Mutlu Çerkez

Untitled: 14 November 2009
, 2003
Acrylic on canvas boards
28 panels: 35.5 x 25 cm each Click to enlarge

Biography

Born London, United Kingdom 1964

Died Melbourne, Australia, 2005

 

Mutlu Çerkez was a conceptual artist whose practice explored its own temporality and sought to create a conversation between past actions and future scenarios. Each new work was ascribed a future date on which he intended to remake the work. Working in a range of mediums including printmaking, painting and sculptural installations, Çerkez employed abstract designs and aphoristic symbols to expound upon time and reality and build upon the conversation between past actions and future scenarios. Born in London, in 1964, the same year he and his Turkish Cypriot parents immigrated to Australia. Çerkez later graduated at Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne in 1987. The artist’s reputation quickly grew from support from Australia and New Zealand to being internationally renowned. In 2005, Çerkez passed away in his Melbourne home.

Selected solo exhibitions include: Mutlu Çerkez, Istanbul, 2006; Various Responses, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne, 2004; Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne, 2003; Poster Design Variations, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne, 2001; Selected Works from an Unwritten Opera, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, 2000; Auditions for an Unwritten Opera, Artspace, Sydney, 2000; Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne, 1999; Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne, 1997; Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne, 1994; Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne, 1993; City Gallery, Melbourne, 1990; George Paton Gallery, Melbourne, 1990; City Gallery, Melbourne, 1988; Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, 1988.

Selected group exhibitions include: Self-consciousness: Contemporary Portraiture, Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), Melbourne, 2012; Networks (cells and silos), MUMA, Melbourne, 2011; Art Space, Sydney, 2005; New05, ACCA, Melbourne, 2005; 2nd Auckland Triennal, Aukland, 2004; Fieldwork Australian Art 1968-2002, National Gallery of Victoria, Australia, 2002; 6th Istanbul Biennial, Turkey, 1999; Sao Paolo Biennale, Brazil, 1998.

 

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Exhibitions

Mutlu Çerkez

Various Responses


Recent Works

Mutlu Çerkez

hello i just… (20 November 2021)
, 2004
acrylic on paper
108 x 82.5 cm each (framed size) 83.5 x 59 cm each (image size)

Mutlu Çerkez

hey there um… (26 November 2021)
, 2004
acrylic on paper
108 x 82.5 cm each (framed size) 83.5 x 59 cm each (image size)

Mutlu Çerkez

hi i thought… (29 November 2021)
, 2004
acrylic on paper
108 x 82.5 cm each (framed size) 83.5 x 59 cm each (image size)

Mutlu Çerkez

hi um well… (25 November 2021)
, 2004
acrylic on paper
108 x 82.5 cm each (framed size) 83.5 x 59 cm each (image size)

Mutlu Çerkez

oh hi look… (17 November 2021)
, 2004
acrylic on paper
108 x 82.5 cm each (framed size) 83.5 x 59 cm each (image size)

Publications

Mutlu Çerkez

A design for the overture curtain of an unwritten opera and stage furniture / props for an unwritten opera and make-up design studies for an unwritten opera and variations on album covers for bootleg recordings of Led Zeppelin.
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