Azade Köker

AZADE KÖKER
b. 1949, Istanbul, Turkey
Lives and works in Berlin and Istanbul

EDUCATION

1976 - 1979    Sculpture, Berlin Academy of Fine Arts, Germany
1973 - 1976    Industrial Design, Berlin Academy of Fine Arts, Germany
1968 - 1972    Istanbul State Academy of Fine Arts, Turkey

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018    Zilberman Gallery, Berlin, Germany (upcoming)
2016    Everywhere, Nowhere, Zilberman Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
2015    Azade Köker, Entkettet, Project 4L, Elgiz Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
2013    Moving Spaces, Zilberman Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
2012    Zaman Panoraması, Galeri Nev, Ankara, Turkey
2011    Third Nature, Galeri Zilberman, Istanbul, Turkey
2009    Hybrid Spaces – Corridors, Casa Dell`Arte, Istanbul, Turkey
2008    Localization, Otto Galeri, Munich, Germany
            REAL - IRREAL, curator:  Sabine Hagemann, Goethe Institute, Ankara, Turkey
            Installation, Ankara Train Station, Ankara, Turkey
2007    Human Nature, Milli Reasürans Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
2006    Remembering, Galeri Nev, Ankara, Turkey
2004    Transparency of Absence, Otto-Galeri, Munich, Germany
2002    Body-Press, Kunstraum, Drochtersen, Germany
2001    Transparency of Gardens, Kunstverein, Bielefeld, Germany
            Transparency, Gallery Apel, Istanbul, Turkey
2000    Special Reports, Constanze-Pressehaus , Berlin, Germany
1999    In the Sign of Cross, Installation, Weitendorf Chapel, Weitendorf, Germany
1998    Symphony for Wind Instrument, Otto-Galeri, Munich, Germany
            Installations, Intensity, Cultural Journey, Darmstadt, Germany
1996    Inequalities, Berlin Technical University, Installations in the Math Library,
            Germany
1995    Installation, Wolfsburg Sarayı, Wolfsburg, Germany
1994    Installation, J.M. Kohler Company, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA
1990    Soil and Stone, Georg Kolbe Museum, Berlin, Germany
1984    Sculptures and Paintings, Kunstamt Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016    Ultrahabitat, Zilberman Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2015    Minor Heroisms, Curator: Nat Muller, Zilberman Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
            Meeting Point, Kunstverein Konstanz, Germany
2014    Moving Spaces - Stadt der Zukunft“, Curator: Azade Köker, Braunschweig,
            Germany
2011    Fiktion Okzident, Istanbul, Turkey
            Dream and Reality, Istanbul Modern Art Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
            A Selection from Elgiz Collection, Çırağan Palace, Kempinski Art Gallery,
            Istanbul, Turkey
2010    Istanbul Hüma Kabakçı Collection Exhibition, Osthaus Museum, Hagen,
            Germany
2009    4th Baku Biennial: Aluminum, Baku, Azerbaijan
            New Works, New Horizons, Istanbul Modern Art Museum, Turkey
2008    10th Anniversary of Gallery Apel Exhibitions, French Institute, Istanbul,
            Turkey
            Frankfurt Book Fair: Reading Corner, Germany
            Made in Turkey, Paul Kilise Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany
2007    Garten der Lüste, curator: Azade Köker, Architecture Pavilion, Braunschweig,
            Germany
            Modern and Beyond, Santralistanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
            Selection 2007, Proje4L Elgiz Contemporary Art Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
            The Blades, Gallery Apel, Istanbul, Turkey
2006    Memory and Scale, Istanbul Modern Art Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
            Six From Europe, Sonoma Valley Art Museum, San Francisco, USA
            Zamanın Lale Hali, Gallery Apel, Istanbul, Turkey
            Gleichungen, Berlin, Germany
2005    Soul-Bezielte Kunst, Installation, Bruges, Belgium
            Light Places, Installaton, Berlin, Germany
            Neighbour, Gallery Apel, Istanbul, Turkey
2004    Lokasyon, Yerleştirmeler, curator: Azade Köker, Braunschweig, Germany
            Body Memory, curators: Azade Köker, Kerstin Mey and Ralf Sander, Potsdam,
            Warschau, Dundee, Scotland
2003    Transportale, Installation, S-Bahn Vagonu, Berlin, Germany
            Beaufort, Trienal, Ostend, Belgium
            Body Substance, Gallery M, Berlin, Germany
            In the Forest, curator: Azade Köker, Installation, Braunschweig, Germany
2002    Bodies of Substance, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
            Second Skin, Hittisau Women Museum, Zurich, Switzerland
            Identities, Places, Relations, Memories, Bodies, curator:  Azade Köker,
            Löwenpalais and DGB-Haus, Berlin, Germany
2001    Between Earth and Heaven, Modern Art Museum, Ostend, Belgium
            Reservoir V-Aerotektura, Light Installation, Berlin, Germany
            Sound and Air, Installation, Grossen, Wasserspeicher, Berlin, Germany
2000    Berlinska Dialoger, Arch Gallery & Kalmar Art Museum, Kalmar, Sweden
            Body/Ego, Torso/Mind, Object/Subject, Galeri Nev, Istanbul and Ankara,
            Turkey
            Old Pairs, New Pairs, Kunstmuseum-Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen,
            Magdeburg, Germany
1999    Art as (In)Mobile - (In)Mobile as Art, curator: Azade Köker, Halle/Saale,
            Germany
1998    Round Trip, curated by Beral Madra, Borusan Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
1997    Quadratur III, House at Kleistpark, Berlin, Germany
            Robinson has „Sunday“, (Open Air Installation), Lehnin, Germany
1996    The Speech, Landesmuseum Volk und Wirtschaft, Duesseldorf, Germany
            10 Sculptures From Berlin, Sculpture Garden, Lehnin, Germany
1994    Art Container, Installations, Suju Sumi Kankio Center, Meiho, Japan
            Glindower Ziegelei, Installation, ConCultura, Berlin, Germany
            4 Places, 4 Spaces, Installation, Weißensee, Berlin, Germany
1992    Explicit Material, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst,Berlin, Phoenix/
            Arizona, USA
            Art and Norm, German Institute of Standardisation, Berlin, Germany
1991    Sign and Figure, Sculpture Drawings Today, Saalbau Gallery, Darmstadt,
            Germany
1989    2nd International İstanbul Biennale, Aya İrini, Istanbul, Turkey
            Berlin-Odense, Berlin, Odense, Germany
1988    Sculpture in Berlin 1968-1988, Berlinische Galerie, Germany
            Senats of 10 Years, Purchases of Berlinische Galerie Gropius- Bau, Georg-
            Kolbe-Müzesi, Berlin, Germany
            The Great Art Exhibition, House of Art, Düsseldorf, Germany
1987    Turkish Artists in Berlin, Academy of Arts, Berlin, Germany
            Documentation of Women Artists in Public Collections in Berlin, Das
            verborgene Museum,             Galeri Messer-Ladwig, Berlin, Germany
1986    Sculptures in Berggarten, Hannover, Germany
            Das andere Land, Berlin, Bochum, Frankfurt, Munich, Stuttgart, Hannover,
            Ludwigshafen, Bremen, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Germany and Brussels
            The Great Art Exhibition, House of Art, Düsseldorf, Germany
1985    Sculpture of Presence, 5. Bremen Open Air Sculpture Exhibition, Forest
            Properties, Bremen Municipal Senate, Germany
            Things of Human, City Art Hall of Recklinghausen, Germany
            22 Realists from Berlin, Dominikan Church, Osnabrück, Germany
1984    Women Artists From Berlin, in Zürich, Art Hall of Zürich, Switzerland
1983    The Great Art Exhibiton, House of Art, Munich, Germany
            Speculum-Women Artists, (travelling exhbit), Bremen Municipal State,
            Weserburg, Bremen, Germany
1982    Art Residence, Union of Berlin Artists, Interessengemeinschaft Berliner
            Kunshandler (IBK),Berlin, Germany
            Portraits, Paintings, Artists, Gallery Oberlicht, Berlin, Germany

AWARDS

1993 - 1994  Employment Stipend of the J.M. Kohler Company, USA
1988    Düsseldorf Grand Prize in Art, Germany
1986    Award in Fine Arts Criticism, Verband Deutscher Kritiker E.V, Germany
1985    Darmstadt, Honorary Award of the City Stipend from the Berlin City Senate,
            Germany

PUBLIC SPACE PROJECTS AND WORKSHOPS

2008    W Hotel, Akaretler, Istanbul, Turkey
2007    Aspat Art Park, Bodrum, Turkey
1997    Istanbul Menkul Kıymetler Borsası (The Stock Exchange of Istanbul), Turkey
1996    Sculpture Symposium in South Korea, Invited Artist of the City of Wolfsburg
1994    Studio Work Shop, Kyoto Seika University, Japan
1994    The Park of Wolfsburg Palace, Germany
1991    Facade of School in Barbarossa Palace, (joint project with Susanne Ahner),
            Berlin, Germany
1988    Berlinische Galerie Grophius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
1987    Bremen-Nord Central Hospital, Germany
1986    Frechen Museum, Düsseldorf, Germany
1985 - 1987    Human Landscapes, Schlesisches Tor, Berlin, Germany
1983 - 1985    Bundesgartenschau, Berlin, Germany

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

British Museum, UK
Berlinische Galerie Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
Hetjensmuseum, Düsseldorf Foundation, Germany
Hüma Kabakçı Collection, Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul, Turkey
Jameel Collection
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Wisconsin, U.S.A
Living Museum, Schering, Berlin, Germany