BIO & CV
1977 Born in Adapazarı living and working in İstanbul. Producing in multiple formats, the artist carries out collective projects such as Barmagazine: The Magazine That Thinks It’s a Bar (in collaboration with Eylem Akçay, Emre Tansu Keten and Taylan Kesanbilici, 2018) along with his solo exhibitions where he questions the notion of “freedom”, such as Freedom Has No Script (Iniva, London, 2014), Play Your Part and The Script Will Follow (Pilot Gallery, Istanbul, 2013). Interested in rendering visible the relationships between capitalism and contemporary art practices in his collective and individual work, Delier turns life itself into an object of study by creating absurd intersections using guerrilla tactics and strategies borrowed from everyday life. Furthering his studies with an approach that problematizes both himself and art, the artist seeks to create breathing spaces beyond existing relations of production and power, as alternatives to the dominant living culture, which is one that narrows life to the point of suffocation.
Delier had Art Proficiency degree in the Art and Design Department at Yıldız Teknik University. His writings on art and politics have been published by Koç University Press, under the title Scenarios of the Art World (2016). Currently he is working as Assistant Professor in Fine Arts Faculty, Sakarya University.
2013 Proficiency in Art, Art and Design Faculty, Combined Arts, University of Yıldız
2007 Art and Design Master Program, Combined Arts, University of Yıldız
2004 Fine Art Faculty, University of Marmara
2017 “Free Society of Fools and Crooks” Pilot Gallery, İstanbul
2014 “Freedom Has No Script” Solo show at Iniva, London.
2013 “Play Your Part and The Script Will Follow” Solo Show at Pilot Gallery
2012 “Collector’s Wish” Pilot Gallery, Istanbul.
2011 “I slowly come to discover that it is more meaningful and subversive to engage in experimental investigations on art than carrying out some self-content, easily commoditized anarchist gestures.” Solo Show, Gallery Outlet, Istanbul.
2008 “ReverseDirection” Solo Exhibition Diyarbakır Art Center, Diyarbakır
2018 “Barmagazine: The Magazine That Thinks Itself as a Bar” (in collaboration with Eylem Akçay, Emre Tansu Keten and Taylan Kesanbilici)
2014 “This is not a lecture”, (with Elmas Deniz, İskender Özturanlı, İnci Furni, Süreyyya Evren, Elif Demirkaya, Ezgi Bakçay) Maçka Park, İstanbul
2012-2013 Group P, (with Süreyyya Evren, İz Öztat, Dilek Winchester, Elmas Deniz, Volkan Aslan, Antonio Cosentino), Unrest of Form exhibition, Museums Quartier, Vienna.
2009 “S.T.ARGEM.” Street Collectors Research and Development Center (with Eylem Akçay and Güneş Terkol), Pist, İstanbul
2020 “A Few in Many Places”, İstanbul, 2020
2020 “And That Song is Our Amulet”, Galerie Wedding, Berlin.
2019 “A Doll's House” Goethe Institute Baku, Baku
2019 “HAYDİ!” Plato Sanat, İstanbul
2018 “Antarctica: An Exhibition on Alienation” Kunsthalle Wien, Wien
2018 “Mektep Meydan Galatasaray” Pera Müzesi, İstanbul
2018 “Tension and Conflict: Video Art After 2008” MAAT, Lisbon
2016 “What are we building down there?” 7th. Bucharest Biennial
2016 “Istanbul. Passion, Joy, Fury” Maxxi, Rome
2015 “Invisible Manoeuvres” Gallery Wedding, Berlin
2015 “You, Me & Everything in Between” Spatiu Intact, Cluj
2014 Moving Museum, Istanbul
2014 Artist Film International, Whitechappel Gallery, London
2013 “Joyful Wisdom” Rezan Has Museum, İstanbul.
2013 “Performance of Silence” Cda-Projects Grant, lecture, Cda-Projects, Istanbul
2012 “How Much Fascism?” Basis BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, 2012
2012 “Art Facts” Salt, Istanbul
2011 “Details” Bergen Kunsthalle, Bergen Norway.
2010 2010 Taipei Biennale, Taipei, Taiwan
2009 “Istanbul Traversée” Palais des Beaux-arts de Lille, Lille
2008 2008 Taipei Biennale, Taipei, Taiwan
2008 “Save As…” Triannale Bovisa, Milano, Italy
2007 “Be Realist, Demand the Impossible” Karşı sanat, Istanbul
2007 “Transfer Project” Museum Bochum, Bochum Germany
2007 10. Istanbul Biennale
2005 “Free Kick” in 9. Istanbul Biennale
2014 Iniva Commisions and Exhibitions Fund
2012 Cda-Project Lecture Grant
2019 DAAD (Berliner Künstler Pragramm des DAAD) Berlin
2016 IASPIS Residency & Grant Holder, Stockholm
2014 ISCP (International Studio & Curatorial Program) New York
2011 Cité des Arts, Paris
2010 New Cultural Agencies Program Artists in Residence Gulsuyu/Istanbul
2010 Accented Residency Program, Beirut, Lebanon
2008 Artist in Residency Program Art-Box, Kodra Thessaloniki Greece
2006 Transfer Poject, Muenster, NRW, Germany