Cevdet Erek's installations and performances employ sounds, beats, borrowed and constructed architectural elements, graphic illustrations and ready-made forms.
Erek’s recent exhibitions include dOCUMENTA 13, Kassel, Germany (2012); Asia Pacific Triennial, Brisbane, Australia (2012) and the Istanbul Biennial (2003, 2011); as well as shows at MAK, Vienna (2012); Tate Modern, London (2011); Arter, Istanbul (2010) and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2006), among other venues.
In 2012, he had a solo exhibition at Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland, and was awarded the Nam Jun Paik Prize. Erik teaches at ITU TM Conservatory and Architecture Faculty in Istanbul and has published two artist’s books. He is also cofounder of avant-garde rock act Nekropsi.
This person was part of Sharjah Biennial 11
The recorded percussive sounds were performed by hand, reflecting the artist’s desire to connect 'audio ornamentation' with handmade visual ornamentation
This catalogue accompanied Sharjah Biennial 11.