Bio

Sibel Horada focuses on collective and personal histories with an interest in urban, archaeological and ecological cultures. She investigates the memories of erasure with stories that weave together strange, coincidental details. For Horada, memory is not only the act of recollection, but also a process of reproduction and transformation. Using text and forms, she materializes her encounters in poetic sculptures and installations.

After completing her BA in Visual Arts Department in Brown University, USA in 2003, she pursued her MA in Faculty of Art and Design in Yıdız Technical University. Her first solo exhibition, “Fire Chronicles” opened in 2012 at Daire Gallery. Her second one “a Fall”, followed the next year at the same gallery.  “Zwei Positionen: Sibel Hoarada und Buket Savcı” opened as two simultaneous solos at Kunstverein Ludwigsburg in 2018. Later that year, “An Internal Garden” took place at Depo, Istanbul.  In 2017 “Floating Tactics After a Sunken Island” at Daire Gallery was her first curatorial experience. Horada’s recent group exhibitions include “Anarchitecture”, Ariel Sanat, 2017; “Port Izmir 3 -International Triennial of Contemporary Art”, İzmir, 2014; “Signs Taken in Wonder: Searching for Contemporary Istanbul”, 2013,  MAK Museum, Vienna ve Kunstverein Hannover;  “HereTogetherNow Public Presentation”, 2013, MataderoMadrid; “An Attempt At Exhausting a Place”, Passover Bakery, 2013, Istanbul.

Horada was an artist in residence at Camargo Foundation (2020) as part of BMCT, SAHA Studio (2019), MataderoMadrid (2013) and AmongOtherThings in Bolu (2010). She was the recepient of HSBC sculpture competition in 2007.

She lives and works in Istanbul.

 

CV

Born in İstanbul, 1980

 

EDUCATION

1998 – 2003 Brown University, B.A. in Visual Arts / ABD

2008 – 2011 Yıldız Technical University, M.A. in Art and Design, İstanbul

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013 “A Fall”, Daire Gallery, Istanbul

2012 “Fire Chronicles”, Daire Gallery, Istanbul

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 “Floating Tactics After a Sunken Island”, Daire Gallery, Istanbul

2017 “Anarchitecture”, Arielsanat, İstanbul

2017 “Now You Are Here”, Arte Sanat, Ankara

2017 “Fragility of Now”, Daire @ 42 Maslak Artspace, İstanbul

2016 “Conference of Birds”, Arielsanat, İstanbul

2016 “Punta Atmak: Mask Tiyatrosu”, Sakıp Sabancı Müzesi, İstanbul

2015 “(re)present exhibist: 2 years”, Mixer Arts, İstanbul

2014 “Port İzmir 3 -International Triennial of Contemporary Art”, 2014, İzmir

2013 “İsimsiz II”, Pilevneli Project, İstanbul

2013 “Signs Taken in Wonder: Searching for Contemporary Istanbul”, Kunstverein Hannover

2013 “HereTogetherNow Public Presentation”, MataderoMadrid, Madrid

2013 “Signs Taken in Wonder: Searching for Contemporary Istanbul”, MAK Museum, Vienna

2012 “Göz Kararı, Yaygara”, Çankaya Belediyesi Çağdaş Sanatlar Merkezi, Ankara

2012 “Turquoise”, Galerie Maurits Vad de Laar, The Hague, Netherlands

2012 “Fire Chronicles”, Daire Gallery, Istanbul (Solo Exhibition)

2012 “An Attempt At Exhausting a Place”, Hamursuz Fırını, Istanbul

2011 “Personal, And It Is Not”, Daire Gallery, Istanbul

2010 “On the Go” A.O.T. Exhibition, Architecte Simotas Building, Istanbul

2010 “Lives and Works in Istanbul”, Sanat Limanı, Istanbul

2010 “XXIX. Contemporary Artists Istanbul Exhibition”, Istanbul

2010 “+Infinity: A selection from Ebru Özdemir Collection, Cer Modern, Ankara

2010 “Ambiguous Situations”, Yüksel Sabahcı Art Center, YTU, Istanbul

2009 “Borders and Orbits 05”, Siemens Sanat

 

CURATORIAL WORK

2017 “Floating Tactics After a Sunken Island”, Daire Gallery, Istanbul

 

RESIDENCIES

2010 Among Other Things AIR, Bolu, Turkey (October 2010)

2012 “HereTogetherNow” Residency at MataderoMadrid, Madrid (January 7- March 3)

 

AWARDS

2007 HSBC Sculpture Competition: 1st Prize