Leyla Gediz

LEYLÂ GEDIZ
b.1974, lives and works in Istanbul (TR) and Lisboa (PT)

SOLO SHOWS
2017 Serpilen, The Pill, Istanbul / TR
2014 Kilimli Konak, Topağacı Ihlamur Yolu, Istanbul / TR
2012 Reverb, Kulüp Külah, Istanbul / TR
2011 Coming Soon, Rampa, Istanbul / TR
2010 Under Construction, Curated by Marita Muukkonen, Kaapelin Galleria, HIAP, Helsinki / FIN
2010 Subject: Free, Galerist (dir. Murat Pilevneli), Istanbul / TR
2009 noa noa, Galerist / Tophane (dir. Murat Pilevneli), Istanbul / TR
2009 Follower, Österreichisches Sankt Georgskolleg, Istanbul / TR
2008 Perfect Moment, Galerist (dir. Murat Pilevneli), Istanbul / TR
2007 It Takes Two, Fabian-Claude Walter Gallery, Zurich / CH
2006 Passenger, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles / USA
2005 Uniform, Galerist (dir. Murat Pilevneli), Istanbul / TR
2003 Keep it a Secret, Galerist (dir. Murat Pilevneli), Istanbul / TR
2002 Fake Freedom Show, Galerist (dir. Murat Pilevneli), Istanbul / TR

GROUPS SHOWS
2016 Freundschaftsspiel Istanbul : Freiburg, Museum Für Neue Kunst, Freiburg / DE
2016 Ohne, mekân68, Vienna / AUT
2016 States of Portraits, Curated by Ali Akay, açıkekran Levent, Istanbul / TR
2015 Self-Help, İnci Furni and Leyla Gediz, Produced by Bige Örer, Elhamra Han, Beyoğlu, Istanbul / TR
2015 Every Inclusion is an Exclusion of Other Possibilities, Salt Beyoğlu, Istanbul / TR
2015 Middle of the Path, Schau_Raum, Curated by Didem Yazıcı, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Freiburg / DE
2014 The Moving Museum, Istanbul / TR
2014 Summer Resort for a Song, Curated by Borga Kantürk, Depo, Istanbul / TR
2014 Skeptical Thoughts on Love, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Artistic Director: Misal Adnan Yıldız, Stuttgart / DE
2014 Trocadero, Curated by Nazlı Gürlek, Nesrin Esirtgen Collection, Istanbul / TR
2013 Art Barter, 5533, Istanbul / TR
2013 Kirli Çıkı, bantmag mekan, Moda, Istanbul / TR
2013 BiennaleOnline, hosted by ART+ / artistic director: Jan Hoet
2013 Kent, ODTÜSanat14, Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi, Ankara / TR
2012 Istanbul Eindhoven-SALTVanAbbe: Post ’89, SALT Beyoğlu, Istanbul / TR
2012 Gerçeklik Terörü, Curated by Periferi Kolektif (Rafet Arslan and Alper Ince), Depo, Istanbul / TR
2011 Dream and Reality – Modern and Contemporary Women Artists from Turkey, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul / TR
2011 Confessions of Dangerous Minds Contemporary Art from Turkey, Phillips De Pury & Company Rooms, Saatchi Gallery, London / UK
2010 Second Door, Curated by Elif Varol Ergen, İpek Zeynep Aran, CER Modern, Ankara / TR
2010 Fantasy & Island, Curated by Anne Alessandri, Çelenk Bafra, Adnan Yıldız, FRAC Corsica / FR
2010 A Dream…but not Yours: Contemporary Art from Turkey, Curated by Esra Sarıgedik Öktem, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington / USA
2009 Seriously Ironic, Curated by Dolores Denaro & Isin Önol, Centre Pasquart, Biel
2009 On Connait La Chanson, Curated by Ali Akay, Aksanat, Istanbul / TR
2008 Made in Turkey © 1978- 2008, Paulskirche, Frankfurt / DE
2008 Save As.. , Triennale Bovisa Museum, Curated by Derya Yücel in collaboration with Santral Istanbul, Milan / I
2008 Last Things, Westfaelischer Kunstverein, Münster / DE
2008 Sampling, Curated by Locus Athens, Museum of Folk Art, Athens / GR
2007 Flat Tyre, K2, Izmir / TR
2006 Acıyla Karışık, Garanti Platform Contemporary Art Centre, Istanbul / TR
2006 Istanbul, Sommer Contemporary Art Gallery, TelAviv / IL
2006 Works on Paper, Galerist (dir. Murat Pilevneli), Istanbul / TR
2005 Eindhoven – Istanbul, Van Abbemuseum, Curators: Eva Meyer-Hermann, Charles Esche, Eindhoven / NL
2005 Urban Reality: Focus Istanbul, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin / DE
2005 Hot Spots: Istanbul, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Off Corso, Rotterdam / NL
2005 Art for…, Curated by Vasif Kortun & November Paynter, Garanti Platform Contemporary Art Centre, Istanbul / TR
2004 The Ghost Line, Curated by Ali Akay & Levent Calikoglu, Aksanat, Istanbul / TR
2003 The Power of Language, Curated by Ali Akay, Keçiburcu, DSM, Diyarbakır / TR
2003 Organized Conflict, Curated by Fulya Erdemci, Proje4L, Istanbul / TR
2003 Where? / Here?, Turkish Art Today, curated by Vasif Kortun – Fulya Erdemci – Emre Baykal, The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama / J
2002 Istanbul Pedestrian Exhibitions 1, Curated By Fulya Erdemci, Nişantaşı, Istanbul
2002 Istanbul Asyakası, Selected By Galeri Nev, Marmara University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Istanbul
2001 Egofugal, 7th International Istanbul Biennial, Curated By Yuko Hasegawa, Beylerbeyi Palace and Imperial Mint, Istanbul
2001 Chaos and Communication, 10th Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and Mediterranean, Sarajevo / BIH
2001 Winds to the Future, Sabancı University Kasa Gallery, Istanbul
1999 Cool, Coordinated by Giacomo Picca, London / UK

CURATORIALS PROJECTS
2014 I have a feeling, A solo exhibition of works by Murat Şahinler, Curated by Leyla Gediz and Misal Adnan Yıldız, Pilot Gallery and Co-Pilot, IstanbuL / TR
2012 Portfolio / İrem Günaydın, solo presentation (eski studio), Nişantaşı, Istanbul / TR
Artist: İrem Günaydın
2010 Leyla’nın Pop-Up Galerisi, Issues 001-006, XOXO The Mag
Artists: Can Ertaş, İrem Günaydın, Aslı Özdemir, Kemal Özen, Mine Sübiler, Onur Uyar
2008 Galeri Splendid, September 2008 – April 2009, Art Gallery initiated and run by Leyla Gediz and Derya Demir, Beyoğlu, Istanbul / TR
Artists: Levent Aygül, Gökçen Cabadan, Nazım Hikmet Richard Dikbaş, Erdem Ergaz, Selim Eyüboğlu, Erdem Helvacıoğlu, Meriç Kara, Sefer Memişoğlu, Sevgi Ortaç, Arzu Oto, Ardan Özmenoğlu, Elçin Poyraz, İlhan Sayın, Tayfun Serttaş, Güneş Terkol
2008 Uyuyan ID / The Bitch is Sleeping, Curated by Derya Demir and Leyla Gediz and, various locations along İstiklal Street, Istanbul / TR
Artists: Neşe Çoğal, Özgür Çift, Paula Delgado, Brice Dellsperger, Barış Doğrusöz, Murat Ertel, Erdem Helvacıoğlu, Kaan Karacehennem, Ali Kazma, Emel Kurhan, Bruce LaBruce, Arzu Oto, Serkan Özkaya, Laura Parnes, Oliver Pietsch, Elçin Poyraz, İlhan Sayın, Tayfun Serttaş, Richard Van Loot
2008 Metaphysics / Erdem Ergaz, solo exhibition curated by Minna L. Henriksson and Leyla Gediz, studio, Nişantaşı, Istanbul / Artist: Erdem Ergaz
2008 People Are Made To Steal, Curated by Minna L. Henriksson and Leyla Gediz, studio, Nişantaşı, Istanbul / TR
Artists: Osman Bozkurt, Antonio Cosentino, Emre Değer, Leyla Gediz, Minna L. Henriksson, İnci Furni, Kaan Karacehennem, KOP-ART, Erden Kosova, Gül Kozacıoğlu, Ferhat Özgür, Elçin Poyraz, November Paynter & Cengiz Tanç

2007 Sobe! Curated by Leyla Gediz, Bilsar Building, Istanbul / TR
Artists: Melis Ağazat, Semiha Balcı, Banu Birecikligil, Gökçen Cabadan, Çınar Eslek, Karolin Fişekçi, İnci Furni, Minna Henriksson, Gözde İlkin, Burçak Kaygun, Gülşah Kılıç, KOP-ART, Gül Kozacıoğlu, Tamsin Morse, Ceren Oykut, Gökçe Suvari, Güneş Terkol, Elif Uras, Nalân Yırtmaç, Pınar Yolaçan
2007 Air Pocket, Curated by Leyla Gediz, Galerist (dir. Murat Pilevneli), Istanbul / TR
Artists: Levent Aygül, Tufan Baltalar, Gökcen Cabadan, Sefer Memisoglu, İlhan Sayın, Aslı Sungu, Wolfgang Tillmans, Uygur Yılmaz, Bashir Borlakov

RESIDENCIES
2010 Helsinki International Artist-in-residence Programme (HIAP), Helsinki / FIN
2010 Artist-in-residence FRAC, Corsica / FR

EDUCATION
1999 MA Visual Arts, Goldsmiths College, London / UK
1998 BA Fine Art, The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London / UK
1997 Erasmus Exchange, Staedelschule für Bildende Künste, Frankfurt am Main / DE
1994 Foundation Course, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London / UK