During his architecture studies at the Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts, Cevdet Erek worked at various architectural practices and co-
Recently, Cevdet Erek was nominated for the Jameel Prize 4 and has been elected for the Turkish Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale. Earlier, he participated in the 14th Istanbul Biennale (2015), Marrakech Biennial (2013), the 11th Sarjah Biennial (2013), and dOCUMENTA 13 (2012), which was followed by a publication of the same title published by Walther König. A version of his installations for these biennales was shown during Room of Rhythms-
Cevdet Erek’s (1974, Istanbul, Turkey) work is characterised by a marked use of rhythm and site specificity. Erek combines video, sound and images, often in an attempt to alter the viewer’s perception and experience of a given space. The result functions as a hypothesis, probing the viewer’s instinctive logic and thus appealing to the senses. Interestingly, Erek manages to combine rational components – such as references to architecture and linear time – with instinctive impulses, thereby levelling the gap between two supposedly opposing spheres.
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|Jaap van den Ende|
|Miguel Angel Rios|