Hasan Özgür Top
Hasan Özgür Top (1987, Ankara) lives and works in Istanbul. He holds an MA in Painting from Marmara University, Institute of Fine Arts, Istanbul, 2015 and a BA in Painting, from Marmara University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Istanbul, 2014-2008. In 2020 he obtained an MA from DAI (the Dutch Art Institute).
Selected group exhibitions include the 12th Berlin Biennale of Contemporary Art; the Multiplier Effect, Mixer, Istanbul, 2017; Replaced, Rampa, Istanbul; If you can’t go through the door, go through the window, Alt Art Space, Istanbul and 1Sergi, Marmara University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Istanbul; The Ways We Stand By, Protocinema Emerging Curator Series, Proto-5533, Istanbul; YFD VI, Zilberman Gallery, Istanbul; Borders Orbits, Siemens Sanat, Depo, Istanbul and Connecting the Dots: Workshops, Artist Diaries, Pera Museum, Istanbul, 2014; Prescription, Karşı, Istanbul, 2012; Even My Mum Can Make a Book, Manzara Perspectives, Istanbul, 2011; Two Shadows of ‘The Public’: Screen and Space, Lothringer13, Munich, which traveled to Depo, Istanbul, 2010. In 2012 Top’s videos were screed at That’s How We Do It, Istanbul, B15 Occupato, Rome, and Counter Manipulation, NO-TAV Camp,Turin.
Learn more about Hasan Özgür Top's 20 minute presentation The Fall of a Hero for the AEROPONIC ACTS 2020 at Radio Kootwijk, August 2020.
Learn more about Hasan Özgür Top's written MA thesis (DAI, 2020): The Mythology of the Islamic State