Timeline

1961
Born in Istanbul, Turkey
1983
Santa Monica College, Associate in Arts, Santa Monica, CA
1985
University of California, BA in Film, Los Angeles, CA
1988
University of California, MFA in Film, Los Angeles, CA
2004
Carnegie Prize
2009
Capital Abraaj Prize
Lives and works in Istanbul & Islamabad

Exhibitions

2005
inSITE Art Practices in the Public Domain San Diego Tijuana (forthcoming)
2005
Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
2005
Kuba, Artangel, London
2005
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
2004
Lehmann Maupin, New York
2004
Down Here, Bergen Kunsthalle, Bergen, Norway
2004
Turner Prize, Tate Britain, London, England
2004
Carnegie International, Pittsburgh
2004
Monument to Now, DESTE Foundation, Athens
2004
Flowers Observed, Flowers Transformed, The Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh
2004
Documentary Fictions, CaixaForum, Barcelona
2004
Neue Kunsthalle III, Kunsthalle Mannheim
2004
Athens Concert Hall, Athens, Greece
2003
Istanbul Biennial
2003
Testimonies: between Fiction and Reality, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
2003
Fast Forward, Sammlung Goetz Collection, ZKM, Karlsruhe
2003
le Printemps du Septembre, Toulouse
2003
Image Stream, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio
2003
Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece
2003
Die neue Kunsthalle, Kunsthalle Mannheim
2003
Witness, The Curve, Barbican Art Gallery, London
2003
Tate Triennial, Tate Britian, London
2003
Serpentine Gallery, London
2003
GEM, Museum voor Aktuele Kunst, The Hague
2002
Never My Soul! Lehmann Maupin, New York
2002
Long Streams, Nikolaj, Copenhagen, Denmark*
2002
Context Europa/Impulses from the Balkans,"
2002
Theater Des Augenblicks, Vienna
2002
Women Who Wear Wigs, Istanbul Contemporary Arts Museum
2002
A Rose Blooms in the Garden of Sorrows, BAWAG Foundation, Vienna*
2002
Documenta 11, Kassel, Germany
2002
Bienal de São Paulo, São Paolo, Brazil
2002
FAIR, Royal College of Art, London
2001
Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul, Turkey
2001
Berlin Biennial, Berlin, Germany
2001
Narrative Affinities, GB Agency, Paris
2001
Tensta Konsthal, Sweden
2001
Women Who Wear Wigs, Lehmann Maupin, New York
2001
semiha b. unplugged, Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam
2001
Lehmann Maupin New York, NY
2000
The Lux Gallery London, England
2000
Cranbrook Museum of Art Detroit, MI
2000
Museum Moderner Kunst Vienna, Austria
1999
Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
1998
Up to Date, Fondazione Trussardi Milan, Italy
1997
5th International Instanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey