CURRICULUM VITAE


Education
2011-2013
MFA in Photography, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College, NY, US
2008-2010
MA in “Art in Context”, UdK Berlin, DE
2003-2007
BA in "Film and TV", Istanbul Bilgi University, TR

Residencies
2014-2015
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, NL

Solo shows
2013
Off-White Tulips, Uqbar, Berlin, DE

Selected group shows
2015
Home Works 7, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, LB
Sights and Sounds: Turkey, Jewish Museum New York, NY, US
2014
what is queer today is not queer tomorrow, nGbK, Berlin, DE
2013
Berliner Herbstsalon, Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin, DE
2012
3rd Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow, RU
2011
Station, Konsthall C, Stockholm, SE
2010
AH OH, Galery NON, Istanbul, TR
2009
Psychometry, Galerie Exile, Berlin, DE
2008
Reasonable, Hafriyat Karaköy, Istanbul, TR

Selected screenings
2016 (announced)
Dhaka Art Summit, film program curated by Shanay Jhaveri, Dhaka, BD
2015
Outfest, REDCAT, LA, US
Dirty Looks LA, Ghebaly Gallery, US
Dirty Looks NYC, Microscope Gallery, US
2014
Montreal International Documentary Festival, Quebec, CA
Stockholm Literature, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, SE
52nd New York Film Festival, NYC, US
52nd Ann Arbor Film Festival, MI, US
33rd Istanbul Film Festival, Istanbul, TR
Images Festival, Toronto, CA
2013
59th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Oberhausen, DE
Bucharest Experimental Film Festival, Bucharest, RO
2010
23rd MIX Film Festival, New York, US
2008
Pink Screens, Brussels, BE

Artist talks & lectures & performances
2014
My Sorrow Nightingale (performance), Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, DE
Edmund White & Aykan Safo─člu (public talk), Moderna Museet, Stockholm, SE
Camp and Queer in Turkish Cinema (panel), Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, TR
2013
Enthusiasm (a lecture performance), KAT1, Istanbul, TR

Awards
2014
On Screen Award at the Images Festival
Kinetta Archival Film Award at the 52nd Ann Arbor Film Festival
2013
Grand Prize of the City of Oberhausen at the 59th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen

Grants and fellowships
SAHA studio at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, 2014
SAHA, Supporting Contemporary Art from Turkey, 2013
Vehbi Koç Foundation, Living Bursary during the studies at Bard College, 2011-2013
DAAD/TEV Scholarship, 2008-2010
OSYM Scholarship, 2003-2007