Born in Istanbul, in 1976, Köken Ergun studied acting at the stanbul University and completed his postgraduate degree in Classics at King's College London, followed by an MA degree in Visual Communication Design at the Bilgi University. After working with American theatre director Robert Wilson, Ergun became involved with contemporary art, specifically video and performance.
He has exhibited internationally at institutions including Platform Garanti (Istanbul), KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Arts (Helsinki), Sparwasser HQ (Berlin), Museum of Contemporary Arts Taipei, Art in General (New York), Digital ArtLab (Tel Aviv), and Stedelijk Meseum Bureau (Amsterdam). His video works have also screened extensively, including the Oberhausen, Rotterdam, Sydney and Zagreb Film Festivals.
Köken Ergun präsentierte einige seiner Projekte und Videoarbeiten wie z. Bsp. The Flag und I Soldiersein im Rahmen der Werkleitz-Veranstaltungsreihe Visiting Artist am 6.2.2008 in Halle/Saale.