Artist biography


Mirkan Deniz lives and works in Zurich. Deniz works with sculpture, video, and installation. Her conceptual works are often reconstructions and citations. One of her interests is the tension between materials and immaterial effects (trauma, ineffable experiences, and memories). How could an object (a sculpture) maintain this tension while investigating the relationship between past, violence, and subjectivity?



Grants


2020 Kunststipendien der Stadt Zürich, Zürich


2019 Swiss Art Award, Basel


2018 Junge Akademie Preis der Akademie der Künste, Berlin



Solo exhibitions and actions


2020  «What is your survival strategy?» o.T Raum für aktuelle Kunst, Luzern


2017  «Wir waren nur Gastgeberin» Akademie der Künste, Berlin


2017  «Akrep» Kunstraum Les Complices*, Zurich


2016  Public art action with the work «Masa» in front of Bundeshaus, Bern


2015  Public art action with the work «Masa» in front of Palais de Rumine, Lausanne



Group exhibitions


2020 «Sîwan - On the illusion of safety» Museum Helmhaus, Zürich


2020  «Censorship and Freedom of Expression» Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana


2020  «Cenzura i sloboda izražavanja» Galerija Forum, Zagreb


2019  «all animals am I» Saarländische Galerie, Berlin


2019  «Zensur und Meinungsfreiheit» Galerie Rudolf Leeb, Wien


2019  «Swiss Art Awards», Basel


2019  «Agora Artes» Akademie der Künste, Berlin


2019  «all animals am I» Galerie der HBKsaar, Saarbrücken


2017  «Untitled (911 Kilometer)» Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich


2015  «The others have arrived safely» Shedhalle, Zurich


2014  «Can hope be disappointed?» Lochergut, Zurich



Performance


2015 «Uncounted» Kunsthalle, Zurich