Timeline

1970
Born in Ankara, Turkey
1993
BFA, Bilkent University, Ankara
1995
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Trustee Merit Award, MFA Scholarship
1996
The American Institute of Architects Chicago Award - First place, AIA Chicago
1997
MFA The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2003
Delfina Studio Trust Award, London
Lives and works in New York and London

Exhibitions

2010
Istanbul Cool! What's happening in Contemporary Turkish Art now, Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery, New York
2010
From Istanbul They Come, Kappatos Gallery, Athens
2010
Le Meilleur des Mondes, Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg
2010
The Dervish, Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich (solo)
2010
Coming Home, Alison Jacques Gallery, London (solo)
2009
Reincarnation, Galerist and Tabanlioglu, Istanbul (cat.) (solo)
2009
Istanbul Traversee, Lille 3000, Lille
2009
Istanbul Modern Berlin, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
2009
In praise of Shadows, Benaki Museum, Athens
2009
Supernova, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea (Wales)
2009
In Praise of Shadows, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul
2009
Fairy Tales Can Come True, It Can Happen to You, Galerist Tophane, Istanbul (solo)
2007–2008
Maison Louis Vuitton, Paris (solo)
2007
They Call It Love, I Call It Madness, Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich
2007
Definition, Galerist, Istanbul
2007
The Garden, The Approach, London
2007
Moving Through the Looking Glass, Maison Louis Vuitton, Champs-Elysées, Paris
2007
Haluk Akakçe, Bernier/Eliades, Athens
2007
They Call It Love, I Call It Madness, Deitch Projects, New York
2005
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin
2004
The Approach, London
2004
Massimo De Carlo Gallery, Milan
2004
Galerist, Istanbul
2004
Nougeras/Blanchard, Barcelona
2004
Beck's Futures
Institute of Contemporary Art, London (catalog)
2004
Memory and Landscape
La Casa Encendida, Madrid (catalog)
2004
Expander
Royal Academy, London (catalog)
2004
Open House
Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY (catalog)
2004
Territories
Straylight, Dublin
2004
Mutaciones Cinematicas
CAAM, Las Palmas Gran Canaria
2003
Art Now-Light Box, Tate Britain, London
2003
Massimo de Carlo Gallery, Milan
2003
The Moderns
Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Turin catalogue
2003
Art Unlimited
Art Basel 34, Basel (catalog)
2003
Renderings
Delfina Studio Trust, London
2003
Animations
Kunst-Werke, Berlin (catalog)
2003
Thin Skin: The Fickle Nature of Bubbles, Spheres, and Inflatable Structures
Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago (catalog)
2003
Drawings
Massimo de Carlo Gallery, Milan
2003
Penitencier de Valere
Son et Art Contemporains, Dolmen Production, Sion
2003
Nano
Fraîch'Attitude Gallery, Paris (catalog)
2003
Organized Conflict
Istanbul Museum of Contemporary Art
2003
a delicate balance - Film Installation
together with Sarah Morris, Darren Almond, Paul Morrison and Craig Kalpakjian
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin
2003
The Drawing Room, London
2003
Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Basel
2003
Cosmic Galerie, Paris
2002
New Work
Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria, New York
2002
Still Life
Bernier/Eliades Gallery, Athens
2002
New Work
Platform Contemporary Art Centre, Istanbul
2002
Blood Pressure
Galerist, Istanbul
2002
The Measure of All Things
The Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh
2002
Centro Nazionale per le Arti Contemporanee, Rome
2002
Media City
Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul (catalog)
2002
Urban Creation
Shanghai Biennial, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai (catalog)
2002
25th Anniversary Selections Show
The Drawing Center, New York
2002
Out of Site
New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (catalog)
2002
Metropolitan Iconographies
XXV Bienal de Sao Paulo, Brazil (catalog)
2002
The Skin: The Fickle Nature of Bubbles, Spheres and Inflatable Structure
AXA Gallery, ICI New York (catalog)
2002
Comic Release: Negotiating Identity for a New Generation
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (catalog)
2002
Fair
Royal College of Art, London (catalog)
2001
Blood Pressure
Centre d'Arte Contemporain, Geneva
2001
New Work
Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
2001
The Measure of All Things
Kunst-Werke, Berlin
2001
Blood Pressure
Deitch Projects, New York
2001
The Measure of All Things
PS-1, New York
2000
Coming Soon
Henry Urbach Architecture, New York
2000
DNAid Billboards
Creative Time, New York
2000
Strange Paradises
Casino/Luxembourg Forum d'Art Contemporain (catalog)
2000
Dusk
1-20 Gallery, New York (catalog)
1999
The Passion & The Wave
6th International Istanbul Biennial (catalog)
1998
Selections
The Drawing Centre, New York
1998
La Jalousie, video installa
MFA exhibition Gallery 2, Chicago