Spike Island

CANCELLEDAlt ÜstExhibition Tour


Saturday 8 March 2014, 2pm


Free, no need to book

Event type


Ben Owen, artist, musician and Spike Island studio holder leads an informal tour of Cevdet Erek's Alt Üst

Benjamin A. Owen

Owen is a filmmaker whose work explores politics as it is played out in the everyday and in the commonplace. Although often working in film, his highly collaborative practice encompasses exhibition making, performing music and working in education. He has recently been artist in Residence in Cubitt community studios and in Amis, Germany. His film Goldfinch was commissioned by Exeter Phoenix.

Benjamin Owen's website

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

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