Born Istanbul, TR, 1977
Nationality TR
Lives and works in Amsterdam

emrehuner@gmail.com
www.emrehuner.com
Het werk van Emre Hüner gaat in op modernistische vooruitgang en haar paradoxale erfgoed op basis van een uitgebreid archief van beeldmateriaal en gevonden objecten. Door verschillende betekenissen toe te kennen aan objecten en tekeningen, van organisch tot architectonisch, kunstmatig en naturalistisch, creëert en herstructureert Hüner een eclectische rangorde van lagen. Het referentiekader van zijn recente werk legt een verband tussen het archaïsche en het futuristische. Daarbij zinspeelt hij onder andere op prehistorische werktuigen, rotsafzettingen, utopische constructies en ontdekkingsreizigers.

Based on an extensive archive of imagery and found materials, Emre Hüner's work investigates the language of modernist progress and its paradoxical heritage. Attributing various meanings to the sculptural objects and drawings, from organic to architectural, artificial and naturalistic, Hüner creates and reassembles an eclectic order of layers. References of his recent work trace the relation between the archaic and the futuristic, alluding, among other things, to pre-historic tools, sedimentary rocks, utopian constructions and explorers.
studio view (photo Willem Vermaase) studio view (photo Willem Vermaase)
CURRICULUM VITAE
 
Education
1997–2004
Brera Academy of Fine Arts, Milan, IT

Residencies
2010-2011
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten/Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
2009
Apexart, New York (NY), US
2009
Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul, TR

Fellowships/stipends
2011
Stichting Niemeijer Fonds, NL

Solo exhibitions and presentations
2011
QUIXOTIC, Rodeo Gallery, Art Statements, Art Basel 42, Basel, CH
2010
THE NEW HORIZON, Stroom, Den Haag, NL
2010
ADVERSE STABILITY, Extra City, Antwerp, BE
2009
JUGGERNAUT, Rodeo Gallery, Istanbul, TR
2009
PERISPHERE, Emre Huner/Jonatah Manno, Brown Project Space, Milano, IT
2008
YAMA, Emre Hüner - TOTAL REALM, The Marmara Pera screen, Istanbul, TR
2008
BIDOUN Projects presents Panoptikon, Creek Art Fair, Bastakiya, Dubai, AE
2007
BENT 003, Emre Hüner, artists’ books from Turkey, BAS, Istanbul, TR

Group Exhibitions
2011
TWO VERSIONS OF THE IMAGINARY, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
2011
PARADISE LOST, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, TR
2011
UTOPIAN STRUCTURES - New Existentialism Part 3, Kurator, Rapperswil, CH
2010
BUSAN BIENNIAL, Busan, KR
2010
TRADITION OF THE FUTURE, Haus der Kunst, Munich, DE
2010
NOBODY'S PROPERTY, Princeton Art Museum, Princeton, US
2010
DIVERCITY, CCA Warsaw, Warsaw, PL
2009
ENDGAME, Space Loop, Seoul, KR
2009
CODE SHARE, CAC, Vilnius, LT
2009
MANIFEST DESTINY, Extra City, Antwerpen, BE
2009
YOUNGER THAN JESUS, New Museum, New York (NY) US
2009
GREEN REVOLUTION, Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem, NL
2009
DIAGONAL VIEWS, Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem, NL
2009
SUMMERTIME or Close-ups on Places We’ve (Never) Been, SFAI, San Fransisco (CA), US
2009
UNCHARTED, Universtiy Art Museum, Albany (NY), US
2009
APT, Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Arts, Queensland, AU
2008
MODULE 1 /CARTE BLANCHE À L’ASSOCIATON DCA, 'Fear and Desire', Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR
2008
MOMENT of AGENCY, Kunsthalle Basel and Kunstmuseum Bern, CH
2008
HOLLYWOULD...Freewaves 11th Festival of Experimental Media Arts, Los Angeles (CA) US
2008
MULTIVERSE, Claremont Museum of Art, California, US
2008
ORIENTING ISTANBUL, 'Istanbul – Berkeley', University of California, Berkeley (CA), US, a selection of video works from the 10th Istanbul Biennial
2008
IF TOMORROW NEVER COMES, Rodeo Gallery, Istanbul, TR
2008
GOOD GANGSTERS in Town, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, TW
2008
MANIFESTA 7, THE REST OF NOW, Ex Alumis, Bolzano, IT
2008
WE’VE SEEN İT ALL, video screening, Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, EG
2008
nèoFUTUR – POUR DES NOUVEAUX IMAGINAIRES, Les Abattoirs, Musèe d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Toulouse, FR
2008
SAMMELN UND ORDNEN IN DER GEGENWARTSKUNST, Kunstmuseum Solothurn, Solothurn, CH, (exh.cat.)
2008
HOME WORKS IV : A Forum on Cultural Practices, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, LB (video screening)
2008
DIE LETZTEN DINGE – SON SEYLER, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Munster, DE
2007
10th ISTANBUL BIENNIAL, Istanbul, TR, (exh.cat.)
2007
SIDEWALK CINEMA, Vienna, AT
2007
OFF THE RECORD, A Pilot Study, İzmir, TR
2007
FAIRYTALE, TICA, Tirana, AL
2006
TORINO e MILANO INCONTRANO..L’ARTE, Premio Artegiovane 2006, Milano, IT
2006
VIDEOARTE YEARBOOK 2006, C. di Santa Cristina, Bologna, IT
2006
MIGRÈ, En Parallele, Centre Culturel Français de Milan, Milan, IT
2006
VIDEO INVITATIONAL #2, Via Farini, Milan, IT
2005
CON ALTRI OCCHI – La città vista dai giovani artisti, Palazzo della Ragione, Milan, IT, (exh.cat.)
2005
APART, 1.60 insurgent space, Tirana, AL
2005
OUR NATURE, Villa Serena, Bologna, IT (video screening)
2005
FOXTROT, Isola Art Center, Milan, IT (a site-specific project during the exhibition 'Art-chitecture of Change')
2004
ARRIVEDERCI e GRAZIE, Via Farini, Milan, IT
2003
EMRE HUNER, JONATAH MANNO, ISACCO VASAPOLLO, Placentia Arte, Piacenza, IT
2003
ART PRIMEUR 2003, Centrum Beeldende Kunst Dordrecht, Dordrecht, NL, (exh.cat.)
2003
START & PLAY, c/o Careof, Milan, IT

Articles and Reviews
2009
FLASH ART INTERNATIONAL, issue 267 (July/September) p 81, text by Ovul Durmusoglu
2008
ART OF OUR TIME, Financial Times, (17 March), November Paynter, pp. 39-40
2008
/ SECONDS, online publishing project, issue 7, a selection by Alessandra Poggianti
2007
FLASH ART ITALIA, issue 264 (June/July) p. 59, text by Alessandra Poggianti
2007
ART - IST Contemporary art magazine, vol 4 (June) issue 6, pp. 100-101, text by Osman Erden
2005
ARTE E CRITICA, issue 43 (July/September) pp. 42-43, text by Alessandra Poggianti
2003