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2019 “You Tell Me”, Istanbul Modern Museum, Istanbul
2018 “Where were we”, Anglim Gilbert Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2017 “I will not say I told you so”, Von Lintel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2015 Ağır/Heavy, Galeri Nev, Istanbul
2014 LIKE, Von Lintel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
            Sidesteps, Parasol unit, Foundation for Contemporary Art, London
2013 Somewhere Now, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY
2012 Time after Time, Institute for the Humanities, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  Then, and Then, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA
2011 Reflex, Galeri Nev, Istanbul
2010 Fugue, Galeri Nev, Ankara
2009 Break-in, Artists Gallery, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
2008 Glitch, Galeri Nev, Istanbul
  Glitch, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA
2005 Tıkırında Hersey / Everything is Honky Dory, Galeri Nev, Ankara and Istanbul
2004 Körü Körüne / Blind Trust, Galeri Nev, Istanbul and Ankara
2003 Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA
  Galeri Nev, Ankara
  Galeri Nev, Istanbul
  Angle of Repose, Mills College Museum of Art, Oakland, CA
2001 Galeri Nev, Istanbul
  Galeri Nev, Ankara
2000 Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
  Nothing to Declare, Borusan Gallery, Istanbul
1999 Galeri Nev, Ankara
1998 Kaza Eseri, Galeri Nev, Istanbul
1997 Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA
  Galeri Nev, Ankara
1996 Galeri Nev, Istanbul
1993 Galeri Nev, Ankara
  Still Lifes, Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM
  Galeri Nev, Istanbul
1992 Harcourts Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1991 Galeri Nev, Ankara
  Pro-Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA
  Bemis Gallery, Bemis Foundation, Omaha, NE
  Galeri Nev, Istanbul
  Still Lifes, Maçka Art Gallery, Istanbul
1990 University of California at Berkeley, CA
1984 University of California at Berkeley, CA
2022 “Open Space 3” Imalat-hane, Bursa, Turkey
2021 “Burası/This Place” Yapı Kredi Kültür ve Sanat, Istanbul
2021 “Precaution/Tedbir” Arter Contemporary Art Museum, Istanbul
2021 “Reflections” British Museum, London
2020 “Fool’s Paradise”, Galeri Nev, Istanbul
  “At the End Of the Day” Odunpazarı Modern Museum, Eskişehir, Turkey
  “Open Space 2” Galerist, Istanbul
2017 “About Abstraction”, Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA
2016 Memory and Continuity; a selection of the Huma Kabakci collection, Pera Museum,
  Istanbul "Till It’s Gone” Istanbul Modern Museum, Istanbul
2015 RETROSPECTIVE PAULE ANGLIM (1923-2015) Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco
2014 In Black and White… and Colors, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco Poetry and Exile from the permanent collection, British Museum, London, England
2013 Paper Plus One, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY
  Past and Future, Istanbul Modern Museum, Istanbul
2012 The 1st Kiev Biennale, Curator David Elliott, Kiev
  Istanbul Modern-Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
  Zwölf im Zwölften, Tanas, Berlin
2011 Suretin Sireti / Beyond the Apparent, Pera Museum, Istanbul
  Hayal ve Hakikat / Dream and Reality, Istanbul Modern Art Museum, Istanbul
  Driven to Abstraction, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, N.Y.
  Confessions of Dangerous Minds, Saatchi Gallery, London
2010 Ikinci Sergi / Second Exhibition, Arter, Istanbul
  +Sonsuz / +Infinity, Cer Modern, Ankara
  A Dream… But Not Yours, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.
2009 Istanbul Next Wave, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin
  Yeni Yapıtlar, Yeni Ufuklar / New Works, New Horizons, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul
2008 In and Out of Istanbul, Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, PA
  Bay Area Now 5, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
  Modern Deneyimler / Modern Experiences, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul
2007 J.P. Morgan Chase Collection, Pera Museum, Istanbul
  Istanbul Now, Lukas Feichtner Gallery, Vienna
  21st Annual Exhibition, Emeryville, CA
  Modern ve Ötesi / Modern and Beyond, SantralIstanbul, Istanbul
  Nev/Tepebaşı, Galeri Nev, Istanbul
2005 Çini Için, Iznik Çini Vakfı / Iznik Foundation, Hagia Sofia, Istanbul
  Doğayla Bulaşmak / Contaging with Nature, Aksanat, Istanbul
  2. Yaya Sergisi / 2nd Pedestrian Exhibition, Karaköy, Istanbul
  Galeri Nev, Istanbul
2004 Gözlem, Yorum ve Çesitlilik / Observation, Interpretation,
  Multiplicity, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul
2003 Plastic Dialogues: Contemporary Paintings and Sculpture from Turkey,
  European Commission, Brussels
  Galeri Nev, Istanbul
  Organize Ihtilaf / Organized Conflict, Proje4L Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul
2002 Rundetårn Art Center, Copenhagen
  Daimi Koleksyon / Permanent Collection, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul
  1. Yaya Segisi / 1st Pedestrian Exhibtion, Nisantasi, Istanbul
2001 Topkapı Museum, Istanbul
2000 Mekan/Zaman / Space/Time, Galeri Nev, Ankara and Istanbul
1999 Sır/Çember / Cover/Contour, Galeri Nev, Ankara and Istanbul
  Re-Generation, University of California Art Gallery, San Diego, CA
  Crossing Zones, De Paul University Art Gallery, Chicago, IL
  Yoksun/Yogun / Lack/Excess, Galeri Nev, Ankara and Istanbul
1998 San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
  Bolinas Museum of Art, Bolinas, CA
1997 Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
1995 Long Horizons, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA
  Charlottenborg Center for Arts, Copenhagen
1994 Forms of Address, Walter & McBean Gallery, San Francisco
  Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
  Zyzzyva, Victoria Room, San Francisco, CA
  Coming Across, Euphrat Museum, DeAnza College, Cupertino, CA
1993 Topkapı Museum, Istanbul
  Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
1992 3. Uluslararasi Istanbul Bienali / 3rd International Istanbul
  Biennial, Istanbul
  Sanat ’92, Ankara
  Montgomery Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  Bemis Gallery, Bemis Foundation, Omaha, NE
  San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
  Alsace Plurielle, Mulhouse, France
1991 Off the Wall, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, NE
1990 Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
  Bemis Foundation, Omaha, NE
1989 Gallery Vienna, Chicago, IL
  Nerlino Gallery New York, NY
  American Institute of Architects, San Francisco, CA
1988 Viridian Gallery, New York, NY
1987 California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco, CA
British Museum, London
Istanbul Modern, Istanbul
IKSV (Istanbul Foundation for Culture and the Arts), Istanbul
Nesrin Esirtgen Collection, Istanbul
Omer Koç Foundation, Istanbul
SantralIstanbul, Istanbul
2020 Art in Embassies: US Departtment of State Program.
2012 The Kidder Residency in the Arts, Institute for the Humanities, Ann Arbor, MI
2007 Emeryville Public Arts Award, Emeryville, CA
2000 Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
1999 Center for Mediterranean Studies, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
1998 Arts Council of Wale
  Berllanderri Sculpture Workshop, Wales
1997 Gamblin Fellowship Artist in Residence, Vermont Studio Center
1996 Artist in Residence, The Camargo Foundation, Cassis, France
1995 Artist in Residence, The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
1994 Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF)/NEA; Painting
1992 Artist in Residence, Bemis Foundation, Omaha, NE
1991 Artist in Residence, Bemis Foundation, Omaha, NE
1989 San Francisco Focus Design Award, San Francisco, CA
1983 Master of Architecture, University of California at Berkeley
1980 Bachelor of Art, Middlesex University/Architectural Association, London, England
1979 Fachhochschule, Trier, Germany
1976 Napier University, Department of Design, Edinburgh, Scotland
1975 Baccalauréat, Philosophie-Lettres, Ecole Française d’Istanbul