ARTISTS
Selim Birsel

Selim Birsel

Selim Birsel (b. 1963) born in Brussels, lives and works in Istanbul. He has been Certificate in Graduate Study in Institut des Hautes Etudes en Arts Plastiques, Paris and B.F.A., M.A. from Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Grenoble/ France. He is a professional visual artist working with divers’ medium such as drawing, painting, installation, photography, video, performance… Since 1990 he is exhibiting his works in national and international shows. He is also involved on curetting since 1991 in divers’ projects and institutions; responsible for organizing and curetting Sabancı University KASA GALLERY from 1999 to 2010 then 2015 and continuing, he is a directing member of BJCEM since 1999. He is teaching Art Studios in Visual Arts (undergraduate and master degree) classes in Sabancı University since 1999 and Bilkent University between 1993 and 1999.

Birsel is included in Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Seoul Museum of Art, Santral Istanbul, Vehbi Koç Contemporary Art Foundation, Dr. Nejat F. Eczacıbaşı Foundation and private art collections.

Solo Exhibitions
2013 __ "GECE" m1886 Sanat projeleri, Ankara
     __ "AT FULL COCK" Tütün Deposu, İstanbul
     __ "STEP BY STEP" Egeran Gallery, İstanbul
2011 __ "SOYTARI, FLANÖR, BAHÇIVAN ve AŞÇI" Open Table, DEPO, İstanbul
2009 __ "SECTION" DSM, Diyarbakır
     __ "ARKA BAHÇE/BACKYARD" Galeri Apel, İstanbul*
     __ "FROM A SPAN OF VIEW" Maçka Art Gallery, İstanbul*
     __ "TOWARDS THE WORLD OF OBJECTS AND OTHER REALMS" Gallery Apel, İstanbul*
2000  __ "OBJECTS AND DRAWINGS" Nowa Oficyna, Gdansk, Poland
1996 __ "ASYA" Siyah-Beyaz Gallery, Ankara
1994 __ "THERE IS NO FOOD AT HOME FOR THE EVENING, NOR FOR TOMORROW" Gallery Zon, Ankara
1991 __ "BLIND, INVISIBLE" BM Contemporary Art Center, İstanbul

Group Exhibitions
2015 __ "Meadow of the Tempest", Ariel Sanat, İstanbul
2014 __ "Overshadowed by the Skyscaper" DOXA 12, İstanbul
     __ "Sign, Symbol, Image" Egeran Gallery, İstanbul
2013 __ "Exposition Bas-Cotés" St-Julien-Molin-Molette, France
     __ "ENVY, ENMITY, EMBARRASSMENT" Arter, İstanbul
     __ "It was a time of conversation" SALT Ulus, Ankara
2012 __ "MINOR TRUTHS" Egeran Gallery, İstanbul
     __ "It was a time of conversation" SALT Galata, İstanbul
2011 __ "A CONCEPTUAL HERITAGE" Antik A.Ş, ARTAM, İstanbul
     __ "ATEŞİN DÜŞTÜĞÜ YER" Turkey Human Rights Foundation 20th Year, Depo, İstanbul
     __ "BU SERGİDİR?" EMAA, Lefkoşa, Cyprus
     __ "ARŞİV-1, İkilikler" Açık Ekran Şekerbank Yeni Medya Sanatları Galerisi, İstanbul
     __ "ABBARA KADABRA" Mardin Biennial, Mardin
     __ "KÜLTÜR-FİZİK" Gallery Apel, İstanbul
     __ " Tanşak Omurgası", Wall Drawing, Public Command for DENIZ PALAS IKSV, İstanbul
2009 __ "INTERPOSE LINE" Auditorium Bracciano & Change+Partner Habitat Concept Cont. Art, Italy
     __ "BACKWARD 1" C.A.M. Gallery, İstanbul
     __ "SERIOUSLY IRONIC" CentrePasquArt, Biel, Switzerland*
     __ "IN AND OUT OF ISTANBUL" Slought Foundation, Philadelphia
     __ "INDEX – symbols from everyday life" Palais Porcia, Vienna
     __ "Accumulated", 5533 IMÇ, İstanbul
     __ "JE M’APELLE APEL/BENİM ADIM APEL" Tütün Deposu, İstanbul*
     __ "SAVE AS…" Contemporary Art from Turkey, Milano Triennale Bovisa, Milano*
     __ "KALEIDOSCOPE II" Ram, Rotterdam
     __ "OPEN ARTIST STUDIOS" BM Suma, İstanbul
     __ "TIME PRESENT TIME PAST, hightlights from 20 years of the International İstanbul Biennial" İstanbul Modern, İstanbul*
     __ "MODERN AND BEYOND" Santralistanbul, İstanbul*
     __ "PORT 1" (OFF THE RECORD) İzmir
     __ "OUT OF THE LOOP" Brooklyn Industries Contemporary Art, New York
     __ "INDUZIONE CRITICA 1" Change+Partner Contemporary Art, Rome
     __ "RADİKALART" Billboard exhibition in Istanbul, Radikal Newspaper, İstanbul*
     __ "COPYKILLER" Akbank Kültür ve Sanat Merkezi Beyoğlu, İstanbul*
     __ "LIBRARY / OPEN BOOK OF THE BALKANS" Cultural Centre Cacak, Serbia*
     __ "NATÜR-MORT" Galerist, İstanbul*
     __ "FREE KICK" 9th Istanbul Biennial, Hospitality Zone, Antrepo 5, İstanbul*
     __ "WAITING ROOM" Apartment Project, İstanbul
     __ "The 1st International ARTISTIC FLAGS Festival" The GOLDEN EYE Centre, Serbia-Montenegro*
     __ "ALICE vs ALICE" K2 Sanat Merkezi, İzmir*
     __ "7. ODTÜ Sanat Festivali" M.E. T.U. Cultural & Congress Center Ankara*
     __ "BU SİZİN İÇİN" IMSG, İstanbul
     __ "TÜRKİYE’DEN GÜNCEL SANAT" Kazakistan*
2004 __ "DU BOSPHORE A LA MOINE" Musée d’Art et d’Histoire, Cholet*
     __ "ÜSTÜ DEĞİL KENDİSİ" K2 Sanat Merkezi, İzmir
     __ "ŞAMAN GÜNCESİ" Bayburt BAKSI Müzesi, Proje 4L, İstanbul*
     __ "THE GHOST LINE" Akbank Kültür ve Sanat Merkezi Beyoğlu, İstanbul
2003 __ "1st INTERNATIONAL BEIJING ART BIENNALE" Çin / China*
     __ "IDEA-NON-REALIZATION" Pozega, Serbia-Montenegro*
2002 __ "ARADA KALMAK" Palmiye Alışveriş ve Eğlence Merkezi, İzmir*
     __ "İSTANBUL YAYA SERGİLERİ 1" Nişantaşı, İstanbul*
     __ "BETWEEN THE WATERFRONT" Las Palmas, Rotterdam*
     __ Project Room, RAM Gallery, Rotterdam
2001 __ "BUY A DREAM STORE" Apartment Project, İstanbul
2000 __ "ARGUMENTS" Atatürk Cultural Center, İstanbul
     __ "EARLY SPRING" Nikolaj Art Centre, Copenhagen*
     __ "RUH ve BEDEN İÇİN ÇOĞALTMALAR" Borusan Kültür Merkezi*
1999 __ "PASSAGE DU BOSPHORE" Musée De Picardie, Amiens*
     __ "ARGUMENTS" Centre d’Art Contemporain Geneve*
     __ "THE PICTURE IN THE HILLS" Galerie Dulcinea, İstanbul*
     __ "KARMA RESİM SERGİSİ" Gallery Galatea, İstanbul
1998 __ "PERMENANT INSTABILITY" Arteva Gallery, Tiran
     __ "3 GENERATION OF REPUBLIC" Darphane, İstanbul*
1997 __ "GİTGEL" M.E. T.U. Cultural & Congress Center, Ankara*
1996 __ "Le Monde de L’Art" Galerie, Paris
     __ "DIALOGUES" June, Atatürk Cultural Center, İstanbul; September, Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf*
     __ "ART FOCUS 96" David Ben Ari Museum, Bat Yam, Israel
1995 __ "GAR" Ankara Railway Station, Ankara*
     __ "ORIENTation" 4th International Biennial of İstanbul, Antrepo 1, İstanbul*
1994 __ "ISKELE Turkische Kunst Heute", IFA Galerie, Berlin*
     __ "ART FOCUS" New Bus Terminal Station, Tel-Aviv
     __ "X" MD Şantiye Galeri, İzmir
1993 __ "TEN ARTISTS, TEN WORKS: D" Maçka, İstanbul*
     __ "FUTURE LIES AHEAD / Devant Le Futur" Teajon Expo’93, Teajon, Korea*
1992 __ "TEN ARTISTS, TEN WORKS: C" Atatürk Cultural Center, İstanbul*
     __ "SANAT, TEXNH" Painting and Sculpture Museum, İstanbul*
     __ "DE L’INTENTION..." Espace 102, Grenoble
     __ "MEGALOPOLE" 3rd International Istanbul Biennale, İstanbul*
1991 __ "UNKNOWN EUROPE" Krakow*
     __ "HISTOIRE D’EAU" Jean Bron Swimming Pool, Grenoble
1990 __ "LABORATORY" Russian Museum, St. Petersburg*
     __ "EIGHT ARTISTS, EIGHT WORKS: B" AKM / Atatürk Cultural Center, İstanbul

Collaborations
2010 __ "TETE-A-TETE: in Solitude" with Övül Durmuşoğlu, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart
2007 __ "NEXT CODE: LOVE" with Mürüvvet Türkyılmaz, Gleisdoorf, Austria*
__ "CONVIVIALITE" intervention on "Structure Multifunctions" of Nicolas Floc’h with Mürüvvet Türkyılmaz, İstanbulDanse, Institut Français, İstanbul
2002 __ "IN SEARCH OF BALKANIA" with Apartment Project Landesmuseum-Joannrum, Graz
2001 __ "BOZ-YAP DÖŞEME" with Mürüvvet Türkyılmaz, BİR dükkân: Sanat Mekânı
2000 __ "DAVET/INVITATION" with the music band REPLIKAS & Oda Project, İstanbul
1997 __ "NOT TO BE ABSURD" with Erdağ Aksel for FOL Magazine, İstanbul

Workshop, Residence
2011 __ "İZ SÜRMEK, İZ BIRAKMAK" EMAA, Nicosia, Cyprus (organiser)
2008 __ "AIW:A Artists International Workshop: Aley", Lebanon* (participant)

Screenings
2008 __ "İklimler" june-july "Saison Video" France
2007 __ "Hidden Curriculum" TIMELINE AT KONSTFACK, Sweden
2006 __ "I don’t know what else to do with myself" Sweden

Stage Designs
1998 __ "ANTIGONE" Sophocles, Tiyatro Oyunevi, İstanbul*
1997 __ "HİZMETÇİLER" J. Genet, Tiyatro Oyunevi, İstanbul*
1996 __ "ADAM ADAMDIR" Bertold Brecht, Tiyatro TI, İstanbul, Ankara*

Catalog-book, Print works
2014 __ "Overshadowed by the Skyscraper" Dérive, Doxa #12
2013 __ "Haberler İzlenimler / News Impressions" edition Kuad Galeri
     __ "O Zamanlar Konuşuyorduk" SALT E-Publications
2011 __ "Alanını Aç / Open Your Space / Ouvre ton Espace" edition
2009 __ "Arka Bahçe / Backyard" introduction by Adnan Yıldız
2002 __ "İşler Üzerinden ve Yanlarında / Over and Beside the Works/ Sur et à Côté des Travaux"

Other activities
2015-… __ Responsible for Sabanci University’s KASA GALERİ exhibitions programs, organization and curating
2015 __ "Buluşma… Reunion" Jury member, Exhibition design, setting and organization in SSM Istanbul
2010 __ "ŞEBEKE" curating, Maison des Arts Geoges Pompidou, Cajarc, France (video exhibition of Turkish  __  __ Artists)
1999-… __ Instructor at Sabanci University Visual Arts Visual Communication Program İstanbul
1999-03  __ Founder and Artistic Director of "BİR dükkân: Sanat Mekânı", İstanbul
1999-10  __ Responsible for Sabanci University’s KASA GALERİ exhibitions programs, organization and curating
1999-...  __ BJCEM member, in the Directional Commity
1997  __ "GİTGEL" organization and curating (event combining Visual Arts, Theatre, Music) M.E. T.U, Ankara
1995  __ "GAR" organization and curating, Ankara Railway Station, Ankara
1993-99 __ Instructor at Bilkent University Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, Fine Arts Department, Ankara
        __ "VITRINE" (organized exhibitions for more then 32 young artists during two seasons, Grenoble)

* Catalog

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Selim Birsel, "The Tempest", Installation volcanic rock, grey brick, corrugated fiberglass 175x80x25 cm, 2015 [Meadow of the Tempest]

"The Tempest"

Installation
volcanic rock, grey brick, corrugated fiberglass
175x80x25 cm, 2015
[Meadow of the Tempest]

Selim Birsel, "Night", ink on paper, 2007-2013, dimensions variable

"Night"

ink on paper, 2007-2013, dimensions variable