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Inci Eviner was among the recipients of this year's Sharjah Biennial Prize, organized by Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF) since 1993. This year's biennial features two of Eviner's videos: Beuys Underground, a new work commissioned by the biennial, and Runaway Girls (2015).

Ranging from drawings and video to performative and collaborative practices, İnci Eviner’s large body of work comprises multilayered pieces that originate from drawings. Eviner explores politics of desire and disaster, space, subjectivity and its potentiality. As an artist, she is aware of the traumas with which we live that demand a new kind of listening and witnessing. She follows the current practices of power on the female body and researches outside of the given identity that is in a continuous state of enactment.

She has shown her work in solo and group exhibitions worldwide. She has been invited to participate in numerous biennials including Istanbul, Venice, Taiwan, Thessaloniki, Shanghai and Busan. Among the museums where her works have been exhibited are The Drawing Center, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art and Palais des Beaux-Arts, Lille.

Born in Ankara, Eviner lives and works in Istanbul.

Education and Residencies

2017                 Artist-in-residence, Rauschenberg Residency, Florida, USA (upcoming)
2010                 Artist-in-residence, SAM Art Projects, Paris
2009                 Artist-in-residence, MAC/VAL Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne
2008                 Artist-in-residence, Cité International des Arts, Paris
2005                 Artist-in-residence, Leube, Salzburg
2004-2005      Artist-in-residence, ISCP, New York
2000                 Artist-in-residence, Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio, Como
1987-                PhD. Mimar Sinan Üniversitesi, Faculty of Fine Arts, Istanbul
1980                 B.A. Istanbul State Academy of Fine Arts, Painting Department,  Istanbul

Solo Shows

2016     “Inci Eviner: Retrospective”, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul
2015     "Runaway Girls", The Drawing Center, New York, US
2014     "Stages of Everyday Politics", Mario Mauroner Contemporary, Vienna
2013     "Nursing Modern Fall", Galeri Nev Istanbul, Istanbul
"Broken Manifestos", Espace Chatelain, Bruxelles
2012     "Harem", Turku Art Museum, Turku
2011     "Broken Manifestos", Nesrin Esirtgen Collection, Istanbul
"Broken Manifestos", Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris
2010     "Fluxes of Girls on Europe", Galeri Nev, Istanbul
"New Citizen", Galeri Nev, Ankara
2009     "Harem", Art in the Auditorium, Whitechapel Gallery, London
"Harem", Galeri Nev, Istanbul   
"Nouveau Citoyen", MAC/VAL, Vitry-sur-Seine
2008     "Terra Incognita", Institut Français, Istanbul
2005     "Don't worry. You will not get hurt", Galeri Nev, Istanbul
2004     Galeri Nev, Ankara
"Erratic Lines", Monique Goldstrom Gallery, New York     
2003     "Terra Incognita", Diyarbakır Sanat Merkezi, Diyarbakır
2002     "Somebody Inside", Galeri Nev, Istanbul
"Nowhere-Body-Here", Galerie Delta, Hollanda
2000     "Before Language", Open Studio Exhibition, Rockefeller Foundation Residence, Bellagio
"Nowhere-Body-Here", Yapı Kredi Kazım Taşkent Galerisi, Istanbul
1997     "Drawings", Galeri Nev, Istanbul
1996     "Hold", Mizuma Gallery, Tokyo
"Skinless", AKM, Istanbul
"Hold", Galeri Nev, Ankara
1995      "Body-geography", Alay Köşkü, Istanbul
1993     Taksim Sanat Galerisi, Istanbul
Falez Sanat Galerisi, Antalya
1992     Galeri Nev, Ankara
1991     Galeri Nev, Istanbul
1989     Urart Sanat Galerisi, Istanbul
Urart Sanat Galerisi, Ankara
1986     Galata Sanat Galerisi, Istanbul

Group Shows

2017     “Utopia/Dystopia”, MAAT, Lisbon, Portugal (upcomimg)
2016     13.Sharjah Bienali Küratör, Christine Tohme
“Rainbow Caravan”, Aichi Triennale, Aichi, Japan
“Les Parfums De L'intranquillité”, Hotel des Arts, Toulon, France
“The Game Settled Into a Cagey Midfield Match”, SPOT Production, Istanbul
2015     “İstanbul. Passion, Joy, Fury”, MAXXI, Rome, Italy
"Home Works 7", Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, Lebanon
“Dancing Mama”, Coreana Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
"Spaceliner", Arter, Istanbul
"Women on Paper", Gandy Gallery, Bratislava
2013     "Everyday Life" 4th Asian Art Biennial, curator: Iris Shu-Ping Huang, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung
"Mom, Am I Barbarian?" 13th Istanbul Biennial, curator: Fulya Erdemci, Istanbul
"El Paraiso Cerrado / Das Verriegelte Paradies", curator: Alfons Hug, Hotel des Inmigrantes, Buenos Aires
"New Intersections - Make It New" 4th Thessaloniki Biennale, curator: Adelina von Fürstenberg, Thessaloniki
"Desire for Freedom. Art in Europe since 1945", curators: Monika Flacke, Henry Meyric Hughes, Ulrike Schmiegelt. KUMU Tallinn, Estonia
"Desire for Freedom. Art in Europe since 1945", curators: Monika Flacke, Henry Meyric Hughes, Ulrike Schmiegelt. Palazzo Reale Milan, Milan
"Ici, ailleurs", Marseille-Provence 2013 - Capitale Européenne de la Culture, curator: Juliette Laffon, Friche la Belle de mai, Marseille
2012     "Desire for Freedom. Art in Europe since 1945", curators: Monika Flacke, Henry Meyric Hughes, Ulrike Schmiegelt. Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin
"Acting in the Library", 1st Tbilisi Triennial – Offside Effect, Literature Museum, Tbilisi
The Seventh Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT7) curated by Russell Storer, Brisbane, Australia
"İstanbul Modern Rotterdam" curated by Levent Çalıkoğlu, Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam
"İstanbul Eindhoven-SALTVanAbbe: Post 89", SALT, Istanbul
"Show Time, Choreography in Contemporary art", curators: Liberty Paterson, Louise Birch, GlHoltegaard, Copenhagen
"Making Room: The Space Between Two and Three Dimensions", MASSMoCA, Fitzpatrick Family Galleries, Massachusetts
2011     "FIAC-3rd International Festival of Contemporary Art of Algiers", Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Algiers, Algiers
"Riot Act", curator: Nazlı Gürlek, Galérie Mor-Charpentier, Paris
"Dream and Reality", İstanbul Modern, Istanbul
"Beyond Crisis", 6th Curitiba Biennial, curators: Alfons Hug, Ticio Escobar, Curitiba
2010     "Tactics of Invisibility", Tanas, Berlin
"Tableaux Vivants", curator: Camilla Larson, Bonnier Konsthall, Stockholm
"Living in Evolution", Busan Biennial, curator: Takashi Azumaya, Busan
"ART+FILM", curator: Fabrizio Plessi, Mario Mauroner Gallery, Vienna
"In the Round: Contemporary Art from the East Mediterranean", curator: November Paynter, Philedelphia Museum, Philedelphia
"Tactics of Invisibility", TBA21, Vienna
Dubai Art Fair, Caprice Horn Gallery, Dubai
"From Traditional to Contemporary", curator: Levent Çalıkoğlu, İstanbul Modern, İstanbul
"A Dream But Not Yours", curator: Esra Sarıgedik, National Museum of Woman in the Arts, Washington DC
"A Survey of Turkish Contemporary Art", Quadro Fine Art Gallery, Dubai
"Turbulance", Galeri Nev, İstanbul
"Art in the Auditorium", Whitechapel-London, GAMeC-Bergama, Henie Onstad-Hovikodden, Fundacion PROA, Buenos Aires
2009     "Istanbul Modern in Berlin", curator: Levent Çalıkoğlu, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin
"Aftermath", 25th Alexandria Biennale for Mediterranean Countries, curator: Mohammed Fatthi Abul-Naga, Alexandria
"Istanbul Traversée", curator: Caroline Naphegyi, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Lille
"New Works, New Horizons", curator: Levent Çalıkoğlu, İstanbul Modern, İstanbul
2008     "Translocalmotion", 7th International Shanghai Biennial, curator: Henk Slager, Julian Heynen, Shanghai Museum, Shanghai
ARCO Art Fair, Solo Projects, Galeri Nev, Madrid
"Last Things", curator: Vasıf Kortun, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster
2007     "Modern and Beyond", curator: Fulya Erdemci, Santralistanbul, Istanbul
"Istanbul Now", curator: Tayfun Belgin, , Lukas Feitchner Galerie, Vienna
"Affinities: New Acquisitions, Deutsche Bank Collection, Deutsche Guggenheim 1997-2007", curator: Dr. Ariane Grigoteit, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin           
"RadikalArt", Public Project, Istanbul
2006     "EURHOPE 1153-Arte Contemporanea dal Bosforo", curators: Francesco Bonami, Sarah Cosulich Canarutti, Villa Manin, Codroipo-Udine
"European Reflections", Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
"Pattern: Modernism as Mediator", curator: Michele Thursz, Borusan, Istanbul
Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair, Galeri Nev, Lütfi Kırdar, Istanbul
"All about Lies", Apartman Projesi, Istanbul
2005     "Unheimlich", curator: Prof. Ali Akay Apollonia, Strassbourg
"MACO" Mexico Art Fair, Mexico City
"10th Anniversary Exhibition", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo
"Black on White", Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York
Studio Show, ISCP, New York
"Free-Kick", curator: Halil Altındere, Hospitality Zone, 9th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul
"Unheimlich", curator: Prof. Ali Akay, Aksanat, Istanbul
"Contaging with Nature", curators: Prof. Ali Akay, Levent Çalıkoğlu, Aksanat, Istanbul
2003     "Undesire", curator: Vasıf Kortun, Apexart, New York
"Cynical Culture", Steven Rand Selects, Galerie Schüppenhauer, Köln
"Edges of the Earth", LAAL, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Ontario
"Ghost Line", curators: Prof. Ali Akay, Levent Çalıkoğlu, Aksanat, Istanbul
"En Sevdikleri", Yapı Kredi Kazım Taşkent Galerisi, Istanbul
"Rendez-vous", C.A.M. Contemporary Art Marketing, Istanbul
2002     "Sheshow", Ata Center for Contemporary Art, curator: Beral Madra, Sofya
"Leather and Surface", curator: Lewis Jonhson, Kasa Galeri, Istanbul
"Corridor", curator: Ahu Antmen, Marmara Üniversitesi, Istanbul
2001     "As you see me, but I am not", Frauen Museum-Köln, Kommunale Galerie Berlin
"Dream Store", Apartman Projesi, Istanbul
"Line and Hands", Yapı Kredi Kazım Taşkent Art Gallery, Istanbul
"Turkish Art in the Second Half of the 20th Century", İstanbul Sanat Müzesi Vakfı, Istanbul
"Les Voluptés", curator: Elga Wimmer, Borusan, Istanbul
"La Complicité", Dirimart, Istanbul
2000     "Body/physche/corporal object/subject", Galeri Nev, Ankara-Istanbul
"Do Not Touch", Yüksel Sabancı Sanat Merkezi, Istanbul
1999     "Multiples for Body and Soul" Borusan, Istanbul
Apartment Project, Istanbul
"Kem Göz, Has Bakış", curator: Beral Madra,    Istanbul
"Street", Galeri Apel, Istanbul
1998     "Mediterranea - Artlife for the world", Salle des Milices, Brussels
"Ecology and Periphery", curators: Ali Akay, Marcella Guerrieri, Palazzo Spinelli, Florance
"Multiples", Borusan, Istanbul
1997     "Memories and Modernities", Venice Biennial, curator: Beral Madra, Venice
"Similarity and Dissimilarity", curator: Beral       Madra, Istanbul
1996     "Table", Galeri BM, curator: Beral Madra, Istanbul
1996     "Bosnia", Urart Sanat Galerisi, Istanbul
1994     "Women Artists of Modern Turkey", curator: Tomur Atagök, Archeological Museum, Istanbul
"Orient Express", curator: Beral Madra, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
"Arte Fiera '94", curator: Beral Madra, Bolonia
1992     "Seratonine", Gazhane, Istanbul
1991     "Contemporary Turkish Art", Tokyo
"Seven Young Artists", AKM, Istanbul
1990       "Contemporary Turkish Art", Alay Köşkü, organized by Küsav/Sotheby’s, Istanbul
1988     Gorbon Sanat Galerisi, Istanbul
1987     "Young Artists", Galeri BM, Istanbul
1982     Contemporary Art Exhibition, Istanbul
1981     "Today's Artists", National Museum of Painting and Sculpture, Istanbul



Exhibition cat., Co-action Device: A Study, Istanbul foundation of Culture and Arts, Istanbul, 2014

İNCİ EVİNER, İstanbul Galeri Nev & Revolver Publishing, Istanbul 2011

Exhibition cat., İnci Eviner: Broken Manifestos, SAM Art Projects, Paris 2011

İnci Eviner, GaleriNev, Istanbul 2010

Exhibition cat., Nowhere-body-here, Yapı Kredi Publications, Istanbul 2000

Madra, Beral, Tenderness and Envy, GaleriNev, Istanbul 1998

Exhibition cat., Skinless, La Biennale di Venezia – XLVII Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte, Zenobio Institute, Venice 1997

Exhibition cat., Hold, Mizuma Gallery, Tokyo 1996

Exhibition cat.,Body Geography, Alay Kiosk, Istanbul 1995

Exhibition cat., Geography, Taksim Art Gallery, Istanbul 1993 

Exhibition Catalogues & Articles

Gürlek, Nazlı, Theater of the Unmentionable, Art Asia Pacific, Issue 97, March- April 2016, pp. 114-121

Exhibition cat., Spaceliner, Arter, 2015, Istanbul, Turkey

Exhibition cat., Ici, Ailleurs: Une Exposition d'Art Contemporain, Capitale Européenne de la Culture Marseille-Provence 2013, Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille 2013

Exhibition cat., The Desire for Freedom: Art in Europe Since 1945, Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin

Exhibition cat., The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane-Queensland 2012

Exhibition cat., Dream and Reality: Modern and Contemporary Women Artists from Turkey,  Istanbul Modern, Istanbul 2011

Exhibition cat., Living in Evolution, 2010 Busan Biennale, Busan Museum of Art, Busan 2010

Atagök, Tomur, Bildiklerim Gördüklerimdir, Gördüklerim Bildiklerimdir, Yapı Kredi Publications, Istanbul 2011, pp. 75-84

Akar, Merve, Kırık Manifestolar, Art Unlimited, March-April 2011, pp. 66-68

Exhibition cat., A Dream... But Not Yours: Contemporary Art from Turkey, National
Museum of Women in the Arts,Washington 2010

Unleashed: Contemporary Art from Turkey, ed. Hossein Amirsadeghi & Maryam
Homayoun Eisler, TransGlobe Publishing Limited, London 2010, pp. 148-149

Exhibition cat., Gelenekten Çağdaşa: Modern Türk Sanatında Kültürel Bellek, ed. Barış
Tut, Istanbul  Modern, Istanbul 2010

Gelenekten Çağdaşa: Modern Türk Sanatında Kültürel Bellek – Sergi Konuşmaları, ed.
Esin Eşkinat, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul 2010, pp. 51-71

Exhibition cat., Tactics of Invisibility, ed. Gudrun Ankele, Emre Baykal, Daniela Zyman,
TANAS Berlin, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Vienna, and ARTER Istanbul,
Walter König, Vienna 2010, pp. 71-78

Exhibition cat., Istanbul Next Wave, ed. Johannes Odenthal and Çetin Güzelhan,
Martin-Gropius-Bau, Akademie der Künste Pariser Platz and Akademie der Künste
Hanseatenweg, Berlin 2010

Exhibition cat., Nevermore, MAC/VAL Musée d'Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne,
Vitry-Sur-Seine 2010, pp. 160-161

Niğbolu, Seda, Görünmezlik Taktikleri, Art Unlimited, November 2010, pp. 62-66

Yasa Yaman, Zeynep, Harem'den Harim'e Karmaşık Anlatılar, Sanat Dünyamız, Jan-Feb
2010, Istanbul 2010, pp. 4-8

Exhibition cat., Busan Biennale: Living in Evolution, ed. T. Azuyama, S.H. Choi, S. K.
Lee and S. W. Kim, Busan Museum of Art / Busan Yachting Center and Gwangalli
Beach, Busan 2010, pp. 76-79

Art fair cat., Viennafair, ed. Jasmin Medani, Reed Messe Exhibitions, Vienna 2010, pp. 144-145

Exhibition cat., Art & Film, Curated by_Vienna 2010, pp. 116-117

Gölönü, Berin, Talking Turkey, Modern Painters, November 2010, New York 2010, pp. 62-66

Exhibition book, Unjust Provocation, ed. Ayşegül Sönmez, Amargi Feminist Publishing House, Istanbul 2009

Exhibition book, Shanghai Papers, ed. Xiang Liping, Li Ninq and Annette W. Balkema,
7th Shanghai Biennial, published by Hatje Cantz Verlag Germany 2009

Exhibition cat., Istanbul Traversée, ed. Dolors Soriano, Palais des Beaux-art of Lille,
published by Actar , Barcelona 2009, pp. 92-93

Eviner, İnci, Ressam Deniz Bilgin'e Mektup: Resimlerini Öyle Mükemmel Dokudun ki
Nefes Alamadın, Amargi
Feminist Journal, Winter 2009, Istanbul 2009, pp. 71-71

Art fair cat., Solo project curated by Vasıf Kortun, ARCO 08, ed. Maria Teresa Martin
faraldo ve Javier Caballero, Madrid 2008, pp. 570-571

Çağdaş Sanat Konuşmaları, ed. Mine Haydaroğlu, Yapı Kredi Publications, Istanbul
2008, pp. 115-141

Boecker, Susanne, Translocalmotion: 7th International Shanghai Biennial, Kunstforum
International, Nov-Dec 2008, Ruppichteroth 2008, p. 338

Exhibition cat., TransLocalMotion: 7th International Shanghai Biennial, ed. Xiang Liping
and Li Ning, Shanghai Art Musuem, Shanghai 2008, pp. 210-213

Exhibition cat., Eviner, İnci, Working Space, ed. Zerrin İren Boynudelik, Orton Akıncı,
Zeynep Ögel and Begüm Akkoyunlu, Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation Pera Museum,
Istanbul 2007, pp. 14-16

Exhibition cat., Free Kick, ed. Şener Özmen, Art-İst, Istanbul 2007

Exhibition cat., Istanbul Now, ed. Lukas Feichtner, Lukas Feichtner Galerie, Vienna 2007

Exhibition cat., Modern ve Ötesi, santralistanbul, Istanbul Bilgi University Publications, 
Istanbul 2007, pp. 434-443

Exhibition cat., Affinities, New Acquisitions, Deutsche Bank 1997-2007, ed. Thill
Verlagsbüro, Köln, Deutsche Gugghenheim, Berlin 2007, pp. 57-58

Permanent exhibition cat., Istanbul Modern, Istanbul 2006, pp. 158-159, 184

Karaca, Banu, İnci Eviner: İkilemin Dışında..., Sanat Dünyamız, Winter 2006, Istanbul
2006, pp. 202-207

User's Manual: Contemporary Art in Turkey 1986-2006, ed. Halil Altındere, Art-İst,
Istanbul 2006

Exhibition cat., Natürmort, Galerist, Açık Radyo, Istanbul 2006

Exhibition cat., Contaging with Nature, Akbank Culture and Art Center, Istanbul 2005,
pp. 38-45

Exhibition cat., Unheimlich, Akbank Culture and Art Center, Istanbul 2005, pp. 14-19

Korkularla Baş Başa, P Dünya Sanatı Dergisi, Summer-Fall 2005, Istanbul 2005, pp.

Kendine Yabancılaşmanın Tekinsizliği, Milliyet Sanat, October 2005, Istanbul 2005, pp.

Exhibition cat., Ghost Line, Akbank Culture and Art Center, Istanbul 2004, pp. 40-41

Resme Bakan Yazılar, ed. Ali Artun, GaleriNev, Istanbul 2004, pp. 251-254

Between the Waterfronts: Istanbul-Rotterdam, ed. Ron Mandos, Las Palmas, Stichting
Trafik, Rotterdam 2002, pp. 78-79

Desende Beden, Milliyet Sanat, November 2002, Istanbul 2002, p. 55

Exhibition cat., Çizgi ve Eller, ed. Barış Tut, Yapı Kredi Publications, Istanbul 2001, pp.

Exhibition cat., Turkish Art in the Second Half of the 20th Century – Modern Turkish,
Istanbul Archeology Museum, Istanbul 2001, pp. 294-296

Exhibition cat., Fine Arts Exhibition, ODTÜ Art Festival 3, Ankara 2001, pp. 62-63

Exhibition cat., Les Voluptés – Arzulananlar, Borusan Art Gallery, Istanbul 2001

Exhibition cat., As you see me, but I am not - Contemporary Turkish Women Artists, Frauen Museum, Cologne and Kommunale Galerie Berlin, Frankfurt 2001

Exhibition cat., La Complicité, Galeri Dirimart, Istanbul 2001, pp. 209

Exhibition cat., Doku-n-ma, Yıldız Technical University Yüksel Sabancı Art Center,
Istanbul 2000

Türkiye Sanat Yıllığı 2000, Sanat Bilgi Belge Publications, Istanbul 2000, pp. 44-45,

Exhibition cat., Kem Göz, Has Bakış, Pamukbank Photography Gallery, Istanbul,1999

Exhibition cat., Multiples for Body and Soul, ed. Beral Madra, Borusan Art Gallery,
Istanbul 1999

1950-2000 Contemporary Art in Turkey, GaleriNev, Istanbul 1999, pp. 548-576

Exhibition cat., Multiples, Borusan Art Gallery, Istanbul 1998

Exhibition cat., Mediterranea - Artlife for the world, Salle des Milices, Brussels 1998

Exhibition cat., Modernities and Memories – Recent Works from the Islamic World, ed.
Hasan-Uddin Khan, Dolmabahçe Cultural Center, Istanbul Bilgi University Publications
and The Rockefeller Foundation, Istanbul 1998

Exhibition cat., Similar’ity, Dissimilar’ity, ed. Beral Madra, Borusan Art Gallery, Istanbul
1997, pp. 20-21

Exhibition cat., Modernities and Memories: Recent Works from the Islamic World, ed.
Hasan-Uddin Khan, Zenobio Institute, La Biennale di Venezia – XLVII Esposizione
Internazionale d’Arte, Venice, published by The Rockefeller Foundation, New York

Art fair cat., Arte Fiera 94, Mostra Mercato d’Arte Contemporanea, Bologna 1994
Exhibition cat., Orient Express, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin 1994

Exhibition cat., Atagök, Tomur, Cumhuriyet’ten Günümüze Kadın Sanatçılar, published
by the General Directoriate of Monuments and Museums at the Ministry of Culture of
the Republic of Turkey, Istanbul 1994

Turkish Contemporary Art, GaleriNev, Istanbul 1990

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