About

I work with installation, site-specific installation/intervention, paintings, and video in my practice. In my works, I am interested in socio-politic issues in my living geography – Turkey. Geography, housing, tracing, and transformation of the spaces are the topics I focus on. As well as architectural structures and changing perspectives, human sanctions on nature are the basic themes of my works.

erbasdidem@gmail.com


Education


2021- , PHD, Foundation in Art and Design, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University (TR)
2014- 2017, MA, Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design, Sabanci University (TR) 
2004-2012, BA, Painting, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University (TR)


Residencies and Research Programmes 


2024, May- June, SVA NYC ( School of Visual Arts New York), New York, USA

2024, 4 January – 14 February, Delfina Foundation, London, England

2023, July – September, Cité des Arts, Paris

2022, 6 – 20 June, Devr-i Daim Artist Residency Programme, Darağaç, Izmir, Turkey

2022 May- 2022 September, Foreign Object Artist Residency, Posthuman Studies Lab.

2022 April – 2022 August, Alternative Art School (Class of Nato Thompson, Rirkrit Tiravanija)
2021 April – 2021 October, Istanbul Biennial Production and Research Programme, Istanbul, Turkey
2020 November – 2021 January, Gate-27 Istanbul Residency Programme, Istanbul, Turkey
2019 November – 2020 June, Nilüfer Municipality Artist Residency, Bursa, Turkey

2013, International Summer Academy, 3-week class ‘Arte Util’ with Tania Bruguera, Salzburg (AUT) 


Prizes and fellowships/grants 


2024, Turkish American Society Award, SVA NYC Residency

2024, SAHA Foundation Fellowship, Delfina Foundation

2023, IKSV Fellowship, Cite Internationale des Arts

2022, SAHA Foundation, TAAS Fellowship, Alternative Art School (Class of Nato Thompson, Rirkrit Tiravanija)

2014-2016, Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design with a full scholarship, Sabancı University
2016, Residue (collaboration with Eren Sulamacı) Borders, Orbits 18, Siemens Award


Solo Exhibitions


2023, Faint Flames, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, France

2022, Where the Green Ants Dream, Simbart Projects , Istanbul, Turkey

2018, Barrack, Simbart Projects, Tomtom Kirmizi, Istanbul, Turkey 
2017, Geographies I have not lived in, FASS Art Gallery, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey
2015, Quest for the Lost Time, Krug Art Movement, Bulgaria
2015, The Imagined Silence, Hush Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey


Group Exhibitions


2023, Misi’s Flora, Nazim Hikmet Culture House, Bursa, Turkey

2023, Fractured Modernities: Contemporary Artists from Turkey, Academy Art Museum, Easton, Maryland, U.S.A.

2022, A New Grammar of Images, Mixer, Istanbul, Turkey

2022, Stories Walk, Kasa Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

2022, Rotation, Darağaç, Istanbul, Turkey

2022, TAAS (The Alternative Art School) Artist Exhibition (Online)

2022, Borders and Walls As Heterotopic Spaces, IV. International Istanbul Triennial, Istanbul, Turkey
2021, Past. Present. Istanbul, Sakip Sabanci Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
2021, Mecmu, Barın Han, Istanbul, Turkey 
2021, Fluid Dynamics, Versus Art Project, Istanbul, Turkey 2021, Of Paper, Ferda Art Platform, Istanbul, Turkey 
2020, Sensitive Intervention, Kıraathane Istanbul, Turkey 
2020, Changing Perspective, Istanbul, Turkey 
2020, Photography in Days of Pandemic, Istanbul Modern, Turkey 
2020, Up Above was fog, down below was a cloud of dust, Depo Istanbul, Turkey 
(coordinator: Aysu Arıcan)
2020, Togetherness, Kova Art Space, Ankara, Turkey 
2019, The Evil That Men Do, Tüyap Artist Art Fair 
2019, Winter is Coming, Mebusan 25, Istanbul, Turkey 
2019, Orthopaedics, Poşe Open Space, Istanbul, Turkey 

2019, The Festival of Insignificance, Halka Art Project, Istanbul, Turkey

2019, UKYA City Takeover: Nottingham, England
(Organization: UK Young Artists & BJCEM, Supported by Kasa Gallery and Sabancı University)

2018, Spider’s Web, Iküsag (Istanbul Kültür University), Istanbul, Turkey
2018, Beyond Words, 4th Mardin Biennial, Mardin, Turkey
2018, Remote Memory, Abud Efendi Konagi, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey 

2018, Unerlöst, Corpus G, Istanbul, Turkey 
2017, 450 km, Erimtan Museum, Ankara, Turkey 
2017, Tactical State, Cer Modern, Ankara, Turkey
2017, Letter from Istanbul, Pi Artworks, London, England 
2017, Urban Obscura, Siyah- Beyaz Gallery, Ankara, Turkey 

2017, Second Nature, Circuit Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey 
2017, Utilitarian e orts, non- utilitarian works, Mars Istanbul, Turkey 

2017, I and You, 5533, İMÇ, Unkapani, Istanbul, Turkey 
2016, Artist Room, Tomtom Gardens, Tophane, Istanbul, Turkey 
2016, man Reiche mir TROST// Give me SOLACE, Schau Fenster, Berlin, Germany 

2015, Studies on Photobook, Mixer, Istanbul, Turkey (organized by Murat Germen)
2015, Demolition(with UZ Collective), Istanbul, Turkey
2015, Multiple Choice, Daire Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
2015, ArtRooms London, London, England
2015, Pardon Which Floor, Take it or Leave it, Merkür Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey 

2014, Familiar Discomforts, Galeri Artist Cukurcuma, Istanbul, Turkey
2013, Memories of the Forgotten, Adahan Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey 

2010, Herd (with Kolektif Group), 20. Artist Tüyap International Art Fair Istanbul, Turkey


Collaborations


2022, Porcelain Sky, ( in collaboration with Merve Ünsal), Mixer Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

2022, Distant Garden, (in collaboration with Ali Kanal), Kasa Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

2020, Garden Above,(in collaboration with Merve Ünsal), Simbart Projects, Istanbul, Turkey

2020, Sky of Artifice, (in collaboration with Merve Ünsal) DEPO Istanbul, Turkey
2016, Residue, (collaboration with Eren Sulamacı) Borders, Orbits 18, Siemens, Depo Istanbul, Turkey 2016, Self- Doubt Performance Series (part of Merve Ünsal’s Project) with Eren Sulamaci, Mars Istanbul, Turkey
2016, Collaboration on Site, PASAJist, Istanbul, Turkey
2014, Discussion about Useful Art, 5533, İMÇ, Istanbul, Turkey