Sibel Kocakaya


Born in İstanbul, 1986
Lives and works in Bern 

Education
2019 - 2020 Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, / Fine Arts (MA)
2017 - 2018  Hochschule der Künste Bern HKB / Haute école des arts de Berne, MA Contemporary Arts Practice
2013 - 2014  École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts Lyon, Art Opinion (MA/ I.E.P)
2011 - 2015  Marmara University, Institute of Fine Arts, Division of Painting (MA)

2005 - 2009 Marmara University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Photography (BA)

Residencies/ Projects
2020-2021
What’s Next_ Studio program by ZHdK/ Z-Kubator and Stadt Zürich
2019
October School in Mexico, participation by Zürcher Hochschule der Künste Hosted by Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City- Mexico
2017
Bauhaus Open Stage: Performative Architectonics, participation by Hochschule der Künste Bern, Dessau-Germany  
2015
The Loft, by the invitation of Belgian collector Alain Servais, Brussels-Belgium
2014
residency.ch, PROGR, Bern-Switzerland


Solo Exhibitions/ Performances
2021
“Continous Transitions” Performance, Kunsthaus Pasquart Biel/Bienne-Switzerland
2019

“Dwelling” KW Performances, Kunstraum Waldhaus, Zürich- Switzerland
2018
“Presencing” #2 Zurich, #3 Basel, #4 Geneva, ACT Performance Festival- Switzerland “Presencing” #1, Excentricites IX, ISBA, Besançon-France

“Interspace” Studio Sansano- AFF Space, Bern-Switzerland
2017
“Certain Space” performance, HKB CAP performances at Shnit Short film Festival, PROGR Aula, Bern-Switzerland
“Fragmentary Gaps” Krethlow Galerie, Bern-Switzerland

2016
“Replace” The Kabine exhibition at Galerie Lehrerzimmer in PROGR, Bern-Switzerland “In-Between” PROGR Window Exhibition, Bern-Switzerland

2015
“Binary Appearances”, Galerie Dukan, Paris-France

2013
“Untitled (Milk)”, performance, IPA Platform for Young Performance Artists, Salt Galata, Istanbul-Turkey
“New Perceptions - Body and Boundaries / Yeni Algı-Beden ve Sınırlar”, Mixer, Istanbul-Turkey


Selected Group Exhibitions/ Performances
2021
“Kapriolen der Kunst” Aeschlimann Corti-Grant 2021, Kunsthaus Pasquart Biel/ Bienne-Switzerland 
2020
“ReRepetition” Shedhalle, Zürich-Switzerland

2019
“Blended” Mixer Gallery, İstanbul-Turkey
“Bing Bang, Goodbye” Kunstraum Waldhaus, Zürich-Switzerland
“Trees of Their Land” Center of Photography “March”, Moscow-Russia

2018
“Over and Over” Mixer Gallery, İstanbul- Turkey .“Art Stage Singapore” Mixer Gallery, İstanbul-Turkey
2017
“Open Studio Performance Space-Performance Stage: ‘Substanz’ Hoschule der Künster Bern Master of Contemporary Arts Practice, Bauhaus Dessau-Germany
“Guest: Unexpected” Mixer Gallery, İstanbul-Turkey
“lAbiRynt Festival Neuer Kunst” Frankfurt Oder- Germany & Slubice-Poland
“Contemporary Istanbul” Mixer Gallery, İstanbul- Turkey

“WHOSE (ART) HISTORY?” Parvus Collective- Uniq Gallery, İstanbul-Turkey
“MecTo/Yer” Performance by Sibel Kocakaya and Sasha Puchkova at PROGR, Bern-Switzerland

2016
“In and Out/ Bir Var Bir Yok” Sibel Kocakaya and Koja Coyote, Şekerbank Açıkekran New Media Art Gallery, Istanbul-Turkey
“Solstice” Expo Collective #4, Taverne Gutenberg, Lyon- France ‘Key Stone’ / ‘Kilit Taşı’, REM Art Space, Istanbul-Turkey
2015
“Waving The Piano Keys / Piyano Tuşlarını Dalgalandırmak” Şekerbank Açıkekran New Media Art Gallery at Contemporary, Istanbul-Turkey
“Transparency of Evil or Looking to The Other / Kötülüğün Şeffaflığı Ya da Ötekine Bakmak”, Kare Art Gallery, Istanbul-Turkey

2013
‘Bodily Limits / Bedensel Sınırlar’, Sibel Kocakaya and Christelle Familiari, Şekerbank Açıkekran New Media Art Gallery, Istanbul -Turkey
“Borders Orbits 13-14 / Sınırlar Yörüngeler 13-14”, Siemens Sanat, Istanbul-Turkey
© Sibel Kocakaya