1970 Born in Ankara, Turkey

Lives and works in New York.



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



Selected Exhibitions 



Istanbul Cool! What’s happening in Contemporary Turkish Art now, Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery, New York

From Istanbul They Come, Kappatos Gallery, Athens

Le Meilleur des Mondes, Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg

The Dervish, Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich (solo)

Coming Home, Alison Jacques Gallery, London (solo)



Reincarnation, Galerist and Tabanlioglu, Istanbul (cat.) (solo)

Istanbul Traversee, Lille 3000, Lille

Istanbul Modern Berlin, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin

In praise of Shadows, Benaki Museum, Athens

Supernova, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea (Wales)

In Praise of Shadows, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul

Fairy Tales Can Come True, It Can Happen to You, Galerist Tophane, Istanbul (solo)


2007 – 2008

Maison Louis Vuitton, Paris (solo)



They Call It Love, I Call It Madness, Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich

Definition, Galerist, Istanbul

The Garden, The Approach, London

Moving Through the Looking Glass, Maison Louis Vuitton, Champs-Elysées, Paris

Haluk Akakçe, Bernier/Eliades, Athens

They Call It Love, I Call It Madness, Deitch Projects, New York



Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin



The Approach, London

Massimo De Carlo Gallery, Milan

Galerist, Istanbul

Nougeras/Blanchard, Barcelona

Beck’s Futures

Institute of Contemporary Art, London(catalogue)

Memory and Landscape La Casa Encendida, Madrid (catalogue)

Expander,Royal Academy, London (catalogue)

Open House

Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY(catalogue)

Territories Straylight, Dublin

Mutaciones Cinematicas CAAM, Las Palmas Gran Canaria



Art Now-Light Box, Tate Britain, London

Massimo de Carlo Gallery, Milan

The Moderns Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin(catalogue)

Art Unlimited Art Basel 34, Basel (catalogue)

Renderings Delfina Studio Trust, London

Animations Kunst-Werke, Berlin (catalogue)

Thin Skin: The Fickle Nature of Bubbles, Spheres, and Inflatable Structures Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago (catalogue)

Drawings Massimo de Carlo Gallery, Milan

Penitencier de Valere Son et Art Contemporains, Dolmen Production, Sion

Nano Fraîch’Attitude Gallery, Paris (catalogue)

Organized Conflict Istanbul Museum of Contemporary Art

a delicate balance – Film Installation together with Sarah Morris, Darren Almond, Paul Morrison and Craig Kalpakjian

Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin

The Drawing Room, London

Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Basel

Cosmic Galerie, Paris

New Work Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria, New York



Still Life Bernier/Eliades Gallery, Athens

New Work Platform Contemporary Art Centre, Istanbul

Blood Pressure Galerist, Istanbul

The Measure of All Things The Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh

Centro Nazionale per le Arti Contemporanee, Rome

Media City Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul (catalogue)

Urban Creation Shanghai Biennial, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai (catalogue)

25th Anniversary Selections Show The Drawing Center, New York

Out of Site New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (catalogue)

Metropolitan Iconographies XXV Bienal de Sao Paulo, Brazil(catalogue)

The Skin: The Fickle Nature of Bubbles, Spheres and Inflatable Structure AXA Gallery, ICI New York (catalogue)

Comic Release: Negotiating Identity for a New Generation Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (catalogue)

Fair Royal College of Art, London (catalogue)



Blood Pressure Centre d’Arte Contemporain, Geneva

New Work Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT

The Measure of All Things Kunst-Werke, Berlin

Blood Pressure Deitch Projects, New York

The Measure of All Things PS-1, New York



Coming Soon Henry Urbach Architecture, New York

DNAid Billboards Creative Time, New York

Strange Paradises Casino/Luxembourg Forum d’Art Contemporain (catalogue)

Dusk 1-20 Gallery, New York (catalogue)



The Passion & The Wave 6th International Istanbul Biennial (catalogue)



Selections The Drawing Centre, New York

La Jalousie, video installation MFA exhibition Gallery 2, Chicago