Özge Açıkkol

Özge Açıkkol

Born in 1976 in İstanbul. She graduated from Marmara University, Fine Arts Faculty’s Painting Department. In January 2000, she founded Oda Projesi artist collective with Güneş Savaş and Seçil Yersel. She’s been working as editor and translator for different publications always in paralel to her Oda Projesi work. Oda Projesi is an artist collective based in İstanbul; they turned their collaborative experience starting from 1997 to a project in 2000. From January 2000, the space in Galata functioned as a non-profit independent space, hosting projects, gatherings and acts up until march 16th 2005, when Oda Projesi was evicted from the apartment due to the gentrification process. Since then Oda Projesi was no more space based but always carrying the idea of the creation of a third space, a space for socialization. While doing this, the project looked at how İstanbul as a city, is organized spatially by its habitants. Oda Projesi transferred this spatial and relational practices to different cities and neighbourhoods both in Turkey and abroad.


2017 __ "Bize Ait Bir Oda" Ark Kültür, İstanbul
2016 __ “ANA #2”,Astrid Noack’s Atelier, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2015 __ “Mobile Autonomy” Summer School “ORGANIZING OURSELVES AS ARTISTS TODAY”, Middelheimmuseum, Antwerp, Belgium
2013 __ “ANA”, Astrid Noack’s Atelier, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2009 __ “Beyond Belonging” festival, in collaboration with Ballhaus Naunynstrasse, Berlin, Germany
     __ “Migrating Gardens”, Møstings Hus, Copenhagen, Denmark
     __ “Haksız Tahrik”, Hafriyat, İstanbul, Turkey.
2008 __ “The Gatherers”, Yerba Buena Art Center, San Francisco, USA.
2007 __ Wilhelmsburger Freitag”, Hamburg, Germany.
2006 __ “Cities from Below”, Teseco Foundation, Pisa, Italy.
2005 __ “Sweet Taboos”, Tirana Biennale 3, Albania.
     __ “İstanbul”, 9th İstanbul Biennale, İstanbul, Turkey.
     __ “Collective Creativity” Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany.
2004 __ “PROJE4L”, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden.
     __ 6th Werkleitz Biennale, Halle, Germany.
2003 __ “4D” Pabellon Cuba, (“El arte con la vida”,8th Bienal de La Habana), Havana, Cuba.
     __ “Poetic Justice” 8th İstanbul Biennale, with Mustafa Tetik and his colleagues, İstanbul.
     __ “The Structures of Survival”, 50. Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy.
     __ “Under the Beach: The Pavement”, Proje4L - İstanbul Museum of Contemporary Art, İstanbul, Turkey.
2002 __ “Pause”, IV. Gwangju Biennale, S. Korea.
2001 __ “Becoming a Place”, Proje4L - İstanbul Museum of Contemporary Art, İstanbul, Turkey.
     __ “Periferic Biennial, Iasi, Romania
2000 __ “About A Useless Space”,Oda Projesi, Galata, İstanbul, Turkey.
     __ The opening of Oda Projesi space, Galata, İstanbul, Turkey.