Fetus 2020

In the patriarchal hegemony we live in, power has classified individuals into genders as masculine and
feminine. The place, duty and thoughts of the individual in society have become dependent on which
gender they belong to. The masculine gender represents political power, and the female gender
represents weakness and submissiveness, a gender inequality brought about by the patriarchal system.
It is also a fundamental element of social inequality. In this direction, it is necessary to create a new
order and in order to make this order equal, it must be genderless. The fetus condition of the
individual is a formless and genderless status that is shaped in the womb. Giving birth to the fetus
indicates the desire for a new and equal order.

21st Century Venus 2018

Day-by-day, role women supposed to underta-
ke in the society is absorbed as “duties to be

done” in the growing capitalist system of pat-
riarchal dominance in 21th century. Getting

pregnant, doing housework, being charming at

an “advertising” extent and becoming a protot-
ype by “obeying the rules” are considered the

woman’s natural tasks. Venus, who was the sy-
mbol of the matriarchy, does not have sexual

organs that are commoditized in the patriarc-
hal system, and she has iron feet representing

the rent.

State of Sleep IV 2021

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Emin Köseoğlu



Emin Köseoğlu was born in Denizli/Turkey in 1995. He graduated at Hacettepe University Faculty of Fine Arts (Ankara/ Turkey),
department of ceramics in 2018. In 2019, he started his master education at Hacettepe University Fine
Arts Institute, Department of Ceramics (Ankara/Turkey).
Group Exhibitions
2018 “Graduation Exhibition” , Contemporary Arts Center, Ankara, TR
2018 “BASE”, Galata Greek Primary School, Istanbul, TR
2019 “XII. Florence Biennale” , Fortezza da Basso, Florence, IT
2016 “Tasarım Köyü İzmir”, İzmir, TR
2017 “Atölye Muğla Bir”, Muğla, TR
2017 “Tehdit Altındaki Mekanlar Atölyesi”, TMMOB Mimarlar Odası, Ankara, TR
2018 “Brainstorming and Design Thiking” , Instituto Europeo di Design, Ankara, TR
Work Experience
2015 – 2016 Backstage, Stage Arts Committee, Bogazici Jazz Choir, Istanbul, TR
2016 Intern, Art Director, Bahariye Art Gallery, Istanbul, TR
2017 Exhibition Staff / Team, BASE, Istanbul, TR

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