Ergin Çavuşoğlu's film and video installations are meditations on the shifting aspects of today’s globalised society. Travel, migration, mobility, together with old and new orders or notions of east and west – are explored.
He hints at how we are all caught up in the bigger issues of today. ‘The contradictions, losses and latent tensions of globalization and migration are the thematic current of Çavuşoğlu’s work.’ (Michael Hübl).
Born in 1968 and raised in Bulgaria as part of a Turkish minority, Çavuşoğlu is now based in London. He draws on his own experiences and intends his work to be ‘poetic representations, exposing the boundaries of urban life that lie between the private and public domains.’ He is also interested to ask questions ‘about the artistic image and its capacity to observe socio-cultural landscapes and human geographies.’ Recent solo exhibitions have included Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Haunch of Venison, London, ShContemporary, Shanghai, China and Kunstverein, Freiberg, Germany. Çavuşoğlu has also exhibited in the Turkish Pavilion for the 50th Venice Biennale (2003), Beck’s Futures in 2004 and the British Art Show 6 (2006).