Meriç Algün is born 1983 in Istanbul [TR].
Lives and works in Stockholm [SE].
Represented by Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin/Stockholm.

ONGOING/FORTHCOMING EXHIBITIONS

2016 History Unfolds, Historiska Museet, Stockholm [SE]. Curated by Helene Larsson Pousette. 18 Nov - 19 Nov 2017.
2017 Liman, Istanbul Modern Museum, Istanbul [TR]. Curated by Çelenk Bafra. 27 Jan - 20 Jul.
2017 Dejima. Concepts of in- and exclusion, GAK Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen [DE]. Curated by Janneke de Vries. 21 May - 06 Aug.
2017 Driftwood, or how we surfaced through currents, organized by Fondazione Prada, various locations in Athens [GR]. Curated by Evelyn Simons. 17 Jun - 22 Jul.
2017 Exit, Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels [BE]. Curated by Adam Carr. 22 Jun - 20 Jul.
2017 On the thresholds of knowledge, Lund University, arranged by Inter Arts Center in collaboration with Skissarnes Museum, Lund [SE]. Curated by Christian Skovbjerg Jensen. 06 Sep - 01 Oct.
2017 Extra-Citizen – A Prologue, Kunsthal Extra City, Antwerp [BE]. Curated by Antonia Alampi & iLiana Fokianaki. 09 Sep - 10 Dec.
2017 The Promise and Compromise of Translation, Four Boxes Gallery, Krabbesholm Højskole, Skive [DK]. Curated by Callum Ross.
2017 Traduttore, Traditore, Gallery 400, University of Illinois-Chicago [US]. Curated by Katja Rivera & Karen Greenwalt. Opening 03 Nov.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 Transboundary, ARoS Aarhus Art Museum [DK]. Curated by Jakob Vengberg Sevel.
2015 A Work of Fiction (Revisited), Kunstverein Freiburg [DE]
2014 Becoming European, Moderna Museet, Stockholm [SE]. Curated by Fredrik Liew.
2014 A Work of Fiction (Revisited), Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin [DE]
2014 Uprisings, MOSTYN, Llandudno, Wales [UK]. Curated by Adam Carr.
2013 Metatext, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver [CA]. Curated by Nigel Prince.
2013 The Apparent Author, Galeri NON, Istanbul [TR].
2013 A Work of Fiction, Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm [SE].
2013 The Library of Unborrowed Books, Art in General, NYC [US]. Curated by Anne Barlow.
2013 A Hook or a Tail, Frutta Gallery, Rome [IT].
2012 Becoming European, Wunderkammer, Meessen De Clerq, Brussels [BE].
2012 Prompts and Triggers: Meriç Algün Ringborg, Line No.2 (Holy Bible), Witte de With, Rotterdam [NL]. Curated by Defne Ayas.
2012 Which No One Will Ever See, MFA Solo Exhibition at Galleri Mejan, Stockholm [SE].
2010 The Concise Book of Visa Application Forms, Gallery Naïve, Stockholm [SE]. Curated by Jonatan Habib Engqvist.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 Neither, Mendes Wood DM, Brussels [BE]. Curated by Fernanda Brenner.
2017 Watched!, C/O Berlin [DE]. Curated by Louise Wolthers.
2016 The Artist, Moderna Museet, Malmö [SE].
2016 Watched!, Kunsthal Aarhus [DK]. Curated by Louise Wolthers.
2016 Where do we migrate to?, Richard E. Peeler Art Center, Greencastle, Indiana [US]. Curated by Niels Van Tomme.
2016 Edstrandska Stiftelsen, KHM Galleri, Malmö [SE].
2016 Miracle Marathon, Serpentine Sackler Gallery & Second Home.
2016 All Fun And Games Until Someone Gets Burnt… Manhattan Loft Gallery, London [UK]. Curated by Burcu Yüksel & Huma Kabakcı.
2016 Elsewhere (Ailleurs), far° festival des arts vivants, Nyon [CHE].
2016 Watched!, The Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg [SE]. Curated by Louise Wolthers.
2016 Towards a Larger World, Moderna Museet, Malmö [SE]. Curated by Daniel Birnbaum and Ann-Sofi Noring.
2016 Times of Reasonable Doubts, National Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow [RU]. Curated by Silvia Franceschini & Valeria Mancinelli.
2016 The Artist, National Museum, Stockholm [SE].
2016 Swedish Art: Now!, Sven Harrys Konstmuseum, Stockholm [SE].
2016 Identity. Behind the Curtain of Uncertainity, National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kiev [UA]. Curated by Solvita Krese.
2016 Remember Lidice, Städtische Galerie Nordhorn [DE].
2016 Memory and Continuity, Pera Museum, Istanbul [TR].
2016 After Alexandria, the Flood, Recai Mehmed Efendi Library, Proto5533, Istanbul [TR]. Curated by Naz Cuguoğlu.
2016 Displacement, Akinci Gallery, Amsterdam [NL].
2015 Remember Lidice, Edition Block, Berlin [DE]. Curated by René Block.
2015 Where do we migrate to?, Värmlands Museum, Karlstad [SE]. Curated by Niels Van Tomme.
2015 Meshes of the Afternoon. The School of Landscape. A part of Kyiv Biennial, Kunsthall Trondheim [NO]. Curated by Helena Holmberg.
2015 All the World's Futures, 56th Venice Biennale, International Art Exhibition [IT]. Curated by Okwui Enwezor.
2015 SALTWATER: A Theory of Thought Forms, 14th Istanbul Biennial [TR]. Drafted by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev.
2015 Reading Between Not-Straight Lines, Academiegalerie, Utrecht [NL]. Curated by Tim Hollander.
2015 Insecure Scaffolds, Hollybush Gardens, London [UK].
2015 Between the Pessimism of the Intellect and the Optimism of the Will, 5th Thessaloniki Biennial [GR]. Curated by Katerina Gregos.
2015 Every Inclusion is an Exclusion of Other Possibilities, SALT Beyoğlu, Istanbul [TR].
2015 Buluşma… Reunion, Sakıp Sabancı Museum, Istanbul [TR].
2014 Liberdade em movimento, Fundação Iberê Camargo, Porto Alegre [BR]. Curated by Jacopo Crivelli Visconti.
2014 The Material of Words, Sobering Galerie, Paris [FR].
2014 A Thousand Doors, The Gennadius Library of American School of Classical Studies, Athens [GR], Neon Foundation and Whitechapel Gallery collaboration. Curated by Iwona Blazwick.
2014 Ir para volver (Leaving to return), 12th Bienal de Cuenca [EC]. Curated by Jacopo Crivelli Visconti and Manuela Moscoso.
2014 You Imagine What You Desire, 19th Biennale of Sydney [AU]. Curated by Juliana Engberg.
2013 Women's Art Society, MOSTYN, Llandudno, Wales [UK]. Curated by Adam Carr.
2013 Signs Taken in Wonder, Kunstverein Hannover [DE].
2013 Regrese Mañana (Return Tomorrow), MAZ | Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Jalisco [MX].
2013 Shadows of a Doubt, Talinn Art Hall, [EE]. Curated by Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk.
2013 AB, a project by Gabriele De Santis, Nomas Foundation, Rome [IT].
2013 The Nordic Model ®, Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö [SE]. Curated by Cecilia Widenheim, Kim Einarsson & Stine Hebert.
2013 ABCDEFGHI, Marabouparken, Stockholm [SE]. Curated by Bettina Pehrsson.
2013 BiennaleOnline: Reflection & Imagination. Artistic Director: Jan Hoet. Curator: Daniel Birnbaum.
2013 Sequences, Reykjavík [IS]. Curated by Markús Þór Andrésson.
2013 Transposed Order, IASPIS Open House, Stockholm [SE]. Curated by Helena Holmberg.
2013 When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit [US].
Curated by Jens Hoffmann.
2013 Signs Taken in Wonder, MAK, Vienna [AT]. Curated by Simon Rees & Bärbel Vischer.
2012 Incremental Change, Galeri NON, Istanbul [TR].
2012 When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes, CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco [US]. Curated by Jens Hoffmann.
2012 Show Off, Point Centre for Contemporary Art, Nicosia [CY]. Curated by Jacob Fabricius.
2012 Detective, Andreas Huber, Vienna [AT]. Curated by Adam Carr.
2012 Memory of Present by coup de dés. Lietzensee, on Kuno-Fischer-Strasse 3, 14057 Berlin [DE]. Curated by Julia Greber and Saskia Neuman.
2012 Show Off, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö [SE]. Curated by Jacob Fabricius.
2012 Här har man alltid med sig, Stockholm Music and Arts Festival, [SE]. Curated by Maria Lind.
2012 An Incomplete History of Incomplete Works of Art, Francesca Minini, Milan [IT]. Curated by Adam Carr.
2012 Graduation Exhibition: The Library of Unborrowed Books, Konstakademien, Stockholm [SE].
2012 Germans, Speak German! CCA, Glasgow, [UK]. Curated by Mother Tongue.
2011 Untitled (12th Istanbul Biennial), 2011. Curated by Adriano Pedrosa and Jens Hoffmann.
2011 Travelogue as Allegory – Artists´ books as a modern form of the production of desire,
Konstakademien, Stockholm [SE]. Curated by Maja Wismer.
2010 Danföredanföredanföredan, Index - The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm [SE]. Curated by Mats Stjernstedt and Helena Holmberg.
2010 Open Studio Exhibition, Villa Iris, Botin Foundation, Santander [ES].
2010 "Qui Vive?" 2nd International Moscow Biennale for Young Art, Moscow, Russia [RU]. Curated by Daria Pyrkina.
2010 The Spring Exhibition, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen [DK].

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PUBLIC COMMISSIONS

2015-2019 Gothenburg University, Humanities Department, commissioned by Public Art Agency [SE].
2016-2017 Gävle Östers Kindergarden, commissioned by the city of Gävle [SE].

PUBLISHED PROJECTS

2015 Investigations on Artistic Subjectivity. Editors: Meriç Algün Ringborg and Erdem Taşdelen. Soft cover, 96 pages.
Edition: 250. Published by Antrepo AB, Stockholm.
2014 Billboards, Ibraaz online platform.
2014 This Long Century
2014 Billboards, Glänta, issue 2.14.
2014 A Work of Fiction (Manuscript), ArtReview, vol 66 no 6, September.
2012 Ö (The Mutual Letter), Glänta, issue 4.12. January.
2012 AB - Gabriele de Santis. Dimension: 135 x 190 mm. Language: English. Color. Pages: 120. Binding: Hardcover. Edition of 350 copies. ISBN: 978-88-97889-11-3
2012 Which No One Will Ever See.Vinyl record. Numbered Edition: 300, incl poster. Published by Pork Salad Press.
2012 The Library of Unborrowed Books, Const Literary (P)review. Editors: Maria Mårsell & Ida Therén. Language: Swedish / English. Pages: 196. Size: 22.5 x 17 cm. ISBN: 9789163713569
2012 LOCATION: DATE: TIME: Hard bound book. Self-published. Edition: 500. Pages: 72. ISBN: 978-91-980180-0-4

ARTICLES, FEATURES AND INTERVIEWS

2015 Verhagen, Marcus. Translation's Gradient. Afterall: A Journal of Art, Context and Enquiry, 38, Spring issue.
2014 Prince, Mark. Museum as Metaphor. Art Monthly 381: November issue
2014 Razian, Nora. Writing by Example. Ibraaz, November.
2014 Volk, Angelina. An Anatomy of Belonging. exhibist, issue 3, May
2014 Wilson-Goldie, Kaelen. In Focus: Meriç Algün Ringborg, The act of writing and the 'shadowy constitution of authorship'. Frieze Magazine, issue 162, April
2014 Rubin, Birgitta. DN:s kulturpris 2014 – konst, Ett knivskarpt undersökande. DN, Jan 19
2014 Fresko, Lara. Atlas Istanbul: On the Move. Art in America, January
2013 Masters, HG. New Currents: Meriç Algün Ringborg. ArtAsiaPacific, issue 85, September & October
2013 Meriç Algün Ringborg “A Work of Fiction” at Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm. Mousse, online, Sep 13
2013 Interview by Özge Yılmaz. ArtUnlimited, October issue.
2013 Interview by Jacob Fabricius. ArtReview, issue 65, January & February.
2012 Interview by Adam Carr. Mousse, issue 36, December & January.
2012 An interview with Meriç Algün Ringborg about Prompts & Triggers: Line no. 2 (Holy Bible) 2012, at Witte de With from 26 April – 17 June 2012. Editor: Defne Ayas. Published by Witte de With, Rotterdam.
2011 Corbetta, Caroline. Female Identities: Mona Hatoum and Meriç Algün Ringborg. L’Uomo Vogue. Jan.

REVIEWS

Prince, Mark. Meriç Algün Ringborg at Nordenhake, Berlin. Art in America, March, 2015.
Fox, Dan. 12th Bienal de Cuenca. Frieze Magazine, issue 165, September, 2014.
Shaw, Anny. A Thousand Doors. Frieze Magazine, issue 165, September, 2014.
Davis, Jacquelyn. Meriç Algün Ringborg, A Work of Fiction. ArtReview, vol 65 no 9, December 2013
Ersoy, Özge. REVIEW: Meriç Algün Ringborg at Galeri NON. Modern Painters, December 2013
Genç, Kaya. It Was the Best of Titles, It Was the Worst of Titles. The Paris Review Daily, November 4, 2013
Iz, M. Kemal. "Görünürdeki Yazar"ın Peşinde. Sanatatak, Oct 13, 2013
Demir, Fırat. Içtenlige kucak açan bellek. Milliyet Sanat, Ekim 2013
Gassilewski, Jörgen. Så skapas fiktion Kunstkritikk.se. Aug 26, 2013
Steinhauer, Jillian. The Lonely Books That No One Borrows. Hyperallergic.com. Mar 22, 2013
Filgate, Michele. Borrowed Time. The Paris Review Daily. Mar 11, 2013
Barliant, Claire. The Art of Browsing. The New Yorker: online blog. Mar 5, 2013
Lleó, Rosa. ARCOmadrid. art-agenda, Feb 14, 2013
Boucher, Brian. Ringborg's Lonesome Library. Art in America: News & Opinion. Jan 30, 2013
A Hook or a Tail. Cura Magazine, Jan 23, 2013
Dalén, Karl. Här är böckerna som ingen vill låna. DN. Oct 04, 2012
Ström, Eva. Arena för debuterna. Sydsvenskan. Oct 1, 2012
Gustavsson, Matilda. Frågvis konst vill inta den urbana miljön. Sydsvenskan. Aug 2, 2012
Larsson, Moa. Konsthallen flyttar till förorterna. Skånskan. Aug 2, 2012
Qiu, Serena. Two Books on Things that Aren’t There. Q Art & Theory. June 17, 2012
Ünsal, Merve. Of Passports and Borders. m-est.org. June, 2012
Petersson, Frans Josef. Kanske kan man tala om ett tillbakadragande? Kunstkritikk.se. June 8, 2012
Olofsson, Anders. Vårutställningar på Kungl. Konsthögskolan. Konsten.net. June, 2012
Van Der Meer, Niek. Meriç Algün Ringborg. Kunstbeeld. May, 2012
Börjesson, Johan. Mörkt korståg i Istanbul. Svenska Dagbladed. Oct 27, 2012
Yıldız, Adnan. 12. Istanbul Bienali. Miliyet Sanat, Ekim 2011
Hjertström Lappalainen, Lars-Erik. Meriç Algün Ringborg på Gallery Naïve. Konsten.net. Apr 13, 2010
Jeppesen, Michael. Spøgelsesbilisten har vendt bilen. Information.dk. March 18, 2010

EXHIBITON CATALOGUES

2016 New Nordic // Meriç Algün Ringborg. Transboundary. Exhibition catalogue. Published by ARoS Aarhus Art Museum.
2015 Christov-Bakargiev, Carolyn. SALTWATER: A Theory of Thought Forms. 14th Istanbul Biennial. Exhibition Catalogue. Published by Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, Istanbul.
2015 56th International Art Exhibition, All the World's Futures. Exhibition Catalogue. Published by Fondazione La Biennale di Venezia.
2014 Crivelli Visconti, Jacopo. Liberdade em movimento (Freedom in Motion). Published by Fundação Iberê Camargo.
2014 Engberg, Juliana. 19th Biennale of Sydney: You Imagine What You Desire. Published by Biennale of Sydney Ltd.
2013 Life in your Head. When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes: a restoration, a remake, a rejuvenation, a rebellion. Editor: Jens Hoffmann. Published by CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco.
2013 Signs Taken in Wonder. Editors: MAK, Vienna. Published by Hatje Cantz.
2012 Show Off. Editors: Jacob Fabricius, Anna Granqvist, Andre Zivanari. Published by Malmö Konsthall and Point Centre for Contemporary Art, Cyprus.
2011 Untitled (12th Istanbul Biennial), 2011: The Catalog. Editors: Jens Hoffmann and Adriano Pedrosa. Published by Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, Istanbul.
2011 Untitled (12th Istanbul Biennial), 2011: The Companion. Editors: Jens Hoffmann and Adriano Pedrosa. Published by Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, Istanbul.

TEACHING AND PUBLIC TALKS

2017-Guest Professor at University of Arts, Bremen
2016 Guest Lecturer at Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm
2016 Speaker at the conference "Konsten att beröra" organized by Swedish Arts Council and Swedish Exhibition Agency.
2016 Guest Lecturer at Jutland Art Academy, course: “The act of installing / The fact of being installed” held by Elsebeth Jørgensen
2016 Workshop “Conceptual Art Practices” at Gerlesborgsskolan, Stockholm
2016 Public Conversation with Nicolas Bourriaud and Haegue Yang, part of Chart Art Fair, Copenghagen
2016 Teacher at Gerlesborgsskolan, Bohuslän.
2016 Guest Teacher for the spring term at Gerlesborgsskolan, Stockholm
2016 Artist Talk, part of the seminar “One Thousand Books” in Overgaaden Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen
2016 Guest Lecturer at Konstfack, course: "The negotiations of writing. Conflict and and responsibility in text" held by Elisabeth Hjorth
2016 Artist Talk, part of the conference “Bodies of Evidence” at DOCH, Stockholm
2015 Workshop “Conceptual Art Practices” at Gerlesborgsskolan, Stockholm
2015 Public Conversation with Maryam Fanni as a part of “Vitsvit” at Unga Klara, Stockholm
2015 Artist Talk, 2 day symposium part of the exhibition “Watched!” organized by Hasselblad Foundation at Valand Art Academy, Göteborg
2015 Artist Talk, Kunsthall Trondheim
2015 Guest Lecturer at Konstfack, course: “Performing Politics” held by Emily Roysdon
2015 Public Conversation with Petra Bauer, Carsten Höller and Johan Pousette at IASPIS, Konstnärsnämden, Stockholm
2014 Public Conversation with the author Ying Chen, Literature Festival, Moderna Museet
2014 Public Conversation with Fredrik Liew in connection to the solo exhibition Becoming European at Moderna Museet, Stockholm
2014 Artist Talk, Gerlesborgsskolan, Bohuslän
2013 Artist Talk, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver
2013 Workshop with Runo Lagomarsino as a part of the “Show Off” exhibition in Malmö Konsthall
2013 Public Conversation with Helena Holmberg at IASPIS, Konstnärsnämden, Stockholm

GRANTS

2016 Edstrandska Stipendium
2015 Stockholm Stads Kulturstipendium
2014 IASPIS, International Cultural Exchange Grant
2014 Konstnärsnämnden, 2 year working grant
2014 Folke Hellström-Linds stipendium
2014 Bienal de Cuenca, Acquisition Prize
2014 Nomination for DN’s Kulturpris
2013 SAHA Association - "Metatext", Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver
2013 IASPIS, International Cultural Exchange Grant
2013 IASPIS, International Cultural Exchange Grant
2013 SAHA Association - "The Library of Unborrowed Books", Art in General, New York
2012 IASPIS, Studio Grant
2012 IASPIS, International Cultural Exchange Grant
2012 Stig Hedberg stipendiefond
2012-2014 KU artistic research grant "Investigations on Artistic Subjectivity" in collaboration with Erdem Taşdelen
2011 Step Beyond Cultural Travel Grant
2011 IASPIS, International Cultural Exchange Grant
2009 DRK Audience Award, Copenhagen

COLLECTIONS

Colección Júmex, Mexico City [MX]
Fundacion ARCO [ES]
Fundacion Municipal Bienal de Cuenca [EC]
Lidice Memorial Museum, Lidice [CZ]
Magasin III, Stockholm [SE]
Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö [SE]
Moderna Museet, Stockholm [SE]
Nomas Foundation, Rome [IT]
Vehbi Koç Foundation Contemporary Art Collection, Istanbul [TR]

EDUCATION

2010–2012 MFA, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm
2002–2007 BA, Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design. Sabancı University, Istanbul