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Do We Ever Get Out of the Monologue?
performative installation, 2016

  • Do We Ever Get Out of the Monologue?
  • Do We Ever Get Out of the Monologue?
  • Arşivlerde İzim Bulunmasın İsterdim
  • I wish I could not be Traced in the Archives
  • some passages are deleted by the author
  • AbrogationDE-web_04
  • follow the alphabet
  • walking around the perimeter of a Circle | A Line (Traced) by Walking
  • walking around the perimeter of a Circle | A Line (Traced) by Walking

Didem Erk

İstanbul, 1986


Didem Erk studied in the Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design department at the Sabancı University and graduated with a master’s degree from the same department.


Using performance, video, installation and text as tools, the artist continues in her works her inquiry into the poetic aspects of the notions of language, memory and border related to space. Scrutinizing the possible defects and fictionalities of memory in relation to the performative aspects of the act of remembrance, the artist has met the audience with her works in many exhibitions in Turkey and abroad up to the present.


The artist has participated in the following exhibitions among others: “Symbiosis”, 15th Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and Mediterranean (Thessaloniki-Greece, 2011), “Offside Effect”, 1st Tbilisi Triennial, Center of Contemporary Art (Tbilisi, Georgia, 2012), “Mom, am I Barbarian?” 13th Istanbul Biennial, Arter (Istanbul, Turkey, 2013), Mamut Art Project (Istanbul, 2013), “Carte Blanche to Nil Yalter”, GALERIST (Istanbul, 2014), “Stay with me”, Apartment Project (Berlin, Germany 2014), “Subversion of the Sensible”, Fabbrica Del Vapore (Milan, Italy, 2014), “Stay with me”, Depo (Istanbul, 2015), “Performing Memory”, Plato Sanat (Istanbul, 2015), “Every Inclusion is an Exclusion of Other Possibilities”, Salt Beyoğlu, (Istanbul, 2015), “Stay with me”, Studienzentrum für Künstlerpublikationen (Bremen, Germany, 2015), “Through the Barricades”, Fabbrica Del Vapore (Milan, Italy, 2015), “Stay with me”, De Kijkdoos Project Space (Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2016), “A Throw of the Dice Will Never Abolish Chance”, Pilot (Istanbul, 2016), “Stay with me”, Belvedere Museum- 21er Haus (Vienna, 2016), “Imago Mundi – Mediterranean Routes”, Cantieri Cultural Alla Zisa – ZAC – ZISA Zona Arti Contemporanee (Palermo, Italy, 2017), “Are You Stiil Alive - Voices of Conscience at a Time of Silencing”, Steirische Kultur Initiative (Graz, Austria, 2017), “Blow Up: Kavunu Gördüm”, SALT Galata (Istanbul, 2017), “House of Visdom” Dzialdov (Berlin, Germany, 2017).


The artist's first exhibition at x-ist will be held between September 7, October 14, 2017.