07.06 - 04.08.2024

ProtoZone 15


Queer Bay Day

16.08 - 01.09.2024



Lange Nacht der Zürcher Museen

13.09 - 03.11.2024

ProtoZone 16

15.11 - 12.01.2025

ProtoZone 17


Mollusk Solidarity


Ceylan Öztrük cretes alternatives and variations as art works to the space of Shedhalle. She works on the new possibilities on re-creating and re-narrating the solid structures of the architecture and the institution, contextually and ideally.


One of her interventions in the space is a silicone replica-sculpture of Shedhalle columns, which stays among other columns, that cannot erect properly. The work proposes a possible softness to the architecture and offers a new set up to the potent structure of the concept. Among the rest of the columns, this column will propose to conduct a criticism towards the potent and unbendable structures by its softness.


Besides this work, Öztrük also creates mould work by interfering the big white walls of Shedhalle. While these moulds represent a rottenness of a structure, it is actually another life that grows in. These moulds challenge the bright massive whiteness of the so-called white cube.


With the soft column and moulded walls Ceylan Öztrük creates a scene in Shedhalle, produces an extra worldling by bringing alternatives to the space.


Ceylan Öztrük ist eine Künstlerin, die in Zürich lebt und arbeitet. Sie schloss ihr praxisbezogenes Doktorat (2016) an der Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University (Istanbul) ab, das sie 2014 in Wien an der Akademie der bildenden Künste zum Thema postkonzeptuelle Kunstpraktiken begonnen hatte. Sie erhielt ihren Abschluss (MFA-2011) und ihren Bachelor-Abschluss (BFA-2006) an der Fakultät für Bildende Künste der Anadolu Universität. Einige ihrer Ausstellungen und Performances sind Orientalien, Theater Gessnerallee, Zürich (2020); Am a Mollusk, too; re/producing tangents, Longtang, Zürich (2020), IV. Berliner Herbstsalon, Berlin (2019); Oriental Demo, My Wild Flag Festival, Stockholm (2019), Building Poems, 1.1, Basel (2018); Speculative Domestics: Ai (Artificial Intimacy) Showroom, Alienze, Lausanne (2019); Call me Venus, Mars, Istanbul (2016).

Shedhalle – Ceylan Öztrük: Mollusk Solidarity