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Ilhan KOMAN

1921–1986, Turkey/Sweden

Also known as: IK

Name Ilhan KOMAN
Birth 1921, 17/6, Turkey
Died 1986, 30/12, Sweden

Ilhan Koman


Places of Residence
1921-40 Edirne, Turkey
1940-47 Istanbul, Turkey
1947-51 Paris, France
1951-57 Istanbul, Turkey
1957-58 Brussels, Belgium
1958-65 Stockholm, Sweden
1965-86 Drottningholm (M/S Hulda sailing boat), Sweden


Education and Employment

Matriculation examination
Diploma from the Academy of Art, Istanbul
Student at the Académie Julian, Paris
Professor at the Academy of Art, Istanbul
Started collaborating with architect Ralph Erskine, Drottningholm
Art professor at Konstfackskolan, Stockholm

One-Person Exhibitions
Galerie 8, Paris
Galerie Maeght, Paris
The City Gallery, Istanbul
The American Cultural Center, Istanbul
SDS-hallen, Malmö
Galerie Schindler, Berne
Galerie Neumarkt, Zürich
Palais International des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
Österreichisches Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna
Berlin Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin
Musée d\\\'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
Galerie Katakombe, Basle
Galerie Burén, Stockholm
‘Salon de la Jeune Sculpture’, Musée Rodin, Paris

Posthumous One-Person Exhibitions
Galeri Nev, Istanbul
Galeri Nev, Ankara
‘Retrospective: En Upptäcktsresa i Formvärlden’ (‘An Exploration into
the World of Shapes’), Vita Havet, Konstfack, Stockholm
Galeri Nev, Istanbul
‘Walking Dervish’, Turkey Pavilion, EXPO2000 World Fair, Hanover
‘Ilhan Koman: Retrospective’, Yapi Kredi and French Cultural Centres, Consulate General of Sweden, Istanbul
Permanent outdoor exhibition of two artworks in the park of the Consulate General of Sweden, Istanbul
Galeri Nev, Istanbul
Konak Municipality Guzelyali Cultural & Art Centre, Izmir
‘Ilhan Koman, To Infinity’, Sabanci University, Istanbul
 
Group Exhibitions
‘Réalitées Nouvelles’, Musée d\\\'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
‘L’Ecole de Paris’, the French Consulate, Istanbul
Galerie Denise René, Paris
Venice Biennial
Sao Paulo Biennial
‘50 Ans d\\\'Art Moderne’, Palais International des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
‘IIème Exposition Internationale de Sculpture Contemporaine’ (‘2nd International
Exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture’), Musée Rodin, Paris
Venice Biennial
Teheran Biennial
‘IVème Exposition Internationale de Sculpture Contemporaine’ (‘4th International
Exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture’), Musée Rodin, Paris
‘Sju Skulpturer’, Institut Français, Stockholm
‘ARARAT’, Moderna Muséet, Stockholm
Venice Biennial
‘1930 / 80’, Kulturhuset, Stockholm
‘Konkret Konst II’, Galleri Engström, Stockholm
‘Konkret Tvärblick, Riksutställningar’, travelling exhibition in Sweden
‘Vikningar och avvikelser’ (‘Folds and Deviations’), Galleri Konstfack, Stockholm
‘Nordisk Skulptur – 83’, Drammen
‘Grönningen exhibition’, Copenhagen
‘Vindens Kraft’ (‘Wind’s Force’), Gerlesborgsskolan, Hamburgsund


  Posthumous Group Exhibitions
Art Fair in Sollentuna, Stockholm
Målargalleriet, Stockholm
‘Geometrisk Abstraktion XII’, Galleri Konstruktiv Tendens, Stockholm
‘Modern Turk: Turkish Art in the 2nd of the 20th Century’, Topkapi Palace, Istanbul
‘Memory and Scale: 15 Artists of Modern Turkish Sculpture’, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art
‘200. Sergi’ (‘200th Exhibition’), Galeri Nev, Ankara
‘Modern and Beyond’, santralistanbul
  Public Works
\\\'Relief, l00 m2 on the eastern wing of the Atatürk Mausoleum, Ankara
Sculpture, 30-m high, for the Turkey Pavilion at the Brussels World Fair
Relief in aluminium, LIC, Stockholm
Sculpture in Sparbanken, Vargön, Uddevalla
Sculpture in Vasa Gymnasium, Stockholm
‘Blomman’ (‘The Flower’), Brittgården, Tibro
Sculpture in front of Divan Hotel, Istanbul
Wooden relief at Pågens, Malmö
Sculpture in front of Sparbanken\\\'s Conference Centre, Skepparholmen, Stockholm
‘Rullting’, sculptural ornamentation at the town square of Bosvedjan, Sundsvall (together with sculptors H. Gustafsson and H. Hild)
‘From Leonardo to...’, sculpture in front of the Royal Academy of Technology (KTH) at Karlavägen, Stockholm (together with architect Çetin Kanra)
‘Hyperform’, sculpture in the entrance-hall of Atlas Copco, Stockholm
‘Ryssjor’, Fisksätra, Stockholm (together with sculptor H. Gustafsson)
‘Akdeniz (‘The Mediterranean’), Yapi Kredi Insurance (previously Halk), Istanbul
‘Snäckan’ (‘The Shell’), Sculpture in the entrance-hall of Förbundshuset, Stockholm
‘The Swedish National Coat of Arms’, Plenary Hall of the House of Parliament, Stockholm

  Posthumously Completed Public Works

‘The Swedish National Coat of Arms’ for permanent use in the House of Parliament was in production in 1986. Some of Ilhan Koman\\\'s colleagues and former students completed the work, which was unveiled by the Head of the Parliament on National Commemoration Day, June 6th.
‘Portal’, mobile sculpture, which was originally to be placed in an underground station in Stockholm (1984-86) was enlarged in order to be placed at the City Terminal, Stockholm. The sculpture was unveiled by The King of Sweden on the occasion of the inauguration of the City Terminal, January 20th. It has been removed from the City Terminal in 2007.
‘Vattenvirveln’ (‘The Whirlpool’), sculpture for the town square at Ekerö Centrum, near Stockholm, was in production between 1985-86. Some of Ilhan Koman\\\'s colleagues and former students completed the sculpture, which was unveiled on June 8th.
‘Three-Winged Eolian Rotor’, Huddinge Hospital, Stockholm.
Large scale bronze reproduction of a terracotta sculpture cast in Pietrasanta, Italy. The work is implemented in the Seymenler Park, Ankara.
Bust in tribute to Ilhan Koman, Edirne University Park, Edirne.
Naming of a public square ‘Ilhan Koman Square’, Edirne.
Frieze in tribute to Ilhan Koman, Besiktas Art Park, Istanbul.
‘Sonsuzluga…’ (‘To Infinity…’), monumental realisation in titanium, santralistanbul.
Relocalisation of monumental artwork \\\'Portal\\\" from Stockholm Central Station (Sweden) to Bogazici University, Istanbul.
\\\'Pi\\\' series, monumental realisation in steel, Bogazici University, Istanbul.

Research and Innovations
Swedish Patent Registration
‘Hyperform.’ Registration nr. 10570 (1971-12-22)
‘Two Flexible Polyhedrons, Construction Units and Manner of their Production.’ Registration nr. 388.472 (1977-01-13)
Continued research on flexible units, ‘Foldable Construction’. Registration nrs. 7510232-7 and 7510233-5
‘Wind-rotors’. Registration nr. 7603405-6
Studies on structural units of ‘Infinity Minus One’. Registration nr. 30960 (1982- 10-13)
Studies on flexible stuctures, ‘Tetraflex’. Registration nr. 8203211-1

Other
Studies on a vertical-axle rotor in an interdisciplinary research project, together with architect E. Friis at the Royal Academy of Technology (KTH)
Artistic research on ‘Derivative geometrical and topological shapes and structures’ and ways of using them in the creation of works of art. The first part of this research was documented at Galleri Konstfack in March 1983

Other
One of the authors of the ‘Groupe Espace Manifesto’, concerning an integration of art, architecture and urbanism, with the purpose of creating a humane milieu. The French Ministry of Culture approved this manifesto, which was published in Art d’Aujourd’hui Revue, No: 8, Paris (France), October.

Stage design and masks for a play by Dario Fo (‘L’Enterrement du Patron’ / \\\'Funerals of the Boss\\\') directed by Mehmet Ulusoy at the Théâtre de Liberté, Les Halles, Paris. These clay studies have later been cast in bronze in limited edition commercially available.

Directed his sculpture classes at Konstfackskolan in a project involving one theme (Rhythm), one material (Wood), and one tool (Band-saw). All the students took part in this study and exhibited their works at Galleri Konstfack in December 198l. The exhibition also travelled to Dalarnas Museum and to Södertälje Konsthall in 1983, and was completed with a ‘public workshop’ at Kulturhuset in Stockholm in April - August 1984, and further travelled to Nacka.

Works in Museums
Moderna Muséet, Stockholm
Musée d\\\'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
Museo J. Battle, Montevideo
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York
National Museum for Painting and Sculpture, Istanbul
Palais International des Beaux Arts, Brussels
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington

Competitions, Awards & Scholarships
Three year Turkish governmental fellowship for studies in Paris
First prize in the competition for the ornamentation of the eastern wing of the Atatürk Mausoleum, Ankara
Second prize in the sculpture competition for Sümer Bank, Ankara
Second prize in the Turkish Government\\\'s Annual Art Exhibition
First prize in the Turkish Government\\\'s Annual Art Exhibition
Participated in an international competition in Montevideo (together with architect P-O Skånes)
First prize in an open competition for the artistic ornamentation of the town square of Bosvedjan, Sundsvall (together with three former students)
Shared first prize in an open competition for the artistic ornamentation of the City Hall square in Örebro (together with architect Çetin Kanra)
Second prize in an open competition for the artistic ornamentation of Fisksätra, Nacka (together with architect Çetin Kanra and sculptor H. Gustafsson)
Two scholarships from the Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm
First prize in a competition for sculptural ornamentation of a yard at Huddinge Sjukhus, Stockholm
Awarded project in the competition ‘Betong i Stadsbilden’, Stockholm
Awarded project in a competition for sculptural ornamentation of a square at Täby Centrum, Stockholm (together with architect Çetin Kanra)
Scholarship from the Swedish Artist Society
Scholarship from the Swedish Artist Society
Scholarship from the Swedish Artist Society
Research grant from the National Council of Construction Research (together with architect E. Friis)
Scholarship from the Stockholm Cultural Organisation
Simavi Prize (Best Artist of the Year), Istanbul
Research grant from Konstfackskolan, Stockholm
Awarded project in an open competition for sculptural ornamentation of the university campus at Frescati, Stockholm

Source: http://www.koman.org/main/in_frame_cv.htm

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