ELIF ERKAN
Born in 1985, Ankara (Turkey), lives and works in Istanbul

EDUCATION

2016
MFA Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles/USA
2013 – 2008
HfBK Städelschule Frankfurt am Main, Fine Arts, class of Willem de Rooij

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
What ist that possesses me?, Weiss Berlin, Berlin
2017
Bag Answers, Kunstverein Heidelberg
2016
Ex Oriente Lux at Park View Gallery, Los Angeles Lotus Eaters,Weiss Berlin, Berlin
2015
Standards for Living, Maison des Arts, Bruxelles, Belgium
2014
Konzentration der Kräfte, PORTIKUS Frankfurt am Main
German Engineering, Mixer ArtLab, Istanbul
2013
Warm Comfort, Opelvillen Schleuse, Rüsselsheim

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

What Remains Is What The Poets Found, PS120, Berlin
Work Loves Me,Lanserhaus, Appiano sulla strada della vino, Italy
2017
LA Should Die Vor Glück, Just Married, Alhambra/Los Angeles The New Normal, Ashkal Alwan Beirut
Paroxysm of Union, Kunsthalle Freeport Union, Athens
The New Normal, Supa Salon, Istanbul
We remember it for you wholesale,Sydney Sydney at the CTA Building, Sydney Cum-Ex, Kunsthalle Freeport Union, Berlin
We remember it for you wholesale,Part II, Minerva, Sydney
2016
Gut Instinct, The Glucksman Museum, Cork / Ireland
Slow Works,Sydney, Sydney / Australia
Das Kapital: Schuld – Territorium – Utopie,Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin Home Organized by Park View Los Angeles, Night Club Gallery, Chicago
2015
A Possible Collection, Honolulu Zürich, Zürich
Infamous Lives, Oracle, Berlin
Career Woman, Holz Kohle Koks, Berlin
The Social Register, Park View Gallery, Los Angeles
Villa Aurora Revisited, organized by Park View @ Galerie Balice Hertling, NYC Cookie Gate, Ellis King Gallery, Dublin
Caught in the Act, Kriya 3000, NYC
„My, My a Body does get around“,Wilfried Lentz Gallery, Rotterdam Lemon Leaves,Villa Aurora, Malibu
2014
M.E. – I like your backpack,WIELS Centre d’art contemporain Brussels
2013
(solo)

Soft Wear, Sandy Brown Gallery, Berlin
Say my name say my name, MMK Zollamt Frankfurt am Main Influence, M3, Lausanne
Spatial Arrangements / Acting Objects, Lotte, Stuttgart Home Stories, KfW Stiftung, Frankfurt am Main
2012
Just, 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
Pereusel, NoMad Project Display Kunstverein Frankfurt am Main Superposition, Beige Cube, Frankfurt am Main
Presentations Winterschool Middle East, Kuwait City/Kuwait

RESIDENCIES

2018
Eau et Gaz, Appiano sulla strada della vino, Italy
2016
Villa Aurora Berlin Fellowship
2014
Wiels Residency Program, Bruxelles/Belgium.
2011
Dream Seminar II with Susan Hiller, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como/Italy. Winterschool Middle East, Kuwait City/Kuwait.

PRIZES/GRANTS

2020
Hessische Kulturstiftung, Paris Studio Residency 2016 Villa Aurora Berlin Fellow
2015DAAD Travel Grant USA
2014
2014/2015 Fulbright USA Travel Grant 2013 SAHA Grant for Artistic Production
Stylepark Prize, Rundgang Städelschule 2013

PRESS & PUBLICATIONS

2018
What ist it that Possesses Me?, Girls Like Us Magazine – Issue #11 – Economy
2016
Ex Oriente Lux,Park View, Los Angeles in Artforum Critic’s Picks https:// www.artforum.com/picks/id=59983
Lotus Eaters,Weiss Berlin, Berlin in Flash Art Reviews May Issue 2016
2015
Villa Aurora, Balice Hertling at the film center in Artforum, Critic’s Picks
http://artforum.com/picks/id=54317
Konzentration der Kräfte, Portikus, review in Mousse Magazine http:// moussemagazine.it/eliferkan_portikus_2014/
2013
Home Stories, KfW Stiftung in cooperation with Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Frankfurt am Main.
Catalogue for BCC # 10 – The GAP, published by Phillip Zach.
2011
Wolves and Peasants 38% Notes 38% No Title 19% Dreamers 4%- Mousse Publishing. Published for the 17th Advanced Course in Visual Arts of Fondazione Antonio Ratti