaire, Rue Joseph Courrau, Sanary-sur-Mer, France.

2011 May 18-31, CONTACT Photography Festival : 'Idea of Nature'
Arta Gallery, Distillery District, Toronto, ON, Canada.

2011 May 5-23, CONTACT Photography Festival : 'Exposed'
The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON, Canada.

2011 Mar 20-26, Renaissance Photography Prize
Mall Galleries, London, UK.

2011 Mar 23, Central Saint Martins Digital Soiree
Central Saint Martins Innovation Centre Gallery, London, UK.

2011 Mar 3-6, The Artist Project UNTAPPED & 3D World Lounge by Sony
Queen Elizabeth Building, Exhibition Place, Toronto, ON, Canada.

2011 Feb 4-26, Salon Photo Prize
Matt Roberts Arts Project Space, Vyner Street, London, UK.

2010/11 Nov 26- Jan 08, 'Pause'
Elipsis Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey.

2010 Nov 25-28, Contemporary Istanbul / Elipsis Gallery
Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Center, Istanbul, Turkey.

2010 Aug 28- Nov 7, Art of Photography Show
Lyceum Theatre Gallery, San Diego, CA.

2010 May 14- Jun 6, 'freshfacedandwildeyed2010'
The Photographers' Gallery, London, UK.

contributing artist for Sertac Tasdelen's exhibition:
2010 May 5-31, 'Resurrection des Mannequins'
Portfolio Gallery, Dubai, UAE.

2010 Apr 22-29, 'Interruption'
Rotunda Gallery, AUD, Dubai, UAE.

2009 Dec 3-6, Contemporary Istanbul / Elipsis Gallery
Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Center, Istanbul, Turkey.

2009 Nov 19-22, Paris Photo
Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France.

2009 Oct 14, Gulf Photo Plus Slidefest
Knowledge Village, Dubai, UAE.

2009 Jul 9-21, Art Oasis 2009: 'A Green Vision'
Wafi, Dubai, UAE.

2009 Jun 20-26, Central Saint Martins MACD, 'Final Degree Show'
Candid Arts Gallery, London, UK.

2009 May 27- Jun 5, Association Of Photographers Student Awards (winner)
AOP Gallery, London, UK.

2009 Feb 26-27, Central Saint Martins MACD, 'Work In Progress Show'
Shoreditch Townhall, London, UK.

participated publications

MAtters.
ed. Paulus M. Dreibholz (2010)
ISBN: 978-0-9555220-7-9

BRUIT DE FOND / BACKGROUND NOISE.
ed. Aurélien Arbet, Jérémie Egry & Nicolas Poillot (2010)
ISBN: 978-2-9533506-1-6

about

(b. 1973, Turkey) Özant continues to build his work through exploring the purpose of photography as a medium and its connection to society. His early works investigate the role of photography as an interruption of anticipation.

Özant has left a corporate career of thirteen years to follow his passion for photography. He has an MA Communication Design degree with Photography pathway from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design in London, UK and has exhibited his work across the world. Özant is currently living in Canada and teaching photography and design courses at OCAD University.

   illustration by Julia Bruderer