Elif Saydam

b. Calgary, Canada

Lives and works in Berlin, DE

 

Education

2016  Meisterschülerin, Class Monika Baer/Amy Sillman, Städelschule Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künst, Frankfurt am Main, DE

2009  Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction, Fibre Arts, Concordia University, Montréal, Canada

 

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2020  The Palace of Toil, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich (forthcoming)

2020  Stairs and Traffic (with Leonie Nagel), The Tail, Brussels (forthcoming)

2020  Selfing, Melange, Cologne

2019  What me worry,  Stadium, Berlin

2019  La belle dame sans merci, Franz Kaka, Toronto

2018  Colt Jonner's Desecration of Descent (with Vera Palme), Berlin Art Week

2017  No R.E.M., Ashley, Berlin

2016  Matador, Kunstverein Albrecht Dürer Gesellschaft, Nuremberg

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020  Kulturstiftung Rhineland-Pfalz, Arp Museum, Bonn (forthcoming)

2020  Kulturstiftung Rhineland-Pfalz, Forum Alte Post, Pirmasens (forthcoming)

2020  Peanuts, Skeppsta hyutta, Gnesta, Sweden (forthcoming)

2019  Network Error,  INOX, Copenhagen

2019  Made in Balmoral, Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral, Bad Ems

2019  Horizontalisierung 2030, Winterfeldtstr 41, Berlin

2019  Real Books (Extraordinary Tales), Jan Kaps, Cologne

2018  Still Life, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich

2018  Emic etic, Between Bridges, Berlin

2017  Young Positions, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich

2017  Pressing your face in wet grass, privateOFFSPACE, Frankfurt am Main

2016  Jahresgaben, Kunstverein Nürnberg Albrecht Dürer Gesellschaft, Nuremberg

2016  Marianne-Defet-Malerei-Stipendium, Kunsthalle Nürnberg

2016  Croissant, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main

2016  31 Women, Philipp Pflug Contemporary, Frankfurt am Main

2015  Random Rules, Black Flagg, Aschaffenberg

2015  Let me see you see me, AtelierFrankfurt, RAY Photography Festival, Frankfurt am Main

2014  This Area is Under 23 Hour Video and Audio Surveillance, Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto, Canada

2013  Effects of a Room, G Gallery, Toronto, Canada

 

Performances & Readings

2020  Selfing, Cashmere Radio, Berlin

2019  Von Fleisch und Zucker, Montez Press Radio, Hamburg

2019  Desecration of Descent (with Vera Palme and Stefan Müller), Cologne Art Book Fair, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne

2019  DOD for die Marmory Show IV (with Vera Palme), Deborah Schamoni, Munich

2019  Pure Fyction Mausoleum, Johan, Frankfurt am Main

2019  Karaoke Kongress, Babes Bar, Berlin

2018  Desecration of Descent: Marathon Reading and Flesh Roast, Büro BDP, Berlin

2018  Damp Down, Skeppsta hyutta for Gnesta Konstrunda, Gnesta, Sweden

2018  Die Welt und das Schwimmbad, Tropez Tropez, Berlin

2018  Pure Fyction, an Un-trodyction, Ashley, Berlin

2018  Telephone: Act II, Miss St's Hieroglphyic Suffering, KunstWerke, Berlin

2018  Cool Ranch Honky Tonk (with Alex Turgeon), Babes Bar, Berlin

2017  Builder and Demon (with Rosa Aiello), éclair, Berlin

2017  Eröffnungspanel: Performance im Informationszeitalter (with Erika Landström), Schiefe Zähne, Berlin

2017  Produktion: MADE IN GERMANY DREI, IMPURE Fiction presents . . . der Kaukasische  Kreidekreis von Brecht, Kestnergesellschaft, Sprengel Museum,    Kunstverein Hannover

2017  Friday the 13th Full Moon in Cancer presents tears, Cave 3000, Berlin

2016  The Grand Balcony: La Biennale de Montréal, IMPURE Fiction presents. . . Le    Misanthrope 1666, Société des arts technologiques, Montréal, Canada

2016  Major Canis Minor, Kunstverein Nürnberg Albrecht Dürer Gesellschaft, Nuremberg

2016  Pure Fiction: Belly of the Whale, Johan, Frankfurt am Main

2015  Romeo und Juliet, Lichthalle Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main

2015  The Floor is Fine (with George Rippon), Fische Frank, Frankfurt am Main

2015  Imbiss on Island Time, Portikus, Frankfurt am Main

2014  Dysfiction I, Lichthalle Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main

2014  PATINA OVERHANG, Klondike Institute of Art and Culture, Dawson City, Canada

 

Publications as Author

2019  Colt Jonner's Desecration of Descent, Broken Dimanche Press, Berlin

2019  PF The Bastard, PureFiction, Cologne

2018  Pure Fyction, Städelschule, Pure Fiction, Frankfurt am Main

2017  Produktion. Made in Germany Drei.

2017  Pyre Fiction.  Städelschule, Pure Fiction, Frankfurt am Main

2016  The Grand Balcony: BNL MTL.  La Biennale de Montréal, Canada

2016  Eye to Eye, The Capilano Review, Vancouver

2016  Dysfyction III, Städelschule, Pure Fiction, Frankfurt am Main

2015  Pure Fyction Pamphlet Series, Städelschule, Pure Fiction, Frankfurt am Main

2015  Dysfyction II, Städelschule, Pure Fiction, Frankfurt am Main

2014  Dysfyction I, Städelschule, Pure Fiction, Frankfurt am Main

 

Bibliography

2020  Kristian Vistrup Madsen, ’Working Nine to Five Five Five: Elif Saydam,’ Mousse    Magazine issue 71

2020  Ophelia Lai, ‘Elif Saydam,’ Art Asia Pacific issue 117

2019  Stanton Taylor, ‘Critic’s Pick, Elif Saydam at Stadium,’ Artforum.com

2019  Stephanie Ling, ‘Elif Saydam at Franz Kaka,’ Flash Art International #325

2016  Rosa Aiello, Vera Palme, Mark von Schlegell and Simone Neuenschwander, Matador, Kunstverein Nürnberg/Institut für moderne Kunst Nürnberg

 

Residencies

2019  Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral, Stiftung Rheinland-Pfalz für Kultur

2017  Berlin Program for Artists, Berlin

2012  Banff Centre Spring Thematic: LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL STOP PLEASE ALLOW FEATURES ASSUME EXPRESSION INDICATIVE OF AMUSEMENT JOY PLEASURE BENEVOLENCE STOP, Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada

2012  Samband Islenskra Myndlistarmanna/Association of Icelandic Artists. Reykjavik, Iceland

 

Awards & Grants

2020  Research and Creation Grant, Canada Council for the Arts

2020  Singular Plurality: Canada in Germany

2019  Travel Grant, Canada Council for the Arts

2019  Singular Plurality: Canada in Germany

2018  Sobey Award Longlist, National Gallery of Canada

2018  RFSU Ottarfonden, Skeppsta hyutta, Gnesta, Sweden

2018  Production grant, Canadian Embassy in Germany

2017  Production grant, Canadian Embassy in Germany

2016  Marianne-Defet-Malerei-Stipendium, Da Vinci Pinselfabrik / Kunstverein Nürnberg Albrecht Dürer Gesellschaft, Nuremberg

2016  Production grant, Canadian Embassy in Germany

2016  Linklaters LLP Prize for Painting, Städelschule Rundgang

2012  Professional Development Award, British Columbia Arts Council

2009  The Betty Goodwin Award in Studio Arts, Concordia University, Prix du centre des arts et des fibres du Québec, Concordia University/Diagonale Centre des arts et des fibres du Québec

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