Murat Adash, Things that have once been in contact remain united, 2017-18. Video. Dancer: Lucie Eidenbenz. Image David Huwiler. Courtesy Utopiana, Geneva.


Murat Adash (Turkey/Germany) creates performance-based work that seeks to investigate relations and frictions between corporality and spatiality. Through choreographic systems, his practice explores the potential of movement for reflecting on social relations.

During his residency, Murat will develop a novel concept of camouflage as a frame to inquire into processes through which the self is negotiated in and through space. In the interplays of bodies and their immediate settings, he will generate choreographies based on empirical research in urban psycho-geography and embodied movement research.

A selection of recent exhibitions and performances include: Goethe Institute, Istanbul; IG Metall, Berlin; SALT, Istanbul; The Hangar, Beirut; Alt Art Space, Istanbul; Manifesta 11, Zurich; Julius Caesar Gallery, Chicago; EXPO, Chicago; Iceberg Projects, Chicago; Grimmuseum, Berlin; Motorenhalle, Dresden; Kriti Gallery, Varanasi. Murat has recently participated in residency programmes at Utopiana (Geneva), Mountain School of Arts (Los Angeles) and conducted research on social choreography during a one-year studio grant in Istanbul supported by the Hessische Kulturstiftung (Wiesbaden, Germany). Adash holds an MFA in Visual Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

With support from

SAHA Association


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