Zeynep Beler

BA Graphic Design, Bilkent University, 2007
MA Photographic Studies, Leiden University,2010
Based in Istanbul, TR

Upcoming

16.4. "Apparent Life" at KRANK Art Gallery

Solo exhibitions

2019 “Invisible Threads” Karantina Mekan, Izmir
2018 “Beachcomber” KRANK Art Gallery, Istanbul
2017 “Writing Remains” Zilberman Projects, Istanbul

As part of artist duo Unme_

2021 "my name is mo" lecture performance curated by Özge Inal, Heybeliada, Istanbul
2019 “Being Fig” Mini-conference and performance, Happening Now by artnivo.com, Akaretler Artweeks, Istanbul
2018 “??” Apartment Project, Berlin
2018 “ant sand” artist book and launch, Fail Books, Istanbul

Selected group exhibitions

2020 “Artificial Bloom; Fluid Archives” SANATORIUM, Istanbul
2019 “We are in this together, we are not one and the same” Espace Artaud, Lyon
2019 “Yamama”, part of a series of public interventions mapped by sub, Istanbul
2018 “Sweet Little Lies” Plato Sanat, Istanbul
2018 “Atopos Project” Versus Art Project, Istanbul
2017 “Tree, Simulacrum, Sea, Moon” Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul
2017 “Whose (Art) History?” Uniq Gallery, Istanbul
2016 “Greetings from Now On: Territories of Commitments" BERLINARTPROJECTS, Berlin
2016 “Habitat”, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul

2015 “Desire”, Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul

2014 “Mülksüzleş!Dispossess!" TUYAP Artist ‘14,Istanbul

2014 “The Feeling of Happiness" Homa Art Gallery, Tehran

2013 “Dodir Svetova/Worlds Touching" KCGrad, Belgrade

2012 “İyiniyetin Arsızlığı/Impudence of Good Intent” ArtSumer, Istanbul


Workshops + Residencies



2018 Articulating Research, SALT and m-est.org, Istanbul

2017 Gastatelier des Landes Nordrhein Westfalen

Grant and residency by invitation of the state capital of Düsseldorf

2016 AiR Turkey – Scandinavia Connections, Tranås, Sweden

2012 MiddleTown: Picturing the Unspectacular, in collaboration with GAPO and ISSP as part of the EU Tandem Programme, Trabzon, Turkey and Kuldiga, Latvia

2010 – 2012 BorusanArtCenter/Istanbul artist residency and grant

Grant and two-year residency at the Borusan ArtCenter building in Taksim, Istanbul.




Bibliography/Publications



2020 Art Unlimited, Derken şehirde bir parlama: Cinsiyetsizleşen bedenler ve yeniden kurulan arşivler, Seçil Epik, Ocak 2020
2018 m-est.org, Pricked Surfaces, Merve Ünsal, April 13, 2018
2018 Zeynep Beler’in Simgesel İfadesi, Mahsum Çiçek, April 3, 2018
2017 Sanat Dunyamız, no. 161, p. 48-65, fragMENtaTION 32: Zeynep Beler: MAKE AN EXCEPTION OF ME, YKY, Istanbul (TR)
2017 Sanat Dünyamız no. 159, p. Yazı Tuhaflaşınca, Cansu Nur Şimşek, YKY, Istanbul (TR)
2016 Ekhprasis: Görünür ve Söylenir Arasında Geçitler, Barış Acar, Kült Neşriyat, İstanbul, ISBN 9786059894098
2013 Gençsanat, no. 213, Kentin Fotoğrafına Bakmak: Merve Ünsal, Teşvikiye Sanat Galerisi, İstanbul
2012 ICE Magazine, no.8 Dossier, Contemporary Istanbul Sanat, Istanbul
2010 The Immaterial Photograph: The Obsolescence as Object in the Digital Era, Zeynep Beler, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Berlin, ISBN 978-3-83839132-8