BIOGRAPHY

1970 Born in İzmit/Gölcük. Lives and works in İstanbul.

 

1995 Graduated, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Painting Department, İstanbul. He worked on lithography and fresco.

 

He is a founding member of Hafriyat Art Initiative. In 2007, Hafriyat opened an independent art space in Karaköy neighborhood of İstanbul, called “Hafriyat Karaköy – Çeşitli Sanatlar Alemi (World of Various Arts)”.

 

Solo Exhibitions - Murat Akagündüz

 

2012 “Hell-Heaven/Cehennem-Cennet”, Galeri Manâ, İstanbul

2011 “Island-Continent/Ada-Kıta”, Kullukçu Gallery, Munich

2009 “In Between”, OKK Gallery, Berlin

2007 “Ankara”, Galeri Nev, Ankara

2004 “Kayıp Hayaller”, Evin Sanat Galerisi, İstanbul

2003 “Hayali Seyir”, İş Bankası Sanat Galerisi, İstanbul

1995 Ekol Sanat Galerisi, İstanbul

 

 

Solo Exhibitions – Hafriyat

 

2010  “Space/Uzay”, Hafriyat Karaköy, İstanbul

2006  “Lokal Cennet – Çağdaş Nakliyat”, Diyarbakır Art Center, Diyarbakır

2004 “Yalan Dünya”, Hafriyat Group Exhibition, Rathaus Gallery, Münich

2002 “Hain Geceler”, Hafriyat Group Exhibition, İstanbul

2000 “Öz Hafriyat”, Anadolu University, Eskişehir

1999 “Süper Hafriyat”, Elhamra Art Gallery, İstanbul

1997 “Hafriyat III”, Atatürk Cultural Center, İstanbul

1996 “Hafriyat II”, Passion Art Gallery, İstanbul

 

Selected Group Exhibitions – Murat Akagündüz

 

2011

“NEREDEN NEREYE / FROM WHERE TO WHERE”, Galeri Manâ, İstanbul

“Where Fire Has Struck/Ateşin Düştüğü Yer”, Tütün Deposu, İstanbul

 

2009

“New Works, New Horizons/Yeni Yapıtlar Yeni Ufuklar”, İstanbul Modern, İstanbul

“City_net Asia 2009, The New Continent İstanbul” (curated by Levent Çalıkoğlu), Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul

 

2008

“Nature of the Object/Nesnenin Doğası”, Karşı Sanat Çalışmaları, İstanbul

“Made in Turkey”, Ernest Barlach Museumsgesellschah, Frankfurt; Hamburg

 

2007

“Modern and Beyond/Modern ve ötesi”, santralIstanbul, İstanbul

 

2005

“Border Experiences/Sınır Deneyimleri”, Aksanat, İstanbul

 

2004

“Observation/Interpretation/Observation-Gözlem/Yorum/Çeşitlilik” - Çağdaş Türk Sanatı Seçkisi, İstanbul Modern, İstanbul

 

Selected Group Exhibitions – Hafriyat

 

2011

“Second Exhibition/İkinci Sergi”, Yurt Gezileri, ARTER Space for Art, İstanbul

 

2010

“Az Zaman – Çok İş”, Platform 3, Munich

“Tactics of Invisibility/Görünmezlik Taktikleri”, 7th Man, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna; Tanas, Berlin; ARTER Space for Art, İstanbul

 

2008

“Münferit”, Hafriyat Karaköy – Çeşitli Sanatlar Alemi, İstanbul

 

2007

“Fear of God/Allah Korkusu”, Hafriyat Karaköy – Çeşitli Sanatlar Alemi, İstanbul

“1 Mayıs,” Hafriyat Karaköy – Çeşitli Sanatlar Alemi, İstanbul

“Alternative Election Posters/Alternatif Seçim Afişleri”, Hafriyat Karaköy – Çeşitli Sanatlar Alemi, İstanbul

“Intervention/Müdahale”, Hafriyat Karaköy – Çeşitli Sanatlar Alemi, İstanbul

 

2005

“İstanbul” 9. İstanbul Biennial, İmalat Hatası, İstanbul