10 January 2020, Friday, 18:00
Moderator: Esra Aliçavuşoğlu
Participants: Neriman Polat, Deryal Yücel, Mahmut Wenda Koyuncu
The book pulished for Neriman Polat’s solo exhibition Breaking the Seal which brings together a wide array of the artist’s works from 1996 to 2019 and curated by Derya Yücel and Mahmut Wenda Koyuncu, will be presented with a talk. For the launch of the book that is designed by Vahit Tuna, the artist, curators and Esra Aliçavuşoğlu who contributed in the publication with a text approaching Polat’s works from an art historical perspective will be discussing the topics raised by the artist’s practice over the years.
Neriman Polat, participated in various exhibitions in Turkey and abroad since 1996. After exhibiting in the 6th Istanbul Biennial, “The Passion and the Wave” in 1999, she took part in the Turkish Pavillion in the 50th Venice Biennial in 2003. Between 2000-2009 she was a member of the artist collective Hafriyat and exhibited works with the collective in several exhibitions. Among her solo exhibitions are “Photo-Grave” at Apartment Project (2007), “Father’s Home Apt.” at Pi Artworks (2008), “Modest View” at C.A.M. Gallery (2010), “Home Watch” at Depo (2013) and at Nazım Hikmet Kültürevi (2015), “Threshold” at Disambigua Artspace in Italy (2015) and “Merciless” at Merdiven Art Space (2018). Neriman Polat’s works have been exhibited in various countries such as Bulgaria, Georgia, Germany, Netherlands, England, Greece, Slovenia, Italy, Brazil and Spain among others. She lives and works in Istanbul.