Recently Burak Delier realized two solo exhibitions questioning the notion of “freedom”, “Play Your Part and the Script Will Follow” at Pilot Gallery, Istanbul (2013) and “Freedom Has No Script” at Iniva, London (2014). He explores the notions of freedom, spontaneity, improvisation and creativity, believing that freedom is not the outcome of a pre-determined script, but is created from incertitude, suspense and desire. By incorporating guerrilla art tactics and employing the strategies of the neo-liberal media with which he disagrees, his artistic practice questions his position as an artist and the difficulties associated with negotiating the politics of this situation.
born 1977 in Adapazarı
living and working in İstanbul
2013 Art and Design Proficiency in Art Program University of Yıldız
2007 Art and Design Master Program University of Yıldız
2004 Fine Art Faculty University of Marmara
1997 High School of Galatasaray
2016 “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
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, Vien
2009 “S.T.ARGEM.” Street Collectors Research and Development Center with Eylem Akçay and Güneş Terkol, Pist, İstanbul
“In the Blink of a Bird” Depo, Istanbul
“What are we building down there?” 7th. Bucharest Biennial
“this one is smaller than this one…” Galerist, Istanbul
“Istanbul. Passion, Joy, Fury” Maxxi, Rome
“Invisible Manoeuvres” Gallery Wedding, Berlin
“You, Me & Everything in Between” Spatiu Intact, Cluj
“Memory of Performance” Plato Sanat, Istanbul
Artist Film International, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul
Moving Museum, Istanbul
Artist Film International, Whitechappel Gallery, London
“Joyful Wisdom” Rezan Has Museum, İstanbul.
“Performance of Silence” Cda-Projects Grant, lecture, Cda-Projects, Istanbul
“How Much Fascism?” Basis BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, 2012
“Art Facts” Salt, Istanbul (On going)
“Details” Bergen Kunsthalle, Bergen Norway.
“Where Fire Has Struck” Depo, İstanbul.
2010 Taipei Biennale, Taipei, Taiwan
“When Ideas Become Crime” Depo, Istanbul
“Istanbul Traversée” Palais des Beaux-arts de Lille, Lille
“I Refuse To Be What You Call Normal” Galery Outlet, Istanbul
2008 Taipei Biennale, Taipei, Taiwan
“Save As…” Triannale Bovisa, Milano, Italy
“Be Realist, Demand the Impossible” Karşı sanat, Istanbul
“Transfer Project” Ausstellungshalle zeitgenössische Kunst Münster, Germany
“Transfer Project” Museum Bochum, Bochum Germany
“Transfer Project” Ludwig Forum Für Internatinale Kunst, Aachen, Germany
10. Istanbul Biennale
“Meltemofİstanbul” Proje 4L, Istanbul
“İnforNation” SoS, Pi-Artworks, Istanbul
“Creating an Opportunity” K2, İzmir
“Free Kick” in 9. Istanbul Biennale
“I’m too sad to kill you” Proje 4L Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum
“I’m bad and i’m proud” Refika
Image We Trust” 21. Contemporary Artists Exhibition AKM(Success award)