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© Ceren Selmanpakoğlu

EDUCATION

2007-2013               HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY

                                 Institute of Fine Arts, Program of Ceramics, Ankara 
                                 Agent Art: Freedom of Nothingness  (Hiçliğin Özgürlüğü: Ajansal Sanat)
                                 – Ph.D.

 

2004-2006               BILKENT UNIVERSITY

                                 Institute of Fine Arts, Graphic Design (Program of Communication and Design), Ankara 
                                 The Formation of Alevi Syncretism
                                 – MA

 

1995-1999               HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY

                                 Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Ceramics, Ankara 
                                 – BFA

 

1986-1995               TED ANKARA COLLEGE

ACADEMIC WORK

       2017 –               Associate Professor  (Plastic Arts - Interdisciplinary Art)

                                 Inter-University Council, Turkey

       2016 –               Vice-Head of Department
                                 Hacettepe University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Ceramics, Ankara  

       2013 –                Lecturer
                                 Hacettepe University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Ceramics, Ankara

2005-2006               Teaching Assistant                               

                                 Bilkent University, Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, Department of Graphic Design, Ankara

SOLO EXHIBITIONS and PERFORMANCES 

          2018               Wizards of Shit

                                 Sculpture – SOL Atelier Exhibition Hall, Nicosia, North Cyprus

 

          2016               Fine

                                 Sculpture, installation, photograph – H.U. Gallery of Department of Sculpture, Ankara

 

          2013               Freedom of Nothingness

                                 Sculpture, installation, photograph, video, performance, audio – CerModern Hub, Ankara

 

          2013               Agent Art: Freedom of Nothingness (Ph.D. Jury Exhibition)

                                 Sculpture, installation, photograph, video, performance – H.U. Department of Ceramics, Ankara

 

          2010               Don't Prescribe Me

                                 Photograph, photo-installation, video – Studio Exhibition, Ankara

 

          2008               Imaging Fire

                                 Sculpture, photograph – Batıbirlik Art Gallery, Ankara

          2004               Souvenir

                                 Sculpture – Bilkent Congress Hall, Ankara

          2002               Body Within 'which'

                                 Sculpture, video, drawing, performance – Contemporary Arts Centre, Ankara

          1998               Love

                                 Performance – Hacettepe University, Ankara

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS and PERFORMANCES 

          2019                Turan Erol Art Gallery Opening Exhibition
                                  Hacettepe University Faculty of Fine Arts, Ankara

          2018                Homemade
                                  Piramid Art Gallery, Istanbul

          2018                Hacettepe University Macsabal Symposium “Art For Peace” Exhibition

                                  Koren Cultural Center, Ankara

          2018                Hacettepe University Macsabal Symposium Academic Staff of Ceramics Department Exhibition

                                  Hacettepe University Ahmet Göğüş Art Gallery, Ankara

          2018               1968: Yarım Asırlık Genç
                                 “Revolving Change” (Video-installation, 2018), “Self-hustler” (Sculpture, 2018) – Curator: Bedri Baykam, 
Piramid                                     Art Gallery, İstanbul 

 

          2018               Art Ankara Contemporary Art Fair: Piramid Art Gallery  

                                 “Creating Own Self” (Sculpture, 2018), “Leaping into the New” (Sculpture, 2018), “Wizard’s Open Secret” 

                                 (Sculpture, 2018)

 

          2018               Art Ankara Contemporary Art Fair  – Hacettepe University Department of Ceramics

                                 “Set For the Potential” (Sculpture, 2017)

                        

          2018               Ankara>Berlin
                                 “Possible” (Sculpture, 2016) – NUMOV, Berlin

 

          2017               “Yarın Bugünden Kurulur” Hacettepe Art Museum Collection
                                 “Transcended Reality” (Sculpture, 2014) – CerModern, Ankara

 

          2016                Piramid Sanat 10th Anniversary Collection Exhibition
                                  “Free, Free Not...” (Video, 2014) –
Piramid Art Gallery, İstanbul

 

          2016               3rd İstanbul Ceramic Art  Exhibition
                                 “Obstacle to Self-1” (Sculpture, 2016), “Obstacle to Self -2” (Sculpture, 2016), “Obstacle to Self -3” (Sculpture, 2016)                                  – Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall

 

          2015               10th Contemporary Istanbul

                                 “Exiting from Self” (Sculpture, 2015), “Cracking the Self” (Sculpture, 2015), “White Silence:                                                                            Nothingness"  (Sculpture, 2014) – Piramid Sanat, Lütfi Kırdar Congress Hall, İstanbul

 

          2015               Old-New Anatolia

                                 “Self” (Photograph, 2010) – Warsaw Fine Arts Academy, Warsaw

 

          2015               Cenneti Soracağım ve Düşeceğim (I'll Ask For Heaven and Then I'll Fall)

                                 “Phallic Trap -3” (Installation, 2015), “Noise Without Gaze"  (Sculpture, 2015), “White Silence:                                                                      Nothingness"  (Sculpture, 2014), “The Game of Freedom -4"  (Photograph, 2014), “Free, Free not...” (Video, 2014), –                                  Piramid Art Gallery, İstanbul

 

          2015               Art Ankara Contemporary Art Fair: Don't Resemble 

                                 “Until Whenn?” (Video, 2014) – Congresium, Ankara

 

          2015               Hacettepe University Faculty of Fine Arts Department of Ceramics Teaching Staff and Graduate Students                                                   Exhibition

                                 “Self-Resistance -1” (Sculpture, 2015), “Self-Resistance -2” (Sculpture, 2015), “Self-Resistance -3” (Sculpture, 2015)

                                 – Contemporary Art Center, Ankara

 

          2014               2nd International Armada Art Festival

                                 “Calling Freedom” (Sculpture, 2014) – Armada Shopping Mall, Ankara

 

          2014               Sıkıyorsa Gel! (Come, If You Dare!)

                                 "You! -6" (Installation, 2014), "Another Me Besides the Ruler One" (Photograph, 2013), " Another Me Besides the                                       Guarded One" (Photograph, 2013), " Another Me Besides the Uncamouflaged One" (Photograph, 2013) – Curator:                                     Bedri Baykam, Denizhan Özer, Piramid Art Gallery, İstanbul

          

          2014               Kolejli Iş Dünyası Zirvesi ve Sergisi (College Summit of Business and Exhibition )

                                 "Fear of Freedom -5" (Installation, 2014) – TED Ankara College, Ankara

 

          2014               1st International Contemporary Ceramic Exhibition

                                 "Free to Free" (Sculpture, 2014) – Abant İzzet Baysal University, Bolu

 

          2012               Art Stays 10th Festival of Contemporary Art

                                 "Fear of Freedom-3" (Photo-installation, 2012) – Curator: Marek Schovánek , Razstavišče Art Stays, Ptuj, Slovenia

 

          2011               Dikkat! Kadın (Watch out! Woman)

                                 "Until When?" (Video, 2010) – Curator: Denizhan Özer, Ekavart Gallery, Istanbul
                                 (2012) State Theatre Onat Kutlar Saloon, Gaziantep, (2013) Onatça Art Gallery, Adana

 

          2011               Artisterium 2011: Free Fall – 4th Tbilisi International Contemporary Art Exhibition and Art Events

                                 "Fear of Freedom-2" (Photo-installation, 2011) – Curator: Magda Guruli, Lika Mamatsashvili; Contributing                                               Curator: Denizhan Özer Giorgi Leonidze State Museum of Georgian Literature, Tbilisi, Georgia

 

          2011               I Don't Want This

                                 "Fear of Freedom-1" (Photo-installation, 2011) – Curator: Denizhan Özer, ArtGalerim, Istanbul

 

          2011               Collisions 2011

                                 "Disappearance" (Photo-installation, 2011) – Curator: Pembe Gaziler, Naci Talat Foundation, Nicosia, North                                             Cyprus

 

          2011               2nd Young Artists Auction

                                 "Birth", "Life" (Photograph, 2010) – Alif Art Antikacılık, The Sofa Hotel, Istanbul

 

          2010               1st Young Artists Auction

                                 "Self", "Anatolia", "Shadow" (Photograph, 2010) – Alif Art Antikacılık, The Sofa Hotel, Istanbul

 

          2010               Clayarch Artist In Residency (AIR) Exhibition

                                 "The Rise of the Phallus" (Installation, 2010) – Clayarch Gimhae Museum, Gimhae, Busan, South Korea 

 

          2010               20th Istanbul TUYAP Art Fair: Istanbul Invisible

                                 "Un-inscribed" (Photo-sculpture, 2010) – Koridoor Contemporary Arts Program, Curator: Denizhan Özer, Istanbul

 

          2010               2nd Çanakkale Biennial: Fictional Realities, Transformations

                                 "Un-inscribed", "Eye of the Rock" (Photo-sculpture, 2010), "Until When?" (Video, 2010) – Er Hamamı, Çanakkale

 

          2010               Clayarch Artist In Residency Open-Studio Exhibition

                                 Clayarch Gimhae Museum, Gimhae, Busan, South Korea

 

          2009               H.U. Department of Ceramics 1999 Graduates 10th Year Anniversary

                                 "Body" (Sculpture, 2009) – Hacettepe University Faculty of Fine Arts, Ankara

 

          2009               19th Istanbul TUYAP Art Fair: Face to Face Dialogues

                                 "You!" (Installation, 2009) – Koridoor Contemporary Arts Program, Curator: Denizhan Özer, Istanbul

 

          2009               Where is my Privacy?

                                 "You!" (Installation, 2009) – Curator: Denizhan Özer, Casa Dell Arte, Istanbul

 

          2009               Hacettepe University Faculty Opening Exhibition

                                 "Target" (Sculpture, 2008) – Hacettepe University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Ankara

 

          2009               Past is Over, Now Pay The Bill

                                 "You!" (Installation, 2009) – Curator: Denizhan Özer, Daire Art Gallery, Istanbul

 

          2008               Once Upon A Time

                                 "Tomb" (Installation, 2008) – Curator: Necla Rüzgar, Goethe-Institut Art Gallery, Ankara

 

          2007               Graduate Students of Hacettepe University Department of Ceramics

                                 (Sculpture, 2002) – Hacettepe University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Ankara

 

          2007               The 44th National 18th International Hacı Bektaş Veli Memorial Ceremonies and Cultural Activities

                                 "Balance" (Sculpture, 2007) – Hacıbektaş

 

          2001               1st  TRT Ceramic Competition

                                 (Sculpture, 2001) – Contemporary Arts Centre, Ankara; Painting and Sculpture Museum, Izmir, Istanbul

 

          2000               6th  Altın Testi (Golden Pitcher) Ceramic Competition

                                 "Chained" (Sculpture, 1999) – Izmir Rotary Club, Izfaş Art Gallery, Izmir

 

          1999               2nd  Youth Art Activity

                                 "Body in Coincidence" (Video installation, 1999) – Contemporary Arts Centre, Ankara

 

          1999               Graduation Exhibition

                                 "Chained" (Sculpture, 1999), "Incision" (Sculpture, 1999), "Blood" (Video, 1999) – Contemporary Arts Centre,                                             Ankara

 

          1999               Hacettepe University Art Festival

                                 "Effort? So What" (Performance) – Hacettepe University, Beytepe Campus, Ankara

 

          1998               Hacettepe University Art Festival

                                 "Dance With Mud" (Performance) – Hacettepe University, Beytepe Campus, Ankara

 

          1996               Fantastic Teapot Competition

                                 (Sculpture, 1996) – Turkish Ceramic Society, Painting & Sculpture Museum, Istanbul

 COLLECTIONS and AWARDS

          2018               Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli University Museum Collection, Nevşehir – “Spine Weight” (Sculpture, 2017)

          2017               Hacettepe Art Museum Collection, Ankara – “Transcended Reality” (Sculpture, 2014)

          2016               UPSD (International Association of Art) – 2016 Young Artist of the Year

          2015               Bedri Baykam Collection, Istanbul – “Free, Free Not...” (Video, 2014)

          2014               Abant İzzet Baysal University Ceramini Museum Collection, Bolu – “Free to Free” (Sculpture, 2014)

 

                                 And in various private collections.

          2019               Presented Paper: “The Emergence of Change Through Embracing Freedom: Agent Art”

                                 The 7th European Conference on Arts & Humanities (ECAH2019): “Reclaiming the Future”, Brighton, UK

          2019               Presented Paper: “Sanatta Boşluk Yokluğu ve Asalaklık” (The Absence of Space in Art and Parasitism")

                                 3rd Turkey Aesthetics Congress (Sanart), METU

          2018               Presentation: "On Artworks of Ceren Selmanpakoğlu"

                                 VIII. International Hacettepe University Macsabal Symposium

          2016               Article: “Toplumsal Gerçekliğin Güncel Sanatta Yeniden Üretimi

                                 ("The Re-production of Social Reality in Contemporary Art")

                                 Hacettepe University Sanat Yazıları Journal, 34, May 2016

 

          2016               Workshop: “Yüz Kalıbı Çalıştayı” (“Face Molding Workshop”)

                                 Hacettepe University Faculty of Fine Arts Department of Ceramics, Ankara

 

          2016               Article: “Sanat, Ne İdeolojiler Sevdi, Zaten Yoktular” ("Art, Loved So Many Ideologies That Were Already Lacking")
                                 Gazi University, Akademik Sanat Journal,1, Winter 2016

 

          2016               Book Chapter: “Agent Art vs. Resistance to Freedom”
                                 Revolt And Revolution: The Protester In the 21st Century, Inter-Disciplinary Press, Oxford

 

          2015               Article: “Öznenin ‘Ben’ İnşasının Güncel Sanat Örnekleri Üzerinden Analizi

                                 ("The Analysis of 'I' Construction of the Subjects Through Contemporary Art Works")
                                 Atatürk University Sanat Journal, 28, 2015

 

          2015               Published Paper: “Gerçekliğin Kimlik Kurgusuna Ajansal Sanat Girişimi

                                 ("The Intervention of Agent Art on the Identity Construction of Reality")
                                 International Art Symposium: Art, Reality and Paradox, Bodrum

 

          2015               Artist Talk: “Hiçliğin Özgürlüğü Sergisini Birlikte Gezelim”
                                 CerModern Hub, Ankara

 

          2014               Presented Paper: "Agent Art vs. Resistance to Freedom"
                                 2nd Global Revolt and Revolution Conference, Prague, Czech Republic

 

          2014               Book: Hiçliğin Özgürlüğü: Ajansal Sanat (Freedom of Nothingness: Agent Art)
                                 Ayrıntı Publishing

 

          2012               Artist Talk: Art Stays 10th Festival of Contemporary Art
                                 Ptuj, Slovenia

 

          2012               Article: "AKP’nin Temel Çelişkisi: Muhafazakâr mı, Özgürlükçü mü?"
                                 ("The Fundamental Contradiction of AKP: Conservative or Liberal?")
                                 Hacıbektaş Journal, March-April (Publication of The Hacıbektaş and Institutions of Higher Education Aid Society)

 

          2010               Article: "Kurgusal Gerçeğin Performansı " (“The Performance of Fictional Reality”)
                                 2nd Çanakkale Biennial Bulletin

 

          2010               Article: "Günümüzde Sanatçının Sanatsal ve İdeolojik Tavrı" ("Artist’s Artistic and Ideological Stance Today")
                                 Online art journal DergiSanat.com

 

          2010               Conference: "Sanatçının Sanatsal ve İdeolojik Tavrı: İmkân ve İmkânsızlıkları"

                                 ("Artist’s Artistic and Ideological Stance: Possibilities and Impossibilities")
                                 Ankara Women Painters Society, Turko-British Association, Ankara

 

          2010               Video Projection: "Until When?"
                                 um
:ag - 17th "The Week of Justice and Democracy" activities. Contemporary Arts Centre, Ankara

 

          2010               Panel Moderator: "Today’s Justice and Democracy in the Viewpoint of Artist"

                                 Speakers: Artist Bedri Baykam and Zafer Gençaydın, mountain climber, writer, photographer Nasuh Mahruki.

                                 um:ag - 17th "The Week of Justice and Democracy" activities. Contemporary Arts Centre, Ankara

 

          2008               Article: "Cemevlerinin Temsiliyeti Üzerine" ("The Representation of Cem Houses")
                                 Hacıbektaş Journal, March-April

 

          2007               Article: "‘Alevi Bağdaştırmacılığının Oluşumu’ Tezinin Çıkarımı"

                                 ("Conclusion of 'The Formation of Alevi Syncretism' Thesis”)
                                 Hacıbektaş Journal, January-February

 

          2005               Article: "The Representation of Alevis in Turkish Cinema"
                                 Hacıbektaş Journal, November-December

 

          2005               Conference: "Türk Sinemasında Alevi Temsiliyeti" ("The Representation of Alevis in Turkish Cinema")
                                 The 42nd National 16th International Hacı Bektaş Veli Memorial Ceremonies and Cultural Activities, Hacıbektaş

PUBLICATIONS and PRESENTATIONS

          2019              Curator: "To Vomit"

                                Gallery Siyah Beyaz, Ankara

          2018              Invited Artist: "VIII. International Hacettepe University Macsabal Symposium"

          2015               Co-Curator: “The Creeks of Ankara and The Lost Creeks of Ankara Competition Selections” Photo Exhibition
                                 Bilkent University, Ankara

 

          2014               Co-Curator: “The Creeks of Ankara” Photo Exhibition
                                 Sustainable Living Film Festival (Sürdürülebilir Yaşam Film Festivali), TED University, Ankara

 

2013- 2017              Photo-Performance: “Nothing”
                                 Performance of spectators’ sticking “Hiç” (“Nothing”) stickers on public or private spaces and publishing                                                     their photographs on www.cerenselmanpakoglu.com/hic

 

2013- 2017              Photo-Performance: “You are Condemned to be Free!”
                                 Performance of spectators’ wearing “Özgür Olmaya Mahkûmsun” (“You are Condemned to be Free”)                                                         buttons and publishing their photographs on www.cerenselmanpakoglu.com/hic

 

          2012               Artist-in-Residency: Art Stays 10th Festival of Contemporary Art
                                 "Fear of Freedom-3" (Photo-installation, 2012) – Curator: Marek Schovánek, Razstavišče Art Stays, Ptuj, Slovenia

 

          2012               Curator: Tolga Savaş "Event Horizon"
                                 Galeri Kara, Ankara

 

          2010               Artist-in-Residency: Clayarch Gimhae Museum
                                 June-September, Ceramic Creative Center, Busan, South Korea

 

          2009               Photography Project: “800th Year of Birth of Hacı Bektaş Veli”

                                 Cover photo and 20 photographs for Hacıbektaş Journal: Special Issue of “800th Year of Birth of Hacı Bektaş Veli”

                                 (Publication of the Hacıbektaş Education and Culture Society)   

 

PROJECTS
OTHER WORK

          2011               Album Cover

                                 Kreş – “You!” installation photo

 

          2011               Book Cover
                                 “Çağdaşımız Hacı Bektaş” – Ali Dursun Koç. Publication of Hacıbektaş Education and Culture Society

 

2010-2013               Accessory Designs
                                 Display and sale of accessories at Cer Modern Arts Center, Ankara

 

          2009               Ceramic Panel Application
                                 Department of Political Science, Hacettepe University, Ankara

 

          2008               Book Cover
                                 "Türk Toplumunun Çağdaşlaşmasında Atatürkçü Laiklik" – Abdullah Tekin
                                 Publication of Hacıbektaş Education and Culture Society

 

          2008               Book Cover
                                 "Babalılar Ayaklanması" – Abdullah Tekin Publication of Hacıbektaş and Institutions of Higher Education Aid                                         Society

 

          2007               Workshop: "Political Violence, Organized Crimes, Terrorism and Youth"
                                 NATO project, 13-14 September, Hacettepe University, Ankara

         

2003-2004               Presentation Manager
                                 
ElektronMedikal, Ankara

 

          2001               Art Director                 
                                 "Dickhead" Short Film, New York

 

          2001               Production Assistant
                                 "Lucid" Featurette Film, New York

 

          2001               Intern
                                 Harvestworks Productions, New York

 

          2001               Creative Consultant
                                 Istanbul Grand Bazaar, New York

 

          2001               Art Director, DP, Editor, Designer (Freelance)
                                 "Turkish Basketball Federation" – Music Video, Album and Single Cover, Venom Productions, Chicago – Ankara

 

          2000               Exterior Facade Panel Application
                                 Ceramic, Hacı Bektaş Veli Foundation, Ankara

 

PRESS

  • Aydınlık Daily Newspaper, "Gezi'nin 1. Yılında Sergi: Sıkıyorsa Gel!", 06.2014

  • Oda TV, "Çapulcular Bu Sergiyi Kaçırmasın", 30.05.2014

 

  • Hürriyet Daily Newspaper, "Kadınların Sorunları İçin 20 Sanatçı Bir Arada", 4.12.2011

  • Journal Bilkent, "Bir Sergi Haberi", December 2011

  • Cumhuriyet Daily Newspaper, "Tiflis'in Orta Yeri Sanat", 10.11.2011

  • Daily News, "Tbilisi Art Fair Hosts Turkish Artists", 10.11.2011

  • Quality of Magazine, "Bunu İstemiyorum, I Don't Want This", October 2011

  • Klass Magazine, "Art Galerim 'Bunun İstemiyorum' Sergisiyle Sezona Merhaba Dedi", October 2011

  • Hello Türkiye, "Art Galerim Yeni Sezona Hazır", 24.09. 2011

  • Genç Sanat Journal, "Bunun İstemiyorum", September 2011

  • AS Journal, "Bunu İstemiyorum, I Don't Want This", September-October 2011

  • Haberdar Daily Newspaper, "Farklı Kültürler 'Sanat'la Buluştu", 17.06.2011

 

  • Forbes Türkiye, Handan Bayındır, "Gençlere Yer Açın", November 2010

  • Busan FM, "See The World", South Korea, 15.07.2010

 

  • Hürriyet Daily Newspaper, Ertuğrul Özkök, "Beni Alsalar İpe Koysalar", 4.10.2009

  • CNN Turk, Afiş Program, 17.09.2009

  • Ekavart TV, “Where is my Privacy?”, 23.9.2009

  • Taraf Daily Newspaper, Erkan Doğanay, "Nerede Kaldı Özelimiz", 17.09.2009

  • Genç Sanat Journal, April 2009

  • Time Out Istanbul in English Journal, April 2009

  • Time Out Istanbul Journal, "Geçmiş Tükendi, Şimdi Faturayı Öde", April 2009

  • Maison Française Journal, April 2009

  • Cumhuriyet Daily Newspaper, Selda Güneysu, "Batı Bizimle Alay Ediyor", 15.03.2009

  • Channel B, Atölye Program, 19.04.2009

 

  • Birgün Daily Newspaper, Gülşen Çandar, "Dayanışmayı Özleyen Eller", 15.11.2008

  • Cumhuriyet Daily Newspaper, "Selmanpakoğlu'ndan 'Ateşe İmge Üflemek' Sergisi", 12.11.2008

  • Journal Bilkent, "Ateşin İmgelerle Dansı", December 2008

  • Deliler Teknesi Journal, İbrahim Karaoğlu, "'Ateşe İmge Üflemek' Sergisi Üzerine Ceren Selmanpakoğlu ile Söyleşi", Nov.-Dec. 2008

  • Hacıbektaş Journal, Ceren Selmanpakoğlu, "Ateşe İmge Üflemek", September-October 2008

  • Sabah Daily Newspaper, "Ateşe İmge Üflemek", 3.11.2008

  • Çayyolu Bulletin, "Ateşe İmge Üflemek", October 2008

  • Batıbirlik Bulletin, September 2008

  • Bilimkent Journal, August-September 2008

 

  • Milliyet Sanat Journal, Dilek Şener, "Topraktan Doğan Bedenler", 19.11.2002

  • Hürriyet Daily Newspaper, Barış Oral, "Vücudunu Kalıplayıp Sergiledi", 13.11.2002

  • Ankara Magazin Journal, "'Ki!'lerde Beden- 'Fakart'", September 2002

  • Channel ATV, September 2002

  • Channel A, September 2002

  • Radio Vizyon, September 2002

 

  • Hürriyet Daily Newspaper , "Mezunların Sergisi", 11.06.1999