Ascension Ascension, 1981

3-D plastic, plywood, fabric

About the Artist

Gülsün Karamustafa (Ankara, 1946) graduated from the Istanbul State Fine Arts Academy in 1969.

Her solo exhibitions include “Chronographia”, Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (2016-2017); “Swaddling the Baby”, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna (2016) / Villa Romana, Florence (2015); “Mystic Transport” (a duo exhibition with Koen Thys), Centrale for Contemporary Art, and Argos Centre for Art and Media, Brussels (2015-2016); “An Ordinary Love”, Rampa, Istanbul (2014); “A Promised Exhibition”, SALT Ulus, Ankara (2014), SALT Beyoğlu, SALT Galata, Istanbul (2013); “Mobile Stages”; Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg (2008); “Bosphorus 1954”, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn (2008); “Memory of a Square / 2000-2005 Video Works by Gülsün Karamustafa”, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel (2006); “Black and White Visions”, Prometeo Gallery, Milan (2006); “PUBLIC/ PRIVATE”, Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg (2006); “Memory of a Square”, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich (2006); “Men Crying presented by Museé d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris”, Galerie Immanence, Paris (2005); “Galata:Genoa (Scavere Finestrini)”, Alberto Peola Gallery, Torino (2004); “Mystic transport, Trellis of My Mind”, Musée d’Art et Histoire Geneva, (1999), among others.

Gülsün Karamustafa is one of the laureates of the 2014 Prince Claus Awards that are presented to individuals or organisations whose cultural actions have a positive impact on the development of their societies. She took part in many group exhibitions including “Please Come Back. The World as a Prison”, MAXXI, Rome (2017); “Citizens and States”, Tate Modern, London (2015); “Artists in Their Time”, Istanbul Modern (2015); the 31st Sao Paulo Biennial (2014); the 3rd and 10th Gwangju Biennials (2000, 2014); “Art Histories”, Museum der Moderne Salzburg (2014); “Artevida Politica”, Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro (2014); the 4th Thessaloniki Biennale (2013); the 1st Kiev Biennale (2012); Singapore Biennial (2011), the 3rd Guangzou Triennial (2008); the 11th Cairo Biennial (2008); “The 1980s: A Topology”, Museu Serralves, Porto (2006); “Soleil Noir, Depression und Gesellschaft”, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg (2006); “The Grand Promenade”, National Museum of Contemporary Art – EMST, Athens (2006); “Why Pictures Now”, MUMOK Museum Moderner Kunst Stifung Ludwig, Vienna (2006); “Projekt Migration”, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne (2005); “Centre of Gravity”, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul (2005); “Contour the 2nd Video Art Biennale”, Mechelen (2005); “Ethnic Marketing”, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva (2004); the 1st Seville Biennial (2004); “In den Schluchten des Balkans, Kunsthalle Fridericianum”, Kassel (2003); “Blood & Honey”, Sammlung Essl, Vienna (2003); “When Latitudes Become Forms”, Walker Art Center, Minnesota (2003); the 8th Havana Biennial (2003); the 3rd Cetinje Biennial (2003); and the 2nd, 3rd and 4thInternational Istanbul Biennials (1987, 1992, 1995).

Gülsün Karamustafa lives and works in Istanbul.

Curriculum Vitae
Pdf ~ 108 KB

Artist Booklet
Pdf ~ 3 MB

Selected
Solo Exhibitions
2016
Swaddling the Baby, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna / Austria
 
Chronographia, Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin / Germany
2015
Mystic Transport, Centrale for Contemporary Art & Argos Centre for Art and Media, Brussels / Belgium
 
Swaddling the Baby, Villa Romana, Florence / Italy
2014
A Promised Exhibition, SALT Ulus, Ankara / Turkey
2013
A Promised Exhibition, SALT Beyoglu, SALT Galata, Istanbul / Turkey
 
Talisman, Rodeo Gallery, Istanbul / Turkey
2012
The Apartment Building, EMST The National Contemporary Museum of Athens / Greece
2011
Etiquette, ifa Gallery, Berlin / Germany
 
The Monument and the Child, x – hibit, Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Vienna / Austria
Selected
Group Exhibitions
2016
Lines of Passage, Municipality of Mytilene Art Gallery, Lesvos / Greece
 
We Won’t Leave!, Goethe Institut, Ankara / Turkey
2015
Citizen and States, Tate Modern, London / UK
 
Unorthodox, Jewish Museum, New York / USA
 
Go and Play with the Giant!, Museum Villa Stück, Munich / Germany
 
Artists in Their Time, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul
 
31st Sao Paulo Biennial Touring Program – Selected Works, Museu de Arte Murilo Mendes, Juiz de Fora / Brasil
2014
31st Sao Paulo Biennial, Sao Paulo / Brasil
 
10th Gwangju Biennail, Gwangju / Korea
 
Art Histories, Museum der Moderne Salzburg / Austria
 
Artevida (Politica), Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro / Brasil
 
Gesture, Kunstverein Stuttgart / Germany
2013
4th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki / Greece
 
The Unanswered Question, İskele2, NBK Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Tanas, Berlin / Germany
 
Trade Routes, Houser &Wirth, London / UK
 
Good Girls, Memory Desire Power, National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), Bucharest / Romania
2012
1st Kiev Biennial, Arsenale, Kiev / Ukraine
Press & News
Istanbul_Art_News
March, 2017
Istanbul Art News published Gülben Çapan’s interview with Gülsün Karamustafa about woman identity through her installation, “Neworientation” shown currently at Istanbul Museum of Modern Art (Pdf ~ 709 KB)
space_debris
February, 2017
Gülsün Karamustafa 22.02.2017 tarihinde saat 17:00′de Space Debris’te Lara Ögel ile söyleşi gerçekleştiriyor
Kunstforum_International
November, 2016
Michael Hauffen’s interview with Gülsün Karamustafa is on KUNSTFORUM, issue 243 (ger) (Pdf ~ 2 MB)
artam
November, 2016
Feriha Tütüncü – Gülsün Karamustafa interview is at the November 2016 issue of Artam magazine (tr) (Pdf ~ 1 MB)
Artist_2016
November, 2016
ArtUnlimited
September, 2016
Gökcan Demirkazık, “Gülsün Karamustafa: Where to Now?”, Art Unlimited issue: 8, 2016 (Pdf ~ 11 MB)
sanat-dunyamiz
July, 2016
HUO RF’s interview with Gülsün Karamustafa at the July-August 2016 issue of Sanat Dünyamız (tr) (Pdf ~ 1 MB)
istanbulartnews
July, 2016
Tuçe Erel wrote on ‘Gülsün Karamustafa – Chronographia’ exhibition at Istanbul Art News July-August 2016 issue (Pdf ~ 344 KB)
istanbulartnews
July, 2016
Elvin Vural’s interview with Leyla Tara Suyabatmaz and Esra Sarıgedik Öktem on Rampa is at Istanbul Art News July 2016 issue (Pdf ~ 2 MB)
cumhuriyet
June, 2016
Necmi Sönmez wrote on ‘Gülsün Karamustafa. Chronographia’ exhibition at Cumhuriyet on 18.06.2016 (tr) (Pdf ~ 386 KB)
istanbulartnews
June, 2016
Elif Key’s article on the ‘But A Storm is Blowing From Paradise’ exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, published at the Istanbul Art News, June 2016 issue (tr) (Pdf ~ 358 KB)
Hamburger_Bahnhof
May, 2016
“Gülsün Karamustafa. Chronographia” exhibition at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum Für Gegenwart, Berlin between June 10 – October 23, 2016 (Pdf ~ 812 KB)
Guggenheim
May, 2016
Ergin Çavuşoğlu and Gülsün Karamustafa at the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, New York (Pdf ~ 1 MB)
af_logo_print
May, 2016
istanbulartnews
May, 2016
Istanbul Art News on Rampa’s booth at Frieze New York 2016 (tr) (Pdf ~ 414 KB)
istanbulartnews
May, 2016
Istanbul Art News mentioned about Rampa artists in their review at the May 2016 issue (tr) (Pdf ~ 1 MB)
FriezeNY_PR
April, 2016
cumhuriyet
April, 2016
Metin Celal wrote on Gülsün Karamustafa’s video piece, ‘Memory of a Square’ on Cumhuriyet (20.04.2016) (Pdf ~ 581 KB)
artdubai
March, 2016
Vatan
January, 2016
Banu Çarmıklı, ‘Dünya Sanatında Türk Rüzgarı’, Vatan (tr) (Pdf ~ 685 KB)
duskunikona-2-jpg-300-1200-false
May, 2015
ArtUnlimited
March, 2015
Övül Durmuşoğlu’s article on 31st Sao Paolo Biennial featuring Nilbar Güreş and Gülsün Karamustafa in Art Unlimited (Pdf ~ 1 MB)
galeri_apel
February, 2015
Gülsün Karamustafa participates at ‘Newroz – New Day’ exhibition at Gallery Apel between 28.02.2015 – 28.03.2015
Istanbul_Art_News
January, 2015
Özlem Altunok’s interview with Gülsün Karamustafa is published at Istanbul Art News (Pdf ~ 367 KB)
sanatatak
December, 2014
Diapason, An Ordinary Love and Fast Forward exhibitions are among the best exhibitions of 2014 list at Sanatatak (Pdf ~ 4 MB)
Prince_Claus
December, 2014
Gülsün Karamustafa has become one of the recipients of the 2014 Prince Claus Awards (Pdf ~ 126 KB)
Chicago_Tribune
December, 2014
Gülsün Karamustafa featured in Steve Johnson’s article at Chicago Tribune (Pdf ~ 544 KB)
October, 2014
Follow us on instagram at www.instagram.com/rampaistanbul
October, 2014
Gülsün Karamustafa reviewed in Women’s Art Journal (Pdf ~ 2 MB)
friezeartfair-90x64
October, 2014
Rampa presents Gülsün Karamustafa at Frieze London (Pdf ~ 266 KB)
Rio de Janerio Museum of Modern Art
September, 2014
Cengiz Çekil and Gülsün Karamustafa participates at the Artevida Politica curated by Adriano Pedrosa and Rodrigo Moura at Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janerio, Brasil
sabitfikir
October, 2013
Hasan Cömert, “Gülsün Karamustafa ile söyleşi”, Sabit Fikir (Turkish) (Pdf ~ 123 KB)
hurriyet
October, 2013
Doğan Hızlan, “Vadedilmiş Bir Sergi ya da Karamustafa’nın Serüveni”, Hürriyet
September, 2013
Özlem Ünsal, “Bazı işlerle ben de ilk defa yüzleşeceğim”, Istanbul Art News (Turkish) (Pdf ~ 10 MB)
cumhuriyet
February, 1998
Ahu Antmen, “Biter gider geçer uçar günler…”, Cumhuriyet
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