Timeline

1949
Born in Istanbul, Turkey
Lives and works in Istanbul and Berlin

Exhibitions

2013
Ayse Erkmen: Intervals, 2013, Barbican Centre, The Curve, London (solo)
2013
Wesenszug, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin (solo)
2013
Modernity? Perspectives from France and Turkey, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul, Turkey
2012
More Than Sound, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
2012
The World is Not Fair – The Great World’s Fair 2012, HAU in cooperation with Raumlabor Berlin, Tempelhofer Park, Berlin, Germany
2012
CHKOUN AHNA, Carthage Contemporary, National Museum of Carthage, Tunisia
2011–2012
Itself, Magazin 4, Bregenzer Kunstverein, Bregenz, Austria (solo)
2010
For the blind man in the dark room looking for a black cat that isn´t there , travelling to: Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit;

 de Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam; Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal
2009–2010
For the blind man in the dark room looking for a black cat that isn´t there, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK (solo)
2009
Desire-Acquire, Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zürich, Switzerland
2008
All-Inclusive Die Welt des Tourismus, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
2008
Yapi Kredi Art Gallery, Istanbul, curated by Rene Block, Turkey (solo)
2008
Above the Fold (together with Ceal Floyer and David Lamelas), Museum für Gegenwartskunst Basel, Switzerland
2008
Folkestone Sculpture Triennale , Folkestone, England
2008
Ayse Erkmen, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2008
Scape Christchurch Biennale of Art in Public space , New Zealand
2008
Ayse Erkmen , K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany (solo)
2007
Time Past, Time Present, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey
2007
Modern and Beyond, Santralistanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
2007
Beyond the Wall. Berlin – Freihafen der Künste, Max Liebermann Haus, Berlin, Germany
2007
Word, Tale and Motley Narrations: a video parade from different points, State Paintings and Sculpture Museum, Ankara, Turkey
2007
57. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin, Forum Expanded, Berlin, Germany
2007
'Habenichts', Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2007
'XIV. Rohkunstbau Drei Farben – WEISS', Schloss Sacrow, Potsdam-Sacrow, Germany
2006
Fremd bin ich eingezogen, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
2006
U8, exhibition project NGBK U2-Alexanderplatz, Berlin, Germany
2006
Anstoss Berlin – Kunst macht Welt, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany
2006
Kontracom 06, Contemporary Festival Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
2006
Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2006
2006
Awesome, The Physics Room, Christchurch, New Zealand (solo)
2005
Habseligkeiten, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2005
Under the roof, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK (solo)
2005
Busy Colors, Sculpture Center, New York, USA (solo)
2005
Eindhoven Istanbul, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands
2004
Durchnässt, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt/M, Germany (solo)
2003
Kuckuck, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland (solo)
2003
Die performative Installation I, "Gegeben sind..." Konstruktion und Situation, Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austria
2002
Kein Gutes Zeichen, Secession, Vienna, Austria (solo)
2002
Müßiggang, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2001
Shipped Ships, Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt/M, Germany (solo)
2001
Berlin Biennale, Postfuhramt, Berlin,Germany
2001
Looking at You, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
1999
Chronos & Kairos, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
1998
Echolot, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
1997
Skulpturen Projekte 1997, Münster, Germany
1996
Zuspiel (with Andreas Slominski), Portikus, Frankfurt/M, Germany
1995
4. Internationale Biennale, Istanbul, Turkey
1994
Am Haus, Oranienstrasse 18, Berlin, Germany (solo)

Literature

2012
Berin Golonu, Ayse Erkmen’s Plan B and Other (Not So) Futile Gestures, in: Sculpture International, January/February 2012
2011
Susanne Boecker, 54. Biennale Venedig 2011, Türkei: Ayse Erkmen – Plan B, Kunstforum, September 2011, p. 224
2011
Brigitte Werneburg, Water for Venice. Ayse Erkmen on Her Current Biennale Project, www.db-artmag.de, July 21, 2011
2011
Mark Prince, Ayse Erkmen. Galerie Barbara Weiss, Art in America, January 2011, pp. 126, 128
2010
Tactics of Invisibility, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, exh. cat., Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne, pp. 93–94
2009
Ayse Erkmen, Hausgenossen/Chrystal Rock, Heynen, Julian ed., exh. cat., K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westphalen, NRW BANK, Düsseldorf, 2009
2008
A Room of Its Own: Exploring the Art of Ayse Erkmen, Deutsche Guggenheim Magazine, Issue 5, Winter 2008, p. 3
2008
André Rottmann, Ayse Erkmen, Hamburger Bahnhof-Museum für Gegenwart, Artforum, December, 2008, p. 314
2008
Bettina Schaschke, Ayse Erkmen – Weggefährten, Museumsjournal, No. 4, October–December, pp. 76-77
2008
Ayse Erkmen, what music are you listening to?, Frieze, October, p. 320
2008
Ayse Erkmen, Weggefährten, Schmitz, Dr. Britta, editor, exh. cat. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin-Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof-Museum für Gegenwart-Berlin Berlin
2008
Above the Fold, Ayse Erkmen, Ceal Floyer, David Lamelas, Dietrich, Nicola, editor, exh. cat., Kunstmuseum Basel, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel
2007
Beyond the Wall, Berlin-Freihafen der Künste, exhibition catalogue Stiftung Brandenburger Tor in cooperation with the Berlin artist programm DAAD and the Colloquium of literature Berlin, Nicolaische Verlagsbuchhandlung, Berlin
2007
Drei Farben - Weiss, XIV. Rohkunstbau, Schloss Sacrow, Potsdam, exhibition catalogue
2007
Ayse Erkmen, Habenichts, 2006, Galerist (Turkish artmagazin), March, p. 45
2007
Christiane Meixner, Schön schlicht, Der Tagesspiegel, January 20, p. 24
2007
Lena Hach, Buchstaben über der Stadt, Taz, January 19, p. 25
2006
Where is Ayse Erkmen? Interview on artnet, www.artnet.de/magazine/features, December 1
2006
Jonathan Goodman, Busy Colors, Review, Art Asia Pacific, No. 48, Spring, p.88-89
2006
ANSTOSS BERLIN – Kunst macht Welt, exhibition catalogue, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin
2006
Ayse Erkmen awesome, The Physics Room, Christchurch, Newzealand, exhibition catalogue
2006
U2 Alexanderplatz 2006, NGBK, Berlin, exhibition catalogue
2006
Jonathan Goodman: Busy Colors, Review, Art Asia Pacific, No. 48, Spring 2006, p.88-89
2006
Gegory Volk, Art in America, January 2006, p. 94-97
2005
Under the Roof, exhibition catalogue, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
2003
Jennifer Allen: Ayse Erkmen. Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, in: Artforum International, January, p. 70
2003
Performative Installation, exhibition catalogue, published on the occasion of the exhibition series of the Siemens Art Program, edited by Angelika Nollert, Snoek Verlagsgesellschaft, Cologne
2002
Ayse Erkmen, Kein gutes Zeichen, exhibition catalogue, Secession, Vienna, 2002
2001
Shipped Ships, 2 volumes, exhibition catalogue, edited by the Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt am Main
1998
Echolot, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, 1998
1997
Zuspiel, exhibition catalogue, Siemens Kulturprogramm, Ostfildern Ruit, p. 17-27
1993
Ayse Erkmen: Das Haus, Ausstellungskatalog, DAAD-Galerie Berlin, edited by Friedrich Meschede