Ogulcan Kush was born in 1993 in Istanbul, Turkey. In 2011, Kush moved to New York City to study at Marymount Manhattan College and received his Bachelor of Arts in Creative Media and Studio Art in 2016. Kush’s works vary in medium from acrylic, encaustic, sculpture, and film - combining postmodernist aesthetics with a bold awareness of his Turkish identity and American pop-culture.

Kush has been included in national and international exhibitions including the "Istanbul Biennial" in Istanbul, Turkey; "VSAs in Residence" in MoMA PS1, Queens, New York; and “Versailles Now” at Joseph Gross Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Kush’s film work has been featured at the Life is Short Film Festival, in Los Angeles, California and Beacon Independent Film Festival in Beacon, New York. Kush currently lives and works in Istanbul.

Solo Exhibitions

2018               COME SEE, Antonina Sanat Galerisi. Istanbul, Turkey

2017               The American Daydream, Art at Viacom. New York, NY

                       Take Two, South Street Gallery. Brooklyn, NY


Group Exhibitions

2018               The Shape of Things, South Street Gallery. Brooklyn, NY

2017               All In, South Street Gallery. Brooklyn, NY

                        Versailles Now, Mirus Gallery. San Francisco, CA

                        Istanbul’s Cabinet of Curiosities, SCOPE Art Show, New York, NY

                        Trajectories, Marymount Manhattan College. New York, NY

2016               VSAs in Residence, MOMA PS1. Queens, NY

                        Night & Day, Joseph Gross Gallery. New York, NY

2011               12th Istanbul Biennial. Istanbul, Turkey


Awards and Residencies

2017               Art at Viacom Residency. New York, NY

2016               Gold Key for the Department of Art & Art History

                        Marymount Manhattan College. New York, NY