Banu Cennetoğlu


14 January – 25 March 2019

Banu Cennetoğlu: Banu Cennetoğlu, Sculpture Center, New York

14 July – 28 October 2018

Banu Cennetoğlu: Liverpool Biennial (Group Show), Liverpool

11 November – 26 November 2017

Banu Cennetoğlu: 3rd Berlin Herbstsalon (Group Show)Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin

28 April – 20 August 2017

Banu Cennetoğlu: La Terra Inquieta (Group Show), La Trienalle, Milan

8 April – 16 July 2017

Banu Cennetoğlu: Documenta 14, Athens

28 January – 28 February 2017

Banu Cennetoğlu: Plànetes (Group Show), Pafos 2017, Pafos

3 December 2016 – 12 January 2017

Banu Cennetoğlu: House of Commons (Group Show), Portikus, Frankfurt

26 April – 26 June 2016

Banu Cennetoğlu: …und eine Welt noch. (Group Show). Kunsthaus Hamburg, Hamburg.

14 November 2015 – 17 January 2016

Banu Cennetoğlu: Banu Cennetoğlu. Bonner Kunstverein, Germany




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Solo Shows


Banu Cennetoğlu, Sculpture Center, New York, USA



1 January 1970 – 21 March 2018 · H O W B E I T · Guilty feet have got no rhythm · Keçiboynuzu · AS IS · MurMur · I measure every grief I meet · Taq u Raq · A piercing Comfort it affords · Stitch · Made in Fall · Yes. But. We had a golden heart. · One day soon I’m gonna tell the moon about the crying game, Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK



Banu Cennetoglu, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany



Gentle Madness, Rodeo, London, UK

What is it that you are worried about?, collaboration with Yasemin Özcan, Rodeo, Istanbul, Turkey

Excavate and Be Damned, collaboration with Philippine Hoegen and Masist Gül, Kunstraum Lakeside, Klagenfurt, Austria

Salonul de Proiecte, collaboration with Napoleon Tiron, Bucarest, Romania



Salonul de Proiecte, Bucharest, Romania



Guilty feet have got no rhythm, Kunsthalle Basel, Steinberg, Germany



Sample Sale BC 2010, Rodeo, Istanbul, Turkey



False Witnes (book launch), Istiklal Caddesi 459, Istanbul, Turkey


Group Shows


WE, Rodeo, London, UK

Stories of Almost Everyone, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA

Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK



3rd Berlin HerbstsalonMaxim Gorki Theater, Berlin, Germany

Terra Mediteranea: in Action, Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Nicosia, Cyprus

dOCUMENTA (14), Athens and Kassel, Greece and Germany

La Terra Inquieta, La Trienalle, Milan, Italy

It is Obvious from the Map, Redcat, Los Angeles, USA

ğ- queer forms migrate, (Group Show), Schwules Museum, Berlin, Germany



13th Triennial of Small-Scale Sculptures, Fellbach, Germany

… und eine Welt noch, Kunsthaus Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Voices Outside the Echo Chamber, Framer Framed, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Terra Med: In Action, Halle 14, Leipzig, Germany



Survival Is Not Enough, Rodeo, Istanbul & London, Turkey & UK

Are you Talking To me ?, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany

Vocabulary of Hospitality, Studio X, Istanbul, Turkey



Burning Down The House, 10th Gwangju Bienniale, Gwangju, South Korea



Giving Form to the Impatience of Liberty, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany

Signs Taken in Wonder, Hannover Kunstverein, Hannover, Germany

Near, Closer, Together. Exercises for a Common Ground, Sofia Contemporary, Sofia, Bulgaria

Unrest of Form. Imagining the Political Subject, Secession, Vienna, Austria

2nd Edition of Project Biennial D-0 ARK Underground, Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Signs Taken in Wonder, MAK Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria

Frozen Lakes, Artist’s Space, New York, USA



A Gathering, Peiraios 260, Greek Festival, Athens, Greece

In Crisis-Terra Mediterranea, Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Nicosia, Cyprus

Turkish Art New and Superb, Tanas, Berlin, Germany

Adaption, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

The Forum – Forum, Global Art Forum, Dubai, UAE



Constellation (or the inspiration show), Rodeo, Istanbul, Turkey

Beyond, KUMU Art Museum of Estonia, Tallin, Estonia

Uncanny Encounters, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey

Through Symbolic Worlds’, International Project Space, Birmingham, UK

Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, Birmingham, UK

Eshu Etaeb [Or How to Sex Up Your Life], Galleri Sinne, Helsinki, Norway

Where Fire Has Struck, Depo, Istanbul, Turkey



Second Exhibition, ARTER, Istanbul, Turkey

Region of Murcia in Dialogue with Northern Africa, Manifesta 8, Murcia, Spain

Tropical Iceland, Villa Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Iceland

La revanche de l’archive photographique, Centre de la photographie Geneve, Geneve, Switzerland

Out – Book, Palazzo Mauri Biblioteca Civica, Spoleto, Italy

The Past is a foreign country, Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu, Torun, Poland



New Acquisitions, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena, Modena, Italy

Lapses, with Ahmet Ogut, The Pavilion of Turkey, 53rd Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy

I Like the Truth, I Never Liked Fiction (And Vice Versa), Rodeo, Istanbul, Turkey

Post-It City/Occasional Urbanities, Tripostal, Lille, France

End Game, Loop, Seoul, South Korea



Geographies of the Invisible, Max Museo, Chiasso, Switzerland

Becoming Istanbul, Deutsches Architectur Museum, Frankfurt, Germany

States of Ecstasy, Akbank, Istanbul, Turkey

Data Recovery, Galleria d´Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy

One Night Stand, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, 5th Berlin Biennale, Berlin, Germany

Brave New Worlds, La Coleccion Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico

Unrecorded, Akbank, Istanbul, Turkey

Post-It City/Occasional Urbanities,  Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain



Brave New Worlds, Walker Art Center, Minnesota, USA

Destroy Athens, 1st Athens Biennale, Athens, Greece

Not Only Possible, But Also Necessary/ Optimism in the Age of Global War, 10th Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul, Turkey

9th Emergency Biennale in Chechnya, Istanbul, Turkey

Wherever We Go, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, USA

Ver-Huising, Jan Cunen Museum, Oss, Netherlands



Rejection Episodes, Vooruit, Gent, Netherlands

Eurhope 1153 Contemporary Art From The Bosphorus, Villa Manin, Udine, Italy

Wherever We Go, Spazio Oberdan, Milan, Italy

Pixels of Reality, PSWAR, Amsterdam, Netherlands

By Mira Sanders,  Anspach Center, Brussels, Belgium



Open Studios, Office for Contemporary Art Oslo, Oslo, Norway

Sweet Taboos, National Gallery for Arts, 3rd Tirana Biennale, Tirana, Italy

In a Tall Distance with Mr. Reis, BAS, Istanbul, Turkey

Information / Transformation,  Extra City Center for Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Belgium

On Mobility, De Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Telegram, Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134, Amsterdam, Netherlands



Visitors, Galerist, Istanbul, Turkey

Brothers, Sisters and Birds, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany

False Witness, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, DE, 3rd Berlin Biennale, Berlin, Germany



False Witness, a book launch, Istiklal Caddesi 459, Istanbul, Turkey

False Witness, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Into the Breach, Smart Project Space, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Visions 01, Moscow House of Photography, Moscow, Russia

No More Than I Know, Australian Center For Photography, Sydney, Australia

Chic Clicks, NRW-Forum Kultur und Wirtschaf, Dusseldorf, Germany



Delfina Foundation, London, UK



Geoair, Tbilisi, Georgia



Office For Contemporary Art Oslo, Oslo, Norway


2002 – 2003

Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten/Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Amsterdam, Netherlands



Speos, Polaroid Scholarship Paris, Paris, France