Born in Varel/Germany in 1975.
Raised in an inter-cultural family environment straddling the north of Germany, Istanbul/Turkey and Athens/Greece, Viron Erol Vert currently divides his time between Berlin/Germany and the Mediterranean region.
His artistic practice addresses questions of identity and affinity to different aspects and perspectives of the personal and the foreign. His own multicultural imprint plays a key role in his research processes, as does his close connection to various club cultural contexts in Berlin. Vert’s works, which are characterized fundamentally by the state and atmosphere of being in-between, weave together different cultures, materials, languages, forms of expression, ways of seeing, and views of life into a hybrid, complementary identity. In his artistic work, Vert seeks to reveal and transcend abstract and theoretical boundaries in order to enrich life with acoustic, social, and physical imaginaries, such as pictorial and sculptural spaces.
His solo exhibitions include The Chronicler, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart/Germany (2014); Born in the Purple, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin (2017); The Name of Shades of Paranoia, Galerie Wedding, Berlin (2017) and Atoms, Souls, Senses, Villa Romana, Florence/Italy (2022).
In addition, Vert has participated in international group exhibitions, including The Conundrum of Imagination at Leopold Museum, Vienna/Austria (2017); DE-HEIMATIZE IT!, 4. Berliner Herbstsalon, Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin (2019); A Handful of Dust, Ehrenhalle, Berlin (2020) and MANIFESTIAMO, Villa Romana, Florence (2022). In 2018, Vert debuted his exhibition project Ambereum at the Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA), which was shown again in 2019–2022 in collaboration with the Art&Activism Programme of Roskilde Festival, Denmark.
Vert is a recipient of the Villa Romana Prize (2018) and also received the LETTER Foundation Prize for Small Sculpture (2022). In addition, Vert was a fellow at the Tarabya Cultural Academy, Istanbul (2020 and 2021) and at Urbane Künste Ruhr, Mülheim/Germany (2021–2022). In 2023, Vert received the Kunst am Bau Award, presented by the Orient Institute Istanbul and the Tarabya Cultural Academy.