Köken Ergun with UHKZ & Fetra Danu

Köken Ergun is a Turkish artist and filmmaker. His films often speak of communities unknown to the public at large and the importance of rituals within such groups. He works closely with ethnographers, historians, and sociologists in observing the subjects of his films. Some of these works are now included in the public collections of museums such as the Centre George Pompidou, the Greek National Museum of Contemporary Art, and Berlin’s Stadtmuseum. Köken is also a co-founder of !f Istanbul: Festival of Independent Films and After the Archive?, an initiative that investigates the role and function of archives in public memory.

 

Supported by SAHA – Supporting Contemporary Art from Turkey, www.saha.org.tr.