Esra Ersen

Born in Ankara 1970.
Lives and works in Istanbul (TR)
1992/95 Marmara University The Faculty of Fine Arts, Post Graduate, Istanbul (TR)
1988/92 Marmara University The Faculty of Fine Arts, Istanbul (TR)

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2001 If You Could Speak Swedisch…, Moderna Museet Projekt,
Moderna Museet and Jarussalem Kebap restorant, Stockholm* (SE) .

1999 Bettina, Susanne, Esra, Schloss Wiepersdorf, Brandenburg* (D)

1995 Dialogues, Yerebatan Cisterne, BM Contemporary Art, Istanbul* (TR)

Selected Gruop Exhibition

2003 Poetic Justice, 8th Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul (TR)
Totally Motivated, Kunstverein München, München (D)
Blut and Honig, Sammlung Essl, Kunst Degegenwart, Wien (A)
Real Utopia, <Rotor>, Graz Culture Capital of Europe, Graz (A)
How Latitudes Become Forms, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis* (USA)
Here, Platform Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul (TR)
It is hard to touch the real, (chapter 9, 10), Kunstverein München (D)

2002 Manifesta 4, Europan Biennial of Contemporary art, Frankfurt* (D)
Pause, Kwangju Biennale, Kwangju* (Korea)
What? A tale in free images, Memling Museum, Brugge* (BE)
In Search of Balkania, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum, Graz* (A)
City of Women, 8th International Festival of Contemporary Arts, Ljubljana (SI)
Tempo International Documentary Film Festival, Stockholm (SE)

2001 Under the Sign of the City, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn* (D)
Becoming a Place, Istanbul Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul* (TR)
Dare to be different, organized by Cultural Art Center Lind Art, Fier (AL)
Standardrum, Randers Kunstmuseum, Randers (DN).

2000 Between Condition and Construction, ifu-open space, Hannover (D)
Showview, Galerie 5020, Salzburg (A)
Activ-Reactiv, Lieu Unique, Nantes* (F)
MK2 projekt cafee, video program, Paris (F)
International Boutique, Galery Lafeyett, Nantes (F)
International Boutique, <Public, Paris (F)
SansSousi, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe* (D)
Spring Time, Nicolaj Contemporary Art Center, Cophenagen* (DN)
One night stand, Klemens Gasner & Tanja Grunert, New York (USA) .

1999 Mode of Art, Düsseldorf Kunstverein, Düsseldorf * (D)
Society and Communitiy, ACC Gallery,Weimar* (D)

1998 Art Hansa Special, Hansa Gymnasium, Köln (D)
Interfaces, Paleantologisches Museum, Münster* (D)
Dialogues-art in scools, Real Schule Velen, Münsterland* (D)

1996 Dialogues/the lost idea of the oder of things, AKM, Istanbul* (TR)
Dialogues/the lost idea of the oder of things Kunstpalast im Ehrenhof, Düsseldorf * (D)

1995 4th.Istanbul Bienal, Istanbul* (TR)
16th. Istanbul Exhibition, Paintig and Sculpture Museum, Istanbul* (TR)

1994 15th. Istanbul Exhibition, Paintig and Sculpture Museum, Istanbul* (TR)

1993 14th. Istanbul Exhibition, Paintig and Sculpture Museum, Istanbul* (TR)

* Catologue

Selected Grants and Residencies

2001 Residency IASPIS, Stockholm (SE)

1999/00 Ecole Beauxs-Arts de Nantes,Post-Diplom Program, Nantes (F)

1999 Stiftung Kulturfonds, Künstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf, Brandenburg (D)

1998/99 NRW-fondation, Künstlerdorf Schoppingen, Münsterland (D)

1998 ACC Gallery and Stadt Weimar, Weimar (D)