elif erkan

lives and works in Vienna
born 1985 in Ankara, TR


2016     MFA Otis College or Art and Design, Los Angeles, USA
2013     HfBK Städelschule Frankfurt am Main, DE, Meisterschülerin Willem de Rooij


2022    In The Off Hours, Renata Fabbri, Milan, IT

2020   Where You They Form, The Pill, Istanbul, TR

2018    What is it that possesses me? Weiss Berlin, Berlin, DE

2017    Bag Answers, Kunstverein Heidelberg, Heidelberg, DE 

2016    Ex Oriente Lux, Park View, Los Angeles, USA
            Lotus Eaters, Weiss Belin, DE

2015    Standards for Living, Maison des Arts, Brussels, BE
            Konzentration der Kräfte, Kunsthalle Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, DE

2014    M.E. - I like your backpack, WIELS, Brussels, BE (two-person with Megan Marrin)
            German Engineering, Mixer ArtLab, Istanbul, TR

2013    Warm Comfort, Opelvillen Schleuse, Rüsselsheim, DE


2022     Sculpture Garden, Geneva Biennale, Geneva, CH

2021     Delusionoraium V (Adaptation) curated by Becky Koblick & Jesse Benson, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, US

2019     What Remains Is What The Poets Found, PS120, Berlin, DE

2018      Work Loves Me, Lanserhaus, Appiano sulla strada della vino, IT

2017      Cum-Ex, Kunsthalle Freeport, Berlin, DE
               Paroxysm of Union, Kunsthalle Freeport, Athens, GR

2016     Home, Night Club, Avondale, Chicago, Illinois, USA
              Capital. Debt, Territory, Utopia, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, DE
              Gut Instinct, The Gluckman Museum, Cork, IR

2015     Infamous Lives, Oracle, Berlin, DE
              The Social Register, Park View,Los Angeles, USA
              A Possible Collection, Honolulu, Zurich, CH
              Career Woman, Holz Kohle Koks, Berlin, DE
              Villa Aurora Revisited, organized by Park View, Galerie Balice Hertling, New York, USA
              Cookie Gate, Ellis King, Dublin, IR 
              Caught in the Act, Kriya 3000, New York, USA
              My, My a Body does get around, Wilfried Lentz Gallery, Rotterdam, NE
              Lemon Leaves, Villa Aurora, Los Angeles, USA

2013    Soft Wear, Sandy Brown Gallery, Berlin, DE
             Say my name say my name, Städelschule Graduation Show, MMK Zollamt, Frankfurt am Main, DE
             Spatial Arrangements/Acting Objects, Lotte Stuttgart, DE  
             Home Stories, KfW Stiftung in cooperation with Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Frankfurt am Main, DE 

2012    Just, in the framework of Parliament der Dinge, Leonhardi Kulturprojekte e.V. Frankfurt am Main
             BCC # 10 - The GAP, Theologische Hochschule Sankt Georgen, Frankfurt am Main

2011    Corso Aperto, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, IT 
            Pereusel, NoMad Project Display Kunstverein Frankfurt am Main, DE
            Superposition, Beige Cube, Frankfurt am Main, DE
            Presentations Winterschool Middle East, Kuwait City, Kuwait

2010    Ginger and the Hood, Meran, Italy


2020      Hessiche Kulturstiftung, Paris Studio Residency, FR 
2016      Villa Aurora Berlin Fellow 2015 DAAD Travel Grant USA
2015      DAAD Travel Grant, USA
2014      Fulbright Scholarship Los Angeles
               Otis College of Art and Design Scholarship 
2013      SAHA Grant for Artistic Production WIELS Residency Program
               Stylepark Prize, Rundgang Städelschule


2020     Hessiche Kulturstiftung, Paris Studio Residency, FR
2018     Eau et Gaz, Eppan, Alto Adige, IT
2014     WIELS Residency Program, Brussels, BE
2011     Dream Seminar II with Susan Hiller, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, IT
             Winterschool Middle East, Kuwait City, Kuwait


2020     The relation of casuality between artworks, Hatice Utkan Özden, Hürriyet Daily News, 2020.
              The secret Library of Babel, Rosalyn Dmello, StirWorld, 2020.

2016    Aria Dean, Critic’s Pick: Ex Oriente Lux, Park View Los Angeles, Artforum.com
             William Kherbek, Flash Art Review: Lotus Eaters, Weiss Berlin, Issue 308, May 2016
2015    Horst, Aaron, “Review: ‘The Social Register’ at Park View,” Contemporary Art Review LA,        
            September 30
            “Villa Aurora Revisited at Balice Hertling,” Contemporary Art Daily, August 16
             Linnert, Nicolas, “Critic’s Pick: ‘Villa Aurora Revisited,’” Artforum.com, August 7
            “Elif Erkan: ‘Konzentration der Kräfte’ at Portikus, Frankfurt,” Mousse online, January 10
            Suela J. Cennet on Elif Erkan, Istanbul Art News, December 2015.


2018    Work Loves Me, Eau et Gaz, Exhibition Catalog, Eppan, Alto ldige, Italy
2016    Das Kapital: Debt, Territory, Utopia. Exhibition Catalog, Hamburger Bahnhof, Verlag Kettler, 2016.
            Gut Instinct, The Gluckman, Exhibition Catalog, Cork, Ireland    
2013    Home Stories, KfW Stiftung in cooperation with Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Frankfurt am Main
            BCC # 10 - The GAP, published by Phillip Zach, Frankfurt am Main
2011    Wolves and Peasants 38% Notes 38% No Title 19% Dreamers 4%, Mousse              
             Publishing, published for the 17thAdvanced Course in Visual Arts of Fondazione              
            Antonio Ratti