Artist’s film clip, excerpt © Courtesy of the artist and Lehmann Maupin Gallery New York



Kutlug Ataman studied film at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA, graduating with a BA in 1985 and MFA in 1988 and has pursued a career both as a film-maker and artist. Kutlug first rose to prominence with video-works such as Women Who Wear Wigs (1999), and his work has since featured in solo exhibitions at Nikolaj, Copenhagen Contemporary Art Centre, Denmark (2002) and at the Serpentine Gallery, London (2003). In 2004, Ataman was short-listed for the Turner Prize, and he participated in the Carnegie International at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, where he was awarded its prestigious Carnegie Prize.