December 10, 2014

Köken Ergun @ COMD

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Written by: fundasenova

Video and performance artist Köken Ergun visited the Department of Communication and Design, on December 1st for a conversation about his work and contemporary art. Meeting with MFA students of the Media and Design program, Ergun discussed the politics of video art. The artist also examined students’ portfolio and gave critical feedback.

Born in Istanbul in 1976, Ergun studied acting at Istanbul University and completed his postgraduate diploma studies in Classics at King’s College London, followed by an MA in Visual Communication Design from Bilgi University. After working with the American theatre director Robert Wilson, Ergun became more involved in contemporary art, specifically video and performance.

About the Author

Funda Şenova Tunalı joined the Department of Communication and Design in 2012. She received her BFA, MFA and PhD degrees in Graphic Design at Bilkent University, Ankara, and a European Media MA degree in Image Synthesis and Computer Animation at the Faculty of Art, Media and Technology, Utrecht School of the Arts, Hilversum, NL. She is working on digital typography, user interface design and contemporary sound design.