(b. 1983, Adana. Lives and works in Brooklyn and Istanbul)
Özkanoğlu’s work traces the everyday, seemingly mundane stories and absurdities, and how they converge in public space, mass media, the art world, and [the realm of] politics. His first solo exhibition In Person took place in 2014 at Elipsis Gallery, Istanbul. The book project was in person was presented at the Fotobookfestival Kassel in 2015. His works have been exhibited at the National Academy Museum, New York; 440 Gallery, Brooklyn; District Fine Art Gallery, Washington, D.C.; Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, CDA Projects, Çağdaş Börek Salonu, Rampa Art Gallery and SALT Galata, Istanbul; Siyah Beyaz Art Gallery and Sıhhiye Multi-storey Car Park, Ankara. Özkanoğlu has organized and taught workshops in collaboration with Fundación Coprodeli, Peru and KAÇUV Foundation, Istanbul. His works have been published in Brooklyn Magazine, Slanted magazine and m-est.org among others.