BIO

BURAK DELİER

1977 Born in Adapazarı living and working in İstanbul. Recently he realized two solo exhibitions questioning the notion of “freedom”, “Play Your Part and the Script Will Follow” at Pilot Gallery, Istanbul (2013) and “Freedom Has No Script” at Iniva, London (2014). He explores the notions of freedom, spontaneity, improvisation and creativity, believing that freedom is not the outcome of a pre-determined script, but is created from incertitude, suspense and desire. By incorporating guerrilla art tactics and employing the strategies of the neo-liberal media with which he disagrees, his artistic practice questions his position as an artist and the difficulties associated with negotiating the politics of this situation.

Delier had Proficiency in Art degree in the Art and Design Department at Yıldız Teknik University. His writings on art and politics have been published by Koç University Press, under the title “Scenarios of the Art World” (2016). Currently he is working as Assistant Professor in Fine Arts Faculty, Sakarya University.

EDUCATION

2013 Art and Design Proficiency in Art Program University of Yıldız

2007 Art and Design Master Program University of Yıldız

2004 Fine Art Faculty University of Marmara

1997 High School of Galatasaray

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014 “Freedom Has No Script” Solo show at Iniva, London.

2013 “Play Your Part and The Script Will Follow” Solo Show at Pilot Gallery

2012 “Collector’s Wish” Pilot Gallery, Istanbul.

2011 “I slowly come to discover that it is more meaningful and subversive to engage in experimental investigations on art than carrying out some self-content, easily commoditized anarchist gestures.” Solo Show, Gallery Outlet, Istanbul.

2008  “ReverseDirection” Solo Exhibition Diyarbakır Art Center, Diyarbakır

COLLECTIVE PROJECTS

2014 “This is not a lecture”, (with Elmas Deniz, İskender Özturanlı, İnci Furni, Süreyyya Evren, Elif Demirkaya, Ezgi Bakçay)  Maçka Park, İstanbul

2012-2013 “Group P”, (with Süreyyya Evren, İz Öztat, Dilek Winchester, Elmas Deniz, Volkan Aslan, Antonio Cosentino) Unrest of Form, Vien

2009 “S.T.ARGEM.” Street Collectors Research and Development Center with Eylem Akçay and Güneş Terkol, Pist, İstanbul

EXHIBITIONS

2016 “What are we building down there?” 7th. Bucharest Biennial

2016 “this one is smaller than this one…” Galerist, Istanbul

2016 “Istanbul. Passion, Joy, Fury” Maxxi, Rome

2015 “Invisible Manoeuvres” Gallery Wedding, Berlin

2015 “You, Me & Everything in Between” Spatiu  Intact, Cluj

2015 “Memory of Performance” Plato Sanat, Istanbul

2015 Artist Film International, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul

2014 Moving Museum, Istanbul

2014 Artist Film International, Whitechappel Gallery, London

2013 “Joyful Wisdom” Rezan Has Museum, İstanbul.

2013 “Performance of Silence” Cda-Projects Grant, lecture, Cda-Projects, Istanbul

2012 “How Much Fascism?” Basis BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, 2012

2012 “Art Facts” Salt, Istanbul (On going)

2011 “Details” Bergen Kunsthalle, Bergen Norway.

2011 “Where Fire Has Struck” Depo, İstanbul.

2010 2010 Taipei Biennale, Taipei, Taiwan

2010 “When Ideas Become Crime” Depo, Istanbul

2009 “Istanbul Traversée” Palais des Beaux-arts de Lille, Lille

2008  “I Refuse To Be What You Call Normal” Galery Outlet, Istanbul

2008  2008 Taipei Biennale, Taipei, Taiwan

2008  “Save As…” Triannale Bovisa, Milano, Italy

2007  “Be Realist, Demand the Impossible” Karşı sanat, Istanbul

2007  “Transfer Project” Ausstellungshalle zeitgenössische Kunst Münster, Germany

2007  “Transfer Project” Museum Bochum, Bochum Germany

2007  “Transfer Project” Ludwig Forum Für Internatinale Kunst, Aachen, Germany

2007  10. Istanbul Biennale

2006  “Meltemofİstanbul” Proje 4L, Istanbul

2006  “İnforNation” SoS, Pi-Artworks, Istanbul

2005  “Creating an Opportunity” K2, İzmir

2005 “Free Kick” in 9. Istanbul Biennale

2003 “I’m too sad to kill you” Proje 4L Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum

2002 “I’m bad and i’m proud” Refika

2001  Image We Trust” 21. Contemporary Artists Exhibition AKM(Success award)

GRANTS & COMMISSIONS

2016 IASPIS Residency & Grant Holder, Stockholm

2014 Iniva Commisions and Exhibitions Fund

2012 Cda-Project Lecture Grant

RESIDENCIES

2014 ISCP (International Studio & Curatorial Program) New York

2011 Cité des Arts, Paris

2010 New Cultural Agencies Program Artists in Residence Gulsuyu/Istanbul

2010 Accented Residency Program, Beirut, Lebanon

2008  Artist in Residency  Program Art-Box, Kodra Thessaloniki Greece

2006 Tranfer Poject, Muenster, NRW, Germany

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