C24 Gallery is proud to present Bust-Head, a solo retrospective multidisciplinary exhibition of Irfan Önürmen which covers the artist’s experiences and reflections over time, ego and personal evolution.
İrfan Önürmen's graduated from the Istanbul Fine Arts Academy (now known as Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University), Department of Painting, in 1987. His work reveals the relationships and discrepancies between personal and public experience as seen through the lens of contemporary media.
Önürmen addresses the impact of mass media on human experience and its visual representation through collage, painting, and sculpture. His selected exhibitions include “9 Contemporary Turkish Painters,” Brussels, Belgium, in 2004; “Made in Turkey,” Kulturdezernat der Stadt, Frankfurt, Germany, in 2008; “New Baghdad Museum and Terror Factory,” Thessaloniki Contemporary State Art Museum, Greece, in 2009; the 10th Istanbul Biennial; “6 positions in critical art from Istanbul,” Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg, Berlin, in 2009.
His recent solo shows include “Gaze” at Pi Artworks Galatasaray, Istanbul, Turkey, in 2011; “Dis-order” at Katara Art Center in Doha, Qatar in 2012 and “Pendulum” at C24 Gallery, New York, USA in 2016.
Önürmen’s work has been exhibited at several international art fairs including The Armory Show and Art Dubai in 2012, PULSE New York, in 2013 and Volta NY in 2017. The artist’s works are in numerous private and public collections including Istanbul Modern Museum, Istanbul, Turkey, Leon Black Collection, United States