Taner Ceylan

Taner Ceylan (1967, Germany) graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in Istanbul in 1991. That same year, Ceylan presented his first group show and first solo exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany. His seminal exhibition and performance, Monte Carlo Style debuted in 1995, making a significant impact on the Turkish art scene. Ceylan worked as a lecturer at the Fine Arts Faculty of Yeditepe University (2001-2003) and was editor in chief of Time Out Istanbul’s art section (2001-2006). His international exhibitions and biennials include the International Istanbul Biennial (8th, 9th, 14th), Istanbul Modern, Pera Museum, Contemporary Art Center (New Orleans), Paul Kasmin Gallery (New York), Istanbul Next Wave, Martin-Gropius-Bau (Berlin), Museum Boijman Van Beuningen (Rotterdam), Brattleboro Museum and Art Center (Vermont), Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea (Torino), Church of San Domenico (Alba, Torino) and The Piedmont Pavillion at the 58th Venice Biennale, curated by Marianna Vecellio-Concept by Carolyn Christov Bakargiev in Combo Venice, and Kistefos Museum (Norway). Most recently, he held his 15th solo exhibition in Istanbul in 2022, titled, Row Gently Let Not The Moonlight Waken.


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