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Güneş Terkol

GÜNEŞ TERKOL (1981 – Ankara, TR) graduated from the Painting Department in the Faculty of Fine Arts at Mimar Sinan University. Afterwards, she received a Master’s degree in the Art and Design Department at Yıldız Technical University. In 2018, she completed her pedagogical formation at Mimar Sinan University. Using fabric, sewing, sound, and drawing the artist deals with issues around gender in her body of work. Believing in the great importance of collective work and coming together with a common goal, the artist has produced collective works in workshops in different countries and cities, departing from participants’ everyday realities and imaginaries as inspiration. Since 2005, the artist has produced works individually, as well as with the art collective Ha Za Vu Zu, and she continues to perform in her music group GuGuOu.


1. 2018 “Borderline Offensive artist residencies”, Bulgaria [BG] 2. 2016 Cité internationale des arts, [FR]
3. 2013 ISCP, New York, [USA]
4. 2011 OrganHaus, Chongqing, [CN]

5. 2010 Gasworks, London, [UK]


2020 “One Twoness” Krank Art Gallery Istanbul [TR]
2019 “She wasn’t there and She Couldn’t Believe Her Ears” Nev Gallery, Ankara [TR]
2018 “Home is My Heart”, Krank Gallery Istanbul [TR]
2017 “ Storing Souls”, Nev Gallery, Ankara [TR]
2016 “ A Light Through the World Hey, Wait!” , Krank Gallery, Istanbul [TR] 2014 “Holographic Recording”, NON Galleryi Istanbul, [TR]
2012 “The Main Forces That Stir Up Action”, NON, Istanbul, [TR]
2011 “Dreams on the River”, OrganHaus, Chongqing, [CN]
2010 “They Were Trying To Climb Against the Current”, NON, Istanbul, [TR] 2008 “No Ceremony for Transition”, Apartment Project, Istanbul, [TR]


2020 “Protext!”, Luigi Pecci, Prato, [IT]
2020 Bilboard Istanbul, [TR]
2019 “16th Istanbul Biennial”, Istanbul, [TR]
2019 “Sis in the Blink of a Bird”, NGBK, Berlin [DE]
2019 “With Their Hearts, People Walk “,GuGuOu,Corridor Project Space [NL] 2019 “Alacakaranlık Anıları”, Krank Art Gallery, Istanbul [TR]

2019 “Temas”, MSGSU, Istanbul [TR]
2019 “Come on!” Plato Sanat, Istanbul [TR]
2019 “Paper”, Pilevneli Project, Istanbul [TR]
2018 “ Positive Space”, Operation Room, Istanbul [TR]
2018 “The Mahalla Festival, Malta [MT]
2018 “ The Cut & the Pit”, Uniq Gallery, Istanbul [TR]
2018 “Patterns of the city” workshop & exhibition Stockholm [SE] 2018 “Pursuit of the Present” Istanbul Modern Collection, [TR] 2018 “Ladies’ Paradise” , Grace Belgravia, London [UK]

2018 “İlk Raunt” , Rum School, Istanbul [TR]
2018 “Leaden Circles Dissolved in The Air”Elgiz Museum, Istanbul [TR] 2017 “ Art Night ”, London [UK]
2017 “The Centre Can not Hold”, NearEast, Istanbul [TR]

2016 “ Live Uncertainty”, 53 nd Bienal de Sao Paulo
2015 “Passion, Joy, Fury”, MAXXI, National Museum of XXI Century Arts, Rome,[IT]
2015 Stay with me, Depo, Istanbul, [TR]
2014 10th Gwangju Biennale, Korea, [KR]
2014 The Moving Museum, Istanbul, [TR]
2013 Better Homes, Sculpture Center, curated by Ruba Katrib, New York, [USA]
2013 Whitechapel Gallery, London (with Ha Za Vu Zu), [UK]
2012 Who told you so?! #4 Truth vs. Family, Onomatopee, Eindhoven, [NL]
2012 Signs Taken in Wonder, MAK, curated by Simon Rees and Bärbel Vischer, Vienna, [AT] 2012 What a Loop, performance with Ha Za Vu Zu, Berlin, [DE]
2011Dream and Reality, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, [TR]
2011 Destroy Istanbul, Galerie Neurotitan, Berlin, [DE]
2011 If the Nature Is Heaven, The City Is Hell, organized by YAYGARA
Contemporary Art Initiative, CerModern, Ankara, [TR]
2010 The 2nd International Antakya Biennial, Antakya, [TR]
2010 White Out, curators: Eva Liedtjens, Cassandra Mehlhorn, Kunsthaus Erfurt, [DE]
2010 SILENCE_STORM, curator: Necmi Sönmez, Izmir Port, Izmir, [TR]
2010 Etats d’ames, une generation horse d’elle, curator: Yekhan Pınarlıgil, ENSBA, Paris, [FR] 2009 For Whom Is It Too Late Today? – Between Stamp and Mars, (with Ha Za Vu Zu), Frac des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, [FR]
2009 10e BIENNALE DE LYON, (with Ha Za Vu Zu), curator : Hou Hanru, Lyon, [FR]
2009 BREADWAY, Urban stories: The X Baltic Triennial of International Art, (with Ha Za Vu Zu), Vilnius, [LT]
2009 Different Similarity / End Game, (with Ha Za Vu Zu), Curator: Pelin Uran, Loop Gallery, Seoul, [KR]
2009 Turkish Delights, video selection by Melis Tezkan, Paris, [FR]
2009 Unfair Provacation, Curator: Canan Senol, Hafriyat Karaköy, Istanbul, [TR]
2009 S.TARGEM., with Burak Delier and Eylem Akçay, PİST, Istanbul, [TR]
2008 Interchange, Organized by Tomas Harold- Mercy Events, (with Ha Za Vu Zu), Car, Park Gallery, Liverpool, [UK]
2008 Save As... Contemporary art from Turkey, (with Ha Za Vu Zu), Triennale Bovisa, Project coordination: Istanbul Bilgi University, Department of Art Management Curator: Derya Yucel, Bovisa, [IT]
2008 ZigZag, Curator: Koray Kantarcıoğlu,Hafriyat Karaköy, Istanbul, [TR]
2008 Connect the Dots 1/2, curator: Koray Kanatırcıoğlu, Stockholm
2008 Die Letzten Dinge / Son Şeyler, (with Ha Za Vu Zu), Westfalischer Kunstverein, Garanti Platform, Munster
2008 Connect the Dots, curator: Koray Kanatırcıoğlu, Hafriyat Karakoy, Istanbul, [TR]
2007 10th International İstanbul Biennial, (with Ha Za Vu Zu), Curator: Hou
Hanru, Istanbul, [TR]


2009, “HaZaVuZu”, Frac de la Pays de la Loire, Istanbul, [TR]

2016, “Memory and Contiunity”, A Selection from the Huma Kabakcı Collection, Pera Museum Publications, Istanbul, [TR]

2020, Krank Art Gallery Publications, Istanbul, [TR]

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