ARTISTS
Ayşe Erkmen

Ayşe Erkmen

1949 __ Born in Istanbul, Turkey

Lives and works in Istanbul and Berlin

Solo exhibitions
2015 __ “Ayşe Erkmen and Ann Veronica Janssens”, S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium
     __ “By Nature”, Kunsthal 44 Moen, Akeby, Denmark
     __ “Glassworks”, Cadhame Halle Verriere, Meisenthal, France
2014 __ “Ayşe Erkmen - Die Editionen 1995 – 2014”, Edition Block, Berlin, Germany
2013 __ “Wesenszug”, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin, Germany
     __ “Ayşe Erkmen - Vanille, chocolat et roue de bicyclette, Speerstra Fondation, Apples, Switzerland
     __ “Ayşe Erkmen: Intervals”, The Barbican, London, United Kingdom
2011 __ “Itself”, Magazin 4, Bregenzer Kunstverein, Bregenz, Austria
     __ “Plan B”, La Biennale di Venezia, 54th International Art Exhibition, Turkish Pavilion, Venice, Italy
2010 __ “Doppelhaushälfte”, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin, Germany
     __ “15-5519, Between You and I – Intervention 4”, Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2009 __ “Ayşe Erkmen, Bluish”, Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
     __ “Ayşe Erkmen, Entwined”, Art Unlimited, Basel, Switzerland
2008 __ “Weggefährten”, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany
     __ “Ayşe Erkmen, Hausgenossen”, K 21, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany
     __ “Ayşe Erkmen, Ups and Downs”, Yapi Kredi Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
2007 __ “Habenichts”, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin, Germany
2006 __ “Awesome”, The Physics Room, Christchurch, New Zealand
2005 __ “Scenic Overlooks”, Galerist, Istanbul, Turkey
     __ “Under the roof”, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, United Kingdom
     __ “Habseligkeiten”, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin, Germany
     __ “Busy Colors”, Sculpture Center, New York, USA
2004 __ “bound to/gebunden an”, Museum Abteiberg,     Mönchengladbach, Germany
     __“Bis August”, Gesellschaft für aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, Germany
     __ “MG, MG”, Palais de Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
     __ “Durchnässt”, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2003 __ “Kuckuck”, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
__ “Tidvatten”, Magasin 3, Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
2002 __ “Müßiggang”, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin, Germany
     __ “Kein Gutes Zeichen”, Secession, Vienna, Austria
     __ “Ketty und Assam”, Kokerei Zollverein, Essen, Germany
     __ “Bos Zamanlar”, Galerist, Istanbul, Turkey
2001 __ “Shipped Ships”, Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
     __ “Two Women at the Coiffeur, Chambal, Eudora, Emre & Dario”, Mudo Macka Sanat Galerisi, Istanbul, Turkey
2000 __ “Half Of”, Galerie Deux, Tokyo, Japan
1999 __ “Summertime”, Galerie Brigitte Trotha, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
     __ “Batman and others and other Auto Shapes”, Galerie Mueller-Roth, Stuttgart, Germany
     __ “Choo Choo”, Städtische Galerie Göppingen, Göppingen, Germany
1997 __ “PFM-1 and others”, Macka Sanat Galerisi, Istanbul, Turkey
     __ “I-ma-ges”, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Recklinghausen, Germany
1996 __ “Images”, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Arnsberg, Germany
1995 __ “Bu Galeri (This gallery)”, Macka Sanat Galerisi, Istanbul, Turkey
1994 __ “Ein Weg”, ifa Galerie, Bonn
     __ “Am Haus”, Oranienstrasse 18, Berlin, Germany
1993 __ “Das Haus”, DAAD Galerie, Berlin, Germany
1989 __ “Here and There”, Macka Sanat Galerisi, Istanbul, Turkey
1987 __ Solo Exhibition, Amerikanisches Kulturzentrum, Izmir, Turkey

Selected Group Exhibitions
2015 __ "White Screen Black Hole", Ariel Sanat, Istanbul
     __ “Strange Pilgrims”, The Contemporary Art Museum, Austin, USA
     __ “Ich kenne kein Weekend. Archive and Collection René Block”, n.b.k., Berlin, Germany
     __ “How did we get here”, SALT Beyoğlu and SALT Galata, Istanbul, Turkey
     __ “Every Choice is an Exclusion of Other Possibilities”, Salt Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey
     __ “Imaginary Audience Scale”, Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand
2014 __ “Rainproof Ideas & More Editions”, Edition Block, Berlin, Germany
     __ “No Games Inside the Labyrinth”, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin
“A History. Art, Architecture, Design from the 1980s until today”, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
2013 __ “Mom, Am I Barbarian?”, 13th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey
     __ “Modernity? Perspectives from France and Turkey”, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul, Turkey
2012 __ “Two birds, a stone and a horse”, Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan
     __ “More Than Sound”, Bonnierskonsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
     __ “TEXT TEXTILE TEXTURE”, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin, Germany
     __ “BMW Guggenheim Lab”, Berlin, Germany
     __ “Chkoun Ahna”, Carthage contemporary, National Museum of Carthage, Tunisia
2011 __ “Dream and Reality”, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey
     __ “Archive III/Animated Movements”, Sekerbank/New Media Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
     __ “Double Crescent”, C 24 Gallery, New York, USA
     __ “Alte Bekannte und neue Freunde”, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland
     __ “Bodily Choreography”, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
     __ “Contiuous Variations”, Akbank Sanat, Istanbul, Turkey
2010 __ “SENT BY MAIL”, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin, Germany
     __ “SPAGAT!”, Design Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey; Marta Herford, Herford, Germany
     __ “Emscher Kunst.2010”, Kulturinsel, Essen, Germany
     __ “Starter”, ARTER, Istanbul, Turkey
     __ “Tactics of Invisibility”, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna; Tanas, Berlin, ARTER, Space for Art, Istanbul, Turkey
     __ “For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn’t there”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, de Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2009 __ “For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn’t there”, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, United Kingdom
     __ “Zeigen. Eine Audiotour durch Berlin von Karin Sander”, Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin, Berlin, Germany
     __ “Utopia and Monument, Who Owns Public Space?” , Steirischer Herbst, Graz, Austria
     __ “Beyond These Walls”, South London Gallery, London, United Kingdom
     __ “For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn’t there”, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, USA
     __ “Desire-Acquire”, Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich, Switzerland
     __ “Allright Now”, Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
     __ “What Else?”, Villa du Parc centre d’art contemporain, Annemasse, France
     __ “Ayşe Erkmen, Füsun Onur Et Seza Paker”, Centre d’art contemporain d’Ivry – le Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine, France
2008 __ “All-Inclusive”, Die Welt des Tourismus, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
     __ “Translocalmotion”, Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China
     __ “Folkestone Sculpture Triennale”, Folkstone, United Kingdom
     __ “Above-the-Fold” , (with Floyer and Lamelas), Museum für Gegenwartskunst Basel, Switzerland
     __ “Scape Christchurch Biennale of Art in Public space”, Christchurch, New Zealand
     __ “Word Tale, Mixed Narrations”, Hacettepe University Art Museum, Ankara, Turkey
     __ “Moment of Agency”, Kunstmuseum Bern, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland
2007 __ “Kunstfilmbiennale”, Cologne, Germany
     __ “20. International Documentary Film Festival”, Amsterdam, Netherlands
     __ “Time Past, Time Present”, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey
     __ “Modern and Beyond”, Santralistanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
     __ “Site Gallery”, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Sheffield, United Kingdom
     __ “Beyond the Wall, Berlin – Freihafen der Künste”, Max Liebermann Haus, Berlin, Germany
     __ “XIV. Rohkunstbau Drei Farben – WEISS”, Schloss Sacrow, Potsdam-Sacrow, Germany
     __ “Word, Tale and Motley Narrations: a video parade from different points”, State Paintings and Sculpture Museum, Ankara, Turkey
     __ “57. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin”, Forum Expanded, Berlin, Germany
2006 __ “Fremd bin ich eingezogen”, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
     __ “U8, exhibition project” NGBK U2-Alexanderplatz, Berlin, Germany
     __ “Anstoss Berlin – Kunst macht Welt”, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany
     __ “Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale”, Japan
     __ “Kontracom 06”, Contemporary Festival Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
2005 __ “Kunst in Schokolade/Chocolate Art”, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
     __ “Prolog.mission of art”, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
     __ “Eindhoven Istanbul”, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands
     __ “Projekt Migration”, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany
     __ “Istanbul, Pedestrian Exhibitions 2”, Istanbul, Turkey
2004 __ “The Ghost Line”, Akbank Art Center, Istanbul, Turkey
     __ “Who is singing over there?”, National Gallery, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzigovina
     __ “Limerick Biennial”, Limerick, Ireland
     __ “Reappearance”, Pristina Museum, Pristina, Kosovo
     __ “Die Neue Kunsthalle III, real-materiell-virtuell”, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
2003 __ “No Man is an Island”, Sechzehn kooperative Kunstprojekte in Bremen, Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, Germany
     __ “In the Gorges of the Balkans”, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
     __ “The performative Installation I”, Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austria
2002 __ “Continitá/Magnete”, Villa Calle, Pistoia, Italy
     __ “40 Years: Fluxus and the Consequences”, Kunstsommer Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, Germany
2001 __ “Berlin Biennale”, Postfuhramt, Berlin, Germany
     __ “Boom!”, Manifattura tabacchi – manifuttura d’arte, Florence, Italy
2000 __ “Kwangju Biennale”, Korea
     __ “Wider Bild Gegenwart. Positions to a Political Discourse”, Raum aktueller Kunst, Vienna, Austria; Koninklijk Museum voor schone Kunsten, Antwerp, Belgium
     __ “From Here to There. Passageways at Solitude”, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany
     __ “La Biennale de Montréal”, Montréal, Canada
1999 __ “Zeitwenden”, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany; Palais Lichtenstein, Vienna, Austria
     __ “Under the Same Sky”, Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland
     __ “Fireworks”, De Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands
     __ “Chronos & Kairos”, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
     __ “Dream City”, Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany
1998 __ “Iskorpit”, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
     __ “Arte all’Arte”, Casole d’Elsa, Mensano,Italy
     __ “7. Triennale der Kleinplastik”, Stuttgart, Germany
     __ “Mar de Fondo”, Valencia, Spain
     __ “Echolot”, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
     __ “Genius Loci”, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland
1997 __ “Dazzle Gradually”, Apex Art, New York, USA
     __ “Skulpturen Projekte 1997”, Münster, Germany
     __ “S/Light”, Kunstmuseum Malmö, Malmö, Sweden
     __ “Konusmalar (Conversations)”, İstiklal Street, Istanbul, Turkey
1996 __ “Inklusion – Exklusion”, Künstlerhaus Graz, Austria
     __ “Der rosa Pullover”, Zeil & Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
     __ “Manifesta 1”, Rotterdam, Netherlands
     __ “Art Omi”, New York, USA
     __ “Zuspiel” , (with Andreas Slominski), Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
1995 __ “4th International Istanbul Biennial”, Istanbul, Turkey
     __ “Dazwischen”, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin; Kunstsammlung Gera, Germany
     __ “Dialogues de Paix”, Geneva, Switzerland
     __ “Gar”, Train Station Ankara, Turkey
1994 __ “Erzählen”, Akademie der Künste, Berlin; Kunstmuseum Malmö, Sweden
     __ “Entre Deux”, Centre Borschette, Brussels, Belgium
     __ “Iskele: Türkiscche Kunst heute”, ifa Galerie, Stuttgart, Germany
1993 __ “Frauen in Anatolia durch die Zeiten”, Archaeological Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
     __ “Istanbul”, Atatürk Cultural Center, Istanbul, Turkey
     __ “Der Eigenbesitz/ Kunsthalle als Museum”, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Recklinghausen, Germany
     __ “Ten Artists Ten Works”, Macka Sanat Galerisi, Istanbul
1992 __ “Eight Artists Eight Works”, Atatürk Cultural Center, Istanbul, Turkey
     __ “Europäischer Workshop Ruhrgebiet”, Ruhrfestspiele, Recklinghausen, Germany
1991 __ “Ten Artists Ten Works”, Atatürk Cultural Center, Istanbul, Turkey
1990 __ “Reflections”, Macka Galerisi, Istanbul, Turkey
     __ “Europäischer Workshop Ruhrgebiet”, Ruhrfestspiele, Recklinghausen, Germany
     __ “2nd Exhibition”, Mimar Sinan University Museum of Fine Arts, Istanbul; Atatürk Cultural Center, Ankara, Turkey
1989 __ “Ten Artists Ten Works”, Atatürk Cultural Center, Istanbul, Turkey
     __ “2nd International Istanbul Biennial”, Istanbul, Turkey
1988 __ “Toplu Sergi”, Turkish-American Community Center, Izmir, Turkey
1987 __ “A Cross Section of Avant-Garde Turkish Art”, Atatürk Cultural Center, Istanbul, Turkey
     __ “New Tendencies in Art”, Art Academy, Istanbul, Turkey
1986 __ “Eine andere Kunst”, German Cultural Center, Izmir, Turkey
1985 __ “A Cross Section of Avant-Garde Turkish Art”, Atatürk Cultural Center, Istanbul, Turkey
     __ “New Tendencies in Art”, Art Academy, Istanbul, Turkey
1983 __ “Exhibition of Today’s Artists”, The Museum of Painting and Sculpture, Istanbul, Turkey
1982 __ “Exhibition of Today’s Artists”, The Museum of Painting and Sculpture, Istanbul, Turkey
1981 __ “New Tendencies in Art”, Art Academy Istanbul, Turkey
1979 __ “New Tendencies in Art”, Art Academy, Istanbul, Turkey

Selected Bibliography
2015 __ “Ayşe Erkmen and Ann Veronica Janssens”, exh. cat., S.M.A.K., Ghent
2013 __ “Sculpture Now”, Anna Moszynska, London 2013, p. 130
2012 __ “More about More Than Sound”, in: Bonniers Konsthall, Issue 3, Autumn 2012
2011 __ “Ayşe Erkmen, Sculptures on Air”, Daniel Birnbaum, Defining Contemporary Art – 25 years in 200 pivotal artworks, Phaidon Press, London, 2011, p. 214-215
     __ “Ayşe Erkmen. Somthing Connects”, Basak Senova, Flash Art, October 2011, pp. 96–99
2010 __ “Was du nicht siehst”, Laila Niklaus, tip, no. 22/2010, October 14–17, 2010, pp. 68–69
     __ “Zwei in einem und doch viel mehr”, Meike Jansen, Die Tageszeitung, September 8, 2010, p. 28
2009 __ “Contemporary Art an Akbank Art Center Anthology”, exh. cat., pp. 338–341
     __ “Ayşe Erkmen, Hausgenossen/Chrystal Rock,” , Julian Heynen (ed.), exh. cat. K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westphalen, NRW BANK, Düsseldorf 2009
2008 __ “Ayşe Erkmen, Weggefährten”, Britta Schmitz (ed.), exh. cat. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin-Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof-Museum für Gegenwart-Berlin, Berlin
     __ “Ayşe Erkmen: )>uςucu< / =simdi= (I) > temporary < / =contemporary=(“, Friedrich Meschede (ed.), exhibition cataloge, YKY, Istanbul
     __ “Above the Fold, Ayşe Erkmen, Ceal Floyer, David Lamelas,” Nicola Dietrich (ed.), exh. cat. Kunstmuseum Basel, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel
2007 __ “Drei Farben – Weiss”, exh. cat. XIV. Rohkunstbau, Schloss Sacrow, Potsdam
2006 __ “Ayşe Erkmen awesome”, exh. cat. The Physics Room, Christchurch, New Zealand
2005 __ “Under the Roof”, exh. cat. Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
2004 __ “Ayşe Erkmen: Gebunden an. Bound to”, exh. cat. Museum Abteiberg Mönchengladbach, ed. by Städtischen Museum Abteiberg Mönchengladbach
2003 __ “Ayşe Erkmen: Tidvatten”, exh. cat. Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, ed. by Nina Eklöf, Richard Julin, Elisabeth Millqvist
2001 __ “Shipped Ships”, 2 vol. exh. cat., ed. by the Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt am Main
2000 __ “Fragen nicht stellen, auf die es Antworten gibt” – zum Werk von Ayşe Erkmen, Florian Matzner, exh. cat., Hier, Da und Dort, Landesgartenschau Singen, Singen
1998 __ “An der Verbindungsstelle der Dinge/At the Juncture of Things”, Gregory Volk, exh. cat., Echolot, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel
1993 __ “Ayşe Erkmen: Das Haus”, exh. cat. DAAD-Galerie Berlin, ed. by Friedrich Meschede

Ayşe Erkmen, "Lamp Black", acrylic on canvas, varying sizes, 2015 [White Screen Black Hole]

"Lamp Black"

acrylic on canvas, varying sizes, 2015
[White Screen Black Hole]

Ayşe Erkmen, "Mars Black", acrylic on canvas, varying sizes, 2015 [White Screen Black Hole]

"Mars Black"

acrylic on canvas, varying sizes, 2015
[White Screen Black Hole]