Mesut Öztürk was born in Bulgaria in 1989 and he migrated to Turkey with his family in the same year. He completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Faculty of Architecture at Yeditepe University, Istanbul. Later on, he completed his Master’s Degree in “History, Theory, Criticism in Architecture” at Istanbul Bilgi University with a dissertation about informal settlements of Istanbul. After working as an architect for a while, he started to work as a part-time lecturer at Istanbul Bilgi University. He conducted Architectural Design Studio, Architectural Drawing and Ceramics, Craft, Design courses. He quit his PhD program in Urban Planning and has started to work on ceramics.

In his art practice, Öztürk aims to explore anonymous human creations which are the outputs of collective will and labor in human history that leads him to observe about human nature. These creations could be vernacular architecture, informal urban settlements or prehistoric pottery. He seeks poetical ways for translating the authentic features which he finds in these timeless phenomenons into a contemporary form language.

He is currently based in Paris, France. For visiting the studio, please contact info@ozturkmesut.com.

Exhibitions & Collaborations
Nov 2021 – Cabinet de Virtuosités, Galerie Philia, Paris, France
Oct 2021 – Contemporary Istanbul, Öktem Aykut Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
Jun 2021 – Solo show: Proliferation, Öktem Aykut Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
May 2021 – Workshop: Figurine Workshop, Meşher, Istanbul, Turkey
May 2021 – Wall Installation: Deformed, Naya Studio, Istanbul, Turkey
Mar 2021 – Pop-up exhibition, PG Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
Dec 2020 – Collaboration, Boon Room, Paris, France
Nov 2020 – Group Show: Winter Exhibition, Thrown Contemporary, London, UK.
Oct 2020 – Studio Exhibition: New Normal, Latest Edition of Halka Vases, artist’s studio, Istanbul, Turkey
Oct 2020 – Collaborative design project: Street View, project curated by in-between Design Platform & funded by Swedish Institute. Istanbul, Turkey
Oct 2020 – Design Event: Milano Design City, curated by Rossana Orlandi, Milan, Italy
Jul 2020 – Collaboration, Rossana Orlandi Summer Gallery, Porto Cervo, Italy
Jul 2020 – Group Show: Journey into our culture, 74 Escape Gallery & Store. Maça Kızı Bodrum, Turkey
Mar 2020 – Studio Warming Exhibition, artist’s studio. Istanbul, Turkey
Dec 2019 – Collaboration: Jacquemus Braderie, Jacquemus and Meet My Project. Paris, France
Nov 2019 – Group show, In-Between Design Gallery. Istanbul, Turkey
Sep 2019 – Group show: 1000 Vases, Paris Design Week, Espace Commines. Paris, France

Media Coverage
Nov 21201 – Elle Decoration Turkey
Oct 2021 – Esquire Turkey
Sep 2021 – Vogue Turkey
Sep 2021 – Mercado – Oyun Alanı
Sep 2021 – Mercado Printed Issue 2
Jul 2021 – AD Middle East
Jun 2021 – Echappees Belles, France 5 TV
Apr 2021 – Marie Claire Maison Turkey
Mar 2021 – Studio Mercado
Feb 2021 – Shopigo Art
Feb 2021 – 1 Kitap 1 Film Newsletter
Jan 2021 – AD Spain
Jan 2021 – Curated Magazine
Jan 2021 – Elle Decoration Turkey
Oct 2020 – Christina Sfez Newsletter
Jul 2020 – İstanbul 74
Jul 2020 – Tasarlayanlar
Jun 2020 – Tous Mag
Apr 2020 – l’Officiel Art Turkey
Apr 2020 – Spotlight by in-between Podcast
Mar 2020 – Maison Française Turkey
Mar 2020 – Alem Magazine
Mar 2020 – Elle Decoration Turkey
Feb 2020 – Out of Office Podcast
Jan 2020 – The Magger
Dec 2019 – Denemen Lazım
Nov 2019 – Vogue Turkey
Nov 2019 – Istanbul Design Biennial Blog


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