Nasan Tur

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Cloud no.1 – 7 March, 2011 Ra´s Lanuf, Libya, 2012 C Print 135 X 180cm © Courtesy of the artist & Blain|Southern Berlin
Time for Revollusion, 2008 Photography © Courtesy Nasan Tur and Suzanne Egeran Gallery / Istanbul
Installation View © Courtesy of the artist & Galeri Manâ
Fortuna - Installation view Kunsthalle Mannheim , 2011 One Original Roulette Ball Which Was In Use In A Casino (Casino Baden Baden) Over Many Years, Black Felt, Pedastal With Acrylic Glass © Nasan Tur
Countdown - Installation view Galeri Mana, Istanbul, 2011 Digital Countdown Display In Seconds 18 Digits, Variable Dimensions © Nasan Tur
Nichts geht mehr/Rien ne va plus , 2006 Wood, Roulette Wheel, Electric Motor, Paint 180x55x180cm © Nasan Tur
Nichts geht mehr/Rien ne va plus , 2006 Wood, Roulette Wheel, Electric Motor, Paint 180x55x180cm © Nasan Tur
Wall spits money - Installation view TANAS Berlin , 2011 Engineering Mechanism, Rendered And Painted Wall, 1 Euro Coins Or According To The Country Other Currency © Nasan Tur
formen-gie§en-formen-gie§en - Installation view Kunsthalle Mannheim, , 2011 5 C Prints, Framed And Behind Glass 60 X 80 Cm Each, 1 Sculpture, Bronze (1kg), 2.5 X 4 X 10.5 Cm © Nasan Tur
Art in public space , 2002 Installation In The East Station Frankfurt/Main © Nasan Tur
Wasserskulptur - Installation view exhibitionspace -W12 studio-, StŠdelschule Frankfurt, 2003 Wood, Water, Metal, Water Pump, Colour © Nasan Tur
The puddle and the blue sky - A performance next to Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, 2001 Video 3,5min Loop © Nasan Tur
Crisi, 2014 Neon And Steel 170 × 600 Cm (67 × 23 In.), Edition Of 3 + 1 Ap © Photo: Nasan Tur, 2014
Crisis Neon, Transformers, Steel, Electric Cables 170 X 600 Cm / (66⅞ X 236¼ In) © Nasan Tur, 2014
GIVING IS TAKING, 2015 Woodcut 160 X 250 Cm © Courtesy GALERIE WILMA TOLKSDORF | © Nasan Tur, VG Bild-Kunst
GIVING IS TAKING, 2015 Woodcut 160 X 250 Cm © Courtesy GALERIE WILMA TOLKSDORF | © Nasan Tur, VG Bild-Kunst
Quick Facts
Offenbach am Main, DE
Birth year
Lives in
Berlin, DE
Works in
Berlin, DE
Representing galleries

Born in Germany (1974), and graduating from the Hochschule für Gestaltung HFG-Offenbach, Germany (2003), Nasan Tur’s work reflects the social conditions in which it is produced, often exploring political ideologies, subliminal messages, and the symbols of power and dissent that are present throughout the urban landscape.  An exploration of the tension between public action and inaction is intrinsic to his practice, with a participatory element often implicating the subjectivity or presence of the viewer. The boundaries of communication, as well as the tentative, or fragile nature of perception, are both driving forces behind the practice of the artist, and many of the situations that that he creates.



1974 Born in Offenbach am Main, DE
Lives and works in Berlin, DE


Hochschule für Gestaltung HFG-Offenbach, DE

Kunstakademie Städelschule Frankfurt, DE



Villa Massimo Award, Deutsche Akademie Rome, IT

Will-Grohmann-Preis, Akademie der Künste Berlin, DE
Grant of the Berlin Senate for Visual Arts, DE

Grant Kunstfonds Bonn, DE

Stiftung Kunstfonds - Publication Grant, DE

London Grant, Hessische Kulturstiftung, DE

Rentenbank Artprize – Städelschule, DE

Artprize „Identity“ Deutsche Bank, DE



Nasan Tur, Kunsthal 44 Moen, curated by René Block, DK (forthcoming)

At your own ___. - Nasan Tur, Blain|Southern Gallery, Berlin, DE
Nasan Tur - Video of the month, Video Forum - Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, curated by Kathrin Becker, DE

Nasan Tur, Art Berlin Contemporary, Egeran Galeri Istanbul, TR

Nasan Tur, Kunsthalle Mannheim, curated by Stefanie Müller, DE (cat)
Nasan Tur, Galeri Mana, Istanbul, TR
Nasan Tur - Der unbekannte Ritter, Installation in public space, joint project between Institut für Kunst im öffentlichen Raum Steiermark, Landeszeughaus - Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz, AT

NASAN TUR, Kunstverein Artitude, Berlin, curated by Lutz Henke, DE
NASAN TUR - Da, wo viele Höhlen sind, Art in public space in Köflach, < rotor > Association for Contemporary Art, Graz, AT; Institut für Kunst im öffentlichem Raum Steiermark, AT

NASAN TUR, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, curated by Annika Plank, DE (cat)
NASAN TUR - Collective Notice, Yapi Kredi Art Gallery, curated by René Block, Istanbul, TR (cat)
NASAN TUR, Goethe Institut Belgrade, art in public space project, RS

Public Privacy - Nasan Tur, Riccardo Crespi Gallery, curated by Gabi Scardi, Milan, IT
NASAN TUR, TANAS, curated by René Block, Berlin, DE (cat)

NASAN TUR - J.W. Hector Kunstpreis 2., Kunsthalle Mannheim,curated by Stefanie Müller, DE (cat)
Miriam Steinhauser - Nasan Tur, White Space, Zurich, CH

Nasan Tur - Lie Low, Project RIM, Taller Publico, curated by Ichiro Irie, Mexico-City, MX
Nasan Tur, Nassauischer Kunstverein, curated by Peter Forster and Katharina Klara Jung, Wiesbaden, DE (cat)

Nasan Tur, Kunstverein Arnsberg, DE

BAR, Kunsthalle Altes Hauptzollamt, raumpool e.V. Frankfurt, DE (cat)
Waterresistant, W12 Studio, Städel Schule Frankfurt, DE

Meister Yang, Presseamt Frankfurt, curated by Andreas Bee, DE (cat)

Testsieger- Nasan Tur, Kommunale Galerie Darmstadt, DE



13th Istanbul Biennale, curated by Fulya Erdemci, Istanbul, TR (forthcoming)
Artists Film International, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK (forthcoming)
Freie Sicht, Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden, DE, (cat) (forthcoming)
Future ll, Frankfurter Kunstverein, DE (cat) (forthcoming)
Iskele: Zur Polyphonie des transnationalen Raumes, NBK - Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, curated by René Block, DE (cat) (forthcoming)
Farbe bekennen, Marta Museum, Herford, DE (cat)
New kids of the Block, TANAS, curated by Ayse Erkmen, Berlin, DE
Rethinking Modernity, Istanbul Modern, Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul, TR (cat)
Tell me whom you Haunt, Blain|Southern Gallery, London, UKDie Irregulaeren, NGBK - Neue Gesellschaft fuer Bildende Kunst, Berlin, DE (cat)
10 Jahre Lentos, Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, curated by Stella Rollig, AT
Zizhiqu - Autonomous Regions, Times Museum, Guangzhou, curated by Hou Hanru, CN (cat)
Selected Artists 2012, NGBK - Neue Gesellschaft fuer Bildende Kunst, Berlin, DE (cat)

Berliner Zimmer, HDLU - Mestrovic Pavilion, curated by Birgit Hoffmeister, Zagreb, HR (cat)
Im Netzwerk der Moderne., Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden - Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau, Dresden, DE (cat)
Nasan Tur, Art Berlin Contemporary, Egeran Galeri, solo presentation, DE
Denkzeichen, Künstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin in Cooperration with the Museum Festung Küstrin, Kulturzentrum Küstrin/Kostrzyn, PL (cat)Minor Truths, Egeran Galeri, curated by Elif Kamisli, Istanbul, TR
Art and Toys, Me Collectors Room, Berlin, DE (cat)
A Gathering, Peiraios 260 - Athens and Epidaurus Festival, Athens, GR
X O, Grimmuseum, curated by Silvia Ploner and Anna Schäffler, Berlin, DE
Berliner Zimmer, Paviljon Cvijeta Zuzoric, curated by Birgit Hoffmeister, Belgrade, RS
Berlin Status, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, curated by Sven Drühl and Christoph Tannert, Berlin, DE (cat)
Languages of Revolution, Kleine Humboldt Galerie, curated by Jana Johanna Häckel, Berlin, DE

Cities and Thinks That Matter, Lombard Freid Projects, New York, US
Zwoelf im Zwoelften, Tanas, curated by Rene Block, Berlin, DE (cat)
Berliner Zimmer, MNAC - National Museum of Contemporary Art Bucharest, RO
Seven New Works, Borusan Contemporary Museum, Istanbul, TRMULTIPLIZIEREN IST MENSCHLICH, Edition Block, curated by Barbara Heinrich, Berlin, DE (cat)
Berliner Zimmer, Art Gallery of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo, BA
The End and Beyond, Week of Contemporary Art - Center for Contemporary Art Plovdiv, BG
Public Abstraction - Private Construction, Kunstverein Arnsberg, DE
From where to where, Galeri Mana, Istanbul, TR
Über Dinge, Kunsthaus Muerz, AT
Berliner Zimmer, MMCA - Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, GR (cat)
Tactics of Invisibility, ARTER - Vehbi Koc Contemporary Art Foundation, Istanbul, TR (cat)

Tactics of Invisibility, Galerie Tanas, Berlin, DE (cat)
Nishiko - Nasan Tur - Chris Burden, Walden Affairs Gallery, Den Haag, NL
Nicht einfach, die Welt in 90 Tagen zu retten, Kunstforeningen 44 Moen, curated by René Block, Askeby, DK (cat)
The Only One, Trieste Contemporanea, curated by Julia Trolp, Triest, IT (cat)
The disasters of peace, Umspannwerk Berlin, DE
Transit-Topos, Akbank Sanat Gallery, Istanbul, curated by Ali Akay, TR (cat)
3 – unendlich, Galerie Edition Block, Berlin, DE
Journey's with no return, A Foundation, London, UK (cat)
Studies & Theory, KWADRAT, curated by Birte Kleemann, Berlin, DE
Transit-Istanbul, Galerie Passage de Retz, Paris, FR (cat)
Starter, ARTER - Vehbi Koc Contemporary Art Foundation Istanbul, TR (cat)
Tactics of Invisibility, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, AT (cat)
Suspended Spaces, Maison de la culture dÁmiens, Amiens, FR (cat)
Daniel Lergon, Matt Saunders, Nasan Tur, Sigmar Polke/Christof Kohlhöfer, Galerie Sassa Trülzsch, Berlin, DE

Zeigen, eine Audiotour, curated by Karin Sander, Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin, DE (cat)
Playing the City, Schirn Kunsthalle, curated by Matthias Ulrich, Frankfurt, DE
Labyrint: Writings and Observations, Botkyrka Konsthall, cur. Joanna Sandell/Pia Sandström, Tumba, SE
Nicht einfach, die Welt in 90 Tagen zu retten, TANAS, curated by René Block, Berlin, DE
28. Biennial of Graphic Arts Ljublijana, Center of Graphic Arts, Gallery Skuc, Ljublijana, SI (cat)
CollectionDubai, SMART Project Space, curated by November Paynter, Amsterdam, NL
On the Shoulders of Davids, JAUS Gallery, Los Angeles, US
Systeme, Arthur Boskamp-Stiftung M1, cur. by Petra Reichensperger, Hohenlockstedt, DE
OHNE UNS!, riesa efau., curated by Frank Eckhardt, Dresden, DE (cat)
Personality Crisis, OUTLET - Art Space, Istanbul, TR
(very) small distortions in the order, 28th International Film Festival Istanbul, cur. Yekhan Pinarligil, TR
Politische Ikonografie, Galerie Jette Rudolph, Berlin, DE
Socially Disorganized, Experimental Art Foundation, cur. Vasif Kortun, Adelaide, AU

Salon of the Revolution, HDLU-The House of the Artists, curated by Ivana Bago and Antonia Majaca, Zagreb, CR (cat)
SCAPE Biennial, Christchurch Biennial of art in public space, cur. Fulya Erdemci and Danae Mossman, NZ (cat)
6th Taipei Biennial, cur. by Manray Hsu and Vasif Kortun, TW (cat)
Ars Telefonica, Art in Public Space, cur. Alina Serban, Bucharest, RO (cat)
States of Ecstasy, Akbank Art Center, cur. Ali Akay and Levent Calikoglu, Istanbul, TR (cat)
Becoming Istanbul, DAM - Deutsches Architektur Museum, DE (cat)
Nicht alles tun, Kunstraum emyt , cur. Jens Kastner und Elisabeth Bettina Spörr, Berlin, DE (cat)
Ground, Art in public space, Eindhoven, NL (cat)ZEIGEN., Kunstverein Arnsberg, cur. Karin Sander, DE (cat)
du dialogue social, Motorenhalle-Projektzentrum für zeitgenösische Kunst, cur. Frank Eckhardt, Dresden, DE (cat)
Gone City, Bregenzer Kunstverein, cur. Gulsen Bal, AT (cat)

Raise the Voice Here an Now, < rotor > Association for Contemporary Art, cur. by Margarethe Makovec and Anton Lederer, Graz, AT (cat)
10th Istanbul Biennial, curated by Hou Hanru, Istanbul, TR (cat)
TRUNK 07, The Nordic Art Video Festival, Ostersund, SE
The State of the World, Centro de Arte Moderna José de Azeredo Perdigão, Lisbon, curated by Antonio Pinto Ribeiro, Esra Sarigedik and Debra Singer, PT (cat)
7. Internationale Foto-Triennale, Galerie der Stadt Esslingen, curated by Andreas Baur,DE (cat)
Be a realist, demand the impossible!, Karsi Sanat Galerisi, curated by Halil Altindere, Istanbul, TR (cat)
Create!, Museum für Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt, curated by Volker Fischer, DE (cat)
Ground Lost, Galerija Nova, Zagreb, curated by What, How & for Whom, HR (cat)
Crossings, NiMAC-The Nicosia Municipal Arts Center, Nicosia, CY (cat)
Out of the Loop, BICA-Brooklyn Industries Contemporary Art, New York, US
Never from the back but face to face, Public Space, Art Project by Radikal, Istanbul, TR (cat)
Crossings, Universite de Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens, FR (cat)
Ground Lost, Stadtforum Graz, curated by What, How & for Whom / WHW, AT

EurHope 1153, Villa Manin - Center for Contemporary Art, curated by Francesco Bonami and Sarah Cosulich Canarutto, Codroipo, IT (cat)
art, life & confusion, 47th October Salon, Culture Center Belgrad, curated by René Block, Yugoslavia, (cat)
Seeing the Invisible, Galleria Riccardo Crespi, cur. by Shin Il Kim /  Valeria Schulte-Fischedick, Milan, IT
Pusto, Video Art Festival Moscow, curated by Sandra Frimmel, RU
territories of Duration…, Karsi Sanat Galerisi, curated by Gulsen Bal, Istanbul, TR (cat)
Crossings, Fort Saint Angelo, cur. by Androula Michael and Yiannis Toumazis, Birgu, MT (cat)
Geld schießt keine Tore, Zentrum für Kunst-Opelvillen Rüsselsheim, curated by Beate Kempfert, DE
Dialog, Badisches Landesmuseum, Karlsruhe, DE (cat)
Estasionarte, Estasionarte, Mexico City, MX (cat)
Forest man, The New Gallery Jerusalem, curated by Doron Furman,  IL (cat)

Rundlederwelten, curated by Dorothea Strauss, Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin, DE (cat)
Videologija, Videoart Festival, Volgograd, RU (cat)
Fresh and coming video – Screening 1, Galerie Adler, Frankfurt/Main, DE
Urban Realities : Focus Istanbul, curated by Christoph Tannert, Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin, DE (cat)
3 Video, Museum of Modern Art Istanbul, curated by Fulya Erdemci and Rosa  Martinez, Turkey

Love it or Leave it – 5. Cetinje Biennale, curated by Réne Block and Natasa Ilic, Cetinje, ME (cat)
Das erinnerte Haus, Museum Folkwang, curated by Necmi Sönmez, Essen, DE (cat)
Monitoring,21. Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- &  Videofest, Kulturbahnhof, DE (cat)
Galerist, curated by Emre Baykal  and Rob Perree, Istanbul, TR (cat)
fog - Art in public space, Forum für öffentliche Gegenwartskultur, Darmstadt, DE
Someone Else's Problem, Bilsar Binasi curated by Esra Sarigedik, Istanbul, TR (cat)
Indifference/Difference, Mains d’Œuvres, curated by Laplateforme, Paris, FR
hidden face, K2 Contemporary Art Center, Izmir, TR
Brothers and Sisters and Birds, Badischer Kunstverein, cur. by Angelika Stepken, Karlsruhe, DE (cat)
Emporter des femmes à Paris, Goethe Institut Athen, GR (cat)
Junge Kunst, Saarland Museum Saarbrücken- Kunstverein Ludwigshafen, DE (cat)
Hinter der Sonne, Forum im Dominikanerkloster, Frankfurt, DE (cat)

I'm too sad to kill you!, Istanbul Museum of Contemporary Art, TR (cat)
Absolvenz, Städel Museum, Frankfurt, DE (cat)
Neresi?/Burasi?,Museum of Modern Art Saitama, JP (cat)
Blut und Honig,Sammlung Essl-Kunst der Gegenwart, cur. by Harald Szeemann, Vienna, AT (cat)
Die neue Kunsthalle, Kunsthalle Mannheim, DE

Under The Beach : The Pavement, Istanbul Museum of Contemporary Art, curated by Vasif Kortun, TR
Resüme, Kommunale Galerie Darmstadt, DE (cat)
F/O, auswärts Kunstraum e.V., Frankfurt, DE (cat)

vasisdas, Teknik Üniversite Galerisi, Istanbul, TR

Identity, Deutsche Bank touring exhibition Frankfurt, DE; New York, US; London, UK; Tokyo, JP

from 0-1 and back again, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, DE

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