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Çağrı Saray

1979
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Turkey

Çağrı Saray was born in 1979, in Istanbul, Turkey.

Education

  • 2001     graduated from Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts Department of Painting
  • 2004     graduated from Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts Master Program
  • 2007     graduated from Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts Doctorate Program

Saray has been a long-time prolific artist on the Turkish and global art scene, having taken part in over one hundred exhibitions since 2003, all over the world. He regularly works to further research in the artistic fields; from 2002-2004, he worked as an assistant at Bahçeşehir University Faculty of Communication by the department of Visual Communication Design (VCD) and Film and Television (FTV). His work there led to researching in an assistant role once more in the Department of Basic Design at Marmara University, Faculty of Fine Arts in 2007, and then onto lecturing in the same department in 2008. Saray later returned to the University as an assistant professor from 2014-15, since when, he has continued there as an associate professor.

 

Selected Events

Solo Exhibitions 

 

  • 2020     “Places with Suitable Temperatures”, Vision Art Platform, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2018     “Der Himmel Über Berlin”, Pilot Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2017     “Spaces of Memory”, Jönkopings Lans Museum, Jönkoping, Sweden
  • 2017     “Threshold of Forgetting”, Pilot Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2015     “Diminishing Time”, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2014     “Outsider” / Kuad Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2013     “The Measurable Temperature Inside” / Haussmann Invest, Paris, France
  • 2013     “Grey Corridor” / Cite Des Arts, Paris,  France
  • 2013     “Open Studio” / Cite Des Arts, Paris, France
  • 2011     “4/12: Topographia of a Home” / Daire Art, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2010     “I am the Villain in this Story!” / Daire Art, Istanbul,  Turkey
  • 2010     “Open Studios” / Chashama North Studios, New York, USA
  • 2009     “Off the Record-1” / Alan / Tünel, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2009     “The Waiting Room” / Apartment Project. Istanbul,  Turkey
  • 2009     “Red Room” / Lokal,  Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2007     “Tribute to Handke” / Masa, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2007     ‘Red Room’/ K2 Contemporary Art Center, Izmir, Turkey
  • 2007     “Red Room: Sequences-2 / End of the Story” / Lucca, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2006     ‘Red Room: Sequences’ -1/ Lucca Art,  Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2001     ‘Memory Boxes-1’ / Atatürk Library, Istanbul, Turkey

 

Group Exhibitions

  • 2019     “Paper”, Pilevneli Mecidiyeköy, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2018     “Appropriation or Case?”, Yapı Kredi Cultural Activities and Art, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2018     “4th.Mardin Biennial”, Alman Karargahı, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2018     “Prevantorium”, Kasa Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2017     “Home”, Evliyagil Museum, Ankara, Turkey
  • 2016     “Past, in Each of its Moments, be Citable”, Depo, Tophane, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2015     “Fine Tuned and Multiple” / Kuad Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2015     “Nothing Exceptional”, Konrad Mönter, Düsseldorf, Almanya, Germany
  • 2015     “Printed”, Mixer, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2015     “So Close From Far”, Santral Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2015     “Celebration & Memories”, Lucca, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2014     “Ruptures & Convergences” / Kuad Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2014     “Unhappy Ready-Made” / Kuad Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2014     “Possible” / Kargart, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2014     “Gezi Workshop” / TMMOB Mimarlar Odası, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2014     “Mülksüzleş” / Tüyap Exhibition Hall, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2014     “Göz ve Kulak Eşiğinde; Retimleme” / Mersin University Rektörlüğü, Mersin, Turkey
  • 2014     “Papergirl 2014” / Caferağa, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2013     “Online” / Kuad Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2013     “A Memory of the City: Haydarpasa” / Haydarpaşa Garı, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2013     “Milestone: Hrant İçin Sergi” / Institution of Graduated from Getronagan, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2013     “Black, white and Multi Color” / Print Studio Exhibition, Aksanat, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2013     “Passes” / Maltepe University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2013     “The Beginning” / Galata Dolu, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2012     “3rd International Canakkale Biennial”- Fictions and Dissentions / The Old Coach Station, Canakkale, Turkey
  • 2012     “Distance and Touch” / Baksı Museum / Bayburt, Turkey
  • 2012     “Museum Inside A Museum” / P4L Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2012     “Prescription” / Rumeli Han C Block / Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2012     “Based in Kadıköy” / Piha Collective / Kadıköy, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2011     “Personal, And It Is Not” / Daire Art, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2011     “Paper Ship” / Kare Art, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2011     “Asphyxiating Culture (Reference For Jean Dubuffet)” / Caravanserai Culture Meeting, Caravanserai of Silahtar Mustafa Paşa, Malatya, Turkey
  • 2011     “Uludağ University Opening Exhibition” / Uludağ University, Bursa, Turkey
  • 2011     “Korean-Turkey Exhibition” / CKM, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2011     “Papergirl Istanbul” / Milk Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2011     “Re-Dejeneration” / Sanatorium, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2011     “Where Fire Has Struck” / Depo, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2011     “Even My Mum Can Make a Book#2” / Apartment Project, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2011     “Basic Design Department Members”, Balıkesir University Exhibition Hall, Balıkesir, Turkey
  • 2010     “IDs Please!” / Cer Modern, Ankara, Turkey
  • 2010     “Even My Mum Can Make a Book” / Manzara Perspectives, Istanbul / Turkey
  • 2010     “A Space Between” / Antrepo 5 – Sanat Limanı, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2010     “Videoist / Two Shadows of the Public: Screen and Space” / Depo-Tütün Deposu, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2010     “Body-Space” / Akdeniz University Olbia Sanat Galerisi,  Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2010     “Free Fall” / Apartment Project, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2010     “Unplugged” / Manzara Perspectives, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2010     “How Much?” / Ismet V.Güney Art Center, Lefkosia, Cyprus
  • 2010     “10 Years in Kasa” / Kasa Gallery / Sabancı University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2009     “Dirty Story” / BM Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2009     ‘Alternative to what?’ / 1.International Artist Initiative / Istanbul 2010 Art Production Center Kadırga, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2009     “Young Artists” / CKM, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2009     “Marmara University Faculty Members Exhibition” / Academia Gallery National Academy of Art Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 2008     “Ambivalance Video” / Siemens Art Center, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2008     Tershane “Art is my Play Space” Videoist selection on Tershane Exhibition “Unlimited Machine” Maçka Küçük Çiftlik Fun Park, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2008     “Videoist2” Portable Video Screening / Diyarbakir Culture Center, Diyarbakir Turkey
  • 2008     “Videoist2” Portable Video Screening / Kargart / Kadiköy, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2008     “Videoist2” Portable Video Screening / Goethe Institute, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2008     “Videoist 2010” / Huarte Contemporary Art Center, Pamplona, Spain
  • 2008     “Videoist 2010” /Justus Liebig University Hall of Margaritebieber,  Giessen, Germany
  • 2008     “Videoist 2010” / Marburg da Trauma im G-Werk, Afföllerwiesen 3, Marburg, Germany
  • 2008     “Videoist 2010” / Ümraniye Atakent Culture Center, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2008     “Videoist 2010” / Kartal Bülent Ecevit Culture Center, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2008     “Videoist 2010” / Tuzla İdris Güllüce Culture Center, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2008     “Performance Days” / Galata Perform, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2007     “Videoist 2”, İstanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2007     “Sanat Akmerkez’de-5”, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2007     ‘Nuit Blanche’ / Gallery Almelek, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2007     “Athens Video Festival”, Athens, Greece
  • 2006     ‘Ambivalance’ (Performance, Concept by Mürteza Fidan) / M.U.F.F.A. – Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2006     Karga 10.Year Exhibition, Kargart,  Turkey
  • 2005     ‘Young Expansion’ / Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2005- ‘1000     Lies of Identity’ / Siemens Art, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2005     ‘This is for you’ / İstanbul Modern Arts Gallery, Istanbul Turkey
  • 2004     ‘Premio del Golfo 2004’ / European Biennale of the Visual Arts – 2004 / La Spezia, Italy
  • 2004     ‘Artventure’ / Kaş, Turkey
  • 2004     ‘Up, up and away…’ / Kargart / Kadıköy / Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2004     ‘Karşı(t)laşmalar’ (included in 2. Asistant Seminar) / Apartman Projesi / Tünel – Beyoğlu, Turkey
  • 2004     ‘ArtExpo.Mexico2004’ / Solaris/observatorio, Mexico
  • 2003     ‘Parallel Time’-Asia Contemporary Art Exhibition / China Art Academy, Hang Zhou, China
  • 2003     ‘Kargaşa-3’ (Group Exhibition) – Kargart / Kadıköy, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2003     ‘Videoist Festival’ – Gallery X and Kargart,  Istanbul,  Turkey
  • 2003     ‘Exhibition’ (included in 1. Asistant Seminar) – MG-Art Studio, Teşvikiye-Istanbul,  Turkey
  • 2002     ‘In Image We Trust-2’- Group Exhibition – Diyarbakır Art Center, Diyarbakır, Turkey
  • 2002     ‘Being Between’ – Contemporary Art Exhibition- Palmiye Shopping Center, Izmir,  Turkey
  • 2002     ‘Meeting’- Contemporary Art Exhibition – Kipa Shopping Center –Izmir, Turkey
  • 2002     ‘Footprint from 2001’ – Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts / Gallery of Painting Department, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2002     ‘Istanbul-Asian Side’ – Group Exhibition – M.U.F.F.A. – Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2002     ‘Breezes to the Future’ – Group Exhibition – Sabancı University / Safe Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2001     ‘21.Exhibition of Contemporary Artist’ – Atatürk Culture Center, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2001     ‘New Suggestions – 6’ – Group Exhibition – Borusan Contemporary Art Gallery / Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2001     ‘11 Exhibitions 11 Galleries’ – Group Exhibition – M.U.F.F.A. – Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2001     ‘Sarkis’s School Project’ (Workshop) – Sabancı University / Safe Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2001     ‘Albatros’ – Group Exhibition – Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2001     ‘7 Days Exhibition’ – Group Exhibition- Studio of Mürteza Fidan – M.U.F.F.A. – Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2000     ‘Art for Peace’- Group Exhibition (with Turk and Japan Artists) – Dolmabahçe Culture Center – Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2000     Group Exhibition- Museum of Sea Art Gallery – Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2000     ‘2.Turkcell’- Painting Exhibition – Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2000     ‘2.International Student Trienal’ – Toprakbank Art Gallery – Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2000     ‘2.International Student Trienal’ – Gallery of M.U.F.F.A. – Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2000     ‘2000’- Gallery of M.U.F.F.A. – Istanbul, Turkey

 

Articles

  • 2010     “Cinema and Narrativity in Contemporary Art” / Sanat Tasarım Dergisi, Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts, Vol.1, July
  • 2013     “And Cinema”/ “Derviş Zaim’s Waiting for Heaven and Zeitgeist”, Doruk Press, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2010     “Painting As a Contemporary Medium: Painting in Turkey” / RH+, January 
  • 2009     “Space in Cinema in the context of Interdisciplinarity” / Cinemascope, Vol.24
  • 2003     References to Contemporary Art / Seyir, Vol.1, Bahçeşehir University Faculty of Communication, Istanbul Turkey

 

Residencies

  • 2013     Cite Internationale Des Arts, Paris, France
  • 2010     Chashama North Studios, New York, USA

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