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Sakir
Gökcebag

Şakir Gökçebağ was born in Denizli, Turkey in 1965.
He received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D degrees from the Faculty of Fine Arts at Marmara University. Besides his exhibitions in Turkey, Şakir Gökçebağ participated in numerous international shows across Europe including Centre PasqueArt in Biel, Switzerland; Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin; Arp Museum, Remagen; Sotheby’s, London; Kunstverein Pforzheim, Kunstverein Ludwigshafen and various international art fairs. The artist, granted by German and Austrian governments for several times (Stiftung Kunstfonds, DAAD Stipendium) has also been honored with George Maciunas Prize, Wiesbaden; Leo Breuer Prize, Bonn; Markus Lüpertz Prize, Düsseldorf. since 2001 – Lives and works in Hamburg

AWARDS / GRANTS
2016 Leo Breuer Prize, Bonn
2015 Grant of the Art Foundation Kunstfonds, Bonn
2013 Publication Grant of the Art Foundation Kunstfonds, Bonn
2012 George Maciunas Prize, Wiesbaden
1996 Markus Lüpertz Prize, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf
1995/96 Scholarship of DAAD, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf
1991 State Painting & Sculpture Prize, Ankara
1991 Scholarship Austrian Government, Summer Academy Salzburg SOLO

EXHIBITIONS (selected)
2020 Easy-ier-iest, Kunstverein Münsterland, Coesfeld (Postponed)
2019 Familiar / Aşina, Baksi Museum, Bayburt, Turkey
2017 Golden Cut/Der Goldene Schnitt, Städtische Galerie Nordhorn
Freiräume I/II, Goldbekhaus Halle, Hamburg
Things with me, Adas, Istanbul
2016 Reorientation, Kunstverein Ludwigshafen
Brella & Et Cetera, Kunstverein Pforzheim
Objectations, gkg – Gesellschaft für Kunst und Gestaltung, Bonn
2015 Think Tank, Galerist, Istanbul
Aftermade, Sariev Contemporary, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Shared Place, Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche, Paris
2014 Horizon, Anningahof, Zwolle / Nederland
2013 Der, Die, Das, Gallery Arsenal, Poznan, Poland (Curator: René Block) Portfolio, Platosanat, Istanbul (Curator: Marcus Graf)
2012 Prefix & Suffix, Kunstraum TANAS, Berlin (Curator: René Block)
2011 Bıyıkaltı, Gallery Apel, Istanbul
2010 Simple Present, Saarländisches Künstlerhaus, Saarbrücken
Allreadymade, Galerie Peripherie, Tübingen
2009 Shared Space, Einstellungsraum, Hamburg
Tuesday Bazaar, Gallery Apel, Istanbul
2008 Cuttemporary Art, Kunstverein Leverkusen
Following in Fluxus, Gallery Inge Baecker, Bad Münstereifel
Half Apple, Gallery Apel, Istanbul
2005 Winter/Sommer Quartett, 3rd Triennial of Photographie, Gallery Grossneumarkt, Hamburg
2004 Spuren, Marstall, Schloss Ahrensburg

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selected)
2019 The Event of a Thread: Global Narratives in Textiles, Istanbul Modern COOKBOOK’19, La Panacée, MoCo - Montpellier Contemporain (Curator: Nicolas Bourriaud)
Material in Formation, Niederhreinischer Kunstverein, Wesel
modern baroque, Städische Galerie Villa Streccius, Landau
Me at the Zoo, Kunsthaus Hamburg
The Clandestine Life of Objects, Evliyagil Dolapdere, Istanbul
Part Whole II, Art On Gallery, Istanbul
2018 First Round, Çarmıklı Collection, Galata Greek School, İstanbul
99 Kare, Art On Gallery, Istanbul
2017 Der stinknormale Mann, Motorenhalle. Projektzentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Dresden
trans-ID, Surp Yerrortutyun Church, Istanbul
The best bogus botanical garden, Heliumcowboy Artspace, Hamburg
2016 Illegibility. the contexts of script, Art Stations Foundation, Poznan, Poland
Art Brussels, Sariev Contemporary, Brussels
Concrete Matters, Bank Space Gallery, London
2015 Cut with the kitchen knife, Gallery Kuad, Istanbul
Art International & Contemporary Istanbul, Galerist, Istanbul
Pulse Miami Beach, Gallery Conrads, Miami
2014 Macht.Wahn.Vision.Rapunzel & Co. , Arp Museum, Bahnhof Rolandseck, Remagen TREUDDK, Gallery Susanne Ottensen, Copenhagen
at the Crossroads II, Sotheby’s, London
Ornamental Structures , Kunstverein Worms
Inattentional Blindness, Gallery Zilberman, Istanbul
Unhappy Ready-Made, Gallery Kuad, Istanbul
Small is Beautiful, Gallery Kuad, Istanbul
2013 Schnittstelle / Muster III – , Gesellschaftfür Kunst und Gestaltung, Bonn Ornamental Structures, Flottmann-Hallen & Städtische Galerie, Herne
Macht. Wahn.Vision. , Museum im Deutschhof & Kunsthalle Vogelmann, Heilbronn
Auf Schritt und Tritt, Museum Villa Rot, Burgriden – Rot
little bit of history deleting…, GPL Contemporary, Vienna
2012 Die Schöne Kunst, Kunsthaus Hamburg
2011 Zwölf im Zwölften, TANAS, Berlin
Invasions, Gallery Carolyn Heinz, Hamburg
2010 Floating Volumes, 5533, Istanbul; Frize, Hamburg
Very Beautiful, Portable Art Project, Istanbul
Gewinn Machen, Kunsthaus Hamburg
2009 Taswir - Pictorial Mappings of Islam and Modernity, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
Seriously Ironic, Positions in Contemporary Turkish Art Scene, PasquArt, Kunsthaus Biel, Switzerland
Was ist wichtig, Kunsthaus Hamburg
2008 Wirnenneneshamburg, Kunstverein Hamburg
You can‘t kiss away a murder, Galerist, Istanbul
Istanbul Diptychs: Contemporary Visual and Verbal Positions, Istanbul Center, Brussels
Unterschwellig, Kunsthaus Hamburg
2007 Passion of Mankind, Summer Biennial, Lulea, Sweden
Die Rückseite des Mondes, Kunsthaus Hamburg
2006 Verschwörung der Gleichen, Gallery Weisser Elephant, Berlin NordArt, Büdelsdorf
2005 Was ist wichtig, Kunsthaus Hamburg

SOLO – CATALOGUES / BOOKS
Familiar / Asina, Baksi Museum, ISBN 978-605-66341-6-1
Der Goldene Schnitt, Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, ISBN 978-3-945950-03-6 Minifesto, Distanz Verlag, ISBN 987-3-95476-205-7
Prefix & Suffix, Tanas, Berlin, ISBN 978-3-00-044713-6
Think Tank, Galerist, Istanbul
Der, Die, Das, Galeria Miejska Arsenal, Poznan, ISBN 978-83-61886-50-1
Prefix & Suffix, Tanas, Berlin
Simple Present, Saarländisches Künstlerhaus Saarbrücken, ISBN 978-3-940517-47-0
Cuttemporary Art, Schleswig-Holsteinischer Landtag, Kiel
Spuren, Kulturstiftung der Sparkasse Stormarn, Bad Oldesloe

LECTURES / WORKSHOPS / ARTIST TALKS 2018 Lecturer, Sommerakademie Dresden 2018 BASE Talks, Galata Greek School, İstanbul 2016 Artist talk, Kunstverein Ludwigshafen 2016 Artist talk, Kunstverein Pforzheim 2013 Tanas – Dialogues, Tanas, Berlin 2013 Artist talk, Platosanat, Istanbul 2011 Artist talk, Tanas, Berlin 2010 Workshop, Bahcesehir University, Istanbul 2003-2013 Lecturer, Kunstschule Wandsbek, Hamburg 1989-2001 Lecturer/Assistant Professor, Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts, Istanbul 

the Faculty of Fine Arts at Marmara University, Istanbul
26 years old
PhD