Leylâ Gediz lives and works in Istanbul / TR with her husband and son (b.2015)

She is represented by The Pill Contemporary Art Gallery in Istanbul / TR (http://thepill.co/)

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

2017     Parabéns, Akinci Gallery, Amsterdam / NL

2017     Serpilen, The Pill, Istanbul / TR

2014     Kilimli Konak, Topağacı Ihlamur Yolu, Istanbul / TR

2012     Reverb, Kulüp Külah, Istanbul / TR

2011     Coming Soon, Rampa, Istanbul / TR

2010     Under Construction, Curated by Marita Muukkonen, Kaapelin Galleria, HIAP, Helsinki / FIN

2010     Subject: Free, Galerist (dir. Murat Pilevneli), Istanbul / TR

2009     noa noa, Galerist / Tophane (dir. Murat Pilevneli), Istanbul / TR

2009     Follower, Österreichisches Sankt Georgskolleg, Istanbul / TR

2008     Perfect Moment, Galerist (dir. Murat Pilevneli), Istanbul / TR

2007     It Takes Two, Fabian-Claude Walter Gallery, Zurich / CH

2006     Passenger, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles / USA

2005     Uniform, Galerist (dir. Murat Pilevneli), Istanbul / TR

2003     Keep it a Secret, Galerist (dir. Murat Pilevneli), Istanbul / TR

2002     Fake Freedom Show, Galerist (dir. Murat Pilevneli), Istanbul / TR

 

 

Group Exhibitions

2017     Ev, Curated by Derya Yücel, The Evliyagil Museum, Ankara / TR

2017     There is no Rhinoceros in the Room! Leyla Gediz, Deniz Gül and Ali Taptık, Ariel Sanat, Istanbul / TR

2017     The New Normal, Organized by Murat Adash and Hiba Farhat, The Hangar, Beirut / LB

2016     Freundschaftsspiel Istanbul : Freiburg, Museum Für Neue Kunst, Freiburg / DE

2016     Ohne, mekân68, Vienna / AUT

2016     States of Portraits, Curated by Ali Akay, açıkekran Levent, Istanbul / TR

2015     Self-Help, İnci Furni and Leyla Gediz, Produced by Bige Örer, Elhamra Han, Beyoğlu, Istanbul / TR

2015     Every Inclusion is an Exlusion of Other Possibilities, Salt Beyoğlu, Istanbul / TR

2015     Middle of the Path, Schau_Raum, Curated by Didem Yazıcı, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Freiburg / DE

2014     The Moving Museum, Istanbul / TR

2014     Summer Resort for a Song, Curated by Borga Kantürk, Depo, Istanbul / TR

2014     Skeptical Thoughts on Love, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Artistic Director: Misal Adnan Yıldız, Stuttgart / DE

2014     Trocadero, Curated by Nazlı Gürlek, Nesrin Esirtgen Collection, Istanbul / TR

2013     Kirli Çıkı, bantmag mekan, Moda, Istanbul / TR

2013     BiennaleOnline, hosted by ART+ / artistic director: Jan Hoet

2012     Istanbul Eindhoven-SALTVanAbbe: Post ’89, SALT Beyoğlu, Istanbul / TR

2012     Gerçeklik Terörü (Periferi), Depo, Istanbul / TR

2011     Dream and Reality – Modern and Contemporary Women Artists from Turkey, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul / TR

2011     Confessions of Dangerous Minds Contemporary Art from Turkey, Phillips De Pury & Company Rooms, Saatchi Gallery, London / UK

2010     Second Door, Curated by Elif Varol Ergen, İpek Zeynep Aran, CER Modern, Ankara / TR

2010     Fantasy & Island, Curated by Anne Alessandri, Çelenk Bafra, Adnan Yıldız, FRAC  Corsica / FR

2010     A Dream…but not Yours: Contemporary Art from Turkey, Curated by Esra Sarıgedik Öktem, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington / USA

2009     Seriously Ironic, Curated by Dolores Denaro & Isin Önol, Centre Pasquart, Biel / CH

2009     On Connait La Chanson, Curated by Ali Akay, Aksanat, Istanbul / TR

2008     Made in Turkey © 1978- 2008, Paulskirche, Frankfurt / DE

2008     Save As.. , Triennale Bovisa Museum, Curated by Derya Yücel in collaboration with Santral Istanbul, Milan / I

2008     Last Things, Westfaelischer Kunstverein, Münster / DE

2008     Sampling, Curated by Locus Athens, Museum of Folk Art, Athens / GR

2007     Flat Tyre, K2, Izmir / TR

2006     Acıyla Karışık, Garanti Platform Contemporary Art Centre, Istanbul / TR

2006     Istanbul, Sommer Contemporary Art Gallery, TelAviv / IL

2006     Works on Paper, Galerist (dir. Murat Pilevneli), Istanbul / TR

2005     Eindhoven – Istanbul, Van Abbemuseum, Curators: Eva Meyer-Hermann, Charles Esche, Eindhoven / NL

2005     Urban Reality: Focus Istanbul, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin / DE

2005     Hot Spots: Istanbul, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Off Corso, Rotterdam / NL

2005     Art for…, Curated by Vasif Kortun & November Paynter, Garanti Platform Contemporary Art Centre, Istanbul / TR

2004     The Ghost Line, Curated by Ali Akay & Levent Calikoglu, Aksanat, Istanbul / TR

2003     The Power of Language, Curated by Ali Akay, Keçiburcu, DSM, Diyarbakır / TR

2003     Organized Conflict, Curated by Fulya Erdemci, Proje4L, Istanbul / TR

2003     Where? / Here?, Turkish Art Today, curated by Vasif Kortun - Fulya Erdemci - Emre Baykal, The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama / J

2002     Istanbul Pedestrian Exhibitions 1, Curated By Fulya Erdemci, Nişantaşı, Istanbul / TR

2002     Istanbul Asyakası, Selected By Galeri Nev, Marmara University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Istanbul / TR

2001     Egofugal, 7th International Istanbul Biennial, Curated By Yuko Hasegawa, Beylerbeyi Palace and Imperial Mint, Istanbul / TR

2001     Chaos and Communication, 10th Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and Mediterranean, Sarajevo / BIH

2001     Winds to the Future, Sabancı University Kasa Gallery, Istanbul / TR

1999     Cool, Coordinated by Giacomo Picca, London / UK

 

 

Curatorial Projects

2014     I have a feeling, solo exhibition of works by Murat Şahinler, Curated by Leyla Gediz and Misal Adnan Yıldız, Pilot Gallery and Co-Pilot, Istanbul / TR

2012     Portfolio / İrem Günaydın, solo presentation (eski studio), Nişantaşı, Istanbul / TR  

Artist: İrem Günaydın

2010     Leyla’nın Pop-Up Galerisi, Issues 001-006, XOXO The Mag

Artists: Can Ertaş, İrem Günaydın, Aslı Özdemir, Kemal Özen, Mine Sübiler, Onur Uyar 

2008     Galeri Splendid, September 2008 – April 2009, Art Gallery initiated and run by Leyla Gediz and Derya Demir, Beyoğlu, Istanbul / TR  

Artists: Levent  Aygül, Gökçen Cabadan, Nazım Hikmet Richard Dikbaş, Erdem Ergaz, Selim Eyüboğlu, Erdem Helvacıoğlu, Meriç Kara, Sefer Memişoğlu, Sevgi Ortaç, Arzu Oto, Ardan Özmenoğlu, Elçin Poyraz, İlhan Sayın, Tayfun Serttaş, Güneş Terkol

2008     Uyuyan ID / The Bitch is Sleeping, Co-curated by Leyla Gediz and Derya Demir, various locations along İstiklal Street, Istanbul / TR  

Artists: Neşe Çoğal, Özgür Çift, Paula Delgado, Brice Dellsperger, Barış Doğrusöz, Murat Ertel, Erdem Helvacıoğlu, Kaan Karacehennem, Ali Kazma, Emel Kurhan, Bruce LaBruce, Arzu Oto, Serkan Özkaya, Laura Parnes, Oliver Pietsch, Elçin Poyraz, İlhan Sayın, Tayfun Serttaş, Richard Van Loot

2008     Metaphysics / Erdem Ergaz, solo show curated by Minna L. Henriksson and Leyla Gediz, studio, Nişantaşı, Istanbul / TR  

Artist: Erdem Ergaz

2008     People Are Made To Steal, group show curated by Minna L. Henriksson and Leyla Gediz, studio, Nişantaşı, Istanbul / TR  

Artists: Osman Bozkurt, Antonio Cosentino, Emre Değer, Leyla Gediz, Minna L. Henriksson, İnci Furni, Kaan Karacehennem, KOP-ART, Erden Kosova, Gül Kozacıoğlu, Ferhat Özgür, Elçin Poyraz, November Paynter & Cengiz Tanç

2007     Sobe! Curated by Leyla Gediz, Bilsar Building, Istanbul / TR  

Artists: Melis Ağazat, Semiha Balcı, Banu Birecikligil, Gökçen Cabadan, Çınar Eslek, Karolin Fişekçi, İnci Furni, Minna Henriksson, Gözde İlkin, Burçak Kaygun, Gülşah Kılıç, KOP-ART, Gül Kozacıoğlu, Tamsin Morse, Ceren Oykut, Gökçe Suvari, Güneş Terkol, Elif Uras, Nalân Yırtmaç, Pınar Yolaçan

2007     Air Pocket, Curated by Leyla Gediz, Galerist (dir. Murat Pilevneli), Istanbul / TR  

Artists: Levent Aygül, Tufan Baltalar, Gökcen Cabadan, Sefer Memisoglu, İlhan Sayın, Aslı Sungu, Wolfgang Tillmans, Uygur Yılmaz, Bashir Borlakov

 

 

Residencies

2010     Helsinki International Artist-in-residence Programme (HIAP), Helsinki / FIN

2010     Artist-in-residence  FRAC, Corsica / FR

 

 

Education

1999     MA Visual Arts, Goldsmiths College, London / UK

1998     BA Fine Art, The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London / UK

1997     Erasmus Exchange, Staedelschule für Bildende Künste, Frankfurt am Main / DE

1994     Foundation Course, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London / UK

 

 

© Leyla Gediz, 2013