Şükran Moral

Style of Art : Artist / photographer, installation artist
Branch of Art : Photography, video, performance, installation art
Art Profile :

Şükran Moral was born in Terme, Samsun. She graduated from the Department of Fine Arts Education in the Faculty of Education at Ankara University. She moved to Rome in 1989 and completed Fine Arts Academy in Rome (Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma) in 1995. Her works have been focusing on various conditions of restrain and pressure on women such as religion and culture, and executed many documentary video-performances concerned about mentally disordered people, immigrants, transsexuals, prostitutes and others that are excluded and alienated by society. Since 1994, Moral has held many solo exhibitions with her performances / videos and installations in the world. She has also been invited to many important group exhibitions in Turkey and abroad. Her work “Hamam”, which was exhibited in the 1997 International Istanbul Biennial, is one of the most influential works on artists in the world. In 2005, the Italian publisher Gangemi published the book about her work, titled “Apocalypse”, (curated by Simonetta Lux, Patrizia Mania). Articles about her works have been published in international publications such as Dictionary Enciclopedico Treccani, Drome, Flash Art, Critical Film, Espoarte, Exibart, Gomorra, Kult, Today, Opening, Virus, Ziqqurat, Politiken, Trust, Interviù, New York Arts Review, The Manifest, the Republic, the Unit and in many newspapers. Moral has been invited to programs broadcast at MTV, RAI MTV, RAI 3, Radio2, RAI News 24 hours, Popular Radio, RAI Sat, TV Kult and TRT2. Currently, she continues her work in Istanbul and Rome.

Selected solo exhibitions:
2015, "My Pain My Rebellion", KODE, Bergen
2014, "Solo presentation," Paris Photo, Paris
2014, "Welcome to Turkey," Gallery Zilberman, Istanbul
2014, "B(r)yzanz, Edith Russ Haus," Oldenburg
2013, "Despair & Metanoia (with VALIE EXPORT)," Gallery Zilberman, Istanbul
2010, "AMEMUS," Gallery Zilberman, Istanbul
2009, "Love and Violence," Yapı Kredi Kazım Taşkent Art Gallery, Istanbul
2007, "Peace... Fucking Fairy Tale," Galleria BND, Milan
2007, "The True Story of a Turkish Girl," Ex Siri- Contemporary Art Center, Terni
2007, "The Adulteress," 51st Venice Biennial, Venice
2005, "Leyla and Mecnun," Palermo
2005, "Brothel," Elgiz Contemporary Art Museum, Istanbul

Selected group exhibitions:
2014, "Queensize: Female Artists from the Olbricht Collection," ME - Olbricht Foundation, Berlin
2014, "Fragile Sense of Hope," curated by Nathalie Hoyos and Rainald Schumacher, Art Collection Telekom, Berlin
2014, "Call Me on Sunday," curated by Ursula Maria Probst, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna
2014, "WoWmen!" Festival, Kaaitheather, Brussels
2014, "Autonomous and Beautiful," curated by Hasan Bülent Kahraman, Aksanat, Istanbul
2013, Minsheng Museum, Shanghai
2013, Three Turkish Video Artists: Nezahat Ekici, Gülsün Karamustafa, Şükran Moral, Curatorial Research Laboratory, Istanbul
2013, Winckelman Gallery, New York, NY
2013, Rapid Pulse International Performance Festival,Chicago
2013, "Ritratto di una citta 2: Arte a Roma 1960-2001," MACRO, Rome
2013, "Hetero Q.B.," curated by Emilia Tavares and Paula Rouse, National Museum of Contemporary Arts, Lisbon
2013, "Past and Present," Istanbul Modern Museum, Istanbul
2012, "Light From The Middle East: New Photography," curated by Marta Weiss, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
2012, "In Which Language Shall I Tell My Story..., "curated by Diana  A. Wind, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
2012, "Desire, Sex&Lust, Sexuality in Contemporary, curated by Eli Okkenhaug," Bergen Art Museum
2010, "Past, Present, Future," curated by Veysel Uğurlu, Yapı Kredi Culture Center, Istanbul
2010, "Contraviolencias," curated by Piedad Solanz, KM Center, San Sebastián

Reference: sukranmoral.com, galerizilberman.com


Foundation : Zilberman Gallery
Web Site : http://sukranmoral.com/
Email : info@sukranmoral.com
City : Istanbul, Rome
Country : Turkey / Italy
Preferred Lang. : Turkish / English / Italian
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