Née en 1977 à Ankara (Turquie), Çagdas Kahriman a passé son enfance en France. Après avoir obtenu une maîtrise d’arts plastiques et sciences de l’art à Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, elle part étudier les arts visuels et le cinéma à Montréal. Depuis les années 2000, elle développe un corpus de dessins, de collages, de sculptures, de photographies et de vidéos s’attachant à la fragilité des existences et des identités au sein du monde contemporain, ainsi qu’à la mutation permanente des objets et des représentations. Dans ses vidéos, Çagdas Kahriman met également en scène des fragments d’histoires, des instants de vie, qui englobent tout à la fois ce qui a été et ce qui pourrait advenir. Ses œuvres produisent ainsi des formes de cartographies physiques et mentales, tangibles et fictionnelles, où chaque élément qui les compose semble interconnecté par des réseaux quasi organiques. Aussi, quand l’un se désagrège et dégénère, un autre émerge et prolifère en parallèle.
Pauline Créteur et Marc Donnadieu pour le LaM

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Çagdas Kahriman's works are rooted in everyday observations, but push beyond them to reveal latent aesthetic, socio-political, or even metaphysical realities. Her characteristically intricate visual sensibility conceals a tension between the referential possibilities of images and the choreographic nature of their agencement in context. She combinesdrawings, collages/décollages, animations and videos. This mixed and hybrid practices require different approaches to evoke the ambivalence of perception by playing with notions of distance and reversals. She is sensitive to the unassuming nature of everyday interactions, uninteresting details and through subtle means examines the notion of individual agency as it plays out within common ideals, models of authority or processes involving manipulation and power. Kahriman transposes everyday life experience with other temporalities to reveal the social conditioning, latent violence of practices and normative processes.
Cem Bölüktas, august 2015

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Formation
2001 Maîtrise d’Arts plastiques et sciences de l’art à la Sorbonne -Paris I et à l’université Concordia à Montréal // Visual Arts et Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema (Montréal)

Solo shows
2014, Iron inside Out, Rampa Istanbul, Turkey
2013,Radiographies, Galerie Premier Regard, Paris, France

Group show
2018,
"Mother Tongue" at Oslo Museum /IKM, Norway (until march) ; at Ifö center, Bromölla, Sverige (jan)
The W:OW project, WOW.14 / Ukraine (Apr.) (curated by Tahir Un)
2017
«Mother Tongue», TrAP, at Oslo Museum /IKM, (Sept.) Norway
"Friends and family", Galery Eva Hober, Paris (dec)
"Mother Tongue", TrAP, (in Norway) at Alstahaug Kunstforening, Norway (Jan.), at Alta Kunstforening, Norway (Mar.), at Bodo Kunstforening, Norway (May), at Sandnes Kunstforening, Norway (Aug.)
«Mother Tongue», TrAP, at Oslo Museum /IKM, (Sept.) Norway
"Mother Tongue", (in Sweden) at Sense Personalkonstförening, Helsingborg, Sweden (aug-sep), at Värmlands konstförening/Konstfrämjandet i Värmland, Sweden (sep), at Söderhamns konstförening, Söderhamn, Sweden (sep-oct), at Österängens Konsthall, Jönköping, Sweden (oct-nov), at Skärholmens konstförening, Stockholm, Sweden (nov-dec)
2016, 15 ans de Premier Regard, Paris, France (curated by Marc Donnadieu et Henri Jobbe-Duval)
2015, with Rampa Gallery, Contemporary Istanbul,Turkey
2015, Mother Tongue, TRAP / Galleri 3,14, Bergen, Norway (curated by Malin Barth and Brynjar Bjerkem)
2015-2016 La ou commence le jour / Where the day begins, LaM Lille Metropole Musee d’art moderne, d’art contemporain et d’art brut, France (curated by Marc Donna- dieu and Pauline Lecreteur)
2015 Art is Hope, PIASA, Paris (curated by Rene-Julien Praz for LINK)
2014, This secret world that exists right there in public, Rampa Istanbul, Turkey (curated by Esra Sarigedik and Lara Frisco)

Projections
2018
RIAC (7°Edition), Congo
National University Kharkiv / Municipal Gallery Kharkiv, Ukraine
National House of Cinema Kiev / Say by Body Art Festival Kiev, Ukraine

2017
Addis Video Art Festival, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,
BOX space, Milan, Italy
Semana de Videoarte, Corientes - Play, Argentina
Medrar for Contemporary Art, Cairo, Egypt
Women Museum, Laval, Canada

2016
Dak'Art Biennale, Senegal
Azad Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
"Kaunas in Art", Lithuania
VIII Festival de Arte Femenino por la esperanza, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
Cali, Colombia

2015
"Mother Tongue", TRAP / Galleri 3,14, Bergen, Norway
"Illusion", Rampa Istanbul, Turkey
Palais des Beaux Arts, Lille, France
"Marais-Digital", Mamia Bretesché Gallery, Paris, France
Cube, Paris, France

2014
BOX space, Milan, Italy
Nod Art-Centre, Prague, Czech Republic
Biennale of contemporary Art - Institut Français, Dakar, Senegal
Gallery of Fine Arts, international feminist exhibition, Split, Croatia

2013
Traverse Vidéo, Toulouse, France,
"Bike tour to New Media Art", Espoo, Finland
"Emotions", Museo de la Mujer, Argentina
Kinolab, Warsaw, Poland
The Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Riga
SOFIA International Paper Art Biennial , Bulgaria

2012
Gallery Aferro, Newark NJ, USA
Photon gallery,Ljubijana, Slovenia
Videomedeja, Novi Sad, Serbia

2011
Temporary Art Center, Eindhoven, Nederlands
XVA Gallery, Bastakiya, Dubaï, UAE
Espace 60, Annecy, France
Gallery Meno Parkas, Kaunas, Lithuania

2010
Festival Loop,Barcelona, Spain
Lynn-Arts Centre in Massachusetts, Lynn, USA
University of Nicosi, Nicosi, Cyprus
TEPAK, Limassol, Cyprus
Froundground gallery, Merida, Mexico
Artos Foundation, Nicosi, Cyprus
Film Institute, Manila, Philippines

2009
2° Art Show, Festival AVIFF, Cannes, France
24° Festival Vidéoformes, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Sham, Beyrouth, Lebanon
Bandits-Mages, Bourges, France
Art Institute of Boston, Boston, USA
GIV, Montréal, Canada
Loop, Melbourne, Australia

2008
Biennale Européenne d’Art Contemporain, Nîmes, France
Les Instants Vidéo, Marseille, France
The Fitchburg art Museum in the CMWCA show, Fitchburg (MA), USA
Videoholica-Biennal August in Art, Varna, Bulgaria
Berlin Director’s lounge, Berlin, Germany
Festival LOOP, Barcelona, Spain
The International Filmfest, at the Hungarian Multicultural Center, Hongrie
AREA-Lugar de Proyectos Caguas, Puerto Rico
Fondation Al Qattan (with the Franco-German Cultural Center), Ramallah, Palestine
The Mar del Plata Filmfest, Argentina
«Perspective», Anaïd Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

2007
Centre Culturel Le Cube, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
Les instants vidéo, Marseille, France
Les instants vidéo with Shams, Beyrouth, Liban
Taller Multimédia 2007 and «les Instants vidéos», Caracas,Venezuela
Centre culturel «La Cloaca», 6DOF, Puebla, Mexique
The Shed, Dublin, Ireland
Pula Film festival, Pula, Croatie
Athens video Art festival, Greece
MA, CyberArts Night Vision Festival 2007, Cambridge, USA
Espace Dialogos, Orangerie, Cachan, France
«Cultura y Media», Buenos Aires Centro Cultural san Martin, Argentina
Women’s Caucus for Art International Video Screening, New York, Usa
Centre for New Initiatives in Arts and Culture in the multimedia center «Mala Stanica», with collaboration of Lokomotiva, Skopje, Macedonia
Berlin Director’s lounge, Contemporary Media and Art, Berlin, Germany
Temporary Art Center, Eindhoven, Nederlands
Festival LOOP, Spain, Barcelona
Fitchburg State College, USA
Diffusion sur Arte dans Court-Circuit, juin 2007

2006
La Nuit Blanche, la Bellevilloise, Paris, France
European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Edinburgh, Scotia
«Internat», Exhibition of Contemporary Art
«Jeune Creation», Paris, France
European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Kaunas,Lithuania
European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Varsovie, Poland
Biennale Européenne d’Art Contemporain, Mende, France
Foundation of Contemporary Art (FAC) Montevideo, Uruguay
Biennale européenne d’Art Contemporain, Nîmes, France
«Traverse-Vidéo», à la «Chapelle des Carmélites», Toulouse, France

Bourse
2007
Bourse de découverte du Centre National du Livre

Résidence
2003 CitéCulture, Paris, France

Catalogue
La ou commence le jour / Where the day begins, LaM, 2017
Femlink-Art (Video-Collages of the International Collective)
Mother Tongue published by TrAP and Stiftelsen 3,14 15 ans de Premier Regard
Art is hope 2015 (Link)
SOFIA International Paper Art Biennial , Bulgaria
Videoformes 2009

Member of the collectif Femlink since 2006 (created by Veronique Sapin)