The tragic heroes of the epic fictions Barış tells us to associate with the picture,and to look at it in a more accurate way by shocking the looks and making us find it odd. He turns the alienating of the eye to its favor. He builds the pictures like epic scenes of Brecht.
?--- Born in Ankara, 1975, Barış Cihanoğlu successfully graduated from Painting Department, University of Hacettepe in 1999. The artist continues to work at his atelier in Istanbul.
PROJECTS & PUBLIC EXHIBITIONS ATTENDED AND PRIZES WON
1993 Projects Arts Public Exhibition organized by Gazi University based on the theme “ Portraits” 1995 Projects Exhibition organized at based on the “Transcendence in Creation”. 1996 Interdisciplinary Painting Arts Gallery Show organized by Rotary Club for Homeless Children . 1997 Painting Arts Conpetittion and Post Exhibition of Award Winning Artworks Organized by Adana Cement Indutries Co. 1998 Live Performance at Spring Art Festival Series organized by Hacettepe Universty. 1999 Mixed Painting Art Exhibition at Painting Art Faculty, Hacettepe Universty 1999 Graduating Painters “ Art Exhibition, organized by Hacettepe Universty Best Performer Award 2001 Mixed Painting Art Gallery and Public Exhibition, organized by Mozaik Arts. 2003 Personal Paintings Exhibition , organized by İzlenim Arts 2004 Painting Performance Competition Series No. 6, sponsored and organized by Turkish Jokeys” Club Best artisitic performance artist 2.award 2005 Painting Arts Exhibition organized in memory of Mr. Sefik Bursalı, Assembly,Qualified Artist 2005 Official Painters “ Competition organized by Turkish Grand National Assembly , Qualified Artist 2005 Painting Performance Competition organized by İnönü Universty , Malatya, Qualified Artist 2005 Polish Cartoon Comics Competition, Qualified Artist 2005 Tisva Gameen Arts Biennial, Qualified Artist 2005 Şekerbank’s Small Canvas Mixed Painting Arts Exhibition 2006 Finalist Award at Best Young Performer of Painting Arts Competition 05, an annual event organized by Rh+ Arts Magazine 2006 Helicon Painting Arts Gallery, Mixed Painting Artworks Exhibition 2006 Painting Arts Competition organized by Ümraniye District Municipal Authority , Qualified Artist 2006 Art Show 2006-Personal Painting Works Exhibition, organized by Tevfik İhtiyar Art Gallery 2006 Painting Arts Competition organized by Çukurova Universty ,Adana yielding Best Artistic Performance Award, 2006 Mixed Painting Works Exhibition Tevfik İhtiyar Art Gallery 2006 Painting Arts Competition by Sütçü İmam Universty of Kahramanmaraş, second Best Artistic Performance Award, 2006 Şekerbank’s Mixed Painting Artwork Exhibition named “ Araf’ta 1” 2006 Art Show in Art Expo İstanbul, organized by Tuyap (Live performance) 2006 Painting Performance Competition Series No. 7, sponsored and organized by Turkish Jokeys” Club 2006 Mr. Nuri İyem Painting Artwork Exhibition, Best Performer Award 2006 Art Academy ‘s Painting Competition, Best Performer Award 2006 Ankara Art Forum Art Expo Painting Competition, Outstanding Performance Award 2006 TEB Painting Competition Qualified Artist Artist with remarkable work 2006 Turkish Grand National Assembly “Painting Turkey” Project Exhibition 2007 Beyaz Art Gallery’s Mixed Painting Artwork Exhibition named “Araf’ta 2.” 2007 Live performance in Art Bosporus Art Expo & Exhibition held at Feshane . 2007 “ Terminal Bus Station in Paintings” Project of Turkish Ministry of Culture 2007 Painting Arts Show at Terakki Charity Organization’s Art Gallery, in İstanbul 2007 Personal Paintings Exhibition in Nazım Hikmet Art Foundation ‘s Art gallery 2007 2007 Summart Art Festival –Kishinev, Moldova 2007 7th Painting Arts Exhibition organized in memory of Mr. Şefik Bursalı, Qualified Artist 2007 Tüyap Fair of Arts – Beyaz Art Gallery 2008 I. S. O. Odakule Arts Gallery ( Personal exhibition ) 2008 Where does this ship lead ? Concept project and exhibition (Piramit + Çekirdek Art) 2008 Municipality of Ümraniye Painting Exhibition 2008 Ankara Beyaz Art Gallery Personal Exhibition ( Mark of Heart ) 2008 Ankara Institution of Advocates, Exhibition Ankara 2008 Siyah Beyaz Art Gallery Summart Project painting exhibition , Ankara 2008 Art Bosphorus İstanbul Fair of Arts, Beyaz Arts Gallery. İstanbul. 2008 Art Shop Time 2 project,exhibition Eskonsept. İstanbul 2008 Project Exhibition with the concept “Views of people from my country”. Nazım Hikmet Foundation Gallery. İstanbul 2008 5th International art campüs symposiom and exhibition Karlık Evi. Cappadocia. 2008 3rd Nuri İyem Art Contest Juror’s special prize. Evin Arts Gallery. İstanbul 2008 Tüyap Fair of Arts, Beyaz Arts Gallery, İstanbul. 2008 Art Forum Fair of Arts, Beyaz Arts gallery, Ankara. 2008 Sanko Arts Gallery, Young Concept, exhibition of mixed paintings, Gaziantep. 2008 69.Government’s Paintings,Sculpting contest, Exhibition 2009 Piramit Art Gallery , personal exhibition, ( Kült ) ,istanbul. 2009 Zeitgeist project exhibition ,Berlin Germany. 2009 Ankara Beyaz Art Gallery , Personal exhibition ( Cihanoğlu Barış ).Ankara. 2009 World Art Foundation Art fair, California U.SA 2009 Contemporary İstanbul , Art fair , personal exhibition, İstanbul 2010 İş art gallery, personal exhibition, ( uncanny moods ) .İzmir 2011 İlayda art gallery, personal exhibition, ( İmagination ) , İstanbul 2011 Krampf Gallery new york, Art Basel scope Art Fair, Switzerland 2011 Contemporary İstanbul Art Fair, personal exhibition , ( Bounday Vialotion ), Gallery ilayda 2011 ‘’ Magic Moods’’ Cep Art Gallery, The Marmara Pera, istanbul 2012 Feromone Effect, Gallery İlayda - İstanbul 2012 Perception Gates, Cep Art Gallery, İstanbul 2013 Art Bosphorus Contemporary Art Fair, Ren Art Gallery, İstanbul 2013 ‘’ Law of Atraction’’ Krampf Gallery, İstanbul. 2013 ‘’ Find Yourself’’ solo exihibition, Gallery İlayda, İstanbul. 2013 ‘’Contemporary İstanbul ‘’ art fair, Gallery İlayda 2014 Platform A art gallery, ‘’Mixed’’ group exhibition, Ankara 2014 ‘’Orange flower art colony’’ symposium, Sapanca 2014 Gallery İlayda, ‘’Contactless’’ group exhibition İstanbul 2014 ‘’ Atmosphere art projects’’ Narköy symposium, Kocaeli 2014 Art Suits art gallery, Yalıkavak symposium, Bodrum 2014 Gallery İlayda, ‘’ Ash ’’ solo painting exhibition, İstanbul 2014 ‘’Contemporary İstanbul ‘’ art fair, Gallery İlayda, İstanbul 2015. ''Wearable art'' Summart art center, İstanbul 2015 Art Suit Art Gallery, Yalıkavak art sempozium, Bodrum 2015 ''Contactless vol 5'' Gallery ilayda, İstanbul 2016 '' Dream'' group exhibition,Hub Art Gallery İstanbul 2016 ''Meeting 2'' group exhibiton, Görsav, İstanbul 2016 ''Pluralist searches'' Group exhibition, Vis art, İstanbul 2016 '' Designformation'' Solo exhibition, Vis art, İstanbul 2016 '' Summer Collective '' Group exhibition, Gallery İlayda, İstanbul