Genco Gulan is a multiple media contemporary conceptual artist, who defines his practices in painting, sculpture, performance, video and new media as ‘idea art’. Gulan was born in Istanbul in 1969.
He got his first prize from BP in 1993, got New School scholarship in 2000, took part in the team that won EMAF 2005, selected as a finalist for Sovereign European Art 2011 and awarded Master Artist at Ege Art in 2015. His works are presented in museums such as; Centre Pompidou Paris, Pera, ZKM, MAM Rio de Janeiro, La Triennale di Milano, Ankara Resim Heykel Museum and Cer Modern.
He participated to festivals such as; Steirishes Herbst, Ars Electronica, Mediaterra, prog-me, Balkan Art Novi Sad, Roaming Tahran and Bonn Biennal. His performances are presented at Istanbul Theatre, PAP Tel Aviv, Wunderbar New Castle, Fringe New York, Moving Silence Athens and Accente Festival Duisbug.
He is in collections such as Rhizome.org at the New Museum, Istanbul Modern, Elgiz, Baksı, Museum Oswald, Davis Museum, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki and Imago Mundi Luciano Benetton.
His works listed in required reading lists at; City University, Rice University and U.C. Santa Barbara. Gulan gave conferences at Yale, School of Visual Arts, Köln, Bilgi, NYIT and Incheon University. Genco Gulan was in the Advisory Board of Balkan Biennial Cosmopolis and in the International Program- ming Committee of ISEA Singapore.
He is the founder of the istanbumuseum.org and the Web Biennial. He teached at Mimar Sinan Academy and Bogazici University, Istanbul. He lives and works in Izmir and Istanbul.