Fahrettin Örenlis artistic practices focus on knowledge in the present and future, and sustainability/disappearance of accumulated knowledge even posterior to the end of our physical existence in the universe. The aim is to explore the impact of socioeconomic and political issues on creating sustainable knowledge for the future, and the ways by which cities are psychologically and physically shaped into complex entities that then assimilate information. Orenli studied at Gerrit Rietveld Academie (1998) and continued his study at the Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten (2001). He had residences in several places such as MMCA Residency Changdong, Seoul (2017); Platform Garanti (SALT) in Istanbul (2006-07), and the ISCP New York. In Amsterdam, Orenli was awarded Royal Painting Prize (2000) and the ABN AMRO Art Prize (2004).
Fahrettin Örenli, b.1969, Amsterdam, Istanbul and Seoul. Major exhibitions include; Voir là in Time Zone, Fulfill Art Space Taipei, Taiwan (2018), (upcoming); Money without Nationality (solo), Pi Artworks London, UK (2018) and The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Sound Effect Seoul17 (dual), Artsonje Center, Seoul, South Korea (2017); 89 Noches, Museum of Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia (2017); MMCA Changdong, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea (2017); High Heels (solo), DEPO, Istanbul, Turkey (2016); Neighbors - Contemporary Narratives from Turkey and Beyond, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey (2014). Örenli was awarded the ABN AMRO Art Prize, Amsterdam (2004) and the Royal Painting Prize, Amsterdam (2000). Major collections include; ABN-AMRO Bank Collection, Amsterdam, Netherlands; AMC, Amsterdam, Netherlands; CBK (Centrum Beeldende Kunst), Dordrecht, Netherlands; De Heus Collection, Barneveld, Netherlands; Erasmus University Collection, Rotterdam, Netherlands; The Stedelijk Museum, Netherlands, and The Vehbi Koç Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey.