Selma GÜLTOPRAK

Selma Gültoprak, The Inmost Wilderness I, 2017, Marker pen, print, found photos – edited, 50 x 35 cm

born 1983 in Gummersbach, Germany
lives and works in Cologne, Germany

Education

2012 diploma at Stefanie Stallschus, Phil Collins, Johannes Wohnseifer
2007 – 2012 undergraduate level, Academy of Media Arts (KHM), Cologne
2005 – 2007 Assistant in Design-Technology, Richard-Riemerschmidt Berufskolleg, Cologne

Grants and Fellowships
2018
Friedrich-Vordemberge-Grant 2018 for fine arts, City Cologne
One-year working bursary, Stiftung Kunstfonds
Publication Grant for the catalogue of St.Open, Kunststiftung NRW
Studio Grant, Die KUNSTSAMMLUNG des Landes Oberösterreich, Atelierhaus Salzamt Linz, Austria

2017
Grant, Artist residency „Studio Galata“, Istanbul, Turkey

2016
Project-Grant for the year 2017, Culture Office of the City Cologne
Project-Grant for the year 2017, SK Stiftung Kultur
Working bursary abroad for China, Kunststiftung NRW
Artist residency, Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai

2015 – 2017
Studio Grant, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne

2015
Artist in residence, Künstlerdorf Schöppingen Foundation

2014
Zonta Cologne Art Award
Artist in residence, Künstlerdorf Schöppingen Foundation

2013
KHM-Förderpreis der Gleichstellung (KHM-gender equality award) for „DEAR GARAGE“

Solo exhibitions
2018
EVERYTHING AND THE OPPOSITE, TOO, artothek, Cologne

2017
Aware of Another, Matjö – Raum für Kunst, Cologne

2015
Under New Management, kjubh, Cologne

2014
platformed, ZONTA COLOGNE ART AWARD, FUHRWERKSWAAGE Kunstraum, Cologne

2013
Fünf Minuten oder so., GOLD + BETON, Cologne

Group exhibitions
2018
Like a museum, Kunsthaus NRW Kornelimünster, Aachen

2017
Jahresgaben 2017, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne
30 Years of Federal Garden Exhibition Düsseldorf
Awakening in Istanbul, Werft 5, Kunsthaus Rhenania, Cologne
St.Open, Public Art Project in Public Parks of Cologne in Bus Stops, Cologne

2016
Open Studios, Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai
Open Studios, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne
KINETIC CIRCLE, Antichambre, Düsseldorf
embodied break I, on the balcony of the municipal culture office of Cologne, Cologne

2015
Skulptur 2015, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl, Marl
NAK Benefit Auction, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen
Nationalpark Harz, Sankt Andreasberg

2014
NAK Benefit Auction, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen
embodied break, Jubilee exhibition Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen
Unprepared Garden, new talents – biennale cologne, Cologne

2013
Futterkrippenbert, Mystique, Kulturanker e.V., Magdeburg

2012
Muschelbrüder, with Thomas Garvie, KARAT, Cologne
elevensixtyfour (transformed), with Thomas Garvie, Carlama Exhibition Space, Skenderija, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
„DEAR GARAGE“, Degree dissertation at Academy of Media Arts (KHM),
exhibition-series in garages, Cologne

2011
THEORY ON A BORDER- Old Portrait, KHM Jahresausstellung, Cologne
THEORY ON A ROPE I/ II/ III, JUNG ART – Kunstschau, Berlin

2010
Kein schöner Land. Silent hedges., Art Cologne, ART CAMPUS/ KHM, Cologne
THEORY ON A ROPE I/ II/ III, KHM Jahresausstellung, Cologne
Gute Tarnung, schnelle Düsen, schlechter Walzer, [returnable] Intervenzioni sul Campo,
Sardinia, Italy
THROBBING STREETS- AUTONOME, Ohrenschmaus Festival, Cologne

2009
Puppetframing, Performance, Tian‘anmen-square, Bejing, 3-canal-loop, KHM Jahresausstellung, Cologne
Daydream@Dunkelzelt, Sound-Installation, Moers Festival, Moers
compone, Kunst Praxis, KHM/ Hochschule für Musik, Cologne

Catalogues, publications, talks
2018
St.Open, catalogue

2017
TWINS!, Photomagazine of the exhibition AWARE OF ANOTHER
KUNST BASIS EBERTPLATZ (Hrsg. Stefanie Klingemann), catalogue

2016
Skulptur 2015, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl, catalogue

2015
Cologne`s godparents of culture, DLR, talk

2015
Carte Blanche, 25 years KHM, catalogue

2014
Selma Gültoprak, ZONTA COLOGNE ART AWARD, catalogue of the solo show „platformed“ and artist talk, Cologne
new talents 2014 no.4, catalogue
testrun, 25th Jubilee of Künstlerdorf Schöppingen Foundation, catalogue

2012
The garage as symbol for fecundity – or – Between Kerpen and Texas, accompanying magazine to „Dear Garage“

2011
JUNG ART – Kunstschau, Berlin, catalogue

2010
Ballroom. Academy of Media Arts at the ART COLOGNE, catalogue