Şahin Özbay
Illustration, Kadikoy Istanbul Turkey
 
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Brief Summary
Sahin Ozbay was born and lives in Istanbul, Turkey. He studied fine arts teaching and animation. He makes videos, artists' books, illustrations, workshops, installations, paintings and writes stories and poems. He organized and participated in exhibitions and festivals in Turkey, Switzerland, Poland, USA, Spain, Portugal, Armenia, Romania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Netherlands and in Secondlife. His stories, poems and illustrations were published in several magazines, collective books, web sites and fanzines. He made many workshops with children and youth as volunteer in several NGO's and festivals. He is also making collaborations with other artists on the internet. For more info: www.baziseyler.com
Professional Experience
Åžahin Özbay - bazı ÅŸeyler -1972 - Ä°stanbul

Education:

1992-2003 Marmara University Atatürk Faculty of Education Department of Fine Arts Education.

2001 Autistics Association Bozcaada Autistics Camping - Autistics Trainer Training.

2001 Aura Psychotherapy and Art Therapy and Education Center - Art Therapy Supervision.

1995-1996 Z-1 Film Studio - Animation Departmant.

1983-1992 Istanbul Gymnasium.

Ongoing projects:

2012 “Project I am here” by Selin Yurdakul and Åžahin Özbay, an interdisciplinary conversation between three people and a city; www.projectiamhere.com

2012 “My life is a performance”, interpersonal travel diary: http://mylifeisaperformance.baziseyler.com/

2008- “Blues”, artists’ book: http://baziseyler.com/english/blues/blues.htm

Exhibitions and festivals:

24-25 November 2012 Open Studios at Stichting Kaus Australis, Rotterdam, Netherlands. http://kausaustralis.org/

16-19 August 2012 "One Minute Film & Video Festival", Aarau, Switzerland. http://www.oneminute.ch/

2012 “Project I am here” by Selin Yurdakul and Åžahin Özbay, an inderdisciplinary conversation between three people and a city; www.projectiamhere.com Final exhibitions: 20-22 March 2012 Kriterion Art House Cinema, Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina http://www.kriterion.ba/. 16-17 May 2012 Kulturni Center Grad, Belgrade, Serbia http://www.gradbeograd.eu/clanak_program.php?id=375. 3-4 January 2013 Stichting Kaus Australis, Rotterdam, Netherlands http://kausaustralis.org/.

22 October 2011 “DüÅŸman - Enemy” Asma Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey. http://dusman-enemy.blogspot.com/

16 July 2011 “Su boÅŸa akar mı?” Asma Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey. http://www.kesfetmekicinbak.com/category/detay.aspx?haberid=2625&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

15 July – 3 September 2011 “Stone Project” Substation No. 9 Gallery, Indiana, USA, Curator: Gabriella Boros. http://art-design.umich.edu/news/gabriella_boros_the_stone_project

July 2008 – September 2009 “A Story To See” - online collective artists’ book, Curators: Gabriella Boros, Åžahin Özbay. http://astorytosee.baziseyler.com/

July 2008 - July 2009 wrap2008.net Web Relay Art Project by Johanna Haagsman. http://www.johannahaagsman.nl/news.html

FocFest - Freedom of Choice International Film and Video Peace Festival 4-5-6 December 2008 http://focfest.wordpress.com/ Fábrica do Braço de Prata, Lisbon, Portugal (Curators: Alberto Guerreiro | Milton Dias) - 4-5-6 December 2008 NPAK / ACCEA - Armenian Center of Contemporary Art, Yerevan, Armenia (Curator: David Kareyan) - 6-7 December 2008 Ciplak Ayaklar Kumpanyası Studio, Istanbul, Turkey (Curator: Sahin Ozbay) http://www.birgun.net/culture_index.php?news_code=1228473852&year=2008&month=12&day=05

11-20 August 2008 Xth International Mailart Exhibition “Art and Environment” – “Inter Art” Aiud Foundation Auid, Romania. http://galleryart.aiudonline.ro/displayimage.php?album=376&pos=61

9-10 August 2008 “Digimural”, Barisarock (Rock For Peace) Festival, Istanbul, Turkey. (Curator) http://artistsnpeace.baziseyler.com/dm.htm

31 March-31 December 2008 2008culturas.com online exhibition and competition for European Year of Intercultural Dialogue (Finalist)- Spanish Ministry of Culture.

17-19 August 2007 "One Minute Film & Video Festival-Competition" (Finalist) Aarau, Switzerland. http://www.oneminute.ch/

13 May-13 June 2007 "Çizgi GünlüÄŸü : Line Diary" / Virtual Exhibition Drawings Quarter, Cetus, Second Life. http://slartistnetwork.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=miscart&action=display&thread=8

9-10-11 May 2007 "The First International Art Tech Media Congress" Tenerife, Canary Island, Spain. http://www.artechmedia.net/1CongresoInternacional_FirstInternationalCongressARTECHMEDIA07/artcall-videoart.htm

VVVF, the Venturous Vanguard Video Festival - "LAUGH, CRY, BE POETIC, GET CRAZY" Los Angeles, USA (28 April 2007 Mission College Sylmar, CA / 13 May 2007 Echo Park Film Center Los Angeles, CA / 17 May 2007 California State University Northridge Northridge, CA. http://contemporarymap.net/videoprojects/vvvf-07.pdf

20-22 April 2007 "IV International Animated Film Festival ReAnimacja-Panorama" Lodz, Charlie Cinema, Poland. http://www.charlie.pl/index.php?i=w269f

5-7 January 2005 "3. International Symposium of Interactive Media Design" Yeditepe University, Istanbul. http://newmedia.yeditepe.edu.tr/proceedings_2005.html

28 October - 22 November 2004 "Ekim Geçidi III" Gallery X, Galeri Dürer , Istanbul http://www.istanbul.net.tr/Etkinlik/Sergi/ekim-gecidi-iii/794/15

15 May - 16 June 2004 "Cyctern" Antique Hotel-Club Academia Exhibition Gallery, (Curator) Istanbul. http://v3.arkitera.com/v1/sanat/2004/05/haberler/hafta10_15/sarnic.htm

4-8 May 2004 "IAF2 Istanbul International Animation Festival" Best sound design. http://www.iafistanbul.com/

3-30 April 2004 "im (Istanbul-Mardin) Interdisciplinary Art Meeting" Antique Hotel Club Academia Exhibition Gallery, (Curator) Istanbul

15 January 2004 "Re-member levitation 22/(3+4)" Roxy, Ä°stanbul. http://www.acikradyo.com.tr/default.aspx?_mv=a&aid=6126

19 December 2003 - 16 January 2004 "Upside-Down" Uçarı Civil Cultur and Art Place, (Curator) Istanbul.

31 October - 1 December 2003 "Ekim Geçidi II" Gallery X, Istanbul.

1-6 July 2003 “Extreme Exteriors” Gallery X, Istanbul.

Publishings:

November 2012 Story for "Tuhaf Alışkanlıklar Kitabı", collection of short stories by Kadir Aydemir, Yitik Ulke Publishings. http://www.pen.org.tr/tr/node/1728

January 2012 Story for "90’lar Kitabı", collection of short stories by Kadir Aydemir, Yitik Ulke Publishings. http://sanat.milliyet.com.tr/90-larin-kitabi-ni-111-kalem-yazdi/kultursanat/haberdetay/25.12.2011/1480370/default.htm

October 2011 Writing and illustration for e-zine of the exhibition “Enemy” in Asma Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey. http://dusman-enemy.blogspot.com/

July 2011 Illustration for Pocketful Illustration Magazine - Issue: 6. http://www.amazon.com/Pocketful-Illustration-Magazine-Issue-6/dp/1463645147

June 2011 Poem and illustration for fanzine “Welcome to the machine” by Egemen Bostancı for the exhibition “The King Is Naked” in Asma Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey. http://asmasanat.org/2011/06/01/kral-ciplak-the-king-is-naked/

March 2011 Graphic work for EleÅŸtirel Kültür Eki - Issue: 4, Birgün Newspaper. http://www.birgun.net/elestirelkultur_index.php

December 2010 Writing and graphic works for “Nerde kalmıştık?" Fanzine. http://nerdekalmistik.tumblr.com/

September 2010 Story for “80’lerde Çocuk Olmak”, collection of short stories by Kadir Aydemir, Yitik Ulke Publishings. http://www.pen.org.tr/tr/node/1441

August 2010 Story for "Olympos Öyküleri", collection of short stories by Kadir Aydemir, Yitik Ulke Publishings. http://www.pen.org.tr/tr/node/1426

June 2008 Illustration for Pocketful Illustration Magazine - Issue: 1 http://www.pocketfulmag.com/ http://www.amazon.com/Pocketful-Issue-1-Selin-Yurdakul/dp/1438238193/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1222034179&sr=8-1

2004 Illustration for Shluck Fanzine

2003 Poem and illustration for Artimento Magazine, Okuyan Us Publishings - Issue: 9.

2002 Poem in "Åžehrin Kötü Çocukları”, Fanzine Poem Anthology by Altay Oktem, Ithaki Publishings. http://www.idefix.com/kitap/fanzin-siir-antolojisi-sehrin-kotu-cocuklari-fanzin-siir-antolojisi-altay-oktem/tanim.asp?sid=LPSXEOOVO3DKD2AP0ILG

2001 Poem and illustration for okuyanus.com.tr, web site of Okuyan Us Publishings.

April-May 1998 Poem for "Hasta EÅŸekler Two Monthly Art Magazine" http://baziseyler.com/turkce/calismalar/ayyas.htm

February-March 1998 Poem for "BaÅŸka Poem Magazine" http://baziseyler.com/turkce/calismalar/terin.htm

December 1997 Poem for "Fayton Philosophy Art and Literatur Anthology" http://baziseyler.com/turkce/calismalar/yaz.htm

1995 Poem, "ÅžorÅŸak Fanzine"

Workshops:

5 June 2010 "Earth Day" Istanbul Bilgi University Children's Studies Unit, Istanbul Bilgi University, Santralistanbul, Istanbul. http://stcm.bilgi.edu.tr/docs/stcm-CocukCalismalariFaaliyet.pdf

18-25 October, 1-8-15-22 November 2008 "International Children's Rights Day" Istanbul Bilgi University Children 's Studies Unit, Istanbul Bilgi University, Santralistanbul, Ä°stanbul.

2004-2008 BARISAROCK, Ä°stanbul.

9 December 2007 "Universal Declaration of Human Rights 60th Years Project - Children's Rights Festival" - Amnesty International Turkey - Hangar Art Association Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul. http://www.amnesty.org.tr/ai/node/1519

20 November 2007 "Universal Children's Day" - Istanbul Bilgi University Children 's Studies Unit, Istanbul.

10 November 2005 "How does the cartoon be animated?" - Beykoz Doga Collage, Istanbul.

12 June 2005 "Caravane pour la Palestine" Istanbul. http://caravane.palestine.free.fr/

2004-2005 "Animation Lesson" Acarlar Collage, Istanbul.

2001-2004 "With children and juveniles who are in conflict with the law" Youth Re-autonomy Foundation of Turkey, Istanbul. http://www.tcyov.org/

28 June-3 August 2003 "Kayafest Youth and Culture Festival" - AEGEE, Kayaköy, MuÄŸla. http://arsiv.ntvmsnbc.com/news/225473.asp

7-8 July 2003 "Workshop of Dreams Project” The Educational Volunteers Foundation of Turkey, Istanbul. http://www.tegv.org/

September 2002 "With different groups" Alternative Camp, Bodrum, MuÄŸla.

2001-2002 "With autistics" Autistics Association, Istanbul. http://www.otistiklerdernegi.org.tr/

2001-2002 "With different groups" Aura P.S.T.E.M., Istanbul. http://www.aurapsikoterapi.com/

1999-2001 "Golcuk after earthquake" Human Resource Developmant Foundation, Izmit. http://www.ikgv.org/

 
Awards and Recognition
2.December 2013-1 March 2014 Selected for artist residency of OT301/EHBK with the “Project I am here” by Selin Yurdakul and Åžahin Özbay, Amsterdam, Netherlands. http://www.ot301.nl/page=site.home

26 September 2013 Special mention at Experimento BIO by MEM-Experimental Arts International Festival and Phake-PhotoArte Komite Art Gallery with the “Project I am here” by Selin Yurdakul and Åžahin Özbay, Bilbao, Spain. http://www.musicaexmachina.com/experimentobio/fallo.shtml

7 November 2012-4 January 2013 Selected for artist residency of Stichting Kaus Australis with the “Project I am here” by Selin Yurdakul and Åžahin Özbay, Rotterdam, Netherlands. http://kausaustralis.org

10-26 August 2008 Selected artist for the Tabara Internationala de Arta Plastica Inter-Art 2008 International ArtCamp - Inter-Art Foundation, Aiud, Romania. (Couldn't attempt due to economical problems) http://www.aiudonline.ro/inter-art/tabara2008/?lang=part

4-8 May 2004 IAF2 Istanbul International Animation Festival, Istanbul - Best sound design. http://www.kameraarkasi.org/festivaller/festival/iaf_02.html
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