Ozan Adam studied art and cinema at Bard College, attended CCNY and The New School for his MA in Media Studies. He worked as an independent artist and as a professional in film production, advertising, commercials, media, theatre and design industries in New York. His body of diverse artwork consists of text; design, illustration, painting, sculpture, animation, film, video and installations which have been exhibited in solo and collective exhibitions around the world at many prestigious international exhibitions, biennials, museums, galleries and festivals.
He taught experimental cinema, short film production, video production courses for seven years at Istanbul Bilgi University, gave seminars, workshops and lectures at many universities and has been invited by institutions such as The Netherlands Intitute of Higher Education, Aksanat Art Foundation and The Bauhaus Foundation in Germany. He has taught graduate and undergraduate courses including Introduction to Film & TV, Video Production, Advanced Lighting, Sound in Cinema & TV, Experimental Cinema, Music Video Production, graduate level documentary courses, advised graduation projects at Bahçesehir University in Istanbul for seven years and has served as a jury member at festivals. He has been a very prolific artist, writer, director and scholar. His books, papers, articles, academic and creative works have been published and presented around the world. Many of his artworks and films have been selected, awarded and presented by internationally acclaimed festivals, galleries and museums.
His work was presented in Martin Gropius-Bau Museum Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, Louvre Museum and Pompidou Art Center in Paris, National Centre for Visual Arts, Reina Sofia National Museum in Madrid. His works have been exhibited at more than twenty international solo and collective exhibitions some of which are RECONTRES INTERNATIONALES PARIS / BERLIN / MADRID, CENTRE POMPIDOU, JEU DE PAUME NATIONAL MUSEUM PARIS / REINA SOFIA NATIONAL MUSEUM, , MADRID / HAUS DER KULTUREN DER WELT, BERLIN, 28. ISTANBUL FESTİVAL, SMALL CHANGES / OPEN DOOR, Akbank Gallery, MISSING MOMENTS, Deform Art Gallery, OXIMOXI ART EXHIBITION, INTERNATIONAL ISTANBUL BIENNIAL, BACK TO THE CORE, Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center,/ Tate Modern, LONDON, OPEN LIBRARY EXHIBITION, ,Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, 10th VENICE BIENNALE, VENICE,FOCUS ISTANBUL EXHIBITION,BERLIN, Berliner Pool ExhibItIon, MARTIN GROPIUS BAU MUSEUM, BERLIN, Bauhaus Foundation Group Exhibition, LUMENANCE OF THE MOON, Group Exhibition, USA, EUROPE & ASIA, I AM TOO SAD TO KILL YOU!, Group Exhibition, PROJE 4L CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM, THE PERSISTENCE OF LOW END AMBIENT VISION, Solo Exhibition, AKBANK CULTURE & ART CENTER, COPY, Group Exhibition, MENTALKLİNİK, OVERKILL, Group Exhibition, HEERESBACKEREI-KULTUR, BERLIN,NEW MUSEUM, NEW YORK & TOKYO, TEMAYOKTEMA, ANKARA.