Spike Island

Alt ÜstExhibition Tour


Saturday 12 April 2014, 2pm


Free, no need to book

Event type


Sam Francis, co-director of SuperNormal Festival and Spike Island?UWE MFA Curating student gives an informal tour of Cevdet Erek's Alt Üst.

Cevdet Erek

Cevdet Erek (b.1974) lives and works in Istanbul. He has exhibited at venues including MAK-Vienna (2012), Tate Modern-London (2011), Arter-Istanbul (2010), Stedelijk Museum-Amsterdam (2006), among others. Week, a solo exhibition, was presented by Kunsthalle Basel-Switzerland in 2012 and Erek also participated in dOCUMENTA(13) with Room of Rhythms, the Istanbul Biennial (2011, 2003) and the 7th Asia Pacific Triennial (2012).

Cevdet Erek was awarded the Uriot Prize with Studio (2005) during his residency at Rijksakademie vbk (2005-2006, Amsterdam) and the Nam Jun Paik Prize (2012).  Erek’s book SSS – Shore Scene Soundtrack was published by BAS in Istanbul in 2008 and more recently, Room of Rhythms 1, was published by Walther König on the occasion of dOCUMENTA(13) in 2012. 

Erek has a PhD from ITU MIAM, Centre for Advanced Studies in Music and until recently worked as an instructor at ITU TM Conservatory and Architecture Faculty. He often collaborates with architects, directors, choreographers, authors and he is also the co-founder of the avant-garde rock act Nekropsi.

Cevdet Erek's website

Sam Francis

Sam Francis is based in Bristol and completed her MA in Curating at UWE in 2014, through which she undertook a curatorial placement at Spike Island focussed on sound and music practices.

Sam coordinates the day-to-day organisation of the artist studios at Spike Island. She also works as a freelance arts, music and events producer and is co-director of Supernormal; an annual weekend festival of arts practice and experimental music.  

Supported by
  • Akinci
  • PRS
  • SAHA
  • The Elephant Trust