lives and works in Berlin, Germany


On the Far Side, Sculpture/Installation, 2015



Born 1985 in Istanbul
2008-2010 Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHIO), Master of Fine Arts
2005-2006 Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts de Lyon, Erasmus
2003-2007 Marmara University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Painting Department, Istanbul

Every Now and Then, Sculpture, 2015



Solo Exhibitions:
2016 Upcoming: Daire Gallery, Istanbul | 2013 “ONE”, Sabrina Amrani Art Gallery, Madrid | 2012 “For A Moment”, Art ON, Istanbul | 2010 “Reverse Angle”, Akershus Kunstsenter, Oslo | “2,5 D”, Soapbox Gallery, Brooklyn, New York | “Chronic Longing For A Way Out”, Gallery 21.24, Oslo | 2009 “The Third Option”, Gallery 21.25, Oslo | 2008 “Within the System”, One Night Only Gallery, Oslo

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2015 “Rendez-Vous”, Jeune Création Internationale, 13e Biennale de Lyon, France |
“Stay With Me”, Lloydhof, Bremen, Germany | “Stay With Me”, DEPO, Istanbul | 2014 “Stay With Me”, Apartment Project Berlin | “Nights of Museums and Galleries”, Plovdiv | “Technical Extasy”, Kuad Gallery, Istanbul | “Focus 1: Serbest Cagrisim”, Daire Galeri, Istanbul | “Ruptures and Convergences”, Kuad Gallery, Istanbul and OKiS, Wroclaw, Poland | “31 Kilo”, Dortmund-Istanbul exchange project, The Space Istanbul and Künstlerhaus Dortmund | 2013 “Bufferzone: Checkpoint”, Depo, Istanbul | “Sketching the Bufferzone”, Polistar, Istanbul | “…with all the changes that loomed far behind the horizon”, Mars Istanbul | “Penelopolis: Women’s Mapping of Mediterranean Town”, Podgorica, Ribnica River, Montenegro | 2012 Sinopale 4, Turkey | Coca-Cola Red Gallery, Istanbul | 2011 “Crossroads”, Art ON, Istanbul | “The Knowledge Series 1 / Production”, Plato Sanat, Istanbul | “Kat/Fold, Proje 4L”, Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul | 2010 “Gittikce”, Simotas Building, Istanbul | “The Bibliotheca Alexandrina 4th International Biennale for the Artists Book”, Egypt |  “Sympathy for the Devil”, Contemporary Art Museum, Oslo | “Herre I Eget Hus”, Galleri BOA, Oslo | 2009 “Skopje Biennale 0909” | 2008 “Athens Video Art Festival”, Greece | 2007 “Borders and Orbits Contest Exhibition”, Siemens Art Gallery, Istanbul | “Nothing Is Alright”, Apartment Project, Istanbul | 2006 Everything Is Gonna Be Alright, Apartment Project, Istanbul

Awards and Artist Residencies / Workshops:
2016 January, Dos Mares Residency, Marseilles, France | 2015 IKSV grant, Artist in Residency at Cité International des Arts, Paris | 2014 Turkish Cultural Foundation Stipend, for my project in Nights of Museums and Galleries Plovdiv | 2013 Bufferzone workshop in Istanbul and Nicosia, by Apartment Project, funded by Anna
Lindh Foundation | Penelopolis project workshop in Podgorica, Montenegro, funded by Anna Lindh Foundation | 2010 Bolu International Artist in Residence Program by Among Other Things, Turkey | 2009 Res Artis Award in Skopje Biennial 2009, Artist in Residence program in New York by freeDimensional | Artist in Residency in Wasan Island, Canada, by freeDimensional | 2008 KUNO grant, workshop at Valand School of Art, Gothenburg

Art Fairs:
2015 Mamut Art Project’15, Istanbul | 2013 Art International, Haliç Congress Center, Istanbul | 2012 Contemporary Istanbul | 2011 Contemporary Istanbul | Art Beat Istanbul

Around the Borders, Sculpture, 2012

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