Şakir Gökçebağ

Style of Art : Artist / installation artist, photographer
Branch of Art : Installation art, photography
Art Profile :

Şakir Gökçebağ was born in Denizli in 1965. He graduated from the Faculty of Fine Art at Marmara University in 1987. He completed his master’s degree (1990) and doctoral degree (1994) at his alma mater. He won the second prize in the State Painting and Sculpture Competition in Ankara in 1991. In the same year, he got a scholarship from the Austrian government for Summer Academy in Salzburg in 1991. Gökçebağ then received a scholarship from DAAD and went to Düsseldorf Academy between 1995 and 1996. He was awarded Markus Lüpertz Prize by Düsseldorf Academy in 1996. Gökçebağ has had many solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group exhibitions in Turkey and abroad. Currently he lives and works in Hamburg.

His selected exhibitions:

Solo exhibitions:
1998, “Metamorphoses”, Karaca Art Gallery, Ankara
1999, Vakko Art Gallery, Izmir
1999, Kas Gallery, Istanbul
1999, Siyaz Arthaus, Bursa
2001, “Linear Spirits”, Gallery Ars Nova, Berlin
2004, “Trennlinien”, Gallery Grossneumarkt, Hamburg
2004, “Spuren”, Marstall, Schloss Ahrensburg, Hamburg
2005, “Winter / Sommer Quartett”, the third Triennial of Photographie, Gallery Grossneumarkt, Hamburg
2008, “Following in Fluxus”, Gallery Inge Baecker, Bad Münstereifel
2008, “Cuttemporary Art” Kunstverein Leverkusen
2008, “Half Apple”, Gallery Apel, Istanbul

Group Exhibitions:
1990-1994, 51st-55th State Painting and Sculpture Exhibitions, Ankara
1991-1993, 25th-26th DYO Exhibitions and 8th-9th Esbank Exhibitions
1994-1995, 15t-16th “Artists of Today”, Painting and Sculpture Museum, Istanbul
1995-2007, “Us and Them 10-22”, Tem Art Gallery, Istanbul
1996, “Spektakel ‘96”, Photo Exhibition, Düsseldorf Academy
1998, “Youth Action-4”, TÜYAP, Istanbul
1998, 19th “Artists of Today”, Atatürk Cultural Center, Istanbul
2000, “Resistance” Exhibition, Yıldız University, Istanbul
2000, 20th “Artist of Today”, Maya Art Gallery, Istanbul
2001, Kunstverein Eisenturm / MVB Gallery, Mainz
2002, “Landschaft im Kontext”, Museum Holfeld
2005, “Neighbour”, Gallery Apel, Istanbul
2005, “Ersatzwelten”, Kunsthaus, Hamburg
2006, “Verschwörung der Gleichen”, Galerie Weisser Elephant, Berlin
2006, “NordArt 2006”, Büdelsdorf
2007, “Passion of Manlind”, Lulea Summer Biennial, Sweden
2007, “Die Rückseite des Mondes”, Kunsthaus Hamburg
2007, “Earth and Fiber”, Gallery Apel, Istanbul
2008, “Wirnenneneshamburg”, Kunstverein Hamburg,
2008, “Unterschweillig” Kunsthaus Hamburg
2008, “You Can’t Kiss Away a Murder”, Galerist, Istanbul
2008, “Istanbul Diptych”, Istanbul Center, Brussels
2008, “Je m’apelle apel”, Gallery Apel, Istanbul
2008, “Forum Treppe”, Spitzbart, Nürnberg, Oberasbach
2009, “Pictorial Mappings of Islam and Modernity”, Martin Grophius Bau, Berlin
2009, “Seriously Ironic-Position in Turkish Contemporary Art Scene”, CentrepasquArt, Biel, Schweiz

Reference: sakirgokcebag.com; galleryapel.com

Web Site : www.sakirgokcebag.com
Email : SakirGokcebag@gmail.com
City : Hamburg
Country : Germany
Preferred Lang. : Turkish / English / German
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