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About

Egemen Demirci works with a range of media including installation, drawing, text and video. In his work he investigates the conceptual boundaries of abstraction, space and exhibition making practices. His practice embodies a critical approach to the notion of reality in contemporary information and algorithm-centric world and employs theoretical analysis in order to form new relationships between subject, object and information.

Egemen Demirci was born in 1983 in Izmir, Turkey; received his BA in Visual Arts program at Sabancı University, Istanbul (2005) and his MFA in “Public Art and New Artistic Strategies” program at Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany (2009). During 2014 – 2015, he took part as a researcher / artist at the Jan Van Eyck Academie Residency program in Maastricht, Netherlands. Demirci has shown his work in Turkey, Germany, the Netherlands and Italy and is based in Berlin, Germany.

Exhibitions:
2015 “Global Art Progamme, Waiting for Expo 2015”, Milano, Italy
2015 “Reunion” Sabanci Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
2015 “Girl With the Sun in Her Head”, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, The Netherlands
2013 “future past – past future”, Transmediale Partner Exhibition, Berlin, Germany
2013 “Utopien Vermeiden“ , Werkleitz Festival 2013, Halle (Saale), Germany
2012 “Methodical Inquiries, #7”, Polistar, Istanbul, Turkey
2012 “Making Space”, Global Art Progamme, Waiting for Expo 2015 Residency, Milano, Italy (solo)
2011 “Registrierung / Kayit / Registration”, Soy Capitan, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2011 “Taksim 2010-2011”, yama, Istanbul, Turkey
2010 “Where is Now?”, Apartment Project, Istanbul, Turkey
2009 “This Side of Weimar” (Thesis Project), Tourist Info Office, Weimar, Germany
2008 “Wanderlust” ,(Temporary artistic interventions in the gardens and parks), Weimar, Germany
2007 “Wackelkontakt” , Jenoptik Gallery and Jena Kunstverein, Germany

Artist Talks & Presentations:
2015 “Reunion”, Artist Talk at Sabanci Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
2013 “future past – past future”, Artist Talk at Supermarkt, Transmediale Partner Exhibition, Berlin, Germany
2013 “Utopien Vermeiden“ , Artist Talk, Werkleitz Festival 2013, Halle (Saale), Germany
2012 “Methodical Inquiries, #7”, Presentation at Polistar, Istanbul, Turkey
2010 “Where is Now?”, Artist Talk at Apartment Project, Istanbul, Turkey

Publications:
2015 “Girl With the Sun in Her Head”, exhibition catalogue, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, The Netherlands
2013 “Utopien Vermeiden“ , exhibition catalogue, Werkleitz Festival 2013, Halle (Saale), Germany
2012 “Making Space”, Residency Diary, Global Art Progamme, Waiting for Expo 2015 Residency, Milano, Italy
2011 “Sketches”, XOXO Mag October Issue, Istanbul, Turkey
2010 “Correct Me If I'm Critical”, Berlin, Germany, exhibition map design, exhibition catalogue

Prizes and Fellowships:
2014- 15 Participant at Jan van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht, The Netherlands
2012 February- March, Global Art Programme, “Waiting for Expo 2015” Residency, Milano, Italy