Cos Ahmet: From conception to creation
The core of Cos Ahmet’s work is centred on the body. Recurring themes of self, identity, sexuality, gender and memory, are emotive features in much of his work, displayed as a complex set of body dialogues.
Since his successful exhibition Thread Is A Thought, supported by Theo Moorman Trust for Weavers Award was shown in the Textile Galleries at Knitting & Stitching Shows 2016, Cos has been selected for a variety of exhibitions including Heallreaf 2, curated by Margaret Jones, an international tapestry exhibition that toured The Edward James Studios at West Dean and The Brick Lane Gallery in London.
His latest, and largest exhibition to date, Points of Juncture is currently showing at Forty Hall Estate, a Jacobean manor house on the edge of north London. Points of Juncture was commissioned by Forty Hall Estate and supported by Arts Council England.
The exhibition displays recent works and specially commissioned pieces that reference Forty Hall’s very existence, ‘a place built upon a textile legacy’ by its former owner, Sir Nicholas Rainton who traded textiles across Europe.