Sila Yalazan is a Turkish Visual Artist based in İstanbul.
After studying Print & Graphic Design in South Africa and Fashion Design in New York (FIT), Sıla went on to study Visual Arts in Melbourne, Australia in 2014. Here she curated the exhibitions ‘Paradise Lost’ and ‘Typical Girls’.
Returning to Turkey, she started working from her studio in Tarlabaşı and took part in the exhibition about the area entitled “Growing up in a Metropolis“ at Studio X (a project by Colombia University’s Faculty of Architecture).
Published her first photography book in 2018 in Australia (”Tarlabaşı Vs Gezi”) by “Knowlodge Editions” which participated in NY Book Fair (Moma) & Melbourne (National Gallery of Victoria).
She presented her first solo exhibition, entitled ‘Forbidden Games’, in 2019 at the “Kiraathane”, Istanbul Literature House, inspired by Bauhaus and Russian Avantgarde Era and participated
“212 International Photography festival “in 2020 with this project .
La Trobe Art Institue. Melbourne, Australia.
Melbourne School of Fashion. Melbourne, Australia.
Cape College. Cape Town, South Africa.
New York Fashion Institute of Technology. New York, US.
Akbank. Intentions. Group Exhibtion. “END TABOO”. Video in cooperation with Danish writer and artist Steen Andersen.Curated by Gül Demirdag.
212 İnternational Photography Festival. Group Exhibiton. “Perform and Negotiate“. Curated by Ali Taptık
KoloniX. İstanbul. Group Exhibition. “The Shape of Things“
Kıraathane. İstanbul Literature House. Solo Exhibition. ”Yasak Oyunlar“ (Forbidden Games).
Studio X- İstanbul. Group Exhibition “Growing up in a growing Metropolis” curated by Sinan Logie. Collaboration with Colombia University Graduate School of Architecture
StrangeWolf Basement / Melbourne. Curator. “Paradise Lost”.