Né en 1970 à Ankara / Born 1970 in Ankara


Vit et travaille à Londres et New York / Lives and works in London and New York



Education :


2003     Delphina Studio Trust Award, London


1997     MFA, The School of the Art Institute, Chicago


1996     MA Erasmus, Royal College of Art, London


1996     The American Institute of Architects Chicago Awards, First Place, Chicago


1995     MFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Trustee Merit Awards, Chicago


1993     BFA, Bilkent University, Ankara



Expositions personnelles (sélection) / Selected Solo Exhibitions :


2010     Galerie Bob von Orsow, Zürich


Coming Home, Alison Jacques London


2009     Reincarnation, Galerist, Istanbul


2007     Definition, Galerist, Istanbul


They Call It Love, I Call It Madness, Galerie Bob von Orsouw, Zürich


Haluk Akakçe, Bernier Eliades Gallery, Athens


Moving Trough the Looking Glass, Maison Louis Vuitton, Paris


They Call It Love, I Call It Madness, Deitch Projects, New York, book launch


2006     Sky is the Limit, Viva Vision Screen, Las Vegas, Creative Time NY in collaboration with the City of Las Vegas Arts Commission and the Freemont Street Experience, public installation to commemorate the 100th anniversary of City of Las Vegas, cat.


I Wish I Was..., Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, cat.


2005     Video Installations: Haluk Akakçe, Sheldon Memorial Art Museum, Lincoln, Nebraska


Panorámica, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City


Tomorrow is Another Day, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin


2004     Birth of Art, Art Now / Light Box, Tate Britain, London


Missing Piece, The Approach, London


Come To Me And The World Will Be Ours Tonight, Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milano


Blind Date, Nogueras Blanchard, Barcelona


Abstract Emotions / Transmental World, Galerist, Istanbul


2003     Filme, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin (avec / with Darren Almond, Craig Kalpakjian, Sarah Morris and Paul Morrison)


Perfect Coincidence, The Drawing Room, London


Art Unlimited, Art 34, Basel


Animate Me N°3, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel


Haluk AkakçeAnnika Larsson, Bugada & Cargnel (Cosmic Galerie), Paris (avec / with Annika Larsson)


2002     lllusion of the First Time, Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, New York


Un Equilibrio Delicato, Centro Nazionale per le Arti Contemporanee, Rome


Still Life, Bernier/Eliades Gallery, Athens


The Measure of All Things, Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh


New Work, Platform Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul


2001     Blood Pressure, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Geneva


No Way Forward, No Way Back, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Connecticut


The Measure of All Things, Kunst-Werke, Berlin


Blood Pressure, Deitch Projects, New York


Animation, PS1, New York


2000     Special Projects Program, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York / The Museum of Modern Art, New York


Coming Soon, Henry Urbach Architecture, New York



Expositions de groupe (sélection) / Selected Group Exhibitions :


2009     Istanbul Traversée, Lille 3000, Lille


Supernova, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea


In Praise of Shadows, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul


2008     Take Me There (Show Me the Way), Haunch of Venison, New York


Sammlung als Aleph – Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz


            Always There, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin


            In Praise of Shadows, IMMA, Dublin


2007     The Incomplete, Chelsea Art Museum, New York


Time Past – Time Present, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul


Generational Issue, Centro Galego de Arte contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela


Cosmic Dreams, Centre Culturel Andratx, Andratx


Dialogues méditerranéens, La Citadelle, Saint-Tropez, organisée par / curated by Suzanne van Hagen


            HatirlamalarHatirlatmalar, Recalls – Reminders, Galerist, Istanbul


            Abstraction : Extracting from Reality, Sheffield Galleries, Sheffield


2006     Carbonic Anhydride, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin


            EurHope 1153, Contemporary Art from the Bosphorus, Villa Manin, Centro d'Art Contemporanea, Codroipo, organisée par / curated by Francesco Bonami, Sarah Cosulich Cannarutto


            Nature Attitudes Between Fascination, Domestication and Reconstruction, TB A 21 Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Wien


Abstract Art Now - Strictly Geometrical?, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen


Opening Up Art, Tate Modern Collection With UBS, Tate Modern, London


            British art Show 06, The Whitworth Gallery, Manchester; Nottingham Castle, Nottingham; Spike Island @ A Bond, Bristol, organisée par / curated by Hayward Gallery, cat.


2005     British art Show 06, Baltic Gateshead – The Center for Contemporarry Art, Gateshead


This Storm is What We Call Progress, Arnolfini Contemporary Art Center, Bristol


Centre of Gravity, Istanbul Modern Art Museum, Istanbul, organisée par / curated by Rosa Martinez, cat.


Dis-Appearance, Kunsthalle Fribourg, Fribourg, organisée par / curated by Sarah Zuercher, cat.


Supernova, SMC CAC Contemporary Art Center Vilnius, Vilnius; Tallin Kunstihoone; Bunker Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art, Krakow, organisée par / curated by The British Council, cat.


Works on Paper, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin


Art Digital Vidéo, MNAC – National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest


... Art For 2, Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul


Paris – Londres, Le voyage intérieur, Espace Electra, Paris, organisée par / curated by Alex Farquason, cat.


Split, TheApproach, London


Sener Őzmen, Erkan Őzgen, Nasan Tur, Haluk Akakçe, Istanbul Modern Art Museum, Istanbul


2004     Expander, Royal Academy, organisée par / curated by Mustafa Hulusi, London, cat.


            Beck's Future, ICA, Institute of Contemporary Art, London; Center for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, cat.


Memory And Landscape / Paisaje y Memoria, CAAM – Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Gran Canaria: La Casa Encendida, Madrid, organisée par / curated by Alicia Chillida, cat.


Open House: Working in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum of Arts, Brooklyn, organisée par / curated by Charlotta Kotok and Tumelo Mosaka, cat.


            Straylight - Territories, Darklight Film Ferstival, Temple Bar, Dublin


            Mutaciones Cinematicas, CAAM – Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas, Grand Canaria


            5th International Film Festival of Jeonju, Jeonju, Korea


2003     Art Now, Tate Britain, London


Another Zero, GAMEC, Galleria d'arte moderna e contemporanea, Bergamo, organisée par / curated by November Paynter


Drawings, Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milano


Art Unlimited, Art Basel 34, Basel


Platform 4L, Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul


The Moderns, Castello di Rivoli, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Turin, cat.


            Renderings, Delfina Studio Trust, London


Animations, Kunst-Werke, Berlin, cat.


Thin Skin: the Fickle Nature of Bubbles, Spheres and Inflatable Structures, Chicago Cultural Centre, Chicago, cat.


            Son et Art Contemporain, Pénitencier de Valère, Dolmen Production, Sion


            Nano, Galerie Fraîch'Attitude, Paris, cat.


            Out of Site, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle


            Organized Conflict, Istanbul Museum of Contemporary Arts, Istanbul


2002     Media City Seoul, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, cat


            Urban Creation, Shanghai Biennial, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, cat.


25th Anniversary Selections Show, The Drawing Center, New York


Out of Site, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, cat.


            Metropolitan Iconographies, XXV Sao Paulo Biennial, Sao Paulo


Thin Skin: The Fickle Nature of Bubbles, Spheres and Inflatable Structures, AXA Gallery, New York, cat.


            Comic Release: Negotiating Identity for a New Generation, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, cat.


            Fair, Royal College of Art, London, cat.


2001     Animations, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, cat.


            Casino 2001, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent, cat.


            Painting at the Edge of the World, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, cat.


             Neue Welt, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt / Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, cat.


            Future Bodies, The Academy of Media Arts, Cologne


Die Sammlung Olbricht Teil 2, Without Hesitation, Gesellschartf für Aktuelle Kunst and the Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen


Teil von...?, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Wien


2000     Strange Paradises, Casino/Forum d'Art Contemporain, Luxembourg, cat.


            DNAid Billboards, Creative Time, New York


            Dusk, I-20 Gallery, New York, cat.


1999     The Passion & The Wave, 6th International Istanbul Biennial, Dolmabahce Cultural Center, cat.


1998     Selections, The Drawing Center, New York


            La Jalousie, MFA exhibition Gallery 2, Chicago



Bibliographie sélective / Selected Bibliography :


2009     "Reincarnation", Gallerist Ed., Istanbul


            LAUER Caleb, "Time Traveller", in Canvas, novembre – décembre 2009


2007     "Haluk Akakçe – Sky is the Limit", Creative Time Ed., New York, 2007


20006   "Carbonic Anhydride", Max Hetzler Ed., Berlin, 2006


"EurHope 1153, Contemporary Art from the Bosphorus", Villa Manin, Centro d'Art Contemporanea, Codroipo, Francesco Bonami, Sarah Cosulich Cannarutto Ed., 2006


"Haluk Akakçe – I Wish I Was", Max Hetzler Ed., Berlin, 2006


"Abstract Art Now - Strictly Geometrical?", Wilhelm-Hack-Museum Ed., Ludwigshafen, 2006


2005     "British Art Show VI", Hayward Gallery Ed., London, 2005


"Works on Paper", Max Hetzler Ed., Berlin, 2005


REEDA Jana, “The Shifting Nature of Reality”, in Tema Celeste, janviervrier 2005


2004     "Another Zero", GAMEC, Galleria d'arte moderna e contemporanea di Bergamo Ed., Bergamo, 2004


LACK Jessica, “Preview: Haluk Akakçe, The Approach”, in The Guardian, 12 mai 2004


            HERBERT Martin, “Review: Haluk Akakçe, in Time Out, London, 9 – 16 juin 2004


            FARQUASON Alex, “Out of Time, Haluk Akakçe”, in Frieze, mars 2004


            WILLIAMS Eliza, “Haluk Akakçe at the Approach”, in Art Monthly, juinjuillet 2004


            Dream Works: Haluk Akakçe”, in Tattler, mai 2004


            “Profile: Haluk Akakçe”, in Sleaze Magazine, avril 2004


2003     “Cream 3”, Ed. Phaidon


FALCONER Morgan, “Free Form”, in What's in London, 29 octobre 2003


“Amazing Sight”, in Boiler, juinseptembre 2003


“Reviews: Haluk Akakçe at Cosmic Galerie”, in Tema Celeste, may – juin 2003


P.F, “Animations”, in Style, mai 2003

DREYFUS Laurence, “Haluk Akakçe : Les Frontières du visible”, catalogue Nano, Galerie Fraîch'Attitude, Paris, 2003

GISBOURNE Mark, “Animations”, in Contemporary, n°50, 2003

BOESEN Lotte, “Birth of Art and The Fiction of an Isolated Object”, at www.synesthesie.com, janvier 2003


LAGANDRÉ Cédric, “Équilibres délicats : Haluk Akakçe à la Cosmic Galerie”, at www.mouvement.net, 12 février 2003


            McBREEN Ellen, “Haluk Akakçe”, in Tema Celeste, n°97, mai - juin 2003


            DOUGLAS Sarah, “Haluk Akakçe: Withney Museum at Philip Morris”, in Flash Art International, n°228, janvier - février 2003


2002     LASTER Paul, “Haluk Akakçe, Illusion of the First Time”, in Time Out New York, 26 décembre, 2002 – 2 janvier 2003


DIAMOND Sarah, "Spotlight: Media City Seoul", in Flash Art International, décembre 2002


FOGLE Douglas, "Curating Painting, Panel Discussion", in Flash Art International, décembre 2002


HIGGING Ned, "Split Screen Dream : Haluk Akakçe", at Artnet.com, décembre 2002


Persona” (photography project), in Tema Celeste, n°94, novembre - décembre 2002


Vitamin P: New Perspectives in Painting, Phaidon, 2002


“Reviews: Haluk Akakce at the Aldrich Museum”, in Sculpture, vol 21, n°3, 2002


FARR Sheila, "Reviews : Out os Site", in The Seattle Times, novembre 2002


HUNT David, "Focus Painting Part 1 : Contemporary Painting Today", in Flash art International, octobre 2002


WILLIAMS Gregory, “Critics Picks: Out of Site”, in Artforum, été 2002


GELLATLY Andrew, “Sao Paolo Biennial”, in Frieze n°68, 2002


COTTER Holland,Architectural Visions Keep Dreamers Awake”, in The New York Times, 12 juillet 2002


WILLIAMS Gregory, "New York Critics' Pick : Out of Site", in Artforum.com, juillet 2002


NOBEL Philip, “Previews: Out of Site”, in Artforum, mai 2002


WATERMAN Heather, “Techno-Surrea: Haluk Akakce's Video Installations”, in RES, vol.5, n°1, janvier 2002


"Haluk Akakçce at the Aldrich Museum, in Sculpture, vol 21, n°3


2001     QUEMIN Alain, “Mondialisation, Globalisation, Metissages”, in Art Press, special issue n°22, décembre 2001


“Art at the Edge of the Law”, in NYArts, septembre 2001


“Haluk Akakce: Virtuelle Zeitreisen”, in Schweizer Illustrierte,18 juin 2001


MATHONNET Philippe, “Beaux-Arts Review”, in Le Temps, 5 juin 2001


HENRY Max, “When Painting Meets Digital”, in Tema Celeste, n°85, mai - juin 2001


SUGATSUKE Masanobu, “Haluk Akakce : Superflat Syncronities” , in Composite, mai 2001


Haluk Akakce”, in The New Yorker, 23 avril 2001


SONNA Brigit, “Haluk Akakce : Mentale Tabuzone Zwischen den Ohren”, in Frame, mars - avril 2001


Haluk Akakce : Jack of Spades”, in Vogue USA, mars 2001


“Postcard from the Edge of the World”, in Talk, février 2001


FOGLE Douglas, “Haluk Akakce”, in Artforum, vol.39, n°5, janvier 2001


BESINGER Ken, “Whose Art is it Anyway”, in The Wall Street Journal, 19 janvier 2001


Painting at the Edge of the World”, in CVA, n°32, 2001


2000     TURNER Grady T., “Dusk”, in Flash Art, novembre - décembre 2000


HUNT David, “Ouverture: Haluk Akakce”, in Flash Art, n°214, octobre 2000


SIMPSON Bennett, “Haluk Akakçe: Mart Nouveau”, in Artext, n°70, août – octobre 2000


CANIGLIA Julie, “Haluk Akakce”, in Art Forum, mai 2000


PHILIPS Christopher, “Istanbul Biennial”, in Art in America, avril 2000


COTTER Holland, “Art in Review”, in The New York Times, 3 mars 2000

HUNT David, “Coming Soon”, in Time Out New York, février 2000


HIGGIE Jennifer, “Sixth International Istanbul Biennial”, in Frieze, n°50, janvier 2000


KRYZA Darlene,Sixth International Istanbul Biennial”, in New Art Examiner, février 2000


1999       HEARTNEY Elenor,Sixth International Istanbul Biennial”, in Art Press, décembre 1999