KiöR Künstler*innen

seçil yersel

* istanbul
Bildung:Soziologie und Kunst
Gruppen: oda projesi , oda projesi



Seçil Yersel is an artist who has graduated from sociology and art departments. In her individual work, she works with and within photography since 1994; in search for third spaces and new perceptions of place making; she walks, collects, sounds and shares her productions in exhibitions, publications, in different occasions and moments. Yersel has been in the field of “writing” since 1994; she is documenting, recording and noting the daily life and also producing texts on exhibitions & performances.

Seçil Yersel is also the co-founder of the artist collective Oda Projesi (İstanbul) with Özge Açıkkol and Güneş Savaş. Since 2000 Oda Projesi situates itself specifically into the energetics of the city of İstanbul and its main objective has been to look at the rapid physical and social changes in the urban texture by creating alternative modes of space making and establishing links of solidarity through relationships.

Yersel is a member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA)-Turkey.


Solo works in Group Exhibitions
2020 Kunst und Klima, Gastezimmer des Materials, Haus der Statistik, Berlin
2020 100 Jahre Stadt/Zeit/Kunst Schoeler exhibition, Berlin
2020 Openhaus ZK/U-Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik , Berlin
2019 Condition Room, Apartment Project, Berlin
2019 Openhaus ZKU, Berlin
2018 “Oda Projesi” exhibition at Ariel, İstanbul
2017 Anıkolik, Karga, İstanbul
2017 A room of our own, Ark Kültür, İstanbul
2016 Replaced, Rampa, İstanbul
2016 Space Antelope Space Air, Ariel Art, İstanbul
2015 Contemporary Istanbul exhibition, Halka Sanat Projesi, İstanbul
2014 "Stay With Me", group exhibition, Apartment Project, Berlin-Germany
2014 Sahibinden Satılık Sayfiye, Depo, İstanbul
2014 “The Rebirth of the Turkish Delight: Cool İstanbul”, Platform, Munich Germany
2008 Nova Paranoia, Artneuland e.V. Berlin-Germany
2004 Somebody Else’s Problem, Bilsar space, Beyoglu- Istanbul, Turkey
2004 Along the Gates of the Urban, Galerie K&S Berlin-Germany
2003 Turkish Art Today “Neresi? Burasi?” Museum of Modern Art, Saitama- Japan
2001 Dare to be different, Cultural Lindart Center, Fier-Albania
2000 Young Art 3 Exhibition, Ankara

Photographs printed in:
2003 May Stora Enso ,(USA) “C” magazine, special issue on Turkey
2001 Proje 4L “Becoming a Place” exhibition catalog, Proje 4L, Istanbul
2002 Genis Açı / Art Photography Magazine, Istanbul
2000 YKY Sanat Dünyamız ( Art Review ), Istanbul

Artist Book
2014 “The Notebook”, Stay With Me, group exhibition,Apartment Project, Berlin-Germany
2014 “The Rebirth of the Turkish Delight: Cool İstanbul” for CooL Istanbul Platform, Munich Germany

Lecture- Photo- Sound Performance
2021 Dinge Ohne Bedeutung, Nur Dinge, Mit Kunst Zentrale, Haus der Statistik, Berlin
2014 “Therapeutic landscapes of panoramic Istanbul”, Kadir Has Uni.Istanbul
2017 Nights Like This 1, with Ceren Oykut and Gökçe Akçelik, Peyote, Istanbul