2017
Displacement
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Ayşe Erkmen & Mona Hatoum - Displacements, curated by Frederic Bussman, Museum der Bildenden Künste Leipzig (Germany), 18 November 2017 - 18 February 2018

 
Buz Gibi
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Exhibitions:   Transposition/Aktarım, curated by Melih Görgün, Nike Bätzner and Jonatan Habib Engqvist, 6th Sinopale, Former Ice Factory at the harbor, Sinop (Turkey), 19.08. – 17.09.2017

 
Broche
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Sculpture: 20 meters high, gold-plated metal

Exhibitions:   Broche, curated by Astrid Vaningelgom, Commissioned by Ghent City Council, Korenmarkt Square, Ghent (Belgium), 28.09.2017

 
Murmuring
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Installation: textile 300 x 700 cm 

Exhibitions:   Murmuring, curated by Ali Akay, Mestna Galerija Ljubljana, Ljubljana (Slovenia), 20.04. – 04.06.2017

 
On Water
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Site specific installation: ocean cargo containers, steel beams, steel grates, 6400 x 640 cm walkway

Exhibitions:   Skulpture Projekte Münster 2017, curated by Kasper König, Britta Peters, Marianne Wagner, Stadthafen 1, North side: Hafenweg 24, South side: Am Mittelhafen 20, Münster (Germany), 10.06. – 01.10.2017

 
Himmelsluke
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Site-specific intervention: already existing railings gold coated

Exhibitions:   Luther und die Avantgarde. Zeitgenössische Kunst in Wittenberg, Berlin und Kassel / Luther and the Avantgarde. Contemporary Art in Wittenberg, Berlin and Kassel, curated by Walter Smerling, Kay Heymer, Susanne Kleine, Dimitri Ozerkov, Peter Weibel, Dan Xu, Wittenberg Old Prison, Wittenberg, et al. (Germany), 19.05. – 17.09.2017

 
KıpraşımRipple
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19 aluminium sculptures: variable dimensions

Description:   Sculptures made out of floor plan of the gallery space

Exhibitions:   KıpraşımRipple, Dirimart Gallery, Istanbul (Turkey), 05.04. – 14.05.2017

2016
Unlikely
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Acrylic on canvas mounted on cardboard, 33 cardboards, each 20 x 20 cm

Exhibitions:    Ayse Erkmen – Unlikely, Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich (Germany), 28.10.2016 – 14.01.2017

 
Alkoven
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Room installation: tiles with silkscreen prints.

Description:   In Alkoven, an installation recalling the traditional niches in the architecture of Ottoman houses, Ayșe Erkmen plays with the motifs of Orientalism, the ornamental and the ceramic. Yet something terrible lurks beneath the appearance of the “beautiful”. The motifs are based on reproductions of landmines, referencing the political fault lines which not only run through the border areas in Eastern Turkey, but also globally

Exhibitions:   Uncertain States – Künstlerisches Handeln in Ausnahmezuständen / Uncertain States. Artistic Strategies in States of Emergency, curated by Anke Hervol, Johannes Odenthal in cooperation with Katerina Gregos, Diana Wechsler, Akademie der Künste, Berlin (Germany), 15.10.2016 – 15.01.2017

                      Ayşe Erkmen & Mona Hatoum - Displacements, curated by Frederic Bussman, Museum der Bildenden Künste Leipzig (Germany), 18.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

 
pond to pool to pond
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Site-specific installation: already existing pond in site, connected to pool constructed out of wood, concrete, mortar, water and connecting pipes, cleansing and pumping machines

Exhibitions:   Art Projects at 8 Shrines and Temples – Travelling over 1300 Years of Time and Space, curated by Toshio Kondo, Art Front Gallery Tokyo, Culture City of East Asia 2016, Nara, Saidaiji Temple, Nara (Japan), 03.09. – 23.10.2016

 
Prize
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Site-specific installation: Red plastic ring filled with air going through the hole of an already existing fairy chimney

Exhibitions:   Let us Cultivate our Garden / Gelin Bahçemizi Ekelim, curated by Fulya Erdemci and Kevser Güler, Cappadox Festival II, Cappadocia (Turkey), 19.05. – 12.06.2016

2015
Üç Göz / Three Eyes
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Site-specific installation: three different colored rubber balls in red, blue and yellow installed in three holes of an already existing fairy chimney

Exhibitions:   Kapadokya Çarpması / Cappadocia Struck, curated by Fulya Erdemci, Cappadox Festival I, Cappadocia (Turkey), 16.05. – 31.05.2015

 
Places
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Installation: stainless steel reinforced concrete with glass mosaic tile, dimensions variable

Description:   Ayşe Erkmen’s first permanent public art project completed in the United States. This site-specific installation, completed in 2015 as part of Washington University’s Art on Campus program, is comprised of nine large-scale geometric monoliths covered in small glass mosaic tiles

Exhibitions:   Places, curated by Leslie Markle / Kemper Art Museum, Kemper Art Museum, Washington University Campus, St. Louis (USA), May 2015

 
3DN
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Textile installation: 8.23 x 12.34 x 14.43 m

Exhibitions:   Strange Pilgrims, organized by Heather Pesanti, The Contemporary Austin, Austin (USA), 27.09.2015 – 24.01.2016

 
By Nature
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Exhibited works: City Bird, 2015; Acid 1, 2015; Air, 2015; Down and Below, 1993/2015 Das Haus), Jungle, 2015; Altogether, 2015

 
Glass Works
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Site-specific installation: lowering of already existing lights with various shaped and colored glass sheets under

Exhibitions:   Glassworks, curated by Matthias Winzen, Cadhame Halle Verrière, Meisenthal (France), 28.06. – 30.08.2015

              Ayşe Erkmen & Mona Hatoum - Displacements, curated by Frederic Bussman, Museum der Bildenden Künste Leipzig (Germany), 18.11.2017 - 18.02.2018 

 
Fingerspitzengefühl
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Exhibited worksBronze Acid Green, 2014; small golden pompom, 2012; 49 works of not the color it is, 2014-2015

2014
Toparlanmışlar
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not the color it is
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sculpture: 49 bronze works of various colored patina, each 30 x 20 x 10 cm

mandarin orange/not the color it is, 2014
bright pink/not the color it is, 2014
greenish blue/not the color it is, 2014
sand brown/not the color it is, 2014
blush pink/not the color it is, 2014
beach blue/not the color it is, 2014
apricot orange/not the color it is, 2014
very white/not the color it is, 2014
light black/not the color it is, 2014
rose pink/not the color it is, 2014
dusty yellow/not the color it is, 2014
beige brown/not the color it is, 2014
golden green/not the color it is, 2014
deep violet/not the color it is, 2014
splash blue/not the color it is, 2014
jade blue/not the color it is, 2014
golden yellow/not the color it is, 2014
chocolate brown/not the color it is, 2014
light turquoise/not the color it is, 2014
grass green/not the color it is, 2014
deep sea blue/not the color it is, 2014
warm orange/not the color it is, 2014
sky white/not the color it is, 2014
sweet orange/not the color it is, 2014
greyish violet/not the color it is, 2014
rosa/not the color it is, 2014
bright yellow/not the color it is, 2014
spicy orange/not the color it is, 2014
deep white/not the color it is, 2014
dark blue/not the color it is, 2014
patina blue/not the color it is, 2014
hot pink/not the color it is, 2014
earth brown/not the color it is, 2015
black/not the color it is, 2015
dark violet/not the color it is, 2015
yellow/not the color it is, 2015
grayish white/not the color it is, 2015
dusty white/not the color it is, 2015
light green/not the color it is, 2015
very green/not the color it is, 2015
light brown/not the color it is, 2015
light violet/not the color it is, 2015
green/not the color it is, 2015
whitish white/not the color it is, 2015
dark grey/not the color it is, 2015
ocean blue/not the color it is, 2015
violet/not the color it is, 2015
grey/not the color it is, 2015
sea blue/not the color it is, 2015

Description: Individually patinated in bright colors, the sculptures are dispersed in an open arrangement on the black industrial parquet of the gallery, forming a landscape of little hills in strong contrast with the floor. The title of each sculpture is assembled via a color code from the Pantone system and the ancillary “not the color it is”. This addition refers to the process in which the bronzes are given their final appearance, passing through different shades and leaving the outcome in limbo until the final station. Therefore each sculpture stands on its own, while being held part of the whole ensemble by the shared part of the title.

Exhibitions:   Fingerspitzengefühl, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin (Germany), 07.11.2015 – 06.01.2016

                     Ayse Erkmen, Tamara Grcic, Janice Kerbel, Karin Sander, Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich (Germany), 13.05. – 18.06.2016
(7 of them had been exhibited on this show)

                     Ayse Erkmen – Unlikely, Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich (Germany), 28.10.2016 – 14.01.2017
(2 of them had been exhibited on this show)

                     Flair, curated by Gregory Volk, Fridman Gallery, New York (USA), 01.06. – 21.07.2017
(5 of them had been exhibited on this show)

                     Ayşe Erkmen & Mona Hatoum - Displacements, curated by Frederic Bussman, Museum der Bildenden Künste Leipzig (Germany), 18.11.2017 - 18.02.2018
(3 of them had been exhibited on this show)

 
Bronze Acid Green
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Video installation: 00:03:00 min., loop

Description:   Film is depicting a location from their manufacturing process – an acid basin. Slowly a colorful liquid sways from one edge of the image to the other, reflecting neon lights give a vague impression of an industrial setting. Erkmen here creates an abstract image and playfully elaborates on the space between ordinary technical processes and the realm of art.

Exhibitions:   Fingerspitzengefühl, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin (Germany), 07.11.2015 – 06.01.2016

                      Ayşe Erkmen & Mona Hatoum - Displacements, curated by Frederic Bussman, Museum der Bildenden Künste Leipzig (Germany), 18.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

2013
Intervals
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Site-specific installation: 11 theatre style backdrops that raise and lower via an automated system, blocking and then unblocking the route onwards. Each backdrop is designed to a different style of theatre ranging from a garden scene to the traditional red curtains.

Description:   In speaking about her Curve space exhibition Erkmen explains: ‘I wanted to make something which is usually hidden backstage visible, bringing scenic backdrops into The Curve and setting them into action. By moving them up and down with a fly system the exhibition space will be continually changing, creating ideas of interval both in space and narration.’

Exhibitions:   Ayşe Erkmen: Intervals, The Curve, Barbican Centre, London (United Kingdom), 24.09.2013 – 05.01.2014

 
bangbangbang
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Intervention / Installation: a green ball suspended from a crane on a long cable and swings and touches the building at random intervals

Exhibitions:   Mom, Am I Barbarian? / Anne Ben Barbar mıyım?, curated by Fulya Erdemci, 13th Istanbul Biennial, Antrepo No. 3, Istanbul (Turkey), 14.09. – 10.11.2013

 
PFM-1 and Others and Row Row
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90 ceramic landmines with shelves

Exhibitions:   Modernity? Perspectives from France and Turkey / Modernlik? Fransa ve Türkiye’den Manzaralar, curated by Çelenk Bafra and Levent Çalıkoğlu, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul (Turkey), 16.01. – 16.05.2013

                      Ayşe Erkmen & Mona Hatoum - Displacements, curated by Frederic Bussman, Museum der Bildenden Künste Leipzig (Germany), 18.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

 
Wesenszug
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10 wall sculptures:
Emerald 17-5641, 2013, 85 x 85 cm
Mykonos Blue 18-4434, 2013, 94 x 80 cm
Linden Green 15-0533, 2013, 86 x 88 cm
Samba 19-1662, 2013, 85 x 85 cm
Koi 17-1452, 2013, 76 x 85 cm
Deep Lichen Green 18-0312, 2013, 90 x 78 cm
Vivacious 19-2045, 2013, 85 x 85 cm
Turbulence 19-4215, 2013, 85 x 98 cm
Carafe 19-1116, 2013, 86 x 86 cm

sculptures: aluminium, car lacquer

Description: On the gallery walls, ten, carefully coloured wall sculptures will be mounted spaciously around the exhibition space. These radiant and multifaceted colours as well as their congruent shapes correspond to the Pantone Fashion Colour Report of fall 2013, a ‘global authority’ on textile colours.

Like in earlier shows, the artist appropriates and examines existing forms and use of materials in architecture and design hinting at eminent questions of the value of the useless ahead of the useful, and simultaneously gives an insight into the Wesenszug (essence) of things; the different perspectives of how they could be used, and how they are made. _ Press Release Christina Green

Exhibitions:   Wesenszug, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin (Germany), 26.04. – 15.06.2013

2012
Istanbul Eindhoven
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Exhibited work: Imitating Lines, 1985/2012

2011
Plan B
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Installation: water purification system, pipes, pumps, cleansing machines painted in specific colors according to their function

Exhibitions:   Plan B, curated by Fulya Erdemci, 54th Venice Biennale, The Pavilion of Turkey, Artigliere, Arsenale, Venice (Italy), 04.06. – 27.11.2011

 
all together
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installation: three plexiglass boxes with 33 animal figurines

Exhibitions:   Sürekli Çeşitlenmeler / Continuous Variations, curated by Ali Akay, Akbank Sanat, Istanbul (Turkey), 18.05. – 18.06.2011

 
Ewig Dein
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sculpture: sound, soundtube shower speaker, 00:01:11 min. 

Exhibitions:   Kendi Kendine / On Its Own, Rampa, Istanbul (Turkey), 09.02. – 26.03.2011

                      Two birds, a stone and a horse (G) (C) (curated by Henk Visch). Wako Works of Art, Tokyo (Japan), 08.09. – 13.10.2012

                      Ayşe Erkmen & Mona Hatoum - Displacements, curated by Frederic Bussman, Museum der Bildenden Künste Leipzig (Germany), 18.11.2017 - 18.2.2018

 
On Its Own
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Installation: 970 archival pigment prints on dibond, each 29.7 x 21 cm, Later on: Itself

Exhibitions:   Kendi Kendine / On Its Own, Rampa, Istanbul (Turkey), 09.02. – 26.03.2011

                      Ayşe Erkmen – Itself, Magazin 4, Bregenzer Kunstverein, Bregenz (Austria), 03.12.2011 – 19.02.2012
[Details of this version: Installation: archival pigment print on Dibond, 29.7 x 21 cm (ca. 1320), single dia projection (Itself was previously called On its Own when exhibited at Rampa, Istanbul in February 2011.)]

                     Two birds, a stone and a horse, curated by Henk Visch, Wako Works of Art, Tokyo (Japan), 08.09. – 13.10.2012

                     A – Ayse Erkmen & Ann Veronica Janssens, curated by Ann Hoste and Philippe Van Cauteren, S.M.A.K., Ghent (Belgium), 31.10.2015 – 14.02.2016

2010
Encircled
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sculpture: ball, ø 103 cm., label ribbon with artist’s name woven

Exhibitions:   Surface and Beyond / Yüzey ve Ötesi, curated by Heinz Peter Schwerfel, Dirimart Dolapdere, Istanbul (Turkey), 26.05. – 30.07.2016

 
J, K & H
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Installation: 52 hats, stills from the six-second sequence from Miracle in Milan by Vittorio de Sica

Description: “J, K & H” is a piece that marks three people’s lives that might have but did not necessarily cross at the time; it draws an invisible triangle over Beyoğlu and transforms the art space through the trail of its past. The title “J, K & H” derives from the initial letters of the names of these three people who are the keys to the triangle: Katya, Jules and Hermine. Katya Kiracı who currently owns a hat shop in Hacopulo Arcade, is the daughter of Eva Bucin, who also was a milliner; Jules ran a hat shop called Fait Jules between 1914 and 1920 on the ground floor of the building where ARTER is currently located; and Hermine Sedat is Ayşe Erkmen’s grandmother, who ran a haute couture dress-making shop at the Simpatyan apartment building. Erkmen brings these three people together by having a memento of her grandmother, a hat, reproduced by Katya Kiracı and displayed in remembrance of the shop once run by Fait Jules. – Fatoş Üstek, İkinci Sergi kataloğu, bkz. http: / /docplayer.biz.tr /5265157-12-ikinci-sergi-kitap-2-2.html

Exhibitions:   Second Exhibition / İkinci Sergi, curated by Emre Baykal, Arter, Istanbul (Turkey), 28.11.2010 – 27.02.2011

                      Tu m’arcel, conceptual framework by Norgunk). Ariel, Istanbul (Turkey), 20.01. – 04.03.2017
(21 hats in various colours were hanged on the wall)

 
15-5519
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Site-specific intervention: nylon

Description: 15-5519 is the new site-specific public intervention by artist Ayşe Erkmen that playfully engages with the tactile characteristics of Witte de With's architecture. Erkmen will add a temporary coat to Witte de With's building by partially covering it with a monochrome composition reminiscent of a nylon winter jacket. The work's title, 15-5519, is the color code representing Pantone Color Institute's proposed color of 2010. The source of the stitched pattern composition is Theo van Doesberg's painting Contra-Composition XVI (1925). Instead of the primary and non-colors propagated by the Dutch De Stijl movement, Erkmen's work adopts a contemporary tint of turquoise. Through Erkmen's translation, Doesberg's iconic work is given an alternative sculptural form, functioning as a second skin of protection for the building. 15-5519 animates the architecture and offers an uncommon physical experience for passersby and for the institution.

Exhibitions:   Between You and I – Intervention 4. Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (Netherlands), 09.11.2010 – 09.01.2011

 
Doppelhaushälfte
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Exhibited works: Pieces of Colour, 2010; sixtyfive percent, 2010; Hearts and Circles, 2009

 
Turm 79
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Site-specific intervention: Gold coating on already existing rails of a coal tower

Exhibitions:   Emscherkunst.2010, curated by Florian Matzner, Essen (Germany), 29.05. – 05.09.2010

 
Ghost
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Audio and light installation: 9 shower speakers, 12 lamps, 00:29:00 min., loop

Description:   Ayse Erkmen’s site specific works respond to the physical nature and hidden histories of architectural spaces. Her sound installation, Ghost, was originally created for the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary in Vienna, formerly the Palais Erdödy-Furstenberg, where centuries ago Ludwig Van Beethoven spent many months. It is said that Beethoven had developed a special friendship with the heiress and countess Anna Maria Erdödy, to whom he dedicated the canon Gluck, gluckzum neuen Jahr (wo0176). Within Erkmen’s installation, the canon composition is sung by a single soprano, representing the voice of a young girl whose ghost is rumored to live at the palace. The sounds are luminated by minimal hanging lamps throughout the space, but remain as immaterial as the stories of which they tell.

Exhibitions:   Tactics of Invisibility / Görünmezlik Taktikleri, curated by Emre Baykal and Daniela Zyman, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna (Austria), 16.04. – 15.08.2010; Tanas, Berlin (Germany), 11.09.2010 – 14.01.2011; Arter, Istanbul (Turkey), 09.04. – 05.06.2011

                     More Than Sound, curated by Theodor Ringborg, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm (Sweden), 05.09. – 02.12.2012

2009
Colourful
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Installation: 62 m2, ceramic tiles

Exhibitions:   Segment #3. Borusan Çağdaş Sanat Koleksiyonu’ndan Seçki / A Selection from the Borusan Contemporary Art Collection, curated by Necmi Sönmez, Borusan Contemporary, Perili Köşk, Istanbul (Turkey), 24.11.2012 – 01.09.2013

                     Ortak Zemin: Toprak. Borusan Çağdaş Sanat Koleksiyonu’ndan Seçki / Common Ground: Earth. A Selection from the Borusan Contemporary Art Collection (G) (curated by Nazlı Gürlek). Borusan Contemporary, Perili Köşk, Istanbul (Turkey), 01.03. – 01.06.2014

 
Left and Right
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site-specific installation: steel in two parts, 1 x 5.6 m, 1 x 9.34 m

Exhibitions:   Variations Continues (Continuous Variations), curated by Ali Akay, Centre d'Art contemporain d'Ivry – le Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine, Paris (France), 19.11.2009 – 17.01.2010

 
Up and Down
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site-specific installation: paint on laminated wood in the shape of staircase in two parts, 1 x 15.30 m

Exhibitions:   Variations Continues (Continuous Variations), curated by Ali Akay, Centre d'Art contemporain d'Ivry – le Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine, Paris (France), 19.11.2009 – 17.01.2010

 
Hearts and Circles
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Animation video: colour, 00:12:40 min., loop, DVD, 5+1 A.P

Exhibitions:   Variations Continues (Continuous Variations), curated by Ali Akay, Centre d'Art contemporain d'Ivry – le Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine, Paris (France), 19.11.2009 – 17.01.2010

                      Compilation, Bernhard Knaus Fine Art GmbH, Frankfurt am Main (Germany), 11.02. – 14.04.2010

                      Doppelhaushälfte, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin (Germany), 04.09. – 23.10.2010

                      Kendi Kendine / On Its Own, Rampa, Istanbul (Turkey), 09.02. – 26.03.2011

                      Arşiv III: Canlandırılmış Hareketler / Archive III: Animated Movements, curated by Ali Akay, Şekerbank Açıkekran, Istanbul (Turkey), 12.09. – 29.10.2011

                     Beyaz Ekran Kara Delik / White Screen Black Hole, conceptual framework by Norgunk, Ariel, Istanbul (Turkey), 15.12.2015 - 23.01.2016

 
Slideshow
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Slide projection: carousel for slides, ca. 80 slides, projector

Description:   Drawings and sketches of earlier works and installations from Erkmen’s notebooks were photographed and shown in a slide projection.

Exhibitions:   Access All Areas, A Drawing Exhibition, curated by Arturo Herrera and Tanja Wagner, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin (Germany), 25.09. – 07.11.2009

 
Entwined
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Installation: textile ribbons, already existing column

Exhibitions:   Ayşe Erkmen – Entwined, Art Unlimited, Basel (Switzerland), 10. – 14.06.2009

                      Text Textile Texture, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin (Germany), 10.03. – 18.04.2012
(Details of this version; Site-specific installation: label ribbon with the word “limited” woven around the column, textile ribbons, knotted together by hand, format variable)

 
Wet to Dry
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Wet to Dry, 2009

video: colour, sound, 00:00:13 min

Exhibitions:   Bluish, curated by Caroline Käding). Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg (Germany), 05.06. – 02.08.2009

                      Sürekli Çeşitlenmeler / Continuous Variations, curated by Ali Akay, Akbank Sanat, Istanbul (Turkey), 18.05. – 18.06.2011

                      Murmuring, curated by Ali Akay, Mestna Galerija Ljubljana, Ljubljana (Slovenia), 20.04. – 04.06.2017

 
Bluish
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Site-specific installation: nylon, carbon fiber tube, glass fiber tube, rope, copper, 237 x 1475 x 490 cm

Exhibitions:   Bluish, curated by Caroline Käding). Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg (Germany), 05.06. – 02.08.2009

 
Pleasant Corners
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10 installations: aluminium composite panels, lacquered, exhibited in Karmeliterplatz, Burggasse /Dom, Künstlerhaus underground car park ventilation, Jakominiplatz, Schloßbergplatz, Schloßberg clocktower, Südtiroler Platz, Mariahilferplatz, Esperantoplatz, Volksgarten

Exhibitions:   Utopia and Monument I, On the Validity of Art Between Privatisation
and the Public Sphere / Utopie und Monument I, Über die Gültigkeit von Kunst zwischen Privatisierung und Öffentlichkeit, curated by Sabine Breitwieser, Steirischer Herbst, Graz (Austria), 24.09. – 18.10.2009

                      Ayşe Erkmen & Mona Hatoum - Displacements, curated by Frederic Bussman, Museum der Bildenden Künste Leipzig (Germany), 18 November 2017 - 18 February 2018

 
Construction
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site-specific installation: handwritten text on builders’ helmets

Exhibitions:    Beyond These Walls, curated by Margot Heller, South London Art Gallery, London (United Kingdom), 24.07. –20.09.2009

 
Corridor
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Site-specific installation: coloured plastic (the plastic in the skylight); site-specific installation: existing light fittings, cable (the lowered light in the corridor)

Exhibitions:   Beyond These Walls, curated by Margot Heller, South London Art Gallery, London (United Kingdom), 24.07. –20.09.2009

 
Skylight
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Site-specific installation: coloured plastic (the plastic in the skylight)

Exhibitions:    Beyond These Walls, curated by Margot Heller, South London Art Gallery, London (United Kingdom), 24.07. –20.09.2009

                       A – Ayse Erkmen & Ann Veronica Janssens (G) (C) (curated by Ann Hoste and Philippe Van Cauteren, S.M.A.K., Ghent (Belgium), 31.10.2015 – 14.02.2016
(coloured plastic sheets)

 
What Else?
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installation: textile ribbons on already existing column

Exhibitions  What Else?, curated by Karine Vonna, Villa du Parc, Annemasse (France), 29.05. – 20.09.2009

Exhibited works: Colours, 2009; Typed Words, 2009; Lazy Dog, 2009

 
Orange
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label ribbon with artist’s name woven, knotted together by hand, dimensions variable

Exhibitions:   Hep Aynı Şarkı / On Connaît La Chanson / Same Old Song, curated by Ali Akay, Akbank Sanat, Istanbul (Turkey), 13.05. – 10.06.2009

                      A – Ayse Erkmen & Ann Veronica Janssens, curated by Ann Hoste and Philippe Van Cauteren, S.M.A.K., Ghent (Belgium), 31.10.2015 – 14.02.2016

                     Ayse Erkmen – Unlikely, Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich (Germany), 28.10.2016 – 14.01.2017

 
All Right Now
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Installation: gypsum, lightning track

Description: A geometrically ‘corrected’ room within a room, where the walls and ceiling of an exhibition space were rebuilt to reflect the slope of the ramp that leads viewers through the museum. The reconstructed space is Erkmen's work, but the subtle changes forced viewers to reconsider their expectations both of the museum space itself and the works of art that are contained within.

Exhibitions:   Provisions for the Future and Past of the Coming Days, curated by Isabel Carlos and Tarek Abou El Fetouh, 9th Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah Contemporary Arab Art Museum, Sharjah (United Arab Emirates), 16.03. – 16.05.2009

2008
A, B, C, D
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Installation: Steel pipes of scaffolding material and hinges

Exhibitions: A, B, C, D, ABC Art Fair, Berlin (Germany), 05.09. – 07.09.2008

 
Crystal Rock
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sculpture: stainless steel, motor powered mechanics, 150 x 375 x 200 cm

Description:   permanent work installed at the NRW.BANK, Düsseldorf

Exhibitions:   Ayşe Erkmen – Hausgenossen, curated by Julian Heynen). K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf (Germany), 08.11.2008 – 01.17.2010

 
Hausgenossen
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Installation: 8 metallic-coloured fabrics, Soltis, 86, hung into the inner roof construction, 2 parts dark aluminum, 6500 x 70 cm, 2 parts copper, 5400 x 100 cm, 2 parts gold, 4000 x 75 cm, 2 parts light aluminum, 3500 x 80 cm, 2 parts gold, 1800 x 90 cm, 2 parts dark aluminum, 1600 x 95 cm, 2 parts copper, 1000 x 85 cm, 2 parts very light aluminum, 1000 x 85 cm

Exhibitions: Ayşe Erkmen – Hausgenossen, curated by Julian Heynen, K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf (Germany), 08.11.2008 – 01.17.2010

 
Questions and Suggestions
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Site-specific intervention: question marks and exclamation marks on some windows of the building

Exhibitions:   AKKUNSTPROJEKTE, curated by Daniel Baumann, Kerstin Engholm, Verena Formanek and Maren Lübbke-Tidow, AK / Arbeiterkammer Wien, Siebdruck Beratungspavillons, 22.10.2008

 
Every Bag Counts
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Carier bags

Description:   Ayşe Erkmen’s artworks are site-specific and often exist only for the duration of the exhibition. Her spectacular public projects and subtle architectural interventions engage with the architectural, historical, and cultural context of the site she is working with. Erkmen has chosen a group of inner-city Christchurch retail outlets to map the city by distributing her “golden cashier bags.” By replacing the stores’ usual shopping bags with bags bearing statements that relate to the function of the business, she creates a subtle intervention that becomes a kind of mobile sculpture as the bags are carried throughout the city by customers – tracing the routes of shoppers just as the title of the exhibition Wandering Lines suggests

Exhibitions:   Wandering Lines: Towards a New Culture of Space, curated by Fulya Erdemci and Danae Mossman, SCAPE 2008 Christchurch Biennial of Art in Public Space, Christchurch (New Zealand), 19.09. – 02.11.2008

 
Weggefahrten
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Weggefährten, curated by Britta Schmitz and Bettina Schaschke, co-curator, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (Germany), 13.09. – 11.01.2008

 
Not Going to Shanghai. Istanbul, Dubai, Singapore
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Video: sound, colour, 00:24:38 min.

Description:   Shot during an Air Singapore flight, the film shows the screen integrated into the backrest of the seat, which itself is showing an entertainment television programme from Shanghai.

Exhibitions:   7th Shanghai Biennial, curated by Julian Heynen et al., Biennial Exhibition Hall, Shanghai (China), 13.09.2008 – 11.01.2009

                     Seyahat Etmek ve Yaşamak / Travelling and Living, curated by Ali Akay, Şekerbank Açıkekran, Istanbul (Turkey), 16.04. – 14.06.2014

 
Squeezed
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installation: existing shaft, plastic materials, dimensions unknown

Description:   Three widths of plastic in red, orange and yellow accentuated a shaft on the ceiling and floor usually concealed from visitors; the shaft is used as a lift serving all floors of the museum.

Exhibitions:   Above The Fold. Ayşe Erkmen, Ceal Floyer, David Lamelas, curated by Nikola Dietrich, Kunstmuseum Basel, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel (Switzerland), 01.06. – 12.10.2008

 
First Column
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installation: existing shaft, plastic materials, dimensions unknown

Description:   Three widths of plastic in red, orange and yellow accentuated a shaft on the ceiling and floor usually concealed from visitors; the shaft is used as a lift serving all floors of the museum.

Exhibitions:   Above The Fold. Ayşe Erkmen, Ceal Floyer, David Lamelas, curated by Nikola Dietrich, Kunstmuseum Basel, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel (Switzerland), 01.06. – 12.10.2008

 
One Half Each
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Installation: carpet, dimensions unknown

Description:   Three carpets in yellow, pink and blue were cut into lengths matching half of the dimensions of the museum’s ground plan. Their form thus had the same jagged contours of the building.

Exhibitions:   Above The Fold. Ayşe Erkmen, Ceal Floyer, David Lamelas, curated by Nikola Dietrich, Kunstmuseum Basel, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel (Switzerland), 01.06. – 12.10.2008

 
Entangled
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Installation: intermeshed injection-moulded plastic in green, red and white, ‘Algue’: designed by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, 2004, existing tower, tower dimensions: ca. 10 x 13.40 m, used plastic modules: ca. 17,000 elements, each 3.2 x 2.6 x 0.4 m

Exhibitions:   Folkestone Sculpture Triennial, curated by Andrea Schlieker, Folkestone: Near Wear Bay Road, Kent (United Kingdom), 14.06. – 14.09.2008

 
Ups and Downs
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Installation: carpet, concrete, metal pipes, laminate, castor rolls, dimensions unknown

Description:   A carpet cut to fit the dimensions of the ground floor was laid out in the smaller upper floor of the gallery and thus bulged up along the sides. The upper floor with its balustrade of metal piping and the laminate floor were reproduced, divided into several sections and presented on pedestals fitted with castor rolls on the lower floor. Erkmen adopted the figure of Humpty Dumpty from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland as the motto for the exhibition.

Exhibitions:   Ayşe Erkmen – Aşağı Yukarı / Ups and Downs (S) (C) (curated by René Block). Kazım Taşkent Art Gallery, Yapı Kredi Cultural Activities Arts and Publishing Inc., Istanbul (Turkey), 16.05. – 15.07.2008

2007
Modern and Beyond
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Exhibited works: Bir Yer / A Place, 1992/2007; Das Haus / Ev / The House, 1993/2008; Am Haus (On the House), 1994/2008; PFM-1 and others, 1997; Kuşbakışı Manzaralar / Scenic Overlooks, 2004

 
İki Kardeş
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Poster action: four posters in offset print for double-sided advertising boards, each 171 x 115 cm

Exhibitions:   Sanat Sokağa Taştı!, initiated by “Radikal Art”, Taksim Cumhuriyet Meydanı, Vali Konağı Caddesi, Istanbul (Turkey), 09.10. – 15.10.2007

 
Golden Matters
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Installation: golden fabric, elastic band draped over already existing lettering on the façade of the museum Istanbul Modern, 110 x 1,366 cm

Exhibitions:   Şimdiki Zaman Geçmiş Zaman. 20 Yılda Uluslararası İstanbul Bienali’nden İz Bırakanlar / Time Present Time Past. Highlights from 20 Years of the International Istanbul Biennial, curated by David Elliott and Rosa Martínez, Istanbul Modern (Turkey), 06.09.2007 – 02.12.2007

 
Whitish
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Installation: intermeshed injection-moulded plastic in white, ‘Algue’: designed by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, 2004, 330 x 900 cm (each 3.2 x 2.6 x 0.4 cm)

Exhibitions:   Drei Farben – Weiss (XIV. Rohkunstbau), curated by Mark Gisbourne, Schloss Sacrow, Potsdam (Germany), 15.07. – 26.08.2007

 
Coffee
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Video: HD (Beta SP), transferred to DVD (PAL), colour, sound, 00:25:00 min., loop, edition 5+1 A.P.

Description:   Coffee is a remake of Ardarda İki Kahve (Two Coffees Back to Back) from 2003. Subtitled in English and set in a café, Coffee is a film about reading coffee grounds.

Exhibitions:   Forum expanded (57. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin),  Kino Arsenal 1, Berlin (Germany), 08.02. – 18.02.2007

                     Special Project Ayşe Erkmen: Coffee, Extra City. Centrum voor hedendaagse kunst, Antwerpen (Belgium), 29.06. – 23.09.2007

                     Kunst Film Biennale Köln, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne (Germany), 18. – 24.10.2007; 19.10.2007

                     20th International Documentary Film Festival, Tuschinski 6 /5, Amsterdam (The Netherlands), 22.11. – 02.12.2007

                    54th Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Cinema Star, Oberhausen (Germany), 01.05. – 06.05.2008

                   For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn’t there, curated by Anthony Huberman, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri (USA), 11.09.2009 – 03.01.2010; ICA, London (UK), 03.12.2009 – 01.31.2010; MOCAD /Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit (USA), 05.02. – 04.04.2010; de Appel, Amsterdam (Netherlands), 13.02. – 28.03.2010; Kulturgest, Lisbon (Portugal), 29.05. – 29.08.2010

                 Video Program / Tanas, curated by Barbara Heinrich, Marta-Herford Museum, Herford (Germany), 22. – 23.01.2011

                Hayal ve Hakikat / Dream and Reality, curated by Fatmagül Berktay, Levent Çalıkoğlu, Zeynep İnankur and Burcu Pelvanoğlu, Istanbul Modern Museum, Istanbul (Turkey), 16.09.2011 – 22.01.2012

               Imaginary Audience Scale, curated by Misal Adnan Yıldız, Artspace, Auckland (New Zealand), 27.03. – 23.05.2015

               Feminismen. The Video Art Collection of Neuer Berliner Kunstverein at Nordstern Videokunstzentrum, curated by Marius Babias and Kathrin Becker, Nordstern Videokunstzentrum, Gelsenkirchen (Germany), 28.03. – 20.12.2015

 
Habenichts
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Exhibited works: Typed Tables, 2001; Flat White [F, M, B], 2006; Die Farben der Buchstaben / Colors of Letters, 2006; Netz (Net), 2006; Blinds, 2004/2006

Drawing: two heliogravures, edition of 20, each 140 x 100 cm; sculpture: three carpets made of wool, hand woven, 1,300 x 42 cm; sculpture: 23 letters and 10 figures made of plexiglass, punched, edition of seven sets; sculpture: clothing labels made of cotton, knotted together by hand, two nails, ca. 220 x 30 cm; sculpture: blinds made of fabric and/or plastic, dimensions variable.

2006
Flat White
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sculpture: carpet made of wool, hand woven, 1,300 x 42 cm

Description: Flat White has three versions: F: Fine, M: Medium, B: Bold.

Exhibitions:   Ayşe Erkmen – awesome, curated by Danae Mossman, The Physics Room. A contemporary Art Project Space, Christchurch (New Zealand), 01.04. – 29.04.2006 [F]

                     Ayşe Erkmen – Habenichts, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin (Germany), 16.01. – 03.03.2007 [F, M, B]

 
What Happened
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Installation: planks made of wood, dimensions unknown

Description:   The area where the triennial is held was hit by a severe earthquake in 2004. The planks were laid out in a building damaged by the quake, enabling the rooms to be entered again

Exhibitions:   3rd Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial, curated by Fram Kitagawa, Nigata (Japan), 23.07. – 10.09.2006

 
The Gap
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Intervention: three spheres out of plexiglass (blue, yellow, red), dimensions unknown

Description:   The three spheres were installed above the smallest house in the city, wedged in between two buildings.

Exhibitions:   KONTRACOM 06. Contemporary Festival Salzburg, curated by Max Hollein et al., Alter Markt et al., Salzburg (Austria), 12.05. – 16.07.2006

2005
Fish & Bread, Karaköy
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Leaflet distribution: paper, embossed colour print, edition: 10,000, 23.5 x 22.5 cm

Exhibitions:   İstanbul Yaya Sergileri 2: Tünel/Karaköy / Istanbul Pedestrian Exhibitions 2: Tünel/Karaköy, curated by Emre Baykal and Fulya Erdemci, Info Centers Karaköy, Promenade, Istanbul (Turkey), 16.09. – 22.10.2005

 
Landmines
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installation: vinyl (PVC) with digital print on wood, 302 x 101 cm

Description:   A floor covering in blue and golden yellow, upon which the iridescent green motifs from PFM-1 and others were reproduced, was laid out in the entrance area to the museum

Exhibitions:   Ayşe Erkmen – Busy Colors, curated by Mary Ceruti, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, New York (USA), 10.09. – 27.11.2005

 
Busy Colors
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Installation: existing crane, two widths of fabric out polysilk and nylon, 20.7 x 11.3 m

Description:   Widths of fabric in turquoise and pink were set in motion automatically by a heavy and noisy crane some 8 metres over the ground.

Exhibitions:   Ayşe Erkmen – Busy Colors, curated by Mary Ceruti, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, New York (USA), 10.09. – 27.11.2005

 
Under the Roof
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Installation: silicon thread in pink, green and yellow, wooden boards, steel bars, fixations, size of rooms (length x width): 1,000 x 700 cm, 600 x 600 cm, 1,300 x 600 cm, length of threads: 88,000 m

Exhibitions:   Ayşe Erkmen – Under the Roof, curated by Nigel Prince with assistance of Anna Pike, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (United Kingdom), 09.04. – 30.05.2005

 
Half of Each
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Installation: five hollow cubes made of rice paper, caned carbon fibre, constructions, dimensions unknown

Exhibitions:   Raum. Prolog, curated by Matthias Flügge, Robert Kudielka and Angela Lammert, Akademie der Künste, Berlin (Germany), 03.04. – 04.06.2005

 
Fun Mold
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Sculpture: three balls of milk, dark and white chocolate, diameter of each: 12 cm

Description:   Three hollow chocolate balls were produced in a mould from 1900 used by the renowned Dresden confectioner Anton Reiche; the mould was purchased at an internet auction.

Exhibitions:   Kunst in Schokolade / Chocolate Art, curated by Kasper König, Julia Friedrich, Museum Ludwig and Imhoff-Stollwerck-Museum, Cologne (Germany), 17.03. – 19.06.2005

 
small back chamber
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fabric banner, 246 x 319.5 cm, wall for existing room

Exhibitions:   Ayşe Erkmen – Habseligkeiten, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin (Germany), 13.02. – 16.03.2005

 
Elephant
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Installation: digital print on fibreboard panel, 300 x 500 cm

Description:   The pictorial image of Hohentwiel (2000) was enlarged to match the height of the room, affixed to fibreboard panels and positioned at the entrance to the gallery. Cut out along its contours, elephant seemed as if it was entering the gallery room.

Exhibitions:   Doğayla Bulaşmak / Contaging with Nature, curated by Ali Akay, Levent Çalıkoğlu, Akbank Sanat, Istanbul (Turkey), 09.02. – 19.03.2005

 
Scenic Overlooks
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video projection: digital images, transferred onto DVD, colour, 00:45:00 min., loop, edition of 5+1 A.P.

Description:   The work giving the exhibition its title. Kuşbakışı Manzaralar / Scenic Overlooks, comprises 84 different landscape scenes. Taken from an image downloaded from the internet, namely from the top down. The white starting image unveils more and more of the respective landscape, the shots frequently taken from a worm’s-eye view.

Exhibitions:   Ayşe Erkmen – Kuşbakışı Manzaralar, Galerist, Istanbul (Turkey), 11.01. – 12.02.2005

                      Ayşe Erkmen – Habseligkeiten, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin (Germany), 13.02. – 16.03.2005

                      Ayşe Erkmen – awesome, curated by Danae Mossman, The Physics Room. A contemporary Art Project Space, Christchurch (New Zealand), 01.04. – 29.04.2006

                      Collection ’05, curated by Nathalie Ergino, Institut d’art contemporain – Frac Rhône-Alpes, Villeurbanne (France), 15.06. – 15.10.2006

                      Modern and Beyond, curated by Fulya Erdemci et al., Santralistanbul, Istanbul (Turkey), 08.09.2007 – 29.02.2008

                      Weggefährten, curated by Britta Schmitz and Bettina Schaschke, co-curator, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (Germany), 13.09. – 11.01.2008 (projection surface ca. 450 cm2)

                      Bluish, curated by Caroline Käding, Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg (Germany), 05.06. – 02.08.2009

                      Scénographies: de Dan Graham à Hubert Robert, curated by Nathalie Ergino & Dorothée Deyriès-Henry, Lux Scène nationale Valence, Art3 Valence, La comédie de Valence, Lycée Le Valentin Bourg-lès-Valence, Palais Delphinal, Ville de Saint-Donat-Sur-l’Herbasse (France), 14.03. – 28.06.2009

2004
Lazy Dog
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Limerick Biennial / Imagine Limerick, Limerick, Ireland,
March 13-May 23, 2004

Wandzeichnung: PVC-Folie, ca. 300 ≈ 600 cm (Maße variabel) / Wall drawing: adhesive vinyl, ca. 300 ≈ 600 cm (dimensions variable)

Limerick is not only the venue of the biannually held OPEN e v+ a, the annual exhibition of visual+art, but also of INVITED, where internationally renowned artists are invited by the incumbent curator to exhibit their work. The plus-sign in the title and the logo of the Limerick exhibition sets an explicit signal that art (both the product and its process) not only involves our sense of sight but all of our senses. The striking typography together with the logo presumably inspired Erkmen to develop a work for this exhibition featuring a font.

The artist had a technician transpose onto a wall a drawing comprised of font letters and produced in adhesive vinyl. This kind of typed typeface goes back to Erkmen’s experiments on paper from 1997, where she arranged the typed characters of an electronic typewriter into visual drawings, the Typed Tables, for the first time. Further works, Typed Square and Typed Words, featuring phrases like “Thanks For calling” or “good Luck,” followed, so too the transference into other techniques, for example the heliogravure. In Ireland she additionally used a so-called pangram: “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” is a sentence containing every letter of the alphabet and is standard use in typesetting handbooks as an example for the various fonts. Widely used as early as the end of the 19th century, this pangram is mentioned in Sir Robert Baden-Powell’s book Scouting for Boys (1908) as a signalling exercise. In Limerick Erkmen alternated the sentence with the alphabet from A to Z and followed the traditional Western direction of reading from upper left to lower right. The font created by the artist featured both upper and lower case letters. It varied in shape, at times rounder, at others angular, now broader, then narrower. Gaps between the elements forming the letters complicated their reading. At the same time though, this provided them with their own free space, lending them a hint of individuality. In the typed area the letters thus seemed to skip or jump, illustrating what the fox does in the example sentence. The drawing was comprised of seven lines whose letters gradually decreased in size. Resulting in a shifting of the sentence’s beginning, this evoked a sense of acceleration, as if the lines were gaining in speed. Taking a step back and viewing the typeface as a whole, the characters looked like a river or a flood of data, without stability and in upheaval. In contrast, attentively reading the sequence of letters generated, along with the aforementioned dynamic, the impression that the fox had jumped off and ‘escaped’ at the end, as if the diminishing size expressed a distancing from an imaginary or seen object. In this way the writing became an image. For the magazine RR_02 Erkmen indeed combined this sentence with an image, a desert scene from the video work Kuşbakışı Manzaralar / Scenic Overlooks (2005).

A direct forerunner of the work for Limerick was shown in the Müßiggang exhibitions in Berlin and Istanbul (2002). Turkish letters were inserted into the gaps in the letters of the Latin alphabet, and instead of the pangram, ten numbers from zero to nine were appended. The fact that the city of Limerick shares its name with the short, witty poetry form of the ‘limerick’ may well have animated Erkmen to this variation.

 
Durchnässt
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Installation: removal of the paving-stone floor, removal of the soil layer underneath, tarpaulin, loam-gravel mix, water, surface area: ca. 13 m², mass: ca. 13.5 m³

Exhibitions:   Ayşe Erkmen – durchnässt, curated by Matthias Ulrich, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main (Germany), 15.10. – 31.10.2004

 
Ring
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Sculpture: rings made of 950 silver

Description:   Silver rings were produced based on designs by Istanbul jewellers Raffi and Levon Şadya. Together the rings formed a chain that could be taken apart. The rings were sold as single items during the exhibition.

Exhibitions:   :mentalKLINIK-04. [ ~self], curated by Mental Klinik [Yasemin Baydar and Birol Demir], Marie-Claude Beaud, Mudam Camp de Base (Luxembourg), 06.10. –11.12.2004

 
GM
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Installation: black carpet, covered area: 294 m²

Exhibitions:   Ayşe Erkmen – GM, curated by Sophie Lauwers; part of the Turkish Festival, Palais des Beaux-Arts: Victor Horta Hall, Brussels (Belgium), 06.10.2004 – 16.01.2005

                     Weggefährten, curated by Britta Schmitz and Bettina Schaschke, co-curator, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (Germany), 13.09. – 11.01.2008
(Details of this version; installation: black carpet, covered area: 137 m²)

 
bound to
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Installation: two existing walls, safety belts, metal tighteners, walls: each 500 x 700 cm, video (Circle), dimensions unknown

Description:   Mobile exhibition walls of the museum were positioned at a distance of a metre to one another and bound together with grey safety belts. The video Circle ‘pulsated’ in the narrow space between them.

Exhibitions:   Ayşe Erkmen – gebunden an / bound to, curated by Hannelore Kersting, Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach (Germany), 20.06. – 31.10.2004

 
Bis August
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Installation: twelve buoys made of plastic, ropes made of nylon, twelve balls made of rubber

Description:   Red buoys on the Weser River, which runs near the institution staging the exhibiton, were connected by ropes through the windows to stability balls positioned in an exhibition spaces covering 450 m². The transparent balls in the interior moved in response to the water movements outside.

Exhibitions:   Ayşe Erkmen – BIS AUGUST, curated by Eva Schmidt, Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen (Germany), 12.06. – 01.08.2004

 
Views from a Notebook
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Slide Projection: carousel for slides, ca. 80 slides, projector

Description:   Drawings and sketches of earlier works and installations from Erkmen’s notebooks were photographed and shown in a slide projection.

Exhibitions:   Hayalet Çizgi / The Ghost Line, curated by Ali Akay and Levent Çalıkoğlu, Akbank Sanat, Istanbul (Turkey), 23.01. – 28.02.2004

2003
Tidvatten
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Installation: six existing pillars, ice-blue grey safety belts made of polyester, metal tighteners, eight pillars (welded square tubes) made of steel, each in three parts, size of room: ca. 330 m², height of existing pillars: 500 cm; height of metal pillars: ca. 490 cm

Exhibitions:   Ayşe Erkmen – Tidvatten, curated by Richard Julin, Konsthall Magasin 3, Stockholm (Sweden), 20.09.2003 – 08.02.2004

 
One is Missing
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Leaflet distribution: paper, four images, edition: ca. 30,000, 15 x 21 cm

Description:   Alluding to the fairytale The Town Musicians of Bremen by the Grimm Brothers, leaflets with images of animals – a donkey, a dog, a cat and a rooster – living in poor conditions, which Erkmen had photographed in and around Istanbul, were distributed to the public. The back of the leaflets were printed with various patterns.

Exhibitions:   Niemand ist eine Insel. 16 kooperative Kunstprojekte in Bremen / No Man is an Island. 16 cooperative art projects in Bremen, curated by Eva Schmidt and Horst Griese, Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst: Sögestraße, Obernstraße, Unser Lieben Frauen Kirchhof, Bremen (Germany), 13.09. – 26.10.2003, daily from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

 
Stoned
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Installation: limestone, three steel ropes, chain, steel beam, counterweights, existing glass roof, existing concrete wall, weight of boulder: 2,250 kg, length of beam: 645 cm, counter weight: 9,000 kg, surface of glass roof (length x width): 1,296 x 1,130 cm, height of concrete wall: 240 cm

Exhibitions:   Performative Installation I “Gegeben sind…”. Konstruktion und Situation / The Performative Installation I “The givens are…”. Construction and Situation, curated by Angelika Nollert and Silvia Eiblmayr, Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck (Austria), 06.09. – 19.10.2003

 
Balkanık
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cake project

Description:   During the exhibition in Kassel a special cake called “Balkanık” was on sale in the gallery’s café

Exhibitions:   In den Schluchten des Balkan. Eine Reportage, curated by René Block, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel (Germany), 30.08. – 23.11.2003

 
Points of View
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Sculpture: two objects made of concrete (pink, yellow), glass panes, each ca. 273 x 230 x 680 cm

Description:   The work comprises two observation decks positioned at two locations along a tributary of the Somme River, each with a view of the water. A set of stairs comprised of five steps provides access and the platforms are flanked by walls on the left and right. Joined together, the sculptures would form a bridge.

Exhibitions:   Points de vue – Ayşe Erkmen, curated by Alain Snyers et al., [within the scope of Au fil de l’eau, Projet No. 5] Parc Saint-Pierre, Amiens (France), March 2003 (unveiling)

 

 
Kuckuck
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Installation: six taxidermy models on pedestals, track system, wheels, timers, various dimensions

Exhibitions:   Kuckuck, curated by Konrad Bitterli, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen (Switzerland), 01.03. – 11.05.2003

                      Weggefährten, curated by Britta Schmitz and Bettina Schaschke, co-curator, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (Germany), 13.09. – 11.01.2008
[Weißschwanzgnu (White-Tailed Wildebeest) (sculpture: one taxidermy model on pedestal, track system, wheels, timer, 172 x 97 x 192 cm, three tracks: each 300 cm) from Kuckuck, 2003]

2002
Müßiggang
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video: DVD (PAL), colour, sound, variable length (long-term project)

Exhibitions:   Ayşe Erkmen – Müßiggang, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin (Germany), 24.09. – 30.11.2002
(For the show Erkmen juxtaposed the long-term film project Müßiggang (Free Time/Idleness) with the Deutsche Bahn film)

                      Ayşe Erkmen – Boş Zamanlar, Galerist, Istanbul (Turkey), 24.10. – 30.11.2002

                      No Art = No City! Stadtutopien in der zeitgenössischen Kunst / Urban Utopias in Contemporary Art, curated by Florian Matzner, Städtische Galerie im Buntentor, Bremen (Germany), 20.09. – 26.10.2003

                     Weggefährten, curated by Britta Schmitz and Bettina Schaschke, co-curator, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (Germany), 13.09. – 11.01.2008
(Details of this version; video: DVD (PAL), colour, sound, 00:33:18 min., loop, variable length: long-term project)

                     Seyahat Etmek ve Yaşamak / Travelling and Living (S) (curated by Ali Akay). Şekerbank Açıkekran, Istanbul (Turkey), 16.04. – 14.06.2014

 
Deutsche Bahn
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computer animations, transferred to DVD (PAL), colour, sound, 00:00:11 min., loop, edition of 5+1 A.P

Exhibitions:   Ayşe Erkmen – Müßiggang, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin (Germany), 24.09. – 30.11.2002
(For the show Erkmen juxtaposed the long-term film project Müßiggang (Free Time/Idleness) with the Deutsche Bahn film)

                     Die Neue Kunsthalle III: materiell – immateriell (G) (curated by Rolf Lauter). Kunsthalle Mannheim (Germany), 17.03. – 12.09.2004

 
Antik Nene
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Leaflet distribution: paper, embossed colour print, edition: 10,000, 23.5 x 22.5 cm

Exhibitions:   İstanbul Yaya Sergileri 1: Nişantaşı, Kişisel Coğrafyalar, Küresel Haritalar / Istanbul Pedestrian Exhibitions 1: Nişantaşı, Personal Geographies, Global Maps, curated by Fulya Erdemci, Abdi İpekçi Caddesi, Vali Konağı Caddesi, (2x) Teşvikiye Caddesi; Maçka Caddesi (2x), Teşvikiye Caddesi (2x), Istanbul (Turkey), 29.09. – 28.10.2002

 
Indian Elephant
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Drawing by perforation on paper, edition of 15.000, 70 x 70 cm

Description:   Holes etched into paper formed the motif of an Indian elephant. The model for the technique and the motif were charts for lace embroidery purchasable in Bruges. The size of the edition matched the population of Bruges. Any resident of the city was entitled to pick up one of the artworks stacked on pallets free of charge.

Exhibitions:    Onderstromen Bovenstromen. Interventions in Public Spaces, organized by Niew International Cultureel Centrum, Bauhaus et al., Brügge (Belgium), 06.06. – 15.09.2002; 19.09. – 17.11.2002

                      Logo! No Logo?, curated by Hans Eneman and Jan Verhaeghe, Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen, Brügge (Belgium), 27.09. – 09.11.2003

 
Tree Lilies Bath
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Intervention: existing room with fountain, tiles, cables, bubble-blowing machine, shelves, shower gel (multiple), dimensions unknown

Description:   The art nouveau fountain around the three lilies spring was in a desolate state in 2002: tiles were missing and the room, closed to the public, was flooded. The room was dried for the intervention, the gaps were filled with standard turquoise tiles and the fountain reactivated. A turquoise-coloured shower gel with the scent of lilies, bearing the artist’s name, was used to produce soap bubbles, which were channelled into the room by a machine.

Exhibitions:   Kunstsommer 2002 – 40 Jahre: Fluxus und die Folgen, curated by René Block and Regina Bärthel, Drei-Lilien-Brunnen, at the Drei-Lilien-Quelle, Wiesbaden 01.09. – 13.10.2002, Sundays between midday and 6 p.m.

                      Multiplizieren ist menschlich – 45 Jahre Edition Block 1966-2011 / To Multiply is Human – Edition Block 45 Years 1966- 2011, curated by Barbara Heinrich, Edition Block, Berlin (Germany), 10.09. – 26.11.2011 (sculpture: 12 bottles of shower gel, 32.5 x 8 cm)

                      Von Sinnen. Wahrnehmung in der zeitgenössischen Kunst / The Human Senses and Perception in Contemporary Art, curated by Anette Hüsch; co-curators: Natascha Driever and Susanne Petersen, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel (Germany), 14.07. – 21.10.2012

                      Es liegt was in der Luft! – Duft in der Kunst / There's Something in the Air! – Scent in Art, curated by Caro Verbeek and Stefanie Dathe, Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden-Rot (Germany), 22.03. – 02.08.2015
(She was commissioned to design a public space in 2002 and, for this project, was confronted with the history and significance of the so-called Three Lilies Source (Drei-Lilien-Bad) in Wiesbaden. Ayşe Erkmen found the source house in ruinous condition. The artist dried up the rooms and repaired the defective tiled walls. Mineral water as hot as 70°C hot mineral water could once again flow into the basin. Ayşe Erkmen filled the entire interior with steam and soap bubbles, produced by a small machine using a specially created shower gel. The beholder perceived a playful, poetic and dreamy atmosphere and could imagine the past splendor of the spa town of Wiesbaden)

                     İsimsiz Edition Block'tan bir seçki / Ohne Titel a selection by Edition Block, curated by René Block, Zilberman Gallery, İstanbul, (Turkey) and Edition Block, Berlin (Germany), 13.09. – 04.11.2017

 
Ketty und Assam
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Tiger project: two tigers, steel bars, podium, wood chips, total area: ca. 700 m²

Description:   In a former mixing plant Erkmen had an enclosure built for two tigers called Ketty and Assam which the veterinary inspection office passed as appropriate. The tiger project was located on the so-called bunker level, on the second floor. Visitors could only view two of the five rooms through steel bars.

Exhibitions:   Ayşe Erkmen – Ketty und Assam [Annual Project Campus 2002], curated by Florian Waldvogel and Marius Babias). Kokerei Zollverein, Essen (Germany), 29.06. – 01.09.2002

 
Not a Good Sign
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Slide projection: carousel for slides, ca. 80 round covered up slides, projector, existing rosette, diameter of surface: ca. 340 cm; installation: two existing cleaning vehicles and assembly lifts with motor control unit, random generator, vehicles equipped with rectangular units and several fluorescent tubes, two microphones, speakers, surface of illuminated areas from below: each ca. 516 ≈ 134 cm; two videos (Circle), transferred to DVD, each black and white, ca. 00:03:00 min., loop, two beamers, diameter of illuminated surface areas from below: each ca. 180 cm

Exhibitions:   Ayşe Erkmen – Kein gutes Zeichen, curated by Matthias Herrmann, Secession, Wien (Austria), 25.04. – 23.06.2002

                     Anstoss Berlin. Kunst macht Welt / Art makes the world, curated by Katja Blomberg, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin (Germany), 22.06. – 17.09.2006

 
Santana
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Installation: existing ramp, ca. 30 banners, ca. 70 x 200 cm, partly realized

Description:   For the spiral ramp, built by Oscar Niemeyer, of the exhibition building Erkmen planned to hang nothing but banners. There were to be printed with statements given by people from the favelas near Santana, where they were to be produced. As the work could not be shown at the planned site, Erkmen withdrew her project.

Exhibitions:   25. Bienal de São Paulo, curated by Alfons Hug, Fundação de São Paulo (Brazil), 24.03. – 02.06.2002

 

 
Typed Types
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mural text: typewriter characters as software on CD, edition of 20, realized in adhesive vinyl, 200 x 300 cm

Description:   The mural texts known as Typed Types go back to experiments with typewriter characters from 1997.

Exhibitions:    Ayşe Erkmen – Müßiggang, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin (Germany), 24.09. – 30.11.2002

                       Ayşe Erkmen – Boş Zamanlar, Galerist, Istanbul (Turkey), 24.10. – 30.11.2002

                      OPEN / INVITED e v+ 2004 Imagine Limerick, curated by Zdenka Badovinac, City Hall, Exhibition Area et al., Limerick (Republic of Ireland), 13.03. – 23.05.2004
(The dimension of this version: ca. 300 x 600 cm)

                      Her tercih diğer ihtimaller için bir dışlamadır / Every inclusion is an exclusion of other possibilities (G), curated by November Paynter, SALT Beyoğlu, Istanbul (Turkey), 09.06. – 02.08.2015
(These versions had been produced for this exhibition; Typed Types / Tanıştığımıza Memnun Oldum, 2005; Typed Types / Çok Çok Teşekkürler, 2005 
Work on paper: paper, typeface created by typewriter characters, marker, each 29.7 x 21 cm)

                     Art and Alphabet (G)(C) (curated by Brigitte Kölle). Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg (Germany), 21.07. – 29.10.2017 (Dimensions of this version: 4 x 7,75 m)

2001
South East
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Installation: existing tombstone with pedestal, steel substructure for a motor, electrical control system, 238 x 150 x 56 cm

Description:   The copy of the tomb of Henry the Lion and his wife Matilda, daughter of Henry II of England, located in the Kassel Museum for Sepulchral Culture, was rotated together with the pedestal slowly ca. 20 degrees in a southeast direction before returning to its original position.

Exhibitions:   SALTO MORTALE, curated by Florian Matzner, Museum für Sepulkralkultur, Kassel (Germany), 13.10. – 16.12.2001

                      Taliban Talent Contest TTC – Ayşe Erkmen, Richard Hoeg, Karin Pernegger, curated by Stefan Bidner and Thomas Feuerstein, Kunstraum Innsbruck (Austria), 06.12. – 21.12.2002
(The video of installation South East was shown, which Erkmen has realized in the Kassel Museum for Sepulchral Culture in 2001)

 
Typed Tables
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Installation: two tables made of wood, lacquered, printed, paper, printed, edition: 1,000, paper: 29.5 x 21 cm; tables: each 60 x 120 x 70

Description:   Two standard white tables stood in the office of the curator Necmi Sönmez; icons of tables were printed on their surface tops. Erkmen placed two stacks of paper with the same symbols on the tables. These symbols were produced with an electronic typewriter and formed abbreviations of tables in 27 variations, one of them doubled.

Exhibitions:   Tische der Kommunikation, curated by Necmi Sönmez, Mobile Städtische Galerie im Museum Folkwang, Essen (Germany), 12.08. – 14.10.2001

                      Ayşe Erkmen – Müßiggang, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin (Germany), 24.09. – 30.11.2002

                     Ayşe Erkmen – Habenichts, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin (Germany), 16.01. – 03.03.2007

 
Shipped Ships
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Intervention: three ferries from Italy, Japan and Turkey with crews, passengers, ship dimensions (length x beam x draught): 2,435 x 412 x 80 cm, 1,900 x 276 x 80 cm, 2,682 x 520 x 125 cm

Exhibitions:   Ayşe Erkmen – Shipped Ships [in the Deutsche Bank AG art series: Moment – Temporary Art in Public Space], curated by Britta Färber, Ariane Grigoteit and Friedhelm Hütte, On the Main between Griesheimer Ufer and Gerbemühle landing at eleven ferry piers, Frankfurt am Main (Germany), 28.04. – 27.05.2001, hours of service: Monday to Sunday, approx. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

 
Eudora
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Video projection: computer animations, transferred onto digital Betacam (later DVD), black and white, 00:01:57 min., loop, edition of 5+1 A.P., projection surface: ca. 350 cm

Exhibitions:   2. Berlin Biennale für zeitgenössische Kunst / 2nd Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, curated by Saskia Bos, Postfuhramt et al., Berlin (Germany), 20.04. – 20.06.2001

                     Ayşe Erkmen – Kuaförde İki Kadın, Chambal, Eudora, Emre ve Dario, Maçka Sanat Galerisi, Istanbul (Turkey), 15.05. – 07.07.2001

                    Weggefährten, curated by Britta Schmitz and Bettina Schaschke, co-curator, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (Germany), 13.09. – 11.01.2008

2000
ROBKIT
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Installation: existing shop window, spray paint, stencils

Description:   Using stencils, letters of the alphabet were spray-painted onto the display window of a bookstore specialising in the humanities. The letters referred to the computer codes used to register the first and last books sold on a given day, which were made up of the first letters of the respective book title.

Exhibitions:   Bugünkü Program – Gelecek Program / Feature Presentation – Coming Attractions, curated by Özge Açıkkol and Cem İleri, Robinson Crusoe 389 et al.: İstiklal Caddesi, Istanbul (Turkey), 28.09. – 28.10.2000

 
Hohentwiel
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Installation: large tarpaulin, digital print on tarpaulin segments set in aluminium tubing system, 600 x 1,000 cm twelve panels, digital print on aluminium signs set in tube frames on posts, each 84 x 126 cm

Exhibitions  HIER DA UND DORT. Kunst in Singen. Internationales Kunstprojekt im öffentlichen Raum, Hohentwielstraße and urban space of Singen, Singen am Hohentwiel (Germany), 05.05. – 08.10.2000

1999
More or Less
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Installation: existing elevator, 565 x 280 cm

Exhibitions:   Zeitwenden – Ausblick, curated by Dieter Ronte, Walther Smerling for Stiftung für Kunst und Kultur e.V., Kunstmuseum Bonn (Germany), 04.12.1999 – 04.06.2000

 
Weather Report
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Video: four films (dissolve, wipe, fade, cut) on digital betacam, colour, 00:02:40 min.; 00:02:36 min.; 00:02:31 min.; 00:01:28 min., loop, edition of 5+1 A.P.

Exhibitions:   Saman taivaan alla. Taidetta kaupungissa / Under the Same Sky. Art in Urban Contexts, curated by Maaretta Jaukkuri, Kiasma. Nykytaiteen museo: district: Munkkiniemi, Helsinki (Finland), 01.12.1999 – 29.02.2000

                     Weggefährten, curated by Britta Schmitz and Bettina Schaschke, co-curator, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (Germany), 13.09. – 11.01.2008

                     Seyahat Etmek ve Yaşamak / Travelling and Living, curated by Ali Akay, Şekerbank Açıkekran, Istanbul (Turkey), 16.04. – 14.06.2014

 
Namenstafel
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Installation: 18 panes of glass, engraved and sandblasted, each 100 x 280 cm

Description:   Several hundred first names of newly enrolled students at he Gelsenkirchen Polytechnic were engraved into the sandblasted glass façade affixed to the window of the entrance to the new college building.

Exhibitions:   Fachhochschule Gelsenkirchen / Abt. Recklinghausen, Recklinghausen (Germany)
A work commissioned by the Ministry for Construction and Housing in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia as part of a competition, 27.10.1999 (unveiling)

 
Let It Flow
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Installation: three balls made of plastic, diameter of the balls: ca. 200 cm each

Description:   Three orange balls made of plastic were moved by the wind through the exhibition location, which resembled an amphitheatre. Erkmen also entitles the work “for a small movement”

Exhibitions:   Art Focus. 3rd International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Jerusalem. The Sultan’s Pool: International Project, curated by Kasper König, The Sultan’s Pool, near Jerusalem (Israel), 24.10. – 20.11.1999

 
Chambal
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video: DVD (PAL), colour, sound, 00:00:14 min., loop, edition of 5+1 A.P.

Description:   The film featuring the roaring lion was shown on a wall, the inner surface of which was part of the museum’s (Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien) cinema.

Exhibitions:   Ayşe Erkmen – Half of, Galerie Deux, Tokyo (Japan), 14.09. – 22.12.1999

                     Zeitwenden – Ausblick, curated by Lóránd Hegyi, Manfred Nehrer, Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, 20er Haus et al. (Austria), 05.12.1999 – 01.10.2000

                     Ayşe Erkmen – Kuaförde İki Kadın, Chambal, Eudora, Emre ve Dario, Maçka Sanat Galerisi, Istanbul (Turkey), 15.05. – 07.07.2001

                     Looking At You. Kunst, Provokation, Unterhaltung, Video, curated by René Block, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel (Germany), 12.08. – 16.09.2001

                     İstanbul Yaya Sergileri 1: Nişantaşı, Kişisel Coğrafyalar, Küresel Haritalar / Istanbul Pedestrian Exhibitions 1: Nişantaşı, Personal Geographies, Global Maps (G) (C) (curated by Fulya Erdemci). Abdi İpekçi Caddesi, Vali Konağı Caddesi, (2x) Teşvikiye Caddesi; Maçka Caddesi (2x), Teşvikiye Caddesi (2x), Istanbul (Turkey), 29.09. – 28.10.2002
(The short film Chambal was screened at four locations in Nişantaşı, including the Armani Café and a DKNY store.)

                     Erkmen Schulze Sander Grosse – four artists respond to CASO, curated by Marianne Stockebrand, CASO – Contemporary Art Space Osaka (Japan), 01.11. – 30.11.2003

                     Die Neue Kunsthalle III: materiell – immateriell, curated by Rolf Lauter, Kunsthalle Mannheim (Germany), 17.03. – 12.09.2004

                     Weggefährten, curated by Britta Schmitz and Bettina Schaschke, co-curator, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (Germany), 13.09. – 11.01.2008

 
Half of
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Installation: five hollow cubes made of Japanese paper (washi) supported by wooden or metal constructions : 16.3 x 31.1 x 43 cm, 32.5 x 62.2 x 86 cm, 65 x 124.3 x 172 cm, 130 x 248.5 x 344 cm, 260 x 497 x 687 cm

Exhibitions:   Ayşe Erkmen – Half of, Galerie Deux, Tokyo (Japan), 14.09. – 22.12.1999

 
9’45”
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Installation: existing room, aluminium construction with drywall panels for a vertical, movable wall, steel construction for electronic operating device, 340 x 290 x 700 cm

Exhibitions:   Chronos & Kairos. Die Zeit in der zeitgenössischen Kunst (G) (C) (curated by René Block). Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel (Germany), 05.09. – 07.11.1999

                     Weggefährten (S) (C) (curated by Britta Schmitz and Bettina Schaschke, co-curator). Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (Germany), 13.09. – 11.01.2008
(Details of this version; Installation: existing room, aluminium construction with chipboard for a vertical, movable wall, textile, painted, steel construction for electronic operating device, ca. 422 x 320 cm)

 
Summertime
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Installation: eight existing columns, safety belts, metal tighteners, dimensions unknown

Description:   This is the first work by Erkmen where safety belts were wrapt around columns and crisscrossed.

Exhibitions:   Ayşe Erkmen – summertime, Galerie Brigitte Trotha, Frankfurt am Main (Germany), 03.09. – 09.10.1999

 
A Beautiful Room/ Hair Do / Hair Cut
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Installation: 100 copies on transparency paper, 32 metal rods, 2 videos: DVD (PAL), colour, each shown without sound, 00:13:56; 00:12:32 min., loop, each edition of 5+1 A.P., 2 monitors, audio equipments, sensor, transparency paper: each 80 x 100 cm, metal constructions: 600 x 550 cm, 400 x 350 cm

Description:   The installation was staged in the former bedroom of Franz von Stuck. Metal rods were assembled into two corridors, where-in copies of newspaper stories on the love life of Gunter Sachs and Brigitte Bardot were installed. Upon entering the room, Serge Gainsbourg’s song Je t’aime moi non plus in the version recorded with Bardot was played. Monitors positioned above the entrance and exit showed for the first time the videos Kuaförde İki Kadın (Two Women at the Hairdresser); Erkmen would later clearly distinguish between the two, calling them Hairdo and Haircut.

Exhibitions:   “Dream City” – Ein Münchner Gemeinschaftsprojekt, curated by Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker, Luise Horn, Dirk Luckow, Dirk Snauwaert, Museum Villa Stuck, München (Germany), 25.03. – 20.06.1999

                       Ayşe Erkmen – Kuaförde İki Kadın, Chambal, Eudora, Emre ve Dario, Maçka Sanat Galerisi, Istanbul (Turkey), 15.05. – 07.07.2001

                      Weggefährten, curated by Britta Schmitz and Bettina Schaschke, co-curator, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (Germany), 13.09. – 11.01.2008
(Details of this version; videos: two films on DVD (PAL), colour, sound 00:13:56 min.; 00:12:32 min., loop, each edition of 5+1 A.P.)

 
choo-choo
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Installation: four rail circuits by the toy company Märklin made of stainless steel (track profile), sheet iron and plastic (track elements), four toy trains by the toy company Märklin made of zinc-die casts (locomotives) and plastic (carriage structures), lacquered in grey, four planks made of plexiglass in different colours, diameter of rail circuits: 119 cm, planks: 2.5 x 60 x (length) 600 cm each 

Exhibitions:   Ayşe Erkmen – choo-choo, curated by Werner Meyer, Städtische Galerie Göppingen [today Kunsthalle Göppingen] (Germany), 21.03. – 25.04.1999

 

 
Batman and others and other Auto Shapes
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Sculpture: three objects of fiberglass, computer, motor, each ca. 52 x 80 x 13 cm

Description:   with the sculptures of Maskman and others – here now mobile –

Exhibitions:   Ayşe Erkmen Batman and others and other Auto Shapes, Galerie Mueller-Roth, Stuttgart (Germany), 20.03. – 08.05.1999

                     Ayşe Erkmen – Boş Zamanlar, Galerist, Istanbul (Turkey), 24.10. – 30.11.2002

1998
Maskman and Others
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Sculpture: five objects made of plaster, painted in light grey, each ca. 13 x 25 x 6 cm

Exhibitions:   7. Triennale der Kleinplastik 1998, curated by Werner Meyer, SüdwestLB Forum, Stuttgart (Germany), 17.10.1998 – 17.01.1999

                     Fireworks, curated by Saskia Bos, De Appel Foundation, Amsterdam (The Netherlands), 12.11.1999 – 03.01.2000

                    Ayşe Erkmen – Boş Zamanlar, Galerist, Istanbul (Turkey), 24.10. – 30.11.2002

 
Emre & Dario
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Video: DVD (PAL), colour, sound, 00:17:00 min., loop, edition of 5+1 AP

Exhibitions:   İskorpit. Aktuelle Kunst aus Istanbul / Recent Art from Istanbul, curated by René Block and Fulya Erdemci, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (Germany), 15.10. – 05.11.1998

                      Man muss ganz schön viel lernen, um hier zu funktionieren, curated by Nicolaus Schafhausen, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main (Germany), 28.01. – 12.03.2000

                      Ayşe Erkmen – Kuaförde İki Kadın, Chambal, Eudora, Emre ve Dario, Maçka Sanat Galerisi, Istanbul (Turkey), 15.05. – 07.07.2001

                      Orientale 1. Recherchen, Expeditionen, Handlungsreisen, curated by Peter Herbstreuth, ACC Galerie and Universitätsgalerie Weimar, Weimar (Germany), 15.07. – 02.09.2001

                      Spekülasyonlar, curated by Vasıf Kortun and Erden Kosova, Platform Garanti Güncel Sanat Merkezi, Istanbul (Turkey), 06.11. – 10.12.2002

                      Blut & Honig. Zukunft ist am Balkan / Blood & Honey. Future’s in the Balkans, curated by Harald Szeemann, Sammlung Essl. Kunst der Gegenwart, Klosterneuburg / Wien (Austria), 16.05. – 28.09.2003

                      Ko to tamo pjeva? / Who is singing over there?, curated by Dunja Blažević, Umjetnička galleria, B i H, Sarajevo (Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina), 15.03. – 22.03.2004

                      EindhovenIstanbul, curated by Eva Meyer-Hermann and Charles Esche, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (The Netherlands), 01.10.2005 – 29.01.2006

                      Fremd bin ich eingezogen, curated by René Block, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel (Germany), 11.11. – 26.11.2006

                     Weggefährten, curated by Britta Schmitz and Bettina Schaschke, co-curator, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (Germany), 13.09. – 11.01.2008

                      Hep Aynı Şarkı / On Connaît La Chanson / Same Old Song, curated by Ali Akay, Akbank Sanat, Istanbul (Turkey), 13.05. – 10.06.2009

                      Video Program / Tanas, curated by Barbara Heinrich, Marta-Herford Museum, Herford (Germany), 22. – 23.01.2011

                      Bodily Choreography, curated by Maria Brewińska, Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw (Poland), 18.06. – 14.08.2011

 
Up 5 und Up 6 – Donna, Elogio, First, Sacco
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Sculpture: armchair and sphere-shaped ottoman made of alabaster, grape pigments, 92 x 117 x 137 cm, diameter of the sphere: 40 cm

Exhibitions:   Arte all’Arte 98, curated by Florian Matzner, Angela Vettese, Associazione Arte Continua: Mensano, San Gimignano (Italy), 12.09. – 02.11.1998

                     Boom! Confluenza: Network open to Contemporary Art in Tuscany, curated by Silvia Lucchesi, Manifattura Tabacchi, Manifattura d’Arte, Florenz (Italy), 10.06. – 20.07.2001

                     Chairs in Contemporary Art, curated by Agnes Kohlmeyer, Civici Musei del Castello di Udine (Italy), 09.09.2001 – 06.06.2002

                     Continuità / Magnete. Artisti stranieri in Toscana 1945 – 2000, curated by Angela Vettese). Frattoria di Celle, Pistoia (Italy), 03.06. – 30.09.2002

                     Double Crescent: Art from Istanbul and New Orleans, curated by Dan Cameron, C24 Gallery, New York (USA), 08.09. – 29.10.2011

 
to save
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Installation: existing monitors, existing computers, CDs

Description:   The work to save comprised screensavers with shots taken from the six videos of PFM-1 and others shown on monitors in various offices of the Fridericianum.

Exhibitions:   Echolot: oder 9 Fragen an die Peripherie, curated by René Block, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel (Germany), 22.03. – 07.06.1998

 
to keep
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Installation: fabric, dimensions unknown

Description:   For the work to keep Erkmen hung white curtains in front of the depot walls on three floors of the Fridericianum.

Exhibitions:   Echolot: oder 9 Fragen an die Peripherie, curated by René Block, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel (Germany), 22.03. – 07.06.1998

 
Participation
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Installation: existing elevator set in granite floor, existing glass ceiling with three rosettes, two existing heaters clad in stone, room size: ca. 90 m² (545 x 720 x 1,250 cm), granite plate covering the elevator: 94 x 398 x 276 cm, glass ceiling: 276 x 398 cm, diameter of each rosette: 153 cm, clad heaters: 94 x 94 x 195 cm

Exhibitions:   Genius loci, curated by Bernhard Fibicher, Kunsthalle Bern (Switzerland), 24.01. – 08.03.1998

1997
Warme Bänke
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Sculpture: eight heated benches made of stainless steel on footings, underground pipelines, each bench 77 (backrest) / 34 (seat height) x 154 cm

Exhibitions:   Das Kunstprojekt am Heizkraftwerk Mitte, curated by Kasper König in conjunction with Jochem Jordan, Bernhard Müller, Co-generation plant Mitte, Köpenicker Straße 59–71: bank of the River Spree between Michaelbrücke and Brückenstraße, Berlin (Germany), 25.08.1995 – 24.11.1997 (unveiling)

 
PFM-1 and Others
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video installation: computer animations, transferred to DVD (PAL), for six screens (alternative five), colour, sound, 00:00:04 min., loop, since 2001 edition of 10+1 A.P.

Description:   a 6-channel-video installation with sound – namely the first video installation ever published in an edition. It shows green, strangely anthropomorphic objects appearing from a blank background, jumping into the foreground before eventually disappearing, accompanied with synthetic sounds. In fact, these forms are computerized animations of landmines which form a bizarre parade, weird and unsettling.

Exhibitions:   Skulptur Projekte in Münster 1997, curated by Kasper König, Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster (Germany), 22.06. – 28.09.1997

                      Dazzle Gradually, curated by Gregory Volk, Apex Art, New York (USA), 11.09. – 11.10.1997

                      Ayşe Erkmen – Half of, Galerie Deux, Tokyo (Japan), 14.09. – 22.12.1999

                      Fireworks, curated by Saskia Bos, De Appel Foundation, Amsterdam (The Netherlands), 12.11.1999 – 03.01.2000

                     Man muss ganz schön viel lernen, um hier zu funktionieren, curated by Nicolaus Schafhausen, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main (Germany), 28.01. – 12.03.2000

                    WIDER BILD GEGEN WART. Positionen zu einem politischen Diskurs, Galerie Martin Janda, Wien (Austria), 17.03. – 29.04.2000

                   III. Gwangju Biennale 2000: Man + Space, curated by René Block, Biennial Exhibiton Hall, Gwangju (South Korea), 29.03. – 06.06.2000

                  WIDER BILD GEGEN WART. Standpunten t.ov.v. een politiek, curated by Martin Janda, Niew International Cultureel Centrum, Antwerpen (Belgium), 15.09. – 18.11.2000

                  Looking At You. Kunst, Provokation, Unterhaltung, Video, curated by René Block, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel (Germany), 12.08. – 16.09.2001

                 V. Cetinje Biennale: Love it or leave it, curated by René Block and Nataša Ilić, Narodni muzej Crne Gore et al., Cetinje (Montenegro), 28.08. – 19.09.2004

                 Frei. Fem kunstnere fra Balkan, Galerie Susanne Ottensen, Copenhagen (Denmark), 09.03. – 21.04.2007

                Modern and Beyond, curated by Fulya Erdemci et al., Santralistanbul, Istanbul (Turkey), 08.09.2007 – 29.02.200

                Edition Block – to be continued, curated by René Block, Edition Block, Berlin (Germany), 18.03. – 26.07.2008

               Weggefährten, curated by Britta Schmitz and Bettina Schaschke, co-curator, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (Germany), 13.09. – 11.01.2008

               Istanbul Next Wave. Simultaneity – Parallels – Opposites, curated by Çetin Güzelhan, Levent Çalıkoğlu). Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin (Germany), 12.11.2009 – 17.01.2010

              The Secret Life of Abstract Forms, curated by Barbara J. Scheuermann, Hopstreet Gallery, Brussels (Belgium), 29.04. – 11.06.2011

              Rainproof Ideas & More Editions, Edition Block, Berlin (Germany), 06.12.2014 – 10.04.2015

 
Sculptures on the Air
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Intervention: 13 stone sculptures, a helicopter, safety belts, metal tighteners, karabiners, steel plates and bars, pallet

Exhibitions:   Skulptur Projekte in Münster 1997, curated by Kasper König, Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster (Germany), 22.06. – 28.09.1997

 
I-MA-GES
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Installation: 15 digital prints on fibreboard panels, height: 274 cm (ground floor), 416 cm (first floor), 410 cm (second floor)

Exhibitions:   Ayşe Erkmen – I-MA-GES, curated by Ferdinand Ullrich, Hans-Jürgen Schwalm, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen (Germany), 04.05. – 06.07.1997 

                     Weggefährten, curated by Britta Schmitz and Bettina Schaschke, co-curator, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (Germany), 13.09. – 11.01.2008
(Details of this version; installation: four digital prints of two images on fibreboard panels, height: 454 cm (ground floor), 451 cm (first floor), width: each 250 cm)

 
Slightly
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Slide projection: slide carousel, ca. 80 slides, slide projector, dimensions unknown

Description:   For a wall with round arch, a series of slides were produced, featuring views of white light which, although taken in various focuses, nonetheless resembled one another. The images generated a fleeting appearance of light on the white exhibiton wall.

Exhibitions:   s/light, curated by Peter Herbstreuth). Konstmuseet Malmö (Sweden), 16.02. – 31.03.1997

 
Conversations
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Intervention: existing electronic indicator panel, video, ca. 00:10:00 min., dimensions unknown

Exhibitions:   Ayşe Erkmen – Konuşmalar, Taksim Cumhuriyet Meydanı, Istanbul (Turkey), 01.02. – 28.02.1997

                      ğ – queer forms migrate, curated by Emre Busse, Aykan Safoğlu, Schwules Museum, Berlin (Germany), 02.03. – 29.05.2017

                     Murmuring, curated by Ali Akay, Mestna Galerija Ljubljana, Ljubljana (Slovenia), 20.04. – 04.06.2017

 

 

1996
Eingang
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Installation: removal of several glass windows in the entrance area to the Künstlerhaus in Graz, dimensions unknown

Exhibitions:   Inclusion: Exclusion. Versuch einer neuen Kartografie der Kunst im Zeitalter von Postkolonialismus und globaler Migration (=steirischer herbst 96), curated by Peter Weibel, Künstlerhaus et al., Graz (Austria), 22.09. – 26.10.1996

 
The Pink Sweater
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Installation: existing shop window, monitor, video

Exhibitions:   Zeil & Kunst. Zeil-Fenster 96: Kunst im Schaufenster, curated by Kasper König, Brigitte Kölle, Florian Waldvogel, Zeil, Frankfurt am Main (Germany), 29.08. – 14.09.1996

                     Kendi Kendine / On Its Own, Rampa, Istanbul (Turkey), 09.02. – 26.03.2011

 
Yellow Corn Meal
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Installation: existing grain silo, cans of Quaker yellow corn meal, dimensions unknown

Description:   Alternating between three and four cans for each row, ten rows of Quaker corn meal were stacked in grain silo belonging to the ART /OMI International Arts Center.

Exhibitions:   ART /OMI 1996 International Artists’ Residency, curated by Linda Cross, ART /OMI International Arts Center, Columbia County, N.Y (USA), 08.07. – 28.07.1996

 
Wow
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Installation: plastic on metal construction, ca. 150 x 300 cm

Exhibitions:   Manifesta 1. European Biennial of Contemporary Art, curated by Katalyn Néray et al., Villa Museumpark et al., Rotterdam (The Netherlands), 09.06. – 19.08.1996

 
Portiport
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Installation: seven metal detectors set in gates made of copper beech, dimension of the gates: each 217.5 x 87 x 50.5 cm

Exhibitions:   Zuspiel – Ayşe Erkmen, Andreas Slominski, curated by Brigitte Kölle, Kasper König, Matthias Winzen, Portikus, Frankfurt am Main (Germany), 03.02. – 24.03.1996

                     Weggefährten, curated by Britta Schmitz and Bettina Schaschke, co-curator, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (Germany), 13.09. – 11.01.2008
(Details of this version; sculpture: metal detector set in gate made of plastic, 225.5 x 83.5 x 63 cm)

1995
Klişe
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Print: Exposure on offset plate, realized by Ofset Yapımevi, Istanbul, edition of 90, 100 x 70 cm, signed and numbered, edition A of 50: numbered 1/50-50/50, edition B of 40: numbered I/XL-XL/XL as A.P.

Description:   The sheet showed water drops, enhanced by highlights, which were exposed on an offset plate. This is the first image Erkmen leased from an image data bank.

 

Exhibitions:   4. Uluslararası İstanbul Bienali Özel Baskı Portföyü / 4th International Istanbul Biennial Print Portfolio, 1995

 
Wertheim – ACUU
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Installation: existing freight elevator, corrugated steel sheets, cordoning bars, 400 x 259 x 252 cm

Exhibitions:   4. Uluslararası İstanbul Bienali / 4th International Istanbul Biennial, curated by René Block). Antrepo I. et al., Istanbul (Turkey), 10.11. – 10.12.1995

 
Bu Galeri
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Installation: discs of plaster and oak, lacquered, diameter of the discs: ca. 9.7 cm

Description:   For the installation Erkmen engaged an architect who measured all possible spatial dimensions of the gallery. Erkmen then traced the measured lengths and breadths with lines of circular discs; those on the wall were made of plaster, those on the floor of wood

Exhibitions:   Ayşe Erkmen – Bu Galeri, Maçka Sanat Galerisi, Istanbul (Turkey), 25.04. – 03.06.1995

1994
Chatter
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Installation: material (divided into four parts), embroidered, each 220 x 150 cm

Description:   Four widths of black fabric were embroidered with the word endings used in the work On the House (“-miş” etc.)

Exhibitions:   Da-zwischen. Zeitgenössische Kunst in Deutschland / Entre-deux. Art Contemporain en Allemagne / In Transit. Contemporary Art in Germany, curated by Ulrike Rüdiger). Centre Albert Borschette et al., Brussels (Belgium), 13.09. – 02.12.1994  

 
Der Weg
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Installation: three railway tracks, pedestal elements, eight monitors, video, length of tracks: 1,442 cm, 805 cm (2 x)

Description:   Three original railway tracks hanging close to the ground crisscrossed the rooms of the IFA-Galerie in Bonn. The eight monitors, positioned on different walls, showed a video featuring film sequences from various American, European and Turkish films with the scenes taking place on railway tracks.

Exhibitions:   İskele. Türkische Kunst Heute, curated by René Block, Beral Madra, Sabine Vogel, Iris Lenz, Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen e.V., Bonn (Germany), 17.08. – 01.10.1994

                      GAR, curated by Vahap Avşar, Selim Birsel, Claude Leon, Tren İstasyonu, Ankara (Turkey), 03.05. – 15.05.1995

 
Am Haus
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Installation: 40 suffixes / word endings out of plexiglass on rendering, dimensions unknown

Exhibitions:   İskele. Türkische Kunst Heute, curated by René Block, Beral Madra, Sabine Vogel, Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen e.V.: Oranienstraße 13 / Heinrichplatz (P), Berlin (Germany), 20.05. – 03.07.1994

                     Modern and Beyond, curated by Fulya Erdemci et al.). Santralistanbul, Istanbul (Turkey), 08.09.2007 – 29.02.2008
(reduced version; ten word endings in plexiglass on aluminium construction)

 
Tünel’e Heykel
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Sculpture: iron, welded, height: ca. 800 cm, diameter: ca. 100 cm, originally with grass

Exhibitions:   Açık Alanlara Üç Boyutlu Çağdaş Sanat Yapıtları Yerleştirme Etkinliği, İstiklal Caddesi, Tünel Meydanı, Istanbul (Turkey)

1993
Das Haus
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Installation: existing lighting construction for fluorescent tubes, three videos, screens on pedestals, existing speakers, plants, height of lighting: 100 cm, 120 cm, 130 cm, 150 cm, 160 cm

Exhibitions:   Ayşe Erkmen – Das Haus, curated by Friedrich Meschede, DAAD–Galerie, Berlin (Germany), 09.12.1993 – 16.01.1994

                     Modern and Beyond, curated by Fulya Erdemci et al.). Santralistanbul, Istanbul (Turkey), 08.09.2007 – 29.02.2008
(reduced version; three tracks, each with two neon tubes)

                    Weggefährten, curated by Britta Schmitz and Bettina Schaschke, co-curator, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (Germany), 13.09. – 11.01.2008
(Details of this version; installation: removal of ca. 60 glass panes from the ceiling, existing lighting construction for ca. 30 fluorescent tubes, lighting set at various heights)

                     By Nature, curated by René Block). Kunsthal 44 Moen, Askeby (Denmark), 19.07. – 20.09.2015
(Details of this version: Named as Down and Below, 1993/2015; site-specific installation: lowering the already existing light system)

                     A – Ayse Erkmen & Ann Veronica Janssens, curated by Ann Hoste and Philippe Van Cauteren, S.M.A.K., Ghent (Belgium), 31.10.2015 – 14.02.2016
(Details of this version: named as Luminous, 1993-2015; Installation with existing light infrastructure)

 
Alien
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Installation: eight photographs, light boxes: each 21 x 30 x 12 cm

Exhibitions:   Çağlarboyu Anadolu’da Kadın. Anadolu Kadınının 9000 yılı / Women in Anatolia. 9000 years of the Anatolian Woman, Arkeoloji Müzesi et al., Istanbul (Turkey), 29.10. – 29.11.1993

 
Uninvited Guest
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Installation: wood (seven-part work), tiles, adhesive vinyl, dimensions

Exhibitions:   10 Sanatçı 10 İş: D / 10 Artists 10 Works: D, Koleksiyon Mobilya, Istanbul (Turkey), 02.03. – 20.03.1993

1992
The Stars of Hipparchus
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Installation: metal plates with grooves, fluorescent tubes, transistors, electrical cable, dimensions of metal plates: 50 x 70 cm

Description:   Twelve metal plates were laid out on the floor, each with signs of the zodiac. The title refers to mathematician and astronomer Hipparchus (190-127 BC); born in Iznik, West Anatolia, he compiled a catalogue of more than 800 stars.

Exhibitions:   Sanat Texnh. Ondört Türk ve Yunan Çağdaş Sanatçı / Sanat Texnh, Fourteen Turkish and Greek Contemporary Artists, curated by Beral Madra, Efi Strousa, Resim ve Heykel Müzesi, Istanbul (Turkey), 28.03. – 18.04.1992

                      Hatırlamalar – Hatırlatmalar, Galerist, Istanbul (Turkey), 08.02. – 17.03.2007

                      Kavramsal Bir Miras: Öncü Yerleştirmeler / A Conceptual Heritage: Vanguard Installations, curated by Beral Madra). Artam Antik A.Ş., Istanbul (Turkey), 12.09. – 07.10.2011

                      İlk Raunt. Çarmıklı Koleksiyonu'ndan bir Seçki, curated by Hakan Çarmıklı, Galata Rum Okulu, İstanbul (Turkey), 06.03.– 12.05.2018

 

 
A Place
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Installation: plaster, floor covering (blue), ceiling element: ca. 60 x 90 cm, floor element: ca. 80 x 60 cm

Exhibitions:   10 Sanatçı 10 İş: C / 10 Artists 10 Works: C, curated by Beral Madra). Atatürk Kültür Merkezi, Istanbul (Turkey), 07.01. –08.02.1992

                      Modern and Beyond, curated by Fulya Erdemci et al.). Santralistanbul, Istanbul (Turkey), 08.09.2007 – 29.02.2008
(Enlarged version)

1991
A Work of Light and Heat for a Wall with Light and Heat
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Installation: fluorescent tubes, radiator heater, carved electrode coal, total length of installation: 1,790 cm

Exhibitions:   Europäische Werkstatt Ruhrgebiet ’91 / European Workshop Ruhrgebiet ’91, curated by Ferdinand Ullrich, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen (Germany), 05.05. – 17.07.1991

                      Die Kunsthalle als Museum – Der Eigenbesitz, curated by Hans-Jürgen Schwalm, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen (Germany), 25.07. – 15.08.1993

1990
Actually, the Same
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Installation: five light projectors, five metal discs, dimensions unknown

Exhibitions:   8 Sanatçı 8 İş: B / 8 Artists 8 Works: B, Atatürk Kültür Merkezi, Istanbul (Turkey), 20.12.1990 – 19.01.1991

 
Those Wandering
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Installation: five objects of wood, metal rollers, existing carpet, 197 x 45 x 30 cm; 43 x 120 x 40 cm; 48 x 50 x 35 cm; 82 x 82 x 35 cm; 46 x 35 x 45 cm

Description:   Five low platforms on castor rollers, their surfaces clad with parquet, were placed on these surfaces of the parquet floor in the exhibition space which were not covered by the existing large red carpet.

Exhibitions:   Büyük Sergi 2 / II. Grand Exhibition, curated by Tomur Atagök). MSÜ Resim ve Heykel Müzesi, Istanbul (Turkey), 02.11. – 16.11.1990

1989
Ceremony to the Past
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Installation: brass, silkscreen, sheet metal around stone remnants, dimensions unknown

Exhibitions:   2. Uluslararası İstanbul Bienali / 2nd International Istanbul Biennial, curated by Beral Madra). Aya İrini et al., Istanbul (Turkey), 25.09. – 31.10.1989

 
A Composition For This Exhibition
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Installation: eight existing, eight new ventilation grilles, wall paint, lighting, dimensions unknown

Exhibitions:   10 Sanatçı 10 İş: A / 10 Artists 10 Works: A, Atatürk Kültür Merkezi, Istanbul (Turkey), 15.06. – 08.07.1989

 
Here and There
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Installation: 30 metal constructs made of sheet steel, welded, car paint, adhesive vinyl, height of the metal elements: 20 cm (14 x), 40 cm (16 x), various dimensions

Exhibitions:   Ayşe Erkmen – Burası ve Orası, Maçka Sanat Galerisi, Istanbul (Turkey), 14.03. – 15.04.1989

                      Europäische Werkstatt Ruhrgebiet ’90 / European Workshop Ruhrgebiet ’90, curated by Ferdinand Ullrich). Kunsthalle Recklinghausen (Germany), 05.05. – 17.06.1990
(Only one half of the work was shown in Recklinghausen)

                      Kunstraum Deutschland, curated by Ursula Zeller). Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen e.V. The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv (Israel), 16.06. – 31.08.2000; numerous other venues in Western and Eastern Europe as well as Asia
(Only half of the work was shown.)

                     Kavramsal Bir Miras: Öncü Yerleştirmeler / A Conceptual Heritage: Vanguard Installations, curated by Beral Madra, Artam Antik A.Ş., Istanbul (Turkey), 12.09. – 07.10.2011

1988
Encounters
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Installation: iron pipes with base plates and canted signboards, plexiglass, adhesive vinyl, dimensions unknown

Description: A staircase of the Hareket Kiosk in the Dolmabahçe Palace was fitted out on the left and right with iron base plates lacquered in grey. The canted signposts attached to them bore numbers made of plexiglass, ascending on one side, descending on the other. Numbers made of adhesive vinyl and ranging from 1 to 16 were attached to both sides of the double-glass windows.

Exhibitions: 5. Öncü Türk Sanatından bir Kesit / 5th A Cross-section of Avant-Garde Turkish Art, Dolmabahçe Sarayı Birinci Hareket Köşkü, Istanbul (Turkey), 02.11. – 30.11.1988

1987
Imitation
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Installation: 33 bricks, fluorescent tube, photography, map, dimensions of installation: ca. 100 x 100 x 150 cm, photographs and map: 50 x 60 cm

second version: bricks in metal frames, fluorescent tube, photography, dimensions unknown

Exhibitions:   Toplu Sergi, Türk-Amerikan Derneği, Izmir (Turkey), 22.04. –12.05.1987

                      4. Öncü Türk Sanatından bir Kesit / 4th A Cross-section of Avant-Garde Turkish Art, Atatürk Kültür Merkezi, Istanbul (Turkey), 03.07. – 18.07.1987

        

1985
Imitating Lines
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Exhibitions:   5. İstanbul Sanat Bayramı. Yeni Eğilimler Sergisi / 5th Istanbul Art Festival. Exhibition of New Trends in Art, Mimar Sinan Üniversitesi, Istanbul (Turkey), 14.10. – 08.11.1985

                     Weggefährten, curated by Britta Schmitz and Bettina Schaschke, co-curator, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (Germany), 13.09. – 11.01.2008
(Details of this version; sculpture: 24 steel pipes with base plates and additional welded-on pipes, lacquered in green, various forms and sizes)

                     Desire Acquire, Galerie Bob Van Orsouw, Zurich (Switzerland), 24.01. – 21.03.2009

                     Istanbul Eindhoven – SALTVanAbbe: 68-89, curated by Charles Esche and Vasıf Kortun). Salt Beyoğlu, Istanbul (Turkey), 20.04. – 26.08.2012
(12 new Imitating Lines were reproduced for this exhibition)

                    Ayşe Erkmen & Mona Hatoum - Displacements, curated by Frederic Bussman, Museum der Bildenden Künste Leipzig (Germany), 18.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

1983
P-E-D-E-S-T-A-L
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Sculpture: stone, wood, 125 x 125 x 125 cm

Exhibitions: 4. İstanbul Sanat Bayramı. Yeni Eğilimler Sergisi / 4th Istanbul Art Festival. Exhibition of New Trends in Art, Mimar Sinan Üniversitesi, Istanbul (Turkey), 17.10. – 11.11.1983

 
Leftovers
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Installation: stones, ropes, print, various forms and sizes

Description:   30 stones of various forms and colours were stamped with “AE” and hung on ropes, one beneath the other, in five rows on the wall; Awarded

 

Exhibitions:   Günümüz Sanatçıları. 4. İstanbul Sergisi / Artists of Today. 4th Istanbul Exhibition, Resim ve Heykel Müzesi, Istanbul (Turkey), 02.07. – 28.08.1983

1981
100 Stones
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Installation: stones, adhesive tape (red, yellow, blue), variable forms and sizes

Exhibitions:   3. İstanbul Sanat Bayramı. Yeni Eğilimler Sergisi / 3rd Istanbul Art Festival. Exhibition of New Trends in Art, Devlet Güzel Sanatlar Akademisi [currently: Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University], Istanbul (Turkey), 24.10. – 14.11.1981

1977
Sculpture in Park
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Sculpture: plastic pipes, dimensions unknown 

Exhibitions:   Fındıklı Park, Istanbul, Graduate piece at the Devlet Güzel Sanatlar Akademisi [currently: Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University], Istanbul (Turkey), 1977

1969
Yellow Plexiglas Sculpture
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Sculpture: two panes of plexiglass (white, yellow), dimensions unknown

Exhibitions:   “Ahmet Andiçen” Sergisi, Devlet Güzel Sanatlar Akademisi [currently: Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University], Istanbul (Turkey), 1969

                       Wesenszug, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin (Germany), 26.04. – 15.06.2013
(Details of this version: Sculpture: plexiglass, wood; sculptures: plexiglass, wood, metal clamps, 265 x 215 x 50 cm: The focus of her show titled Wesenszug is a yellow and white sculpture made of acrylic; it is a remake of the artist’s first exploration of using acrylic as a media which won her the 1st prize in her very first semester show at the University of Mimar Sinan (Sculpture department), Istanbul in 1969. In addition, the artist will place 10 pairs of yellow and white acrylic sheets tied together onto the gallery floor. Yet, this simple stack of material will only be transformed into ‘surprise sculptures’ once it has been purchased.)