Ali Osman Coşkun was born in 1958. He graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Science. In the periodicals such as Yarın, Edebiyat Dostları and Red, he published his drawings and articles. He also designed posters and illustrated books. In the early years of its foundation, he coordinated the culture and art unit of the Ankara provincial organisation of the Freedom and Solidarity Party.

In the DYO 20th Art Exhibition, his work was found “displayable”. He declared and wrote that his attendance in this exhibition was a mistake (Edebiyat Dostları, issue 32, December 1989). The selection committee of the 20th Today’s Artists Istanbul Exhibition (2000) ignored his text which expressed that he would reject any prize that would be given and which questioned the concepts like sponsor, competition and prize and asked other people to question them. In this exhibition where his work was found “displayable”, contrary to Coşkun’s claim, the selection committee did not exhibit his text and preferred silence

Solo Exhibitions

1988, 1989, 1992        Oluşum Arthouse, Ankara
1996                          Dost Art Gallery, Shivering Soul; Warming Blood, Ankara
1997                          İletişim Bookstore, To (Not to be Able) Live, İzmir
1997                          Exhibition hall of the Freedom and Solidarity Party, Drawing Exhibition, Ankara
1998                          Gözde Art Gallery, 1 cm 2 of a Life, Ankara
2000                          Elhamra Art Gallery, Individual Occurrence, İstanbul
2004                          Artı Gallery, Ankara
2012                          National Art Gallery, Octopus’ Land Notes (Memories, Notes, Dreams and Memorable Friendship), Malé, Maldivler
2013                          Kalkan Cultural House, Animal Symbolicum, Antalya
2014                          Fırça Art Gallery, Vortex and “Reasonable Doubt”, Ankara
2015                          Gallery Çankaya, Hell Atlas, Ankara

Selected Group Exhibitions

1986                          DYO 20. Art Exhibition
1996                          Exhibiton for Peace, Ankara
1997                          Exhibiton for Peace, Ankara
2000                          20.Contemporary Artists’ Exhibition, Istanbul
2005                          Gallery Sanatyapım, Faith Maps, Ankara
2006                          16.International Istanbul Art Fair, (Karşı Art Works), Istanbul
2010                          Exhibition of the Federation of the revolutionaries of 78’s, September Darkness, Ankara
2015                          Art Ankara-2015/ Ankara Art Trade Show (Fırça Art Gallery), Ankara
2015                          United Artists and Sculptors Association (BRHD) 45. BRHD Exhibition, Ankara
2015                          3.İzmir International Art Biennale 2015, İzmir
2016                          Art Ankara-2016/ Ankara Art Trade Show ( Fırça Art Gallery), Ankara
2016                          United Artists and Sculptors Association (BRHD) 46. BRHD Exhibition, Ankara