ASLI NARIN

Education
2008-2009/ Postgraduate
Goldsmiths, University Of London, UK.
MA Image and Communication

2003-2008/ Undergraduate
Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey.
BA Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design

Solo Exhibitions 
2023

Open Studio, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY, US.
2021 
I For Another, Krank Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey.
2018
Carpe Noctem, Milli Reasurans Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey.
2015
Flow, Oktem&Aykut Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey.
2014
Spin, Kasa Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey.

Two-Person Exhibitions
2018
absencexpresence, with Gurkan Mihci, Apartment Project, Berlin, Germany.

Public Art Commisions
2024 
Syzygy, SideWalk Galleries Project, Arts Council Of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, US.

Residencies/Awards/Fellowships
2024
IUPUI Herron Faculty Teaching Residency, IUPUI Faculty Crossing, Indianapolis, IN, US.
2023
Visual Studies Workshop Project Space Residency, Rochester,NY, US.
2023
DeHaan Artist of Distinction Award, Arts Council Of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, US.
2019
Academy Fellow, IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute (IAHI), Indianapolis, IN, US.
2016
Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior, Artist on Board Project, Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior Ship, Turkey.
2016
Gumusluk Akademisi, Artist Residency, Bodrum, Turkey.

Group Exhibitions and Screenings
Upcoming
2024
The 41st Center Annual, Houston Center For Photography, Houston, Texas, US.
Ruthin International Arts Festival, Ruthin, North Wales, UK.

Past
2024
Art+Design Department Faculty Show, Jordan Annex Building, Butler University, Indianapolis, IN, US.

2023
TINY XII, Gallery 924, Indianapolis, IN, US.
In dreams I walk with you, Silver Eye Center For Photography, Pittsburgh, PA.
Earthquake Relief Benefit Auction, Artsy x Ethan Cohen Gallery, New York City, NY, US.
Six.Two Editions Print Sale For Turkey&Syria Earthquake Recovery, Six.Two Editions Online, US.
Art+Design Department Faculty Show, Jordan Annex Building, Butler University, Indianapolis, IN, US.

2022
Never Ending Journey: After Fikret Otyam II, Fikret Otyam Sanat Merkezi, Ankara, Turkey.
Aurora Pop-Up Gallery, Re:Public, Indianapolis, IN US.
Europe doesn't fall from the sky. Reflections through contemporary art, Gallerie delle Prigioni, Treviso, Italy.
Art From The Heartland 2022, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN, US.
New Photography 2022, Gallery 924, Indianapolis, IN, US.

2021
Parallel 42 – A Circle of Humanity, COD-The Center for Openness and Dialogue, Tirana, Albania.
Butler University Art+Design Faculty Exhibition, The Art Annex, Butler University, Indianapolis, IN, US.
Past Present Istanbul, Sakip Sabanci Museum, Istanbul, Turkey.

2020
Photography in Days of Pandemic, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Online Exhibition, Istanbul, Turkey.
Every Contact Leaves A Mark, Krank Gallery, Online Exhibition, Istanbul, Turkey.

2019
Is Everything Extraordinary?, Gallery 924, Indianapolis, IN, US.
Lens’ 19, Things Seen, Mixer, Istanbul, Turkey.
When You Dance, You Make Me Happy, Gallerie Delle Prigioni, Treviso, Italy.
F: Photocopy Publication Project, Istanbul Literature House, Istanbul, Turkey.
F: Photocopy Publication Project, A4 Space, Diyarbakir, Turkey.
absencexpresence, Jamais Vu-Istanbul Experimental, Eskisehir, Turkey.
Light vs Dark, Gallery 263, Boston, MA, US.
F: Photocopy Publication Project, Hayy Open Space, Izmir, Turkey.

2018
absencexpresence, Istanbul Experimental Film Festival, Istanbul, Turkey.
Join the Dots-Connect the Distances, Salone degli Incanti, Trieste, Italy.
Printed'18, Mixer, Istanbul, Turkey.
FUAM Photobook Collection, Galeria dell'Academia di Bella Arti Macerata, Macerata, Italy.
FUAM Limited Edition Photobooks Exhibition, Svetozar Markovic- Belgrade University Library, Belgrade, Serbia.

2017
The Photobook Exhibition-Athens Photo Festival 2017, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece.
A Reflected Assertion, Galeri Siyah Beyaz, Ankara, Turkey.
Imago Mundi -Mediterranean Routes, Zona Arti Contemporanee, Palermo, Italy.

2016
Artist On Board/Greenpeace Turkey Rainbow Warrior Project, SUPA, Istanbul, Turkey.
CICA Contemporary Photography Exhibition Summer/Fall 2016, CICA Museum, Gyeonggi-do,Korea.
I.Istanbul Photobook Festival, Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul, Turkey.

2015
(re)present exhibist: 2 years, Mixer, Istanbul, Turkey.
Things that Count...Things That Don't, The Abrazo Interno Gallery, New York City, NY, USA.
Reunion, SSM-Sakip Sabanci Museum Istanbul, Turkey.

2014
non-place, Mixer, Istanbul, Turkey.
Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair/ Oktem&Aykut Gallery Booth, Lütfi Kirdar International Convention and Exhibition Center, Istanbul, Turkey.
Character, Oktem&Aykut Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey.

2013
Second Eye-Women Photographers from Turkey, Sismanoglio Megaro, Istanbul, Turkey.
Editions III, Elipsis Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey.
Istanbul Modern-Bahrain, Bahrain National Museum, Bahrain.

2012
Kat Malikleri Toplantisi, GaleriBU, Istanbul, Turkey.
Galeri Siyah Beyaz Presents: Edisyon, Galeri Siyah Beyaz, Ankara, Turkey.
After Yesterday-From The Photography Collection of Istanbul Modern, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul, Turkey.

2011
Why should I have my own subscription?, Nuri Ziya Suites, Istanbul, Turkey.
...and other things to see, IMC5533, Istanbul, Turkey.

2010
Edisyon Presents: Newcomers, Edisyon, Istanbul, Turkey.
Young/ Fresh/ Different, CDA Projects, Istanbul, Turkey.
7.UFAT Photography Days, Bursa, Turkey.
The Dig/Love Equinox, Late Night Happening, Passing Clouds, Hackney, London.

Collaborations
2019
Stars Wandering Below, with Elif Susler and Safak Catalbas, as MultiLegged Collective, Performative Reading, Public Programme in Seventh Continent, 16th Istanbul Biennial, curated by Nicholas Bourriad, Istanbul. Turkey.
2017
Blow Up-I Saw The Melon, with Didem Erk, Elif Susler and Safak Catalbas, Performative Group Exhibition, SALT Galata, Istanbul, Turkey.
2012
Acting in the Library, with Inci Eviner, Didem Erk, Safak Catalbas, Orkun Aziz and Kadir Has University students , 1st Tbilisi Triennial Offside Effect, Center of Contemporary Arts, Literature Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia.

Curatorial Experience
2023
Where I Live: Herron School of Art & Design Students Respond to Dorothea Lange, Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, IN, USA.
2017
Kadir Has University VCD Photobook Showcase, II.Istanbul Photobook Festival, Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul, Turkey.
2016
Kadir Has University VCD Photobook Showcase, I.Istanbul Photobook Festival, Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul, Turkey.
2015
Studies on Photobook, Group Exhibition, Mixer, Istanbul, Turkey.

Workshops Conducted
2023
Cyanotype Workshop, Aurora PhotoCenter with SPARK Monument Circle, Indianapolis, US.
2014
Experiencing Found Footage Workshop for High School Students, SALT Galata, Istanbul, Turkey.
2013
Multi-Layered Image Making Workshop for Basic Design Students, Kadir Has University, Istanbul,Turkey.
2012
Experiencing Found Footage Workshop, YTUFOK Fkare Photography Days, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey.
2011
Self Portrait Workshop, Kayitdisi 04: Anomi, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Conferences, Presentations, Panels and Artist Talks
2024
Bridging the Gap, Ivy Tech Community College, Indianapolis, IN, USA.
Photography And Book Making As An Educational Tool
, IUPUI The Faculty Crossing, Indianapolis, IN, USA.
2023
Artist Talk: Interconnectedness And Nature (Virtual), 2023 Medium Festival Of Photography, San Francisco, CA, USA.
2021
I For Another, Solo Exhibition Talk with Naz Kocadere, Online.
2018
Carpe Noctem, Solo Exhibition Talk with Rana Ozturk, Milli Reasurans Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey.
2017
Moving Atelier with Neslihan Koyuncu and Gurkan Mihci, Studio-X, Istanbul, Turkey.
The Photobook As A Photo Novel, CONTEMPHOTO '17 / IV. International Visual Culture and Photography Conference, Istanbul, Turkey.
2016
Photobook Education in Higher Education, with Eren Sulamaci, Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul, Turkey.
Conversation with Books, III. Documentary Photography Days, SALT Galata, Istanbul, Turkey.
2015
Exhibition Talk: Studies on Photobook, with Melis Bagatir and Eren Sulamacı, Mixer Gallery, Istanbul,Turkey.
Artist Talk, Sakip Sabanci Museum, Istanbul, Turkey.
How to Read Photography, Soho House, Istanbul, Turkey.
Photography and Edition, with Orhan Cem Cetin, Mixer Gallery.
2014
Artist Talk, ITUFK Photography Days, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey.
2012
Acting In The Library, Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey.
Artist Talk, with Fatma Belkis and Ozgur Atlagan, UFAT Photography Days, Uludag University,
Bursa, Turkey.
2011
Self Portrait as A Way of Performance, 2nd Annual International Conference on Visual an Performing Arts, Athens, Greece: Athens Institute for Education and Research.

Selected Collections
Eskenazi Health Public Art Collection (US)
Imago Mundi-Luciano Benetton Collection(IT)
Soho House Art Collection(UK)
Istanbul Museum of Modern Art(TR)
and other private collections.