Banu Birecikligil

Born in 1970, in İstanbul, Birecikligil graduated from Mimar Sinan University, Painting Department in 1995 and Berlin Art University, Faculty of Fine Arts in 2000. After her first solo show in the European Patent Bureau (Berlin, 1999), she had five more solo exhibitions at x-ist; “Flirting Behind the Front-line” (2005), “Eat Me… Protect Me…” (2006), “Lost Landscape” (2008), “Nocturnal” (2009) and “Crystal Globe” (2012). Her most recent solo exhibition took place at The EmpireProject on March 2015. Her work has been included in the 9th and 10th Istanbul Biennials (2005 - 2007) and shown in various group shows in such venues as the Apartment Project, Hafriyat and Sobe. Among the other group shows and art fairs the artist participated are “Made in Turkey” (Frankfurt, 2008), “Possibilities, Perceptions and Speculations on Istanbul” (Istanbul, 2008), “Fiktion Okzident” (2011) and Contemporary Istanbul 07, 08, 09, 10 & 11, Art Fair Cologne’06 (Germany, 2006), ART HK’10 (Hong Kong International Art Fair), VIP Art Fair 2012, SCOPE Basel 2011 and 2012.



2020 Lathyrus' Dawn / The Empire Project in collaboration with Art Sümer Gallery, Ist

2015 Kassandra's Eyes / The Empire Project Gallery, Ist

2012 Crystal Globe / Gallery X-Ist, Ist

2009 Nocturnal / Gallery X-Ist, Ist

2007 Lost Landscape / Gallery X-Ist, Ist

2006 Eat me / Protect me / Gallery X-Ist, Ist

2005 Flirting behind the front-line / Gallery X-Ist, Ist




2018 "Beş Harf", Ekavart Gallery, Istanbul

2018 "Düş Kapanı", Karbon Gallery, Istanbul

2016 “Cihangir Festivali“, Istanbul
2016 “İflah Olmaz“, Ark Kültür, İstanbul / Nilüfer Belediyesi, Bursa
2015 “contemporaryistanbul15“, Lütfi Kırdar Sergi Salonu, İstanbul

2013 ''Bashi Bozuk'', The Empire Project Gallery, Istanbul

2011 “contemporaryistanbul11“, Lütfi Kırdar Exhibition Hall, Istanbul

2011 ''Fiktion Okzident'', Artistical exchange between Turkey and Germany, Tophane-i Amire, İstanbul 

2011 ''Veiled Reality'', Galerie auf der Freiheit, Schleswig, Germany

2011 “Basel Scope 2011“, Basel

2010 “contemporaryistanbul10“, Lütfi Kırdar Exhibition Hall, Istanbul

2010 “I Know What You Did Last Summer“, Manzara Perspectives, Istanbul

2008 “Made in Turkey“, Frankfurt, Germany

2008 “2010 - Coincidences, Intuitions, Fictions on Istanbul“, curated by Deniz Erbaş, 2010 European Capital of Culture, Istanbul

2008 “contemporaryistanbul08“, Lütfi Kırdar Exhibition Hall, Istanbul

2008 “Istanbul 7 – City connection”, Art Museum Erlangen, Germany

2007 “contemporaryistanbul07“, Lütfi Kırdar Exhibition Hall, Istanbul

2007 "Your eyes bigger than your stomach" Hafriyat Karaköy, 10th Istanbul Biennal, Istanbul

2007 “SOBE!”, Bilsar, Istanbul

2007 “Hafriyat Karaköy opening show” Hafriyat Karaköy, Istanbul

2006 “Everything is gonna be allright” Apartman projesi, Istanbul

2006 “artfair06“, XXI Expo Center Cologne, Germany

2006 “Everything about lies” Apartman project, Istanbul

2006 “Natür-Mort” , Galerist, Istanbul

2005 “Projcekt: Production fault”, Art group Hafriyat, 9th Istanbul Biennal, Istanbul

2005 “Young Expansion in Contemporary Turkish Art” Pera Museum, Istanbul 

2004 “Side by side” Galeri Binyil, Istanbul2004 “Berlin . Istanbul – vice . versa” Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

2003 “London Bienniale“, Berlin

2002 “Hotel Berlinische Galerie im Glaslager“, Berlin

2002 ““, Berlin

2002 “Communicationscape“, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

2000 “Open Europe“, Young Turkish Artists, Turkish Center of Culture, Berlin

1999 Solo Exhibition, Europäisches Patentamt, Berlin1999 “Grosse Kunstausstellung“, Haus der Kunst, München

1999 “Schaustelle HdK“, Galerie Michael Schulze, Berlin


1998 Solo Exhibition, Gallery of the Stockexchange Istanbul



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