Mesut Öztürk

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. 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. The artist is currently a part time lecturer in Architecture Department at Istanbul Bilgi University. He quit his PhD program in Urban Planning and has started to work on his passion, ceramics. He has been producing his signature work, Halka Vases Project since 2019. In his artistic and academic works, Öztürk aims to research anonymous human creations which are the products of collective will and the labor that give datas about sociologic and anthropologic details away. These creations could be spatial and urban like vernacular architecture and informal settlements but they could also be prehistoric pottery. The artist is focusing on these various creations that seem ordinary due to their familiarity and unveil unaccustomed features and details as he discovers more.

Exhibitions & Collaborations
Nov 2020 – “Winter Exhibition” Thrown Contemporary, London, UK.
Oct 2020 – “Studio Exhibition: New Normal” Latest Edition of Halka Vases, artist’s studio, Istanbul, Turkey
Oct 2020 – “Streetview” project curated by in-between Design Platform & funded by Swedish Institute. Istanbul, Turkey
Oct 2020 – Milano Design City, curated by Rossana Orlandi
Jul 2020 – Rossana Orlandi Summer Gallery, Porto Cervo, Italy
Jul 2020 – 74 Escape Gallery & Store. Maça Kızı Bodrum, Turkey
Mar 2020 – Studio Warming Exhibition, artist’s studio. Istanbul, Turkey
Dec 2019 – “Jacquemus Braderie” Archive Sale, Jacquemus and Meet My Project. Paris, France
Nov 2019 – In-Between Design Gallery. Istanbul, Turkey
Sep 2019 – 1000 Vases, Paris Design Week, Espace Commines. Paris, France

Placed Pieces
Restaurant Oursin, 60 Av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris, France
Maça Kızı Hotel, Bodrum, Turkey

Mar 2021 – Studio Mercado
Feb 2021 – Shopigo Art
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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