Nevin Aladağ’s Session, 2013, commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation, on Universes in Universe.
Nilbar Güreş’s Undressing (2006) is shown at hetero q.b., Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea – Museu do Chiado, Lisbon, April 9–June 30 2013. hetero q.b. showcases an extensive selection of video/performance works created by women from southern and eastern Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and South America, which tackle feminist and queer issues.
İnci Furni gives life to quotidian symbols in Rampa show, Alexandra Ivanoff, Today’s Zaman, April 13, 2013.
Paintings that are kept like a diary, Özgür Duygu Durgun, Taraf, (jpg), April 13, 2013. (TR)
Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin’s one-person exhibition at SESC Pompeia presents a selection of 12 key works spanning the artist’s career from the early 1990s until his untimely death in 2007. Including photographs, videos, collages, installations, and objects, this is the most comprehensive display of Alptekin’s work in São Paulo to date—his works were previously shown at the 24th São Paulo Biennial (1998) and at the Istambul Agora Festival in 2011. SESC Pompeia is housed in a former factory redesigned by Italo-Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi in the early 1980s. The exhibition is curated by Camila Rocha and Kiki Mazzucchelli. A catalogue with texts by Kiki Mazzucchelli and Pelin Uran will be published to accompany the exhibition. April-May 2013.
Nilbar Güreş’s Undressing (2006) is exhibited at Istanbul Modern’s permanent collection exhibition, “Past and Future.” The exhibition features some 180 works by 136 artists from the Museum’s varied collection, which both claims the past as a cultural and artistic legacy and shapes the future through its interaction with the present.
Rampa is at Art Dubai, March 20-23, 2013, booth no. A25, with works by Nevin Aladağ, Leyla Gediz, Selma Gürbüz, Nilbar Güreş, Servet Koçyiğit, Ahmet Oran.
24–28 April 2013, Munich will host KINO DER KUNST, the first event of its kind worldwide to present films by visual artists who take cinema beyond its traditional boundaries and explore new narrative forms. KINO DER KUNST is designed to be an exhibition and a film festival in one, creating a showcase for today’s trends in art and an international meeting point for artists, curators and the public. Ergin Çavuşoğlu’s And I Awoke will be shown 26 April, 530pm.
SALT opened its doors with “I am not a studio artist,” the most comprehensive exhibition to date of Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin (1957-2007). Since then objects and documents from the artist’s collection have been presented at SALT Galata. So far three selections have been prepared by Alptekin’s spouse Camila Rocha and his intimate friends Ahmet Şenkart and Özgür Uçkan; the fourth selection is composed by Luchezar Boyadjiev, a colleague of Alptekin’s who shared many experiences and exhibition collaborations with him. Boyadjiev will talk about his research in the Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin Archive and the process of making his selection at SALT Galata, Workshop II-III, on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 18.30.
Istanbul Modern has selected Bengü Karaduman’s 2012 video We Are All in The Same Boat for Artists’ Film International. The project was initiated in 2008 with the title “Art in the Auditorium” by Whitechapel Gallery. For Artists’ Film International each partner selects one video, film, or animation by an artist from their country.
Maybe I’m Looking at the West as an Easterner, Erman Ata Uncu interviews Selma Gürbüz, Radikal, January 22, 2013. (TR) (pdf)
Works by Rampa artists Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin, Cengiz Çekil, and Nilbar Güreş are exhibited at MAK, Vienna, January 23-April 21, 2013.
Nevin Aladağ’s work is exhibited at Istanbul Modern‘s “Modernity? Perspectives from France and Turkey”, on view January 16–May 16, 2013.
A new work by Nilbar Güreş is shown at ARTER‘s exhibition, “Envy, Enmity, Embarrassment”, curated by Emre Baykal, on view January 24-April 7, 2013.
Amy Sherlock on Erinç Seymen’s The Seed and The Bullet at Rampa, Frieze Magazine.
Elena Sorokina on Cengiz Çekil, from the publication accompanying the exhibition Newtopia: The State of Human Rights, 10 November–10 December 2012, in Mechelen, Belgium, at various sites. (pdf)
Bora Gürdaş talks about Nilbar Güreş’s Open Phone Booth project in the context of the DVD anthology Treibsand Volume 2 in Genç Sanat’s November issue. (TR) (pdf)
Artist Selma Gürbüz Unfurls ‘Long Night. Faraway Voyages.’, Alexander Ivanoff, Today’s Zaman (pdf), 2 January 2013.
Another World, Interview with Selma Gürbüz by Merve Arkunlar, TimeOut Istanbul (TR) (pdf)
Visiting mother earth in a techno club, Mina Ercel, International Herald Tribune in Turkey (pdf)
Nevin Aladağ wins the competition, Art in Architecture, for the Foyer of the new building of the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin.
Servet Koçyiğit wins the “New Best Photographer of the year” award at Lianzhou Photo Festival 2012, November 23–December 12, 2012.
A year after her one-person exhibition at Rampa, Leyla Gediz presents a new series of paintings, titled REVERB, between 7-16 December at Kulüp Külah in Karaköy. Kulüp Külah, Mumhane Caddesi, Murakıp Sokak No:12/a, Karaköy, Istanbul. Hours: Except for Monday, December 10th, 11-18h.
Servet Koçyiğit participates at the Lianzhou Foto Festival titled ”Narratives and Narrative Forms“. November 23–December 12, 2012.
Servet Koçyiğit participates at the exhibition “Learning for Life” at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (HOK) with his work Higher Education (2006). November 11, 2012–February 24, 2013.
Bengü Karaduman leads a seminar on Video Art at SPOT, Istanbul, an independent curatorial project that aims to provide art enthusiasts with the opportunity to learn about and engage with contemporary art. The seminar is on November 29, 2012.
Part of Ergin Çavuşoğlu’s “And I Awoke” is available on films4peace’s website. films4peace, an annual short film commission by PUMA.Peace, curated by Mark Coetzee, features some of today’s most innovative contemporary artists visually interpreting the subject of peace.
Ergin Çavuşoğlu’s Backbench (2010), a video work about debate at international art events, produced for Manifesta 2010, was shown at “Landing Place: the local in the international“, engage International Conference 2012.
Artist Erinç Seymen’s ‘cabinet of curiosities’ opens at Rampa gallery, Alexandra Ivanoff, Today’s Zaman
Nilbar Güreş’s Llorando (Black Series) (2011) is exhibited at Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in the exhibition Rosa Arbeit auf goldener Straße, November 10, 2012–February 3, 2013.
Rampa is at Contemporary Istanbul, 22-25 November 2012, booth no. IKMA605.
Rampa presents works by Nevin Aladağ and Güçlü Öztekin at Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Nova section, 6-9 December 2012, booth no. N16.
Rampa presented works by Nevin Aladağ, Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin, Ergin Çavuşoğlu, Nilbar Güreş, and Servet Koçyiğit at Frieze London, 11-14 October 2012, booth no. E18.
Cengiz Çekil’s works were exhibited at Frieze Masters (London) in the Spotlight Section, 11-14 October 2012, booth no. S10.
Rampa is proud to announce the acquisition of Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin’s H-Fact: Hospitality/Hostility (2003–7) by The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York. H-Fact: is the first work by a Turkish artist to be acquired since Zühtü Müridoğlu’s sculpture “The Unknown Political Prisoner” fifty-four years ago.
Cengiz Çekil participates at Newtopia, an international exhibition of contemporary art dedicated to Human Rights, curated by Katerina Gregos. 10.11–10.12. 2012, Mechelen, Belgium.
Servet Koçyiğit participates at the “In Crisis-Terra Mediterranea” exhibition in Cyprus, curated by Yiannis Toumazis. 04.07–30.12.2012. Nicosia Municipal Art Center, Cyprus.
Güçlü Öztekin’s solo exhibition “Everything’s Tickling Eachother” is at Krizinger Projekte in Vienna. 06.07–1.09.2012.
Nevin Aladağ partipates at the ”A House Full of Music” exhibition at the Institut Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt. 13.05–09.09.2012. Olbrichweg 13, 64287 Darmstadt, Germany.
Nevin Aladağ participates at the ”The F-Word” exhibition at the Verein Shedhalle in Zurich. 12.05–22.07.2012. Rote Fabrik, Seestrasse 395, Postfach 771, CH-8038 Zürich, Switzerland.
Nilbar Güreş participates at the open studios at International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP). Güreş presents her latest works and sketches for her upcoming projects. May 11–13, 2012. 1040 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211. (pdf)
Rampa participates at Hong Kong Art between 17–20 May 2012. Booth No: 3C02 / Hall 3, Art HK 12, 6/F Luk Kwok Centre, 72 Gloucester Road, Wanchai Hong Kong.
Rampa participates at Frieze Art Fair New York between 4–7 May 2012, booth No B31.
Nevin Aladağ’s Stage exhibition is on view at Arter between April 6 – May 27, 2012. ARTER, İstiklal Caddesi No: 212, 34433 Beyoğlu – İstanbul.
Ahmet Oran’s exhibition on view at Haus Wittgenstein in Vienna between 11- 23 April 2012. Haus Wittgenstein, Bulgarisches Kulturinstitut, Parkgasse 18, 1030 Vienna, Austria. (pdf)
Vahap Avşar’s iBERLIN exhibition on view at Tanas between April 24–June 12, 2012 at Tanas.
Rampa participates at The Armory Show in New York between 8– 11 March 2012.
Ergin Çavuşoğlu on view at the Migrasophia exhibition at Maraya Art Center in Sharjah between March 14–May 19, 2012.
Rampa participates at the Frieze Art Fair, Frame section with Nilbar Güreş between October 13–16 2011.
Sam Thorne on Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin’s one-person exhibition at SALT Beyoğlu, Frieze Magazine, August 2011.
Rampa published an artist book for Vahap Avşar. This volume also marks the launch of Rampa’s publication series.
Rampa participates at the Hong Kong International Art Fair at the Asia One section between 26–29 May 2011.
Nilbar Güreş at “The Daily Uprising” exhibition 28 May-3 Septemper 2011.
Nilbar Güreş is at the “Austria Davaj! Creative Forces of Austria” exhibition at Muar. 21 May–28 August 2011.
Rampa participates at the Vienna Fair on May 12–15, 2011. Artists: Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin, Vahap Avşar, Ayşe Erkmen, Nilbar Güreş, Ahmet Oran, Güçlü Öztekin
Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin is at SALT with the retrospective ”I am not a studio artist”. (pdf)
Vahap Avşar participates at ”When Ideas Become Crime”. Curated by Halil Altındere, the most comprehensive contemporary art exhibition of the year brings together 48 artists of different generations from Turkey, who explore the threshold between freedom of expression and crime. 01.09—10.10.2010. Tütün Deposu.