Cevdet Erek (1974, Istanbul): His work is characterised by a marked use of rhythm and site specificity. Erek combines video, sound and images, often in an attempt to alter the viewer’s perception and experience of a given space. The result functions as a hypothesis, probing the viewer’s instinctive logic and thus appealing to the senses. Erek manages to combine rational components such as references to architecture and linear time with instinctive impulses thereby levelling the gap between two supposedly opposing spheres.
Erek is visual artist and musician living and working in Istanbul. Erek's installations, objects, videos and performances have been shown at 8th Istanbul Biennial, Platform Garanti, Stedelijk Museum, Tate Modern, Arter, Extra City and Artist Space among others. Erek was on residency at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam in 2005 to 2006 and his installation Studio was awarded the Uriot Prize. His book SSS – The Shore Scene Soundtrack was published by BAS Artist Books - Istanbul in 2008. He holds a BA in Architecture and MA in Sound, continues a PhD at ITU MIAM – Center for Advanced Studies in Music. In 2011 Erek showed at Tate Modern London, Darat al Funun at Amman, 303 Gallery New York, Pori Art Museum -Finland, Ahmet Öğüt - Cevdet Erek, Overgaden, Kopenhagen, 12th Istanbul Biennial, Kunsthalle Basel (solo presentation).