Elif Erkan

Born 1985 in Ankara, Turkey
Lives and works in Los Angeles, United States

Education

  • 2016

    MFA Candidate Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, United States

  • 2013

    Städelschule, Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Frankfurt, Germany

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017

    Tbt, The Pill, Istanbul, Turkey

  • 2016

    ex oriente lux, Park View, Los Angeles, United States
    Lotus Eaters, Weiss Berlin, Berlin, Germany

  • 2015

    Standards for Living, Maison des Arts, Brussels, Belgium

  • 2014

    Konzentration der Kräfte, PORTIKUS Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    German Engineering, Mixer ArtLab, Istanbul, Turkey

  • 2013

    Warm Comfort, Opelvillen Schleuse, Rüsselsheim, Germany

Group Exhibitions

  • 2017

    Offsite, Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Paroxysm Union, Kunsthalle Freeport, Athens
    LA Should Die Vor Glück, Just Married, Los Angeles, United States
    The New Normal, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, Lebanon
    The New Normal, Supa Salon, Istanbul, Turkey

  • 2016

    Gut Instinct, The Glucksman Museum, Cork, Ireland
    Slow Works, Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Das Kapital: Schuld – Territorium – Utopie,Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany
    Home Organized by Park View Los Angeles, Night Club Gallery, Chicago, United States

  • 2015

    A Possible Collection, Honolulu Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
    Infamous Lives, Oracle, Berlin, Germany
    Career Woman, Holz Kohle Koks, Berlin, Germany
    The Social Register, Park View Gallery, Los Angeles, United States
    Villa Aurora Revisited, Park View @ Galerie Balice Hertling, New York, United States
    Cookie Gate, Ellis King Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
    Caught in the Act, Kriya 3000, New York, United States
    My, My. A Body Does Get Around, Wilfried Lentz Gallery, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Lemon Leaves, Villa Aurora, Los Angeles, United States

  • 2014

    M.E. – I like your backpack, WIELS Centre d’Art Contemporain, Brussels, Belgium

  • 2013

    Soft Wear, Sandy Brown Gallery, Berlin, Germany
    Say my name say my name, MMK Zollamt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Influence, M3, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Spatial Arrangements / Acting Objects, Lotte, Stuttgart, Germany
    Home Stories, KfW Stiftung, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

  • 2012

    Just, Leonhardi Kulturprojekte e.V., Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    BCC # 10 – The GAP, Theologische Hochschule Sankt Georgen, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

  • 2011

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

Prizes, Grants and Residencies

  • 2016

    Villa Aurora Berlin Fellowship

  • 2015

    DAAD Travel Grant United States

  • 2014

    Fulbright United States Travel Grant
    Wiels Residency Program, Brussels, Belgium

  • 2013

    SAHA Grant for Artistic Production
    Stylepark Prize, Rundgang Städelschule 2013

  • 2011

    Dream Seminar II with Susan Hiller, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, Italy
    Winterschool Middle East, Kuwait City, Kuwait

Bibliography