Selim Birsel

SELİM BİRSEL has obtained a Certificate in Graduate Study at the Institut des Hautes Etudes en Arts Plastiques, Paris and B.F.A., M.A. from Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Grenoble/ France. A professional visual artist working with diverse media such as drawing, painting, installation, photography, video, performance, he has been exhibiting his works in national and international shows since 1990. Selim Birsel also involved in curatorial activities: He has been responsible for organizing and curating Sabanci University’s KASA GALLERY between 1999-2010, and he is a directing member of BJCEM since 1999. He currently teaches art studio visual arts (undergraduate and master degree) classes.

Selim Birsel's latest shows include "The Jester, Flaneur, The Gardener and The Cook” (solo),  “A Conceptual Heritage”, İstanbul 2011, “Abbara Kadabra”, Mardin Bienali 2010, “Backyard” 2009 İstanbul (solo), “Section” 2009 Diyarbakır (solo), “In and Out of Istanbul” 2008 Philadelphia, “Time Present Time Past, highlights from 20 years of the International Istanbul biennial" 2007 Istanbul, "Modern and Beyond" 2007 Istanbul,
"Curetting: Open City (Yoko Ono)" 2007, "Empty Speech (3 Artists from Beirut)" 2008 Istanbul, “Şebeke” (Video Exhibition of Turkish Artist) 2010 Maison des Arts Geoges Pompidou, Cajarc, France.

Selim Birsel’s areas of creative interest are drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, photography, video, music, making exhibition, contemporary art history and modernity.

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