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About

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 .

Working at the moment on the art // travel project Die Dada Welt with the Danish writer and artist Steen Andersen

 

CV

EDUCATION

2009-2011
La Trobe Art Institue. Melbourne, Australia.

2007-2008
Melbourne School of Fashion. Melbourne, Australia.

2001-2005
Cape College. Cape Town, South Africa.

1995-1996
New York Fashion Institute of Technology. New York, US.

 

SELECTED EXBITIONS 

2020 
212 İnternational Photography Festival. Group Exhibiton. “Perform and Negotiate“. Curated by Ali Taptık
https://212photographyistanbul.com/en/2020/exhibitions-2020/
KoloniX. İstanbul. Group Exhibition. “The Shape of Things“
http://artasiapacific.com/Blog/RecapOfTheShapeOfThingsAtKoloniXIstanbul

2019 
Kıraathane. İstanbul Literature House. Solo Exhibition. ”Yasak Oyunlar“ (Forbidden Games).
http://kiraathane.com.tr/sezon-programi/2019-04-05-yasak-oyunlar
https://www.unlimitedrag.com/post/tarlabai-avangarde

2014
Studio X- İstanbul. Group Exhibition “Growing up in a growing Metropolis” curated by Sinan Logie. Collaboration with Colombia University Graduate School of Architecture 
https://www.studio-xistanbul.org/en/events/buyuyen-metropolde-buyumek
https://globalcenters.columbia.edu/events/growing-growing-metropolis

2011
StrangeWolf Basement / Melbourne. Curator. “Paradise Lost”.