SAHA supports Nevin Aladağ’s first solo show in the UK titled "Nevin Aladağ: Fanfare" at at Southbank Centre's Hayward Gallery in London and held between 12 February – 13 April 2020.
Aladağ’s first solo exhibition in the UK at HENI Project Space brings together a group of five recent artworks that together explore sound, rhythm, and music in witty and visual ways. These include the artist’s video work Traces (2015), a musical portrait of the urban landscape in Stuttgart, Germany, in which musical instruments are ‘played’ by elements of the city. Session (2013) is a video featuring drums, bells and other percussive instruments from Pakistan, India and Iraq; and the sculptural work Tusch [Fanfare] (2015) features a pair of musical scores writ large on the gallery wall. Between 12 - 24 February, Aladağ’s video Top View (2012), which captures the infectious rhythm of dancing feet, was also shown at Hayward Gallery Foyer, adjacent to HENI Project Space.
Nevin Aladağ (Van, 1972) studied sculpture at the Academie of Fine Arts in Munich, graduating in 2000. In 2002, she moved to Berlin to complete her residency at Künstlerhaus Bethanien.Nevin Aladağ’s installations, video works, and performances were shown at numerous international museums and biennials, including the 57th Venice Biennial (2017), Emscherkunst Triennial (2016), Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg (2016), Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz (2016), Kunstmuseum Stuttgart (2015), Kunsthalle Basel (2014-15); Art Space Pythagorion, Samos (2014); Istanbul Modern (2014); Sharjah Biennale (2013); Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich (2012); Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT) (2011); Haus der Kunst Munich (2011), The Hayward Gallery, London (2010); XIV Biennale Internazionale di Scultura, Carrara, (2010); Riso Museum, Catania and Palermo (2010); TBA 21, Vienna (2010); Biennale Cuvée, Linz (2009) and (2010); 11th Istanbul Biennial (2009); The Al-Mamal Foundation, Jerusalem (2009); OPEN ev+a, Limerick (2009), and 8th Taipei Biennial, Taiwan (2008). Aladağ has had solo exhibitions at Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz, Austria (2015); Wentrup Gallery, Berlin (2015); Rampa, Istanbul (2014); ARTER, Istanbul (2012), among others.
Hayward Gallery is a world-renowned contemporary art gallery and a landmark of brutalist architecture. The year-round exhibition programme focuses on presenting a wide range of adventurous and influential artists from across the world.