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Levent Kunt

Jan 2016 to Mar 2016
2016 lives and works in Frankfurt am Main

Levent Kunt is invited for a residency of three months in the Rotterdam neighbourhood Charlois, in the framework of the exchange – and exhibitionproject Staat van de Stad/ State of the City/ Zustand der Stadt. During this residency Stijn Van Dorpe works on a new project which will be presented in the exhibition at basis e.v. Frankfurt am Main, opening October 2016.

Taking the city and the public space as a starting point for his artistic research, Kunt creates situations that can trigger changes in the urban structures or its perception. Many of his works that take place in public space involve passers-by, letting them become witnesses, activists, street artists or dancers. By creating individual maps he visualises systems and networks of civil movements or communities and their place in the city. Therefore the city need to be a specific place but rather stands as a structur for different life models.

Levent Kunt was invited for the following solo exhibitions: Zyklus, Public Art Project, Karlsplatz, Frankfurt am Main, 2015; Reihe Schlossgeist, Städische Galerie, Wolfsburg, 2014; Le Spectacle in Düsseldorf, Gasthof Worringer Platz, Düsseldorf, 2014; step by step, CEAAC International, Strasbourg, 2012; being watched/ Izlenmek, Galerie POLISTAR, Istanbul, 2012. His works were also shown in the following group exhibitions (a seletion): AXOPn, Kunstverein Bellevue-Saal, Wiesbaden, 2015; Hack & the City, Wilhelm – Hack – Museum, Ludwigshafen, 2014; City Works, SpielArt Theater Biennale, München, 2013; 6. RecyclingDesignpreis, Museum MARTa Herford, Herford, 2013; eine/r aus siebzehn, Museum Wiesbaden, 2012.