Ozan Adam studied art and cinema for his BA at Bard College and received his MA in Media Studies from The New School University. He worked as an independent artist and as a professional in film production, advertising, commercials, media, stage construction and design industries in New York. His body of diverse artwork consists of text; design, illustration, painting, sculpture, animation, film, video and installations which have been exhibited in solo and collective exhibitions around the world at many prestigious international exhibitions, biennials, museums, galleries and festivals.
He taught video production, experimental cinema and short film production courses for seven years at Bilgi University, gave workshops and lectures at many universities and has been invited by institutions such as The Bauhaus Foundation in Germany. He has been teaching graduate and undergraduate courses at Bahcesehir University in Istanbul since 2008. Many of his artworks and films have been selected, awarded and presented by internationally acclaimed festivals, galleries, biennials and museums.
His work was presented in Martin Gropius-Bau Museum Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, Louvre Museum and Pompidou Art Center in Paris, National Centre for Visual Arts, Reina Sofia National Museum in Madrid. His works have been exhibited at more than twenty international solo and collective exhibitions some of which are RECONTRES INTERNATIONALES PARIS / BERLIN / MADRID, CENTRE POMPIDOU, JEU DE PAUME NATIONAL MUSEUM PARIS / REINA SOFIA NATIONAL MUSEUM, MADRID / HAUS DER KULTUREN DER WELT, BERLIN, 28. ISTANBUL FESTIVAL, SMALL CHANGES / OPEN DOOR Solo Exhibition, Akbank Gallery, MISSING MOMENTS Solo Exhibition, Deform Art Gallery, OXIMOXI ART EXHIBITION, INTERNATIONAL ISTANBUL BIENNIAL, BACK TO THE CORE, Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, Tate Modern, LONDON, OPEN LIBRARY EXHIBITION, Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, 10TH VENICE BIENNALE, VENICE, FOCUS ISTANBUL EXHIBITION, BERLIN, Berliner Pool ExhibItIon, MARTIN GROPIUS BAU MUSEUM, BERLIN, Bauhaus Foundation Group Exhibition, LUMENANCE OF THE MOON, Group Exhibition, USA, EUROPE & ASIA, I AM TOO SAD TO KILL YOU!, Group Exhibition, PROJE 4L CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM, THE PERSISTENCE OF LOW END AMBIENT VISION, Solo Exhibition, AKBANK CULTURE & ART CENTER, COPY, Group Exhibition, MENTALKLINIK, OVERKILL, Group Exhibition, HEERESBACKEREI-KULTUR, BERLIN, NEW MUSEUM, NEW YORK & TOKYO, TEMAYOKTEMA, ANKARA
MA, THE NEW SCHOOL UNIVERSITY, NEW YORK
Media Studies Department
BA, BARD COLLEGE, NEW YORK
Double Major in Film and Visual Arts
CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS UNIVERSITY / GOLDSMITH COLLEGE, LONDON
Script writing, photoshop, animation, anthropology and film