Born in 1987 in Istanbul, Kadir Kayserilioğlu holds a BA from Yeditepe University, Department of Graphic Design and an MA from Department of Fine Arts which he completed with a thesis titled “Critiques of Rationality In Early Modern Era and Avantgarde Art”. He is currently pursuing a Proficiency in Arts degree at Marmara University, alongside his participation at group shows in and outside of Turkey, his research and projects on Contemporary Art.
Kayserilioğlu’s practice is grounded in methods of participation and gathering. Having worked across media, in recent years his focus has been on video and participatory art. His works rely on processes of play and improvisation, the outcomes of which he juxtaposes with contemporary political dynamics. His areas of investigation include the nature of social reality, micro-stories, post-humanizm, organisational forms of patriarchy and populism. In his approach to these topics, he sometimes uses mythology as a bridge between distant history and the present. He often engages in strategies of the absurd in a purposeful way. In recent years, Kayserilioglu’s work has been shown in Bozlu Art Project, sub (Çanakkale), Marmara Pera Hotel, santralistanbul and Bina. In 2018 he curated the group show Poltergeist in Space Debris, Istanbul. In 2019, he opened his first personal exhibition “A Dinner With Friends” with the curation of Aslı Seven in Bilsart gallery. His works also were included in Mamut Art Project and Akbank Contemporary Artists Prize Exhibition.