Zeynep Kayan

b. 1986, Ankara, Turkey
Lives and works in Ankara, Turkey


2009    MFA, Fine Art, MaHKU, Utrecht, Netherlands
2008    BFA, Communication and Design, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey


2019    Temporary Sameness, Zilberman Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
2016    Constructed, Zilberman Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
2013    Uncomplete, Cda-Projects, Istanbul, Turkey


2018    An Exile on Earth, curated by Çelenk Bafra, Zilberman Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
            CONCEALED, curated by Derya Yücel, Kasa Galeri, Istanbul, Turkey
            NevGeneration: Monomyth, Galeri Nev, Ankara, Turkey
2017    The Library, tete, Berlin, Germany
            Studies for staying in the middle, open studio exhibition, Zilberman Gallery, Berlin,
            Kassel Dummy Award shortlist exhibition, Istanbul, Moscow, Rome, Madrid, Dublin,
            Aarhus, Lodz
            Sleeper Songs, invited by Tiong Ang, BAK, basis for actuele kunst, Utrecht, Holland
2015    Pull the Rope We’re Downstairs, with Burcu Bilgiç, Zilberman Projects, Istanbul
            NevGeneration: Amusement Park, Galeri Nev, Ankara, Turkey
            Second Nature, ODTÜSanat 16, ODTÜ, Ankara, Turkey
2014    Pull The Rope We’re Downstairs, performance and group show with Burcu Bilgiç,
            Torun, Ankara, Turkey
2013    Second Eye - Women Photographers from Turkey, Sismanoglio Megaro, Istanbul,
            Joyful Wisdom, Rezan Has Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
            AnOtherWoman, Zilberman Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
2012    1st Tbilisi Triennial – Outside Effect, Georgian National Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia
            Encounters, Seoul, South Korea
            Figure out: Turkish Contemporary Art, Artsawa, Dubai, UAE
2011    Uncanny Encounters, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul, Turkey
            Untitled Original, Cda-Projects, Istanbul, Turkey
            NevGeneration: Art of Defence, Galeri Nev, Ankara, Turkey
            RAM_era, Central Gallery, University of Malaga, Spain
            Existrong, Cda-Projects, Istanbul, Turkey
2010    Young/Fresh/Different, Cda-Projects, Istanbul, Turkey
            UFAT 7th Photography Festival, Uludağ University, Bursa, Turkey
2009    Urban Knowledge, D.A.R.E 4 (Dutch Artistic Research Event), MaHKU Degree Show
            MA Fine Art: Common Site Come Inside, Utrecht, The Netherlands
            MaHKU Fine Art and Public Space Design Students Exhibition, Het Blauwe
            Huis, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2008    ANIMAL ESTATES regional home modes 6.0: UTRECHT, Casco Office for Art, Design
            and Theory, Utrecht, Netherlands
2006    Young Photography from Turkey, Center of Photograpy of Russian Federation, St.
            Petersburg, Russia
2005    Young Talents in Turkish Photography III, Çanakkale, Bursa, Istanbul, Turkey
            Outsiders, Malmö Hogskola K3, Malmö, Sweden


2018    Until Finding the Source of the Water, performance with Özgür Atlagan, as part of
            Repetition ∞ Cycle  II, SALT Galata – Istanbul, Turkey
            Kassel Dummy Award: Shortlisted with Kumkuat book dummy, Kassel, Germany
2017    Kassel Dummy Award: 2nd price, Kassel, Germany
            Zilberman Residency, Zilberman Gallery Berlin, Germany
            Artist talk : Çekmeden Fotoğraf, Salt Ulus, Ankara, Turkey
            Artist talk, 9th Photography Meeting itüfk, Studio-X, Istanbul, Turkey
2015    Lecture performance at Field Meeting, ACAW, New York, USA
2014    Collaboration with Bils, Istanbul, Turkey
2012-2016      Co-founder of the independent art-space: Torun, Ankara, Turkey
2010-ongoing            Director of nevarchives, Galeri Nev, Ankara, Turkey


2018    Untitled, photobook published by Akinabooks launched at Unseen Amsterdam
2017    Kumkuat, self-published artist book with Özgür Atlagan
2016    Artist book for the exhibition “Constructed”, including a conversation with Mika
2010    Rotterdam Dialogues : The Critics, The Curators, The Artists, Witte de With Center
            for Contemporary Art
2006    Ruby Mag : Artists’ Book Collection, curated and organized by Irana Douer
2005    Young Talents in Turkish Photography III, Geniş Açı Photography