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Yesim Akdeniz  (1978)  

Born in Izmir, Turkey. Lives and works in Düsseldorf.

EDUCATION / RESIDENCIES

2002-2004
De Ateliers, residency-program in Amsterdam
1997-2002
Art academy, Düsseldorf (class Prof. Krieg)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016
''Club Dystopia'' Pi Artworks Istanbul, Turkey

2015
''The Secret Life Of My Coffee Table'' Pi Artworks London, UK

2014
''Those Opposing and Those Sympathizing'' Dirimart, Istanbul, Turkey

2011
''A Dream Within a Dream'' PAK Kunstverein, Hamburg, Germany
''The Tell-Tale Heart'' Dirimart, Istanbul, Turkey
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''Ulalume'' Fons Welters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2009
´A World Full of Lies´, Galerist, Istanbul, Turkey
2008
´The New Professionals´, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam
´In the light of casual culture; ,Galerist, Istanbul, Turkey
2007
‘Trying to Grow’, Peter Mertes Stipendium, Bonnerkunstverein, Bonn, Germany
‘Cultural confusion’, Elisabeth Kaufmann, Zürich
´Sterblichkeit hat ihren Preis´, Produzentengalerie, Hamburg, Germany
2006
‘Education’, Elisabeth Kaufmann, Zürich, Switzerland
‘The Man’, West London Projects, United Kingdom
2005
‘Open Space’, Art Cologne, Germany
‘Atlas Shrugged’, Galerist, Istanbul, Turkey
‘Visiona Teorema’, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam
2003
Galerie Klinkhammer und Metzner, Düsseldorf
Beaumontpublic+Königbloc, Luxembourg (with Tue Greenfort) (curated by Nicolaus Schafhausen)
2002
‘Cocaine Nights’, Galerie Klinkhammer und Metzner, Düsseldorf, Germany


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2008
´18´, Center, Berlin, Germany
´Between the Lines´, Elisabeth Kaufmann, Zurich, Switzerland
2007
´Less is more - More could be less´, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
´Wunderbare Begebenheiten und andere Märchen´, General Public, Berlin, Germany
2006
‘Auch das unnatuerlichste ist die Natur’, Galerie Michael Neff, Frankfurt, Germany
‘Wild at Heart’, KunstRai, Amsterdam
‘Group Show’, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam
2005
‘Le peintre de la vie moderne / The painter of modern life’, Museum De Paviljoens, Almere
‘Regarding Düsseldorf’, 701 e. V. Düsseldorf, Germany
2004
‘20/20 Vision’, Stedelijk Museum CS, Amsterdam
’Buning Bongers Prijzen’, Arti et Amicitae, Amsterdam
2003
’Deutschemalereizweitausenddrei ’, Kunstverein Frankfurt, Germany


BIBLIOGRAPHY

Wolf Jahn, ´Yesim Akdeniz Graf, Produzentengalerie´, Artforum, Dec. 2007
Thomas Kliemann, ´Dinge die man nicht erklären kann´, 2007
Christiane Schneider, ‘The everyday, the allegorical and the avant-garde. On the painting of Yesim Akdeniz Graf’, catalogue WILD AT HEART, 2006
Janneke Wesseling, ‘Alles staat op instorten. Schilders van het moderne leven in museum De paviljoens’, NRC Handelsblad, Nov. 2005
Elle Turkey, ‘Atlas Shrugged’, April 2005
‘Be happy than..’, Cosmopolitan, Turkey, April 2005
Ezgi Basaran, ‘You can watch this show like a movie’, Hürriyet Saturday Newspaper, 23 April 2005
‘Exhibition’, Harpers Bazaar, Turkey, April 2005
Isiltan Ataman, ‘What if those old stories ended differently’, RH +, Turkey, Nov. 2005
Ilse van Rijn, ‘Yesim Akdeniz Graf’, Metropolis M, nr. 3, 2005
Magdalena Kröner, ‘Düsseldorf’, Contemporary nr. 76, autumn 2005
Yesim Akdeniz Graf, ‘Self-portrait / Autoritratto’, Tema Celeste 110, summer 2005
Andrea Wiarda, ‘Yesim Akdeniz Graf’, Flash Art, May-June, 2005
Arjan Reijnders, ‘Yesim Akdenis Graf. Eclectische schilderijen’, Kunstbeeld, March 2005
Coromandel Brombacher, ‘Dynamiek terug in het Stedelijk’, Spits, 13 May 2004
Leontine Coelewij, ‘20/20 vision’, Stedelijk Museum Bulletin, Feb.-March, 2004
Dominic van den Boogerd, Kathleen Rahn, ´Yesim Akdeniz Graf´, 2004
Dominic van den Boogerd, ‘Yesim Akdeniz Graf’, Stedelijk Museum Bulletin, Feb.-March, 2004
Magdalena Kröner, ‘Yesim Akdeniz Graf: 2003’, Kunstforum, Jan.-Feb. 2004
Florian Illies, ‘Malerei Hoch Zwei’, Der Spiegel nr. 3, 13 Jan. 2003
Nicholaus Schafhausen (ed.), ‘Deutschemalereizweitausenddrei’, exhibition catalogue, Frankfurt, 2003

Exposities (komt nu voorbij)

Vertegenwoordigd in de volgende bedrijfscollecties:
Achmea Kunstcollectie, Leiden

Opleiding aan de volgende academie(s):
De Ateliers, Amsterdam


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