Zeynep Beler

1985, Ankara
BA Graphic Design, Bilkent University, 2007
MA Photographic Studies, Leiden University, 2010
Based in Istanbul, TR
For inquiries: KRANK Art Gallery


Solo exhibitions

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

As the artist duo Ʉnme_

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

2019-20 “Artificial Bloom; Fluid Archives” Sanatorium, Istanbul
2029 “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
2019 “Recollections of Twilight” KRANK Art Gallery, 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 “Civilization and Its Discontents” iNS, Istanbul
2015-16 “Habitat”, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul
2015 “Desire”, Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul
2014 “Mülksüzleş!Dispossess!”TUYAP Artist ‘14,Istanbul
2014 “Photobook show F” Tokyo Institute of Photography / 72Gallery, Tokyo
2014 “The Feeling of Happiness”Homa Art Gallery, Tehran
2013 “Dodir Svetova/Worlds Touching” KCGrad, Belgrade
2012 “İyiniyetin Arsızlığı/Impudence of Good Intent”aArtSümer,Istanbul
2012 “Young Fresh Different 3” CDA-Projects,Istanbul
2012 “Reality Terror/Periferi Kolektif”Depo, Mars ve Asfalt Kadıköy, Istanbul
2012  “What I Love”Borusan Müzik Evi, Beyoğlu, Istanbul
2011 "Yumuşak Şehir/Soft City"AlanIstanbul and ManzaraPerspectives, Istanbul
2011 “Durumun Sorgulanması/Considering the Circumstances"Borusan Müzik Evi, 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 Kuldīga, 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, January 2020
2018                                                     m-est.org,On Transition, April 13, 2018
2018                                                     m-est.org,Pricked Surfaces, Merve Ünsal, April 13, 2018
2018                                                     Birikim Dergisi, Sandalyede Oturan 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)
2016                                                     Ekhprasis: Görünür ve Söylenir Arasında Geçitler, Barış Acar, Kült Neşriyat, İstanbul,                                                                                                ISBN 9786059894098
2016                                                     Portfolio: Zeynep Beler, Eda Derala, IstanbulArtNews, November 2016
2016                                                     m-est.org,On Painting Photographs, Post Internet, 23.2.2016
2013                                                     Sanat Dünyamız, no.135, Foto Deneme: Baypas, P. 84-85, YKY, Istanbul
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 978-3-8383-9132-8
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