Elmas Deniz

ELMAS DENİZ
b. 1981, Bergama, Turkey
Lives and works in Istanbul, Turkey

EDUCATION

2003 - 1998     BA, Painting, Dokuz Eylül University, Izmir, Turkey
1998 - 1995     Visual Arts, Izmir Anatolian Fine Arts High School, Izmir, Turkey


SOLO EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS
 
2019    Integration with Nature, curator: Ali Akay, Şekerbank Açıkekran New Media
            Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
2018    A Year without a Summer, PİLOT, Istanbul, Turkey
2014    Seeing the Black Panther, PİLOT, Istanbul, Turkey
            Universal Minimum Wage Commission screening, curator: Oscar
            Ramos- Stine Östberg, SVILOVA, Gothenburg, Sweden
2012    Elmas, 35th years anniversary exhibitions, curator: Nazlı Gürlek,
            Maçka Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
            Money Issues, with Özgür Demirci, curator: Nicoletta Daldenise, PASAJist,
            Istanbul, Turkey
2007    On Volatility / Despre Votalititate, with Pilvi Takala, curator: Oana
            Tanese, Galeria Nouva, Bucharest, Romania
2006    Nothing Can Happen to Us (Cernobyl), initiated by Sylvia Kouvali, Kristina
            Kramer and Öykü Özsoy, Altı Aylık Project Space, Istanbul, Turkey
2004    Solo Performance, All About Lies, Apartment Project, Istanbul, Turkey

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019    Words Are Very Unnecessary, curator: Selen Ansen, Arter, Istanbul, Turkey
            16th Istanbul Biennial: The Seventh Continent, curator: Nicolas Bourriaud,
            Istanbul, Turkey
            Nature in Art, curators: Delfina Jałowik, Maria Anna Potocka, Martyna
            Sobczyk, co-ordinator: Agnieszka Sachar, MOCAK, Krakow, Poland
2018    K.E.K Sever Misiniz?, Women's Library Fundraising Exhibition, Women’s Library,
            Istanbul, Turkey
2017    Re/Evolution, curator: Menika Van der Poorten, Colombo Old Terminus Station,
            Colombo, Sri Lanka
2016    VIDEO FOREVER, curators: Paul Ardenne, Nicolas Etchenagucia and
            Barbara Polla, Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris, France
            In the Blink of a Bird, Collaborative production of Sis Collective, DEPO, Istanbul,
            Turkey
            TILL IT'S GONE, curators: Çelenk Bafra and Paolo Colombo, Istanbul
            Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul, Turkey
            IdentityLab Sessions, curators: Susanne Ewerlöf and Naz Cuguoğlu, Consulate
            General of Sweden; DEPO; Galata Greek Primary School, Istanbul, Turkey
2015    14th Istanbul Biennial, SALTWATER: A Theory of Thought Forms, drafted by
            Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Istanbul, Turkey
            Every Inclusion is an Exclusion of Other Possibilities, curator: November
            Paynter, SALT Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey
2014    Stay with me, initiated by Selda Asal, Apartment Project, Berlin, Germany
            WE ARE HERE BeCAUSE YOU WERE/ARE (t)HERE, curator: Lennard
            Dost, studio das weisse haus, Vienna, Austria
            The Moving Museum Istanbul, initiated by Aya Mousavi and Simon Sakhai,
            Şişhane CarPark, Istanbul, Turkey
2013    UNREST OF FORM/Imagining the Political Subject, curator: Georg
            Schöllhammer, SECESSION; Academy of Fine Arts; Museumsquartier Wien,
            Vienna, Austria
            Suspended Song, Co-Pilot, Istanbul, Turkey
2012    onyedikasimikibinoniki (art prize), curator: Öykü Özsoy, Hasköy String Factory,
            Istanbul, Turkey
            Me,myself and I, initiated by the artist collective Gerçek Kötüler, Cermodern,
            Ankara, Turkey
2011    Becoming Istanbul, curator: Meriç Öner, SALT Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey
            Friday in F.R.A.C, Interventions, curator: Nicoletta Daldenise, Frac Piedmonte
            Collection, Biella, Italy
2010    Strade/ Routes, Centro Espositivo SMS, Viale delle Piagge, Cinema Arsenale, Pisa,
            Italy
            Emploi Seasonniers, curator: Veronique Collard Bovy,La Friche Belle de Mai,
            Marseilles, France
            Floating Volumes, Frise Kunstlerhaus, Hamburg, Germany
2009    There is No Audience, curator: Adnan Yıldız, Montehermoso,Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
            Contingent Identities, initiated by Isidora Ficovic, DEPO, Istanbul, Turkey
            Creative Destruction, Outlet Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
2008    e-flux video rental, The Building, Berlin, Germany
            On produce-ability, initiated by Kristina Kramer, 5533, Istanbul, Turkey
2007    Bound By, initiated by Claudia Weber, Basement Gallery, Vienna, Austuria
            Urban Pedestals, curator: Lotte Juul Petersen, Norregade (Public space), Copenhagen,
            Denmark
            Punctured Tyree, K2 Contemporary Art Center, Izmir, Turkey
2006    5th Gyumri Biennial, The Seas, Dreams and Illusions, curator: Arpine
            Tokmakjan (part of Buy a Dream store), Yerevan, Armenia
            Vassl International Artist Workshop Exhibition, Karachi, Pakistan
            Check in Europe, curator: Veronika Wiman, European Patent Office, Munich,
            Germany
            Gemini: Muse Project, curator: Fulya Erdemci, Amstelkring Museum, Amsterdam,
            The Netherlands
2005    Normalization 3 / That from a Long Way Off Look Likes Flies..., curators:
            November Paynter and Vasıf Kortun, Platform Garanti Contemporary Art
            Center (2001-2007), Istanbul, Turkey
2004    The Visitor, curators: Emre Baykal and Rob Perree, Galerist, Istanbul, Turkey
            The Tedium and The Rainbow, curator: Levent Çalıkoğlu, Aksanat, Istanbul, Turkey
2003    B-Fact: Back Sea/ Baltic Sea/ Barents Sea, initiated by Hüseyin Alptekin, Bilgi
            Atelier 111, Istanbul, Turkey
2002    Under the Beach: The Pavement, curators: Halil Altındere and Vasıf Kortun, Proje 4L
            (2001-2004), Istanbul, Turkey

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2010    Overtime Work, Ahmed Adnan Saygun Art Center, Izmir, Turkey
2008    The Unmarked Categories, K2 Contemporary Art Center, Izmir, Turkey

RESIDENCIES AND GRANTS

2018    SAHA Production Grant, Re/Evolution Exhibition, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2015    ALANICA Symposium, Vladikavkaz, Nort-Osetia, Russia
            IASPIS Artist Grant and Residency, Stockholm, Sweden
2011    Pistoletto Foundation Cittadellarte Residency and UNIDEE Artist Grant, Biella, Italy
2009    Artist Residency Program and Production Grant, Sextant de Plus, La
            Friche Belle de Mai, Marseilles, France
2008    Artist Grant, Danish International Artists Residency Program-DIVA, Copenhagen,
            Denmark
            Studio Grant, Garanti Platform Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul, Turkey
2007    CPH Air Residency Program, Copenhagen, Denmark
            Berlin Goethe Institute Culture Artist Exchange Program, Berlin, Germany
2006    Vasl Artists' Collective, International Workshop and Residency Program, Gadani,
            Karachi, Pakistan
            IASPIS, Expert Visitor Program, Malmö-Stockholm, Sweden
            FRAME, Expert Visitor Program, Helsinki, Finland
2005    Aiwa, Artist International Workshop and Residency, Beirut, Lebanon

WORKSHOPS

2007    Anonymous, Production Workshop, Kültür University, Istanbul, Turkey
            P2P Izmir Workshop, K2 Contemporary Art Center, organized by Veronica Wiman,
            Izmir, Turkey
            Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center / PIST / BAS, Alternative Art
            spaces, organized by Pelin Tan and Anton Vidokle, Istanbul, Turkey
2006    5th Gyumri Biennial Workshop, organized by Arpine Tokmakjan, Yerevan, Armenia
2004    Artist initiatives from Brussels, Istanbul, Izmir, Diyarbakır, Platform
            Garanti Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul, Turkey

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES, COLLECTIVES AND INITIATIVES

2017    Participant Artist, Sis Artist Collective
2013    Participant Artist, Group p (precarious)
2010    Founder and editor, Merkezkaç Publications, Istanbul, Turkey
            Organizer of talks program, in collaboration with Açık Masa, DEPO, Istanbul,
            Turkey
2007-2004       Founder Member and Project Director, K2 Contemporary Art Center, Izmir,
            Turkey
2002    Founder Member, KUTU (Box) Portable Art Gallery, Izmir, Turkey

EVENTS, PRESENTATIONS, TALKS AND PROJECTS

2019    Yapılmamış Sergilere Önsözler, Varlık, Yokluk ve Socotra, with Murat Alat,
            ArtUnlimited
2018    Conversation with Serhan Ada, Profiles and Processes, Akbank Art Talks, Akbank
            Sanat, Istanbul, Turkey
            Artist Talk, Social Impact Through Art, initiated by Öykü Özgencil, bomontiada,
            Istanbul, Turkey
2017    Lecture Performance, with Yasemin Özcan, part of You&I Exhibition, 5533,
            Istanbul, Turkey
2016    Lecture and Conversation, Making Sense: Aesthetic Response and
            Responsibility, with Dr. Roger Cook and  Alper Aydın, Istanbul Museum of Modern
            Art, Istanbul, Turkey
            Artist Talk, Dünyada Mekan, Istanbul, Turkey
2015    Conversation, with collector Saruhan Doğan, Every Inclusion is an
            Exclusion of Other Possibilities, SALT Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey
            Artist Presentation, meeting with art professionals from University of Bern,
            Switzerland, Istanbul, Turkey
            Talk, on Art, Politics, and Publics, Northwestern University MA
            Anthropology Department, Istanbul, Turkey
            Debater at EMWAP Theatre and Dance festival, invited as visual artist,
            D22, Talimhane Tiyatrosu, Moda Sahnesi, Istanbul, Turkey
            Monday lectures- Part of MA Lecture Series of the Faculty of Kunst,
            Musikk & Design at the University of Bergen, Istanbul, Turkey
2014    Seeing the Black Panther Artist Talk with Merve Ünsal, PİLOT, Istanbul, Turkey
            Lecture, Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden
2012    Elmas Exhibition Talk with Özge Ersoy, Maçka Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
            Moderator and Speaker, Alp Klanten's Artist Talk, Maçka Art Gallery, Istanbul,
            Turkey
2010    Artist Talk, Nonconformist Artist, DEPO, Istanbul, Turkey
2009    Artist Talk, Relative Positions and Conclusions, curator:  Önder Özengi, Suriye
            Pasajı, Istanbul, Turkey
2008    Artist Talk, On Alternative Practices, Orhangazi University, Eskişehir, Turkey
2007    Open Table: Esra Okyay, organized by Mürüvvet Türkyılmaz, Platform Garanti
            Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul, Turkey
            Artists Talk, Overgaden Art Institute/ Cousina Autonomia, with Adnan Yıldız,
            Copenhagen, Denmark
2006    Artist Talk, with Ahmet Ögüt, Kültür University, Istanbul, Turkey
            Platform Garanti CAC/ PIST/BAS, Alternative Art Spaces, organized by
            Pelin Tan and Anton Vidokle, Istanbul, Turkey
2005    Art Actually, concept origin by Fatoş Üstek, Michel Thrusz, contribution to fanzine,
            Istanbul, Turkey; New York, USA
2004    Platform Garanti CAC, Artist Initiatives from Brussels, Izmir, Diyarbakır, Istanbul,
            Turkey

EDITORIAL

2012-2016       Mental Space supplementary series of the journal Sanat Dünyamız
2011                Founder-editor of Merkezkaç Publications

PUBLISHED TEXTS

2017    Open Systems READER: Tomorrow is not Promised! Language: English,
            published by Lambert Academic Publishing, ISBN: 978-3-330-05296-3
2013    Art-Agenda, Review of 13th Istanbul Biennial “Mom, Am I Barbarian?”
            Translation, The History of Anarchisms, With Barış Yıldırım, A:S.Evren
            İletişim Publications, Istanbul, ISBN:9789750512766
2013    Open Spaces 2 Online Publication- http://www.openspace-zkp.org/
2011    Muhtelif magazine 6,with Burak Delier and Önder Özengi, Istanbul, Turkey
            Interviewer, Who am I anyway, for the publication regarding Köken
            Ergun's solo show, editor: Oliver Kielmayer, Kunstlerhause Winterthur
2009    Dersimiz Güncel Sanat, Outlet Güncel Sanat Dizisi-1, editor: Azra
            Tüzünoğlu, ISBN: 978-605-60677-0-9 Outlet Güncel Sanat Dizisi-1, May
            2009, 144 pg
2008    ‘An address’, Trendsetter Magazine September issue
2007    User's Manual- Contemporary art in Turkey between 1986-2007,H.
            Altındere, S. Evren Eds., ISBN: 978-3-86588-423-7
            Contemporary Art Meetings II, Yapı Kredi Books, Istanbul, ISBN:
            9789750811784
2005    Exhibition Review, ‘Hidden Face’, with Tufan Baltalar, Rh Art Magazine, December
            issue

COLLECTIONS

Vehbi Koç Foundation Contemporary Art Collection, Istanbul, Turkey