Yaz/Kış, 2016


Elif Uras creates paintings and ceramic sculptures that explore the visual identity of women within the complex, ever-changing relationship between Western modernity and Eastern art and culture. Her sculptures are made onsite in Iznik, the historic centre of ceramics in Turkey since the fifteenth century. Uras’ sculptures, with their anthropomorphic forms are, in her own […]

27.03.2018 / / ELİF URAS

70 x 100 cm, 2014


Galerist is pleased to announce TUNCA’s participation in the multidisciplinary series of events and exhibition titled ‘Table Manners: A Feast of Visual Arts, Theater and Culinary’ with a selection from his project ‘Desire’(2014) along with works from fellow artists Hamza Halloubi, Hans Op de Beeck, Maya Bloch, Michael Borremans, Tsuyoshi Ozawa, Micha Laury, Paul McCarthy, […]

9.03.2018 / / TUNCA



Galerist is proud to announce that Nil Yalter (b. 1938) has received the outstanding merit award for artists whose career began 30 years ago or more, along with her fellow artist Vera Molnar (b. 1924) at this year’s AWARE. The nominated artists will have their works exhibited at the National Archives. This year’s jury panel […]

25.01.2018 / / NİL YALTER

'Elif Kahveci, Brüksel 2017, Art Unlimited izniyle'


Galerist is pleased to announce its representation of artist duo :mentalKLINIK. Duo’s third show at the gallery will take place in October 2018. Based in Brussels, the artist duo composed of Yasemin Baydar (b. 1972) and Birol Demir (b. 1967) who began their collaborative practice in 1998. The duo’s theory and practice is not meant […]

24.01.2018 / :MENTALKLINIK



Galerist is pleased to announce its participation at the UNTITLEDi Miami Beach Art Fair with a solo selection of Rasim Aksan’s work at booth #A13. The fair will take place at the exhibition center located in 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, Florida between 06 – 10.12.2017. With a project especially conceived for Untitled, 2017, Aksan, will present […]

6.12.2017 / , / RASİM AKSAN

45 x 31 cm


Elif Uras’s work titled “NO” is part of the group exhibition titled “12X12, 2017″. The show will be on view between November 29, 2017 – January 7, 2018. It is the gallery’s 3rd iteration of the initial 12 x 12 show, staged in December of 2015. The gallery is physically gridded into squares to house works from an eclectic group […]

29.11.2017 / / ELİF URAS

Nil Paris


Paris Ville Lumière (1974), an artwork by Nil Yalter and Judy Blum, recently acquired by the Carnavalet Museum in Paris was digitalized and projected in the night of October 7th after 8pm on the walls, at the corner of 2-4 rue des Quatre-Fils and rue vieille du Temple, facing the Cafe La Perle.  The work […]

28.11.2017 / , / NİL YALTER



Serkan Özkaya’s work titled “White on white” will be on view from November 18, 2017, until January 7, 2018 at Kunsthalle Marcel Duchamp | The Forestay Museum in Cully, Switzerland. “White on White”  is one of the results of Özkaya’s fascination with Xerox paper, the human body and the artist’s hand/artist’s signature. When viewed as a […]

28.11.2017 / / SERKAN ÖZKAYA



:mentalKLINIK’s second solo exhibition titled ‘Truish’ at Gallery Isabelle Van Den Eynde can be viewed Dubai between 7 November – 30 December 2017. The show not only presents an ambiguous scenario, but also asks a pertinent question: What is the truth? How does one gauge the truthiness of something? What you see in this exhibition is perhaps […]

24.11.2017 / / :MENTALKLINIK

My Mother the Painter Fatma Saime


Galerist is pleased to announce its participation at the Abu Dhabi Art Fair with a solo selection of Semiha Berksoy’s work at booth #X1-14. This year’s focus section titled “Focus: Beyond Territory” will be curated by Omar Khalif. The fair will take place at Manarat Al Saadiyat exhibition center located in Saadiyat Cultural district between 08 – 11.11.2017.

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pink kong mental


:mentalKLINIK’s solo exhibition titled ‘Self-seeking Sperficials’ at Louise Alexander Gallery in Porto Cervo, Italy can be viewed between 1 June – 4 July 2017. The works are created under illusion of being jovial and care-free, a closer look and the viewer will penetrate through the sugar coated surface to unveil a busy picture asking us […]

24.06.2017 / / :MENTALKLINIK

IMG NO.6 -Turkish Immigrants - Exile is a hard JOB


Nil Yalter’s work ‘Exile Is a Hard Job’ will be part of the group exhibition ‘The Absent Museum’ curated by Dirk Snauwaert at Wiels Contemporary, Brussels  between April 20 and August 13. To mark its 10th anniversary, WIELS presents a large-scale exhibition to be held not only at its fully refurbished Blomme building but also […]

20.04.2017 / / NİL YALTER



Galerist is pleased to announce that TUNCA will be participating in the joint exhibition ‘Water Was Here Before’ along with the Danish artists’ group SUPERFLEX. The exhibition, which will include a selection from TUNCA’s 2014 project ‘Desire’ will be welcoming its visitors between April 20 – May 19 at Corridor Project Space in Amsterdam. The […]

20.04.2017 / / TUNCA

IMG NO.2 - Seza Paker, 'Untitled(le mot bleu)', 2015, 160x100cms


Galerist is pleased to announce that Seza Paker will be participating in the group exhibition titled, ‘Murmuring’ along with Ayşe Erkmen and Ali Kazma at Mestna Galerıja Ljubljana between April 20 and June 4. Curated by Ali Akay, the exhibitions show cases Paker’s works from her past solo exhibition titled ‘Absinthe’ which took place at […]

20.04.2017 / / SEZA PAKER



Hussein Chalayan is taking part in the group exhibition titled ‘Fear and Love – Reactions to a Complex World’ with his work Room Tone* at the Design Museum’s new building designed by John Pawson. The show can be viewed until April 23, 2017. The exhibition is curated by Justin McGuirk, the new chief curator of […]

8.04.2017 / / HUSSEIN CHALAYAN



The review by Omar Kholeif – writer and Manilow Senior Curator at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago – on Nil Yalter’s work ‘Le Chevalier d’Éon’ (1978) is featured on the April issue of ARTFORUM. ‘Le Chevalier d’Éon’ (1978) is a portrait of a middle-aged person shifting between different sexual identities of man, woman, and transvestite. Yalter […]

8.04.2017 / / NİL YALTER



Galerist is happy to announce that Nil Yalter is on the cover of ArtReview’s April issue with her work titled, ‘Exile Is A Hard Job’. In this issue, Mark Rappolt looks into how Yalter has used formal experimentation in a lifetime’s work to highlight a range of issues surrounding immigration, feminism and social inequality in […]

8.04.2017 / / NİL YALTER



TUNCA joins the group exhibition ‘Unfold’ by Videoist art collective at Arte in Ankara. The exhibition will remain open from April 4 to May 6. Within the curatorial framework developed by Fırat Arapoğlu and Barış Acar, artists including Gülsün Karamustafa, Guy Ben-Ner, Benjamin Stumpf-Antje Feger, Khaled Hafez, Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, Nancy Atakan, Yeni Anıt, Hülya Özdemir, […]

4.04.2017 / / TUNCA

İngilizce kapak 3D

Semiha Berksoy: Catalogue Raisonné is published

Galerist is pleased to introduce the book ‘Semiha Berksoy: Catalogue Raisonné’, published by Galerist and Revolver Publishing with the support of Odeabank. ‘Semiha Berksoy Catalogue Raisonné’ is the most comprehensive book of the Turkish opera singer, primadonna, painter, actress, performance artist and poet, Semiha Berksoy (1910- 2004). The publication has been prepared of all the […]

31.01.2017 / / SEMİHA BERKSOY



Serkan Özkaya’s work ‘An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Istanbul’ can be viewed in the exhibition titled “HARBOR” at Istanbul Modern until June 4. Curated by Çelenk Bafra and Levent Çalıkoğlu, the exhibition focuses on harbor as a theme of multiple dimensions. Exploring how port areas are reflected in the visual arts, not only […]

28.01.2017 / / SERKAN ÖZKAYA


‘Semiha Berksoy, with Love’, O’Art, Istanbul

The exhibition “Semiha Berksoy, with Love” opened parallel to the launch of “Semiha Berksoy: Catalogue Raisonné” – a book containing all the known works of Semiha Berksoy and published by Galerist Publications with the support of Odeabank – brings together the artist’s paintings that focus on love in its many forms, and her previously unseen […]

20.01.2017 / / SEMİHA BERKSOY


Nil Yalter, ‘La Roquette, Women’s Prison’, Silencio, Paris, France

Nil Yalter’s, screening of “La Roquette, Women’s Prison” will take place on January 13 at 7:00 pm at the famous Parisian members club conceived by David Lynch, Silencio. The screening will be followed by the artist talk at 8:00 pm. Produced in collaboration with Judy Blum and Nicole Croiset, Yalter’s “La Roquette, Women’s Prison” (1974) […]

10.01.2017 / / NİL YALTER


‘Rotunda I, II, III’ Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey

Galerist is pleased to announce the acquisition of TUNCA’s  trilogy of drawings ‘Rotunda I, II, II’ by Istanbul Modern. ‘Rotunda I, II, III’ is inspired by the water reservoirs of a camp located in Birkenau, three kilometers west of Auschwitz. His works hold visual clues to the ways in which flaneurism and a relational urban […]

1.12.2016 / / TUNCA


Artist Residency, Cité Internationale Des Arts, Paris, France

TUNCA will be participating in the Cité Internationale des Arts artist residency programme from Turkey during the period from April to June 2017. The selection of the artists who are invited to the residency program is done by a committee of seven with the coordination of İKSV. Born in 1982 in İzmir, TUNCA graduated from […]

1.12.2016 / / TUNCA


Küratör Nazlı Gürlek’in için kaleme aldığı “Istanbul Critics Guide” başlıklı sergi seçkisinde Elif Uras’ın Eylül 2016’da Galerist’te gerçekleşen “Hayal Meyal” isimli sergisi, Nil Yalter’in Arter’de devam eden sergisi “Kayıt Dışı” ve TUNCA & Hera Büyüktaşçıyan’ın eserlerini bir araya getiren “Çünkü Biz Olmadığımız Yerdeyiz” başlıklı grup sergisi görülmesi gereken en iyi 7 sergi arasında gösterildi. […]

20.11.2016 / / ELİF URAS

KORTEN ÇELİK, 76 X 78 X 180 CM

‘Absent Presence’, Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israil

Arik Levy’s latest solo exhibition ‘ABSENT PRESENCE’ takes place at Alon Segev Gallery in Tel Aviv between November 3  – December 12, 2016. The show takes its title from the contradiction between Absence and Presence. The juxtaposition of absent and presence encourage the inevitable question of where we are at the very moment we are […]

3.11.2016 / / ARIK LEVY


‘La Ventura’, Ark Kültür, Istanbul, Turkey

Rasim Aksan’s work ‘Untitled’, can be viewed in the group exhibition titled ‘La Ventura’ at Ark Kültür between November 3 – 26,  2016. Curated by Károly Aliotti and Nilüfer Şaşmazer, the show consists of a selection from Tony Ventura’s collection, featuring black-and-white ‘nudes’ of artists from around the world and Turkey.

3.11.2016 / / RASİM AKSAN


Off The Record, Arter, Istanbul, Turkey

Galerist is proud to announce the most comprehensive exhibition by Nil Yalter in Turkey hosted by ARTER between October 14 2016 and January 15 2017. Titled “Off the Record” and curated by Eda Berkmen the exhibition offers an thematic overview of Yalter’s hybrid installations that combine painting, photography, writing, collage, performance, and video. Yalter’s work […]

14.10.2016 / / NİL YALTER


‘Anakara’, Müze Evliyagil, Ankara, Turkey

TUNCA’s work ‘Untitled’ is part of the group exhibition “Anakara”(Mainland) taking place at the Evliyagil Museum, as of October 8, 2016. Spreading over the three floors of the museum space, the exhibition is installed, based on the birth dates of the artists. The works are accompanied with short excerpts from texts on Mainland by three […]

8.10.2016 / / TUNCA


‘Feminist Avant-Garde Of The 1970’s’, The Photographers´ Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Nil Yalter’s works titled ‘The Headless Woman or the Belly Dance’ and ‘Le sexisme dans la cuisine turque ou la volupté culinaire d’un empire’ are part of the group exhibition “Feminist Avant-garde of the 1970’s” taking place at The Photographers’ Gallery, London from October 7, 2016 to January 15, 2017.  Curated by Gabriele Schor the […]

7.10.2016 / / NİL YALTER


‘Topak Ev’, Vehbi Koç Foundation Collection, Istanbul, Turkey

Galerist is pleased to announce that Nil Yalter’s installation “Topak Ev” along with drawings and collages (1973), is now part of VKV Collection. “Topak Ev” is an historic masterpiece, its form borrowed from the ancestral traditions of the Anatolian nomads. The piece represents the circular ‘women’s tent’, revisited by Yalter both technically (a metal structure […]

5.09.2016 / / NİL YALTER


‘Because We Are Here Where We Are Not’, Kasa Gallery, Istanbul

  TUNCA is participating in the group exhibition “Because We Are Here Where We Are Not” alongside Hera Büyüktaşçıyan. The exhibition curated by Derya Yücel can be visited at Sabancı University, Kasa Gallery between September 7  – October 22, 2016. TUNCA and Hera Büyüktaşçıyan both  work with the concept of place that crystallizes different layers […]

1.09.2016 / / TUNCA


‘Jikji, The Golden Seed’, Cheongju Art Center, Cheongju, South Korea

Burcu Yağcıoğlu’s series of work titled “The Wonder Book of Animals” is part of the group exhibition titled “JIKJI, THE GOLDEN SEED” at Cheongju Art Center in South Korea. Curated by Stephanie Seungmin Kim, the exhibition celebrates the world’s first book printed with metal moveable type – or Jikji – and the impact that the […]

25.08.2016 / / BURCU YAĞCIOĞLU


‘Pregnant Haliç II’, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Galerist is proud to announce that “Pregnant Haliç II” (2015) by artist Elif Uras has been added to the permanent collection of Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET). “Pregnant Haliç II” was produced in 2015 at İznik Foundation Ateliers with the kind support of SAHA Foundation. The piece was initially exhibited at Uras’ solo show at […]

25.08.2016 / / ELİF URAS


‘Open Spaces
Secret Places’, Biennial of Brussels (BOZAR), Brussels, Belgium

Nil Yalter takes part in the group exhibition titled “Open Spaces | Secret Places” as part of the International Photography Biennial of Brussels (BOZAR), curated by Gabriele Schor the exhibition brings together works from the SAMMLUNG VERBUND, Vienna. Through their photographs and installations, contributing artists examine our relationship with space and take the viewer through […]

25.05.2016 / / NİL YALTER


‘Nil Yalter’, Galerie Hubert Winter, Vienna, Austria

Nil Yalter will present paintings from the 1960s, the installation “D´APRES ‘STIMMUNG’”, a 25-part work that reflects on Karlheiz Stockhausen´s composition “Stimmung”, and other works between May 20 and June 25, 2016 at Galerie Hubert Winter, Vienna.

19.05.2016 / / NİL YALTER


“Ohne”, Mekan68, Vienna, Austria

Burcu Yağcıoğlu will be participating in a group show titled “Ohne” at Mekan 68 in Vienna between May 18 – June 15, 2016. Curated by Erinç Seymen, the show will include works from 13 artists including Ahmet Doğu Ipek, Leyla Gediz, Hera Büyüktaşcıyan. Based on the concept of “Loosing” contributing artist are commissioned to produce […]

18.05.2016 / / BURCU YAĞCIOĞLU

“An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in New York”, Postmasters Gallery, New York, USA

Ozkaya installed four cameras outside of the four gallery walls and projected the feeds on the walls, respectively. Which means, you can see through the wall! When standing within “An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in New York” you look at projections of live feeds of what is happening right outside, separated by a thin […]

14.05.2016 / / SERKAN ÖZKAYA

Temporary Dwellings 1974-7 by Nil Yalter born 1938

‘Temporary Dwellings’, Tate Modern, London, UK

Nil Yalter’s installation dated from 1974 to 1976, “Temporary Dwellings”, is on view at Tate Modern’s new building in London, opened on 17 June 2016, as part of the permanent collection. “Temporary Dwellings”, the work in which Nil Yalter uses cities as sites of observation and research, was produced during the period from 1974 to […]

10.05.2016 / / NİL YALTER

Detail, 2015, Hand coloured gelatin silver print, Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Nathalie Obadia

“I Saved My Belly Dancer”, Perez Art Museum Permanent Collection, Miami, USA

Youssef Nabil’s video “I Saved My Belly Dancer” is now part of the permanent collection of The Pérez Art Museum in Miami (PAMM). “I Saved My Belly Dancer” is a poetic depiction of Youssef’s fascination with belly dancers and his anxiety over the disappearance of the art form that is unique to the Middle East. […]

1.05.2016 / / YOUSSEF NABIL

'J'ai fait des choses utiles même si cela n'a servi à rien', Roxana Azimi, M, Le Monde Magazine, April 2016

Nil Yalter, M Le Magazine du Monde

Roxana Azimi’s interview with Nil Yalter on her ongoing retrospective at 49 Nord Est, FRAC Lorraine, Metz is featured in this weeks French magazine M,Le Magazine Du Monde. For the exhibition, Nil Yalter has chosen a set of works that address the question of nomadism, exile, women’s spaces, such as the emblematic “Topak Ev” of […]

1.05.2016 / / NİL YALTER

Installation view

“Brella & Et Cetera”, Kunstverein Pforzheim, Pforzheim, Germany

Kunstverein Pforzheim hosts Şakir Gökçebağ’s solo exhibition “Brella & Et Cetera” between April 23 and July 03, 2016. Funded by SAHA, the exhibition is presented in collaboration with Kunstverein Ludwigshafen where the first exhibition entitled ‘Reorientation’ took place between January 23 – April 10, 2016. Gökçebağ’s art engages with “the everyday”; the objects are known […]

23.04.2016 / / ŞAKİR GÖKÇEBAĞ

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“Stories of Migration: Contemporary Artists Interpret Diaspora”, George Washington University Textile Museum, Washinton, USA

Hussein Chalayan’s video titled “Afterwords” is part of the group exhibition “Stories Of Migration: Contemporary Artists Interpret Diaspora” at George Washington University Textile Museum between April 16 – September 4, 2016. The exhibition features six invited and 38 juried textile artists who use this intimate and powerful medium to comment on migration. The exhibition is […]

16.04.2016 / / HUSSEIN CHALAYAN

David (Inspired by Michelangelo), Photo by Brett Beyer, Lincoln Center, New York, 2012

‘The Rise and Fall and Rise of David’, American Documentary Film Festival, Palm Springs, CA, USA

The World Premier of Serkan Özkaya’s documentary “The Rise and Fall and Rise of David” aired in Palm Springs, CA, U.S.A. on April 4, 2016. Filmed by Turkish director Deniz Tortum, the documentary was listed as one of the Official Selections of the 2016 American Documentary Film Festival. Without seeing the original, artist Serkan Özkaya […]

14.04.2016 / / SERKAN ÖZKAYA

Almost Flower - Single channel video with sound

“Becoming-Imperceptible”, Şekerbank Açıkekran New Media Art Gallery, Istanbul

Şekerbank’s New Media Art Gallery is hosting Ali Emir Tapan’s solo show “Becoming- Imperceptible”, between April 27 – May 28, 2016. Curated by Ali Akay, the exhibition showcases four video works – sound composed by Ali Emir Tapan and Utku Öğüt. The selection includes “Nowhere” and “Invisible Lover” as well as his recent video works […]

7.04.2016 / / ALİ EMİR TAPAN

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‘From Traditional to Modernity: Capital, Labor and Woman in İznik’, Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation Pera Museum, Istanbul

Elif Uras will be participate as a speaker to “The Past and the Present of Ceramics” symposium organized by Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation Pera Museum. Featuring prominent academicians and artists as speakers, the symposium focuses on diverse aspects of ceramic practice. Presented as a parallel event to the Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation Kütahya […]

1.03.2016 / / ELİF URAS

'Nil Yalter aux croisements des flux', Clémentine Gallot, Libération, February 8 , 2016, p

‘Nil Yalter’, Libération

Nil Yalter’s retrospective at 49 Nord Est, FRAC Lorraine, Metz is featured in French newspaper Libération’s Arts& Culture section. For the exhibition, Nil Yalter has chosen a set of works that address the question of nomadism, exile, women’s spaces, such as the emblematic ‘Topak Ev’ of 1973 (a major historical piece whose form is inspired […]

25.02.2016 / / NİL YALTER

Seza Paker, 'İsimsiz(otoportre), Fotoğraf Enstalasyonu, 100x65 cm

‘States of Portraits’, Açıkekran Levent, İstanbul

Seza Paker is part of the group exhibition ‘States of Portraits’ taking place at Açıkekran Levent between February 17 – April 19, 2016. The exhibition reveals a contemprary approach to one of the oldest style of painting, portraiture focusing on 5 artists from different generations. Curated by Ali Akay, the exhibition brings together painting, photography […]

17.02.2016 / / SEZA PAKER

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‘I Saved My Belly Dancer’, Artforum

Youssef Nabil’s solo exhibition ‘I Saved My Belly Dancer’ taking place at The Third Line between February 3 – March 5, 2016 has been reviewed in Artforum’s Critic’s Pick section. ‘I Saved my Belly Dancer’ is a poetic depiction of Youssef’s fascination with belly dancers and his anxiety over the disappearance of the art form that […]

10.02.2016 / / YOUSSEF NABIL

Serkan Özkaya, 'Four Little Dicks on Plate',2016, lovely terra-cotta, 5inch x 6 diameter inch

‘this one is smaller than this one…’, Postmasters Gallery, New York, USA

Serkan Özkaya’s ‘Four Little Dicks on Plate’ is part of the group exhibition of small sculptures and big ideas titled ‘this one is smaller than this one’.  Curated by Paulina Bebecka, the exhibition takes place in Postmasters Gallery between January 30 – March 12, 2016. The works in the exhibition – made from porcelain (both […]

30.01.2016 / / SERKAN ÖZKAYA

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‘Nil Yalter’, 49 Nord Est – FRAC Lorraine – Metz, France

49 Nord Est -FRAC Lorraine- Metz hosts Nil Yalter’s first restrospective exhibition  in France between February 2nd and June 6th, 2016.  For the exhibition, Nil Yalter has chosen a set of works that address the question of nomadism, exile, women’s spaces, such as the emblematic ‘Topak Ev’ of 1973 (a major historical piece whose form […]

27.01.2016 / / NİL YALTER

Not yet titled SAKIR GÖKCEBAG (3)

‘Reorientation’, Kunstverein Ludwigshafen Am Rhein, Germany

Şakir Gökçebağ, Kunstverein Ludwigshafen ve Kunstverein Pforzheim işbirliğiyle birbirini takip eden iki kişisel sergi gerçekleştiriyor; 23 Ocak – 10 Nisan 2016 tarihleri arasında ‘Reorientation’ başlığı ile Kunstverein Ludwigshafen’de açılacak sergiyi 23 Nisan – 03 Temmuz tarihleri arasında Kunstverein Pforzheim’da gerçekleşecek  ‘Brella & Et Cetera’ isimli sergi takip edecek. Gökçebağ, hepimizin bildiği ve aşina olduğu gündelik […]

23.01.2016 / / ŞAKİR GÖKÇEBAĞ

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’24 Hours Sunrise’, Video Screening and Artist Talk, Soho House Istanbul

“That corpse you planted last year in your garden, ‘Has it begun to sprout? Will it bloom this year?” ‘The Waste Land’  T.S. Elliot Ali Emir Tapan’s video ‘Nowhere’ was presented by Galerist and Soho House, in the Cinema Room of Soho House Istanbul from sunrise January 21 until sunrise January 22, under the event […]

21.01.2016 / / ALİ EMİR TAPAN



Serkan Özkaya, Seth Indigo Carnes and Paulina Bebecka created +ArtApp, a petition and website aimed at pushing to create an Art category for all arts-centered apps on the App Store. They have noticed that there has been no Art category since the App Store’s launch in 2008. Currently, some of the world’s largest museums, such as […]

4.12.2015 / / SERKAN ÖZKAYA

The Turkish artist calling bullshit on the artworld, Nick Hackworth, Dazeddigital, 18 Kasım 2015

‘Your Last Chance To Visit Studio!’, Dazed & Confused, Dazeddigital

Gizem Karakaş’ first solo show has been featured in the Arts & Culture section of DazedDigital, the online platform of Dazed & Confused magazine.

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‘MyMoon’, ‘9th Poznan Photography Biennial’, Poland

Serkan Özkaya’s ‘MyMoon’ photography series is part of the ‘9th Photography Biennal’, focused on love, fascination and passion themes this year. Özkaya’s, free and interactive mobile app -available for both Android and Apple phones- ‘MyMoon’ was laucnhed for the first time on May 4th 2015. ‘MyMoon’ enables users to look at the world in a new way and […]

11.11.2015 / / SERKAN ÖZKAYA

I Saved My Belly Dancer # XII, 2015 ( detay_Gümüş jelatin üzerine el boyaması_Sanatçının ve Nathalie Obadia Galeri'nin izniyle

‘I Saved My Belly Dancer’, Nathalie Obadia Gallery, Paris

Youssef Nabil’s solo exhibition ‘I Saved My Belly Dancer’ takes place at Nathalie Obadia Galerry between November 6, 2015 – January 6, 2016. After his solo show ‘You Never Left’ hosted by Galerist in his pop-up exhibition space in Hasköy in 2012, Nabil presents a new video ‘I Saved My Belly Dancer’,  a poetic depiction […]

6.11.2015 / / YOUSSEF NABIL

Nowhere, 2015, Video,7'

‘Port City Talks.Istanbul.Anvers’, Mas Museum, Belgium

Ali Emir Tapan’s vdeo entitled ‘Nowhere’ is part of ‘Port City Talks. Istanbul.Anvers’ exhibition as part of the international arts and culture festival ‘Europalia Turkey 2015’. Curated by Murat Tabanlıoğlu, the exhibition focuses on the decisive role played by the water in Istanbul’s development through centuries to date, highlighting certain points it has in common […]

23.10.2015 / / ALİ EMİR TAPAN

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‘Reflexive Fluidity’, Ali Akay

‘Reflexive Fluidity’, an artist book providing an appraisal of Seza Paker’s artistic life, written by Ali Akay is republished with Vahit Tuna’s new design, in both English and Turkish. The book covers Seza Paker’s works from the last 30 years and focuses on her works and their interconnection, transmigration, continuity while also revealing their relation to recent […]

23.10.2015 / / SEZA PAKER

Elif Uras, ‘Multitasker’, 2015, Underglaze Painted Stonepaste, 46 x 31 x 3.5 cm

‘Hybridization’, Amir Mohtashemi Gallery, London

Elif Uras participates to the group show ‘Hybridization’ curated by Dalya Islam organized by Madder Red at Amir Mohtashemi Gallery. ‘Hybridization’ brings together artists that exhibit the impact of our increasing coexistence aesthetically. Their work draws motifs and symbols from another culture and combines them with their own.

12.10.2015 / / ELİF URAS

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‘1973/2015′, La Verrière, Fondation d’Entreprise Hermès, Bruxelles

Continuing the ‘Gesture, and thought’ season initiated in 2013 at La Verrière – the Brussels art space of the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès – curator Guillaume Désanges invites artist Nil Yalter to present her first solo exhibition in Belgium. For her solo exhibition at La Verrière, entitled 1973 / 2015, Nil Yalter has chosen to present […]

2.10.2015 / / NİL YALTER

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‘Pink New York’, Istanbul Modern Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

Nil Yalter’s “Pink New York” is now part of the Istanbul Modern Museum permanent collection. It comprises of hand painted polaroids documenting Yalter’s significant works “NeuenKirchen” (1975), “Orient Express” (1976) and “Chevalier d’Éon” (1978) along with her personal archives during the period she lived in New York.

23.09.2015 / / NİL YALTER

YOUSSEF NABİL_Self portrait with Boticelli

‘The Boticelli Renaissance’,Gemäldegalerie – Staatliche Museen Zu Berlin, Berlin

The Florentine painter Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510) is celebrated as one of the most important painters of the Italian Renaissance. His paintings have been endlessly reproduced and interpreted. His motifs – widely borrowed and adapted – have gone out into the world, often at a considerable remove from the originals. Products are named after him, displays […]

22.09.2015 / / YOUSSEF NABIL

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‘Artist In Their Time’, Istanbul Modern Museum

Istanbul Modern’s collection exhibition, “Artists in Their Time”, focuses on how artists position their work and themselves within the concept of time. It suggests a conceptual field for examining, and reconciling, the links between an artist’s time and societal, cultural, natural and universal time. Uniting artists from very different periods, geographies and disciplines around common […]

22.09.2015 / / HUSSEIN CHALAYAN


‘The Arab Spring Book’, The Art Newspaper

Ibrahim El Salahi’s solo show ‘The Arap Spring Notebook’, taking place at Galerist STUDIO between September 1 and October 3, 2015, has been reviewed in The Art Newspaper’s September issue.

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‘Future Fossils’, Dutton Gallery, New York

Ali Emir Tapan participates to the group exhibition, ‘Future Fossils’, curated by Tess Thackara and Yulia Topchiy, taking place at Dutton Gallery between September 9 – September 20. ‘Future Fossils’ takes an environmental theme, exploring states of erosion and decay, adaptation in the face of climate change, and the afterlife of objects. Hailing from the U.S., […]

9.09.2015 / / ALİ EMİR TAPAN

‘Reality is a Dissappointment’

‘Reality Is a Disappointment’ is a public space performance piece orchestrated by Ali Emir Tapan and Sascha Mikloweit. The piece is performed by street musicians dispersed around downtown Istanbul (and on ferries crossing Bosphorus). Every day at different given times the musicians tune their instruments for the length of 4 minutes and 33 seconds. The […]

3.09.2015 / / ALİ EMİR TAPAN

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‘(re)present exhibist:2 years’ , Mixer

Arslan Sükan’s ‘Untitled 6’ is part of the group exhibition ‘(re)present exhibist:2 years’ curated by Anna Zizlsperger, taking place in Mixer between September 1 and October 11, 2015. Organized to mark the second anniversary of exhibist magazine and showcasing 14 of the up-and-coming artists featured in the publication, this exhibition presents a diverse selection of contemporary art […]

1.09.2015 / / ARSLAN SÜKAN


Art International 2015

Rasim AKSAN | Mary-Beth EDELSON | Arslan SÜKAN | Seza PAKER | Ali Emir TAPAN | IV Toshain | Nil YALTER Semiha BERKSOY Solo Booth 04.09 – 06.09.201

21.08.2015 /

Youssef Nabil, 'You Never Left'

‘Home Ground: Contemporary Art From The Barjeel Art Foundation’, Aga Khan Museum, Toronto

Youssef Nabil’s video entitled ‘You Never Left’ is being exhibited in ‘Home Ground’, a group show curated by Suheyla Takesh at Aga Khan Museum, Toronto. The exhibition birngs together works by 12 artists such as Khaled Jaar, Adel Abidin and Raafat Ishak, who examine how private life is shaped by current political events. In ‘You […]

21.08.2015 / / YOUSSEF NABIL


‘RockStone198′, Domaine du Muy, Contemporary Sculpture Park

Arik Levy’s ‘RockStone198’ is part of the 2015 Itinerary at Domaine du Muy, Contemporary Sculpture Park, between mid July and beginning of October 2015. Located between Monaco, Marseille and Aix-en-Provence, close to St-Tropez and Nice, the Domaine du Muy is a sculpture park dedicated to showcasing contemporary artists, whether established or emerging. Founded in 2014 […]

21.08.2015 / / ARIK LEVY

Ali Emir Tapan, Artsy

’30 Emerging Artists To Watch This Summer’, Artsy

Ali Emir Tapan is listed as one of ’30 emerging artists to watch this summer’ by Artsy.

25.07.2015 / / ALİ EMİR TAPAN

Art Review, 'Ali Emir Tapan There is Another World', Summer 2015, p. 126

‘There is Another World’, Art Review

Ali Emir Tapan’s latest solo exhibition, ‘There is Another World’, at Galerist, has been reviewed in Art Review’s July issue

21.07.2015 / / ALİ EMİR TAPAN

New York Times, 'Art and Its Inspiration, Side by Side, at the Aldrich', July 2015

‘Nicaea’, The New York Times

‘Nicaea’, Elif Uras’ solo show at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum has been reviewed by Susan Hodara in The New York Times art section.

17.07.2015 / / ELİF URAS

Nil Yalter_Art Forum

‘Nil Yalter, MOT International’, ArtForum

A review of Nil Yalter’s solo exhibition at MOT International, written by Kathy Noble, is published in Artforum.

14.06.2015 / / NİL YALTER

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‘Wall of Hallucination’, Art Asia Pacific Reviews

‘Wall of Hallucination’, the first presentation of Semiha Berksoy’s work at Galerist, is reviewed in Art Asia Pacific by HG Masters.

5.06.2015 / / SEMİHA BERKSOY

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‘The Story of Shadows’, Gizem Akkoyunoğlu & Orhan Yıldız

In the inaugural exhibition of its new project space, Studio, Galerist presents ‘The Story of Shadows’, an exhibition by InputOutput (IO) an artists’ collective from Izmir, comprising of Gizem Akkoyunoğlu and Orhan Yıldız. The show is curated by Saliha Yavuz and runs between May 29 and July 25, 2015. The exhibtion conjurs a world where […]

29.05.2015 /


The Opening of STUDIO

Studio is a new project and exhibtion space created and run by Galerist in collaboration with Kameleon. It is located on Müellif Street, which connects Galata and Şişhane and comprises of 60 square metres of exhibition space in a historic, late 19th century building.

29.05.2015 /

Arslan Sükan_'Untitled 18'

‘New Photography’, Alan İstanbul

Arslan Sükan participates to the group exhibition, ‘New Photography’ between May 12th and June 27th at Alan Istanbul. This project-exhibition brings Istanbul-based contemporary artists together with a selection of internationally renowned artists. The selection of works transforms the presentation of images on a bright screen into an installation with emphasis on space. Each photograph is printed […]

12.05.2015 / / ARSLAN SÜKAN

Serkan Özkaya, My Moon

‘MyMoon’, 21C Museum, Louisville

Serkan Özkaya launched his latest project MyMoon, a free and interactive mobile app available for both Android and Apple phones, for the first time on May 4th in 21c Museum. MyMoon enables users to look at the world in a new way and experience a public art piece that employs augmented reality at the intersection of the […]

12.05.2015 / / SERKAN ÖZKAYA

Nil Yalter_'Rahime'

‘Rahime’, Vehbi Koç Foundation Collection, Istanbul, Turkey

Nil Yalter’s video, ‘Rahime’, dated 1979, has been acquired by VKV Collection. ‘Rahime’ is the story of a woman who lived on the periphery of Istanbul. Rahime is a cleaner lady Yalter met at a friend’s home. The video reveals Rahime’s immigration from Diyarbakır to ghettoes of Istanbul. It also discusses subjects such as customs, […]

12.05.2015 / / NİL YALTER

Elif Uras_'Nicaea'

‘Nicaea’, The Aldrich Museum, Connecticut

The Aldrich Museum hosts Elif Uras’ solo exhibition ‘Nicaea’, curated by Amy Smith-Stewart, between May 3rd and October 25th. Uras, for this exhibition transforms a gallery into an interior courtyard featuring domestic objects and architectural motifs, including a ceramic fountain, a tiled niche, and a large-scale tile mural. The ceramics made by Elif Uras merges […]

3.05.2015 / / ELİF URAS

Şakir Gökçebağ

‘Sculpture and Performance at Gudenau Castle’ , Gudenau Castle

Şakir Gökçebağ participates to the exhibition ‘Sculpture and Performance at Gudenau Castle’ taking place at Gudenau Castle, a lowland water castle founded in the 13th century, between the April 16th and June 21st 2015. Works by 24 international artists are installed in the entire building and the park.

16.04.2015 / / ŞAKİR GÖKÇEBAĞ

Arslan Sükan

‘While You Are Surfing’, ISTANBUL’74 Karaköy

ISTANBUL’74, is pleased to present Arslan Sükan’s fifth solo show ‘While You Are Surfing’, in collaboration with GALERIST, on view between April 16th – May 24th, 2015 at ISTANBUL’74 Karakoy. Sükan’s new photographic body of work explores the conscious and unconscious gestures between the physical and digital worlds, ‘While You Are Surfing’ meets the local […]

16.04.2015 / / ARSLAN SÜKAN



:mentalKLINIK’s first solo exhibition at the Louise Alexander Gallery (Porto Cervo, Italy) titled 83% SatisfactionGuaranteed can be viewed between 25 June- 26 July 2015. “Functionality—or lack thereof—is a core aspect of :mentalKLINIK’s 83% SatisfactionGuaranteed. These objects are fantastic failures that cannot perform their duties and so leave us desperately wanting more. Each is heavy with the burden of […]

24.03.2015 / / :MENTALKLINIK

Nil Yalter, Başsız Kadın

‘Rituels, Répétitions, Contraintes, Tentations’, MRAC

Nil Yalter participates to the group exhibition entitled ‘Rituels, Répétitions, Contraintes, Tentations’ taking place at MRAC between March 15th and June 7th, 2015 with her video ‘Headless Woman’. The practice of the participating artists focus on the stages of time or the gestures forming a ritual. Referecing to rituals, repetitions, constraints, tentations, in their works […]

15.03.2015 / / NİL YALTER

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‘The Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970’s’, Hamburger Kunstalle

Hamburger Kunstalle hosts the exhibition entitled ‘The Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970’s between March 13th and May 31st, 2015. Curated by Dr. Gabriele Schor, Nil Yalter takes part with her video ‘Headless Woman’. Featuring more than 30 international women artists, this wide-ranging exhibition highlights the early days of the feminist art movement. With over 150 […]

13.03.2015 / / NİL YALTER

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‘Imminence of Desire’, Istanbul Modern Museum, Permanent Collection, Istanbul, Turkey

Hussein Chalayan’s installation, ‘Imminence of Desire’, dated 2011, has been acquired by Istanbul Modern. ‘Imminence of Desire’ examines Istanbul’s place within a cultural and historical context. Over thousands of years Istanbul has had over approximately 150 names. Each name reflects a particular culture’s attachment to the city. Remarkably diverse cultures have at one time or […]

10.03.2015 / / HUSSEIN CHALAYAN

Youssef Nabil, 'You Never Left', Video, 2010

‘You Never Left’, Barjeel Art Foundation Collection, Sharjah, UAE

‘You Never Left’; Youssef Nabil’s video, dated 2010, has been acquired by Barjeel Art Foundation. In this piece, Youssef Nabil reverently and inventively revisits the aesthetic characteristics of Egyptian cinema’s golden age – the stars, technicolor, the type of film stock – that inspired his own calling as an artist. Its very form embodies the […]

7.03.2015 / / YOUSSEF NABIL


The Armory Show 2015

Nil YALTER Solo Booth 05.03 – 09.03.2015

5.03.2015 /

Ali Emir Tapan, Tasha Goldblum ile, 'Correspondence (Be Light)', Neon, 2015, 60 cm

‘Neo-Neon’, Plato Sanat

Ali Emir Tapan participates to the group exhibition, ‘Neo-Neon’, curated by Marcus Graf, taking place at Plato Sanat between February 19 and April 19, 2015. The exhibitions aims to present a foresight of the interpretation of neon by contemporary artists. The expression ‘neo’ in front of each word stands for the new and additional signification […]

26.02.2015 / / ALİ EMİR TAPAN



Galerist is happy to announce :mentalKLINIK’s first solo exhibition in the U.S titled “Co-operation Would be Highly Appreciated,” at The SCAD Museum of Art, Georgia. Transforming the Jewel Boxes into large candy-colored reflective ‘paintings without painting,’ the duo use robotic moving lights, associated with nightclubs and concerts, that are computer programmed into an endless, looping choreography mimicking […]

24.02.2015 / / :MENTALKLINIK

Nil Yalter, Mot International, Enstalasyon Görseli, 2015

‘Nil Yalter’, MOT International, London

MOT International hosts Nil Yalter’s first exhibition in London between February 6 and March 28, 2015. A key figure in the feminist art movement in France during the 1970s, Yalter’s exhibition focuses on significant installations from this period that engage with themes of gender, displacement and cultural identity. The exhibition presents a selection of her […]

6.02.2015 / / NİL YALTER

Arslan Sükan, 'While You Are Surfing', Enstalasyon Görseli, Five Eleven, 2015

‘While You Are Surfing’, Five Eleven, New York

Arslan Sükan’s first solo exhibition in New York, While You are Surfing’, curated by Kathy Battista, was on view between January 16th – February 7th, 2015 at Five Eleven. Sukan’s new photographic body of work explores the conscious and unconscious gestures between the physical and digital worlds. In his ‘While you are Surfing’ series, Arslan […]

16.01.2015 / / ARSLAN SÜKAN

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‘I am Sad Leyla’, Istanbul Modern Museum, Permanent Collection, Istanbul, Turkey

Hussein Chalayan’s installation, ‘I am Sad Leyla’ has been acquired by Istanbul Modern. The installation is a nuanced combination of audio, film, sculpture and musical notation that creates a “disembodied experience” of a performance of a traditional Turkish classical composition by Sertab Erener, accompanied by an orchestra. Here, Chalayan examines the experience of music as […]

5.12.2014 / / HUSSEIN CHALAYAN

Youssef Nabil, 'Natacha Atlas, Cairo, 2000', Gümüş jelatin baskı üzerine el boyaması, 115 x 75 cm

‘Natacha Atlas, Cairo, 2000′, LACMA Collection, Los Angeles, USA

Youssef Nabil’s ‘Natacha Atlas, Cairo, 2000’ has been acquired by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Nabil’s distinctive technique of hand-colouring silver gelatin photographs removes the blemishes of reality and recalls the heyday of Egyptian film. The artist disrupts prevalent notions of colour photography and painting, as well as assumptions about the type […]

2.12.2014 / / YOUSSEF NABIL


Contemporary Istanbul 2014

Rasim AKSAN | Francesco ALBANO | Semiha BERKSOY | Parastou FOROUHAR | Kendell GEERS | Hélène HOURMAT | İdil İLKİN | Arik LEVY | Merve MORKOÇ | Seza PAKER | Arslan SÜKAN | Ali Emir TAPAN | Ayça TELGEREN | Elif URAS | Viron EROL VERT 13.11-16.11.2014

13.11.2014 /


‘The Chronist’, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart

Künstlerhaus Stuttgart hosts Viron Erol Vert’s solo exhibition entitled ‘ The Chronist’ between September 24th and November 9th 2014. Through its title, the exhibition refers to the Ottoman court chronicles (vakanüvis), which are the official accounts of the imperial history, recorded by the sultan’s court chronicler. Relating this metaphor with the methodological aspects of Vert’s […]

24.09.2014 / / VİRON EROL VERT

Merve Morkoç, SBMA

‘Forever II’, DNA Berlin

Merve Morkoç takes part of a group exhibition, entitled ‘Forever II’, in DNA Berlin with her recent works between September 17th and October 19th, 2014.  Using a variety of techniques and materials, the artist reflects the disruption of the relationship between the figure and its living space and gathers beauty and foulness in harmony on […]

17.09.2014 /


Serkan Özkaya-Double

Serkan Özkaya, ‘Double’, The Design Observer

Edited by Serkan Özkaya and published by Lars Müller Publishers, ‘Double’ is the second edition  of Manifesto Series, an art and architecture publication. The book was awarded as one of the top 50 books of 2013 by The Design Observer.  The publication includes a group of artists, architects, critics, historians and theorists, discussing the effects, […]

15.09.2014 / / SERKAN ÖZKAYA