1970      Born and live in Istanbul

Education & Work Experience


1987-92                Studied Marmara University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences,
Business  Administration Dept.
1994-98                Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts, Painting Dept.

1999      Painting Competition of Esbank Yunus Emre, Special Award of Jury, DKM, Istanbul
2003      Residency Künstlerhaus  Schloß Balmoral, Germany
2004      Residency Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen, Germany
2006      Residency at The School of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA 

SOLO EXHIBITION

2016     “Shining Darkness”, Rampa Gallery, Istanbul / Turkey

2014      “I beg you, please do not speak to me of love”, Gallery Siyah Beyaz, Ankara

2011      “Turkish Delight”, Gallery Xist, Istanbul

2010      “Even A Cat Has Mustache” Gallery Xist, Istanbul
“Segregate”, Kibela Multimedia Center, Maribor

2007      Bahname” Masa Project, Istanbul

2006      “Behind the Curtains”,  Festival De Rode Loper, Amsterdam

2006      “Eyes cannot cognize” KBH Kunstall, Copenhagen

2005      “Behind the Curtains”,  9th International Istanbul Biennial Paralel Project, Istanbul

2003      “Es war einmal”, Laden No:5 Bad Ems, Germany

2000      "Finally you are in me", Tabela, Istanbul

1997      "Dreams, Faces, Plotters", Curator :Beral Madra, Rahmi Koç Museum,  Istanbul
“Light up a Candle for the Light!” Performance, Istanbul


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016     Jameel Prize 4 , Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
‘Les parfums de l’Intranquillité” Hotel Des Arts, Toulon, France
Freundschaftsspiel Istanbul : Freiburg, Museum für Neue Kunst, Freiburg / Germany
“Hidden Lost”, Karşı Art Gallery, Istanbul, TurkeyMother Tongue, Buskerud Kunstsenter, Drammen
“Impenitent”, Nazım Hikmet Kultur Evi, Bursa, Turkey

2015     Future Queer, Ark Kultur, Istanbul
Every Inclusion Is An Exclusion Of Oher Possibilities II - SALT, Istanbul
Politische Kunst im Widerstand in der Türkei - Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst      (NGBK), Berlin / Germany
Mother Tongue - Turkish Contemporary Video Art - Stiftelsen 3,14, Bergen / Norway
Too early, too late: Middle East and Modernity Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna - Bologna / Italy

2014       “Avakening Tales From CANAN”, 20th Festival on Wheels, Ankara
“Nesrin Esirtgen Collection No:4”, Nesrin Esirtgen Gallery, Istanbul
  Art for Care - 11 Video Steps for Your Wellness” Videoinsight Center, Torino
Neighbours” Contemporary Narratives from Turkey and Beyond, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul
New Continent - A Selection From the Video Collection of the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai / China

2013    “New Continent” A Selection From the video collection of the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai
  “At the Bazaar of Gender: Feminine/Masculine”, MUCEM, Marseille
“Signs Taken in Wonder” Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover
“Signs Taken in Wonder”, MAK Museum Vienna,
“Envy, Enmity, Embarrassment”, Arter Space for Art, Istanbul
“Laboratory of the Future: Together / Apart”. Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw

2012     “Nesrin Esirtgen Collection No :2”, Nesrin Esirtgen Gallery, Istanbul
  “Journey”, Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris
“In What Language Shall I Tell You My Story”, Stedelijk Museum  Schiedam, Holland
" Remue-ménage", MAM Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia, Brasil
Scenerio 3, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany
CONTRE L'HISTOIRE, , Centre d'art de Fribourg,Fribourg

2011      Choosing another strategy” Machine-RAUM, Vejle Art Museum, Denmark 
"Dream and Reality - Modern and Contemporary Women Artists from Turkey, Istanbul Modern Museum, Istanbul
Kolaj Istanbul, .la Gaité lyrique,Paris
Confessions Of Dangerous Minds Contemporary Art from Turkey, @ Saatchi Gallery, London
"Where Fire Has Stuck", DEPO, Istanbul

2010       “13 rd September”, DKM, Diyarbakir
”When ideas Become Crime”, Depo, Istanbul
"What Happens to the Hole When the Cheese Is Gone?" Museo d'Arte Contemporanea della Sicilia,
“Istanbul Cool”, Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller (LTMH) Gallery, NY
“État D’âmes, une génération hors d’elle, Beaux-arts de Paris
Video et Apres, Turquieet Alors, Centre Pompidou, Paris
ACT V: Power Alone, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam
‘Like a dream... but not Yours, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington
 Broken Down Walls of the Crimson Salon , Gallery Skuc, Ljubljana
“Emploi Saisonnier”, La Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille

2009       “for example” Gallery Nova, curators WHW, Zagreb
City net Asia 2009- Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA), Seoul
11th International Istanbul Biennale,  curators WHW, Istanbul
“Red Thread”, Curator WHW, Tanas Gallery, Berlin
“Unfair Provacation”, Curator Canan Senol, Hafriyat Karaköy, Istanbul

2008      “Save As”, Contemporary art from Turkey, Triennale Bovisa, Milan
“Makul”, Hafriyat Karakoy, Istanbul
„Sehir Hatları / Stadtverbindungen, Kunstmuseum Erlangen, Germany

2007       “Hicap”, Performance, Platform Art Center, Istanbul
“Here, There, Abroad" Ifa Galery Stuttgard, Germany
"Here, There, Abroad" Ifa Gallery Berlin, Germany
"Global Feminsms", Davis Museum  and Cultural Center, Wellesley
“Be a realist, demand the impossible”, Curator Halil Altındere, Karşı Sanat İstanbul
“IFCA 13th international Festival of Computer arts”, Maribor             
“Global Feminisms” Brooklyn Museum, Newyork
“Never From the Back but Face to Face” Radikal Art, Istanbul
“without head”, performance, MacArt Gallery, İstanbul

2006      “All about lies”, Apartman Project, Istanbul
“Home and Away” Maribor Art Gallery, Slovenia

2005      “Free Kick”,  Istanbul 9th International Istanbul Biennial Hospitally Zone, Istanbul
“Secret and Time”, Ankara
“Werke der Stipendiaten in Privatbesitz”, Emser Salon, Germany

2004      “Metamorphosis”, Darphane, Istanbul
“K-ein Weg”, Gallery Berkelkraftwerk Vreden, Germany
“38. Paralel, Horizon”, Skironio Centrum Kiffissia, Athens
“Muslims in Cairo, Teheran, Istanbul, Paris, Dakar”, Parc de la Villette, Paris

2003       “I’m too sad to kill you” Proje 4L, Istanbul
“Good, Bad, Ugly” Bilgi Üniversity, Istanbul
“Bad Emser Medienkunsttage”, Bad Ems, Germany
“Art bytes” Künstlerhaus Schloß Balmoral, Bad Ems, Germany
“Short & Sharp” Curator: Gulsen Bal, London Gallery 291, London

2002      “VideoRom 4,0”,Curator: Giacinto Di Pietrantonio Italia
“VideoRom 2,0” Curator: Cristiana Perralla, Giancarla Zanutti Gallery Milan,
“Video-Pool” Curator: Beral Madra, Contemporary Art Fair, Istanbul

2001      "The Passions", 1st Valancia Biennial

2000      "Young Art 3", Curator Vasıf Kortun,  Ankara
"Resistance ", Istanbul Technical University, Curator: Beral Madra, Istanbul

1999      "The picture in the hills" Dulcinea Art Gallery, Istanbul
“Out from Nowhere" centrem Beeldende Kunst, Dordrecht, Schiedam, Lieden, Holland
"Mixed Painting Exhibition", Galery Galetea, Curator; Vasif Kortun, Istanbul

1998      "Reise Durh das Labyrinth", Galery Pozzo Pozzoza, Curator: Beral Madra, Berlin
Art in The World, Critical Trends and Young Artists, Passage de Retz, Paris

1997      18.Contemporary Istanbul Artists Exhibition, AKM Istanbul
"Kaos" Youth Action 3,TUYAP, Istanbul
"Varna'97" 9. International Print Biennial, Varna
"Dungeon" Group 97, Anemas Dungeon, Istanbul

1996      "Territory-Deterritorialisation" Youth Action 2, TUYAP, Istanbul

Workshops / Lectures

2016      The artist’s body as an instrument of struggle”, Pera Museum, Istanbul
2014      Artist Talk , Istanbul Modern Museum, Istanbul

Artist Talk, Sİyah Beyaz Gallery, Ankara

2012      Artist Talk, “Turkish Delight, Borusan Music Hause, Istanbul

2009      workshop at İstanbul Modern Museum

2008      Artist Talk, “Here, There, Abroad”, rum46, Aarhus, Denmark

2007      Artist Talk, “Open Table”, Platform art center, Istanbul

2006      Colloquium “Islam and Contemporary art” Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

2006      Artist Talk,The School of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

2006      Lecture, workshop “Eyes Cannot Cognize” , Royal Academy of Fine Art, Copenhagen,

2006      Lecture “Eyes Cannot Cognize”, ,  KBH Kunstall, Copenhagen,

Lecture “If you do not deserve to be non-existant, you should better give up”, Marmara University, Ataturk Faculty of Education Department,