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Public/Private Collections (selection)

Berlinische Galerie - Museum of Modern Art, Berlin, DE


MAXXI - Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome, Italy

Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, DE


Lentos Museum, Linz, AT


Kunsthalle Mannheim, DE


Joanneum Museum, Graz, AT

Albertinum - Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, DE


Pori Art Museum, Pori, FI

Sammlung zeitgenössischer Kunst der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, DE

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett, DE


Botkyrka Konsthall , Tumba, SE


Badisches Landesmuseum, Karlsruhe, DE


Borusan Museum, Istanbul, TR


ARTER Museum, Vehbi Koç Foundation, Istanbul, TR


ifa Collection Stuttgart, DE


n.b.k. Artothek Collection, Berlin, DE


n.b.k. Video-Forum Collection, Berlin, DE


Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin Collection, DE


Kunst Haus Wien, AT


René Block Collection, Berlin, DE


Reydan Weiss Collection, DE


Genny and Selmo Nissenbaum Collection, Rio de Janeiro, BR


Wellington Managment Collection, Boston, US


Soho House Art Collection, London, GB


Pio Monte della Misericordia Collection, Neaples, IT


Lidice Memorial Museum, Lidice CZ


TurkishBank Collection, TR


Mario Testino Collection, GB


The Adrastus Collection, SP


Wemhöner Collection, DE


Villa Massimo Award, Deutsche Akademie Rome, Italy, 2014

Grant of the Berlin Senate for Visual Arts, 2012

Will-Grohmann Artprize, Akademie der Künste Berlin, 2011

Winner of the International Art Competition "Bollwerk gegen den Südosten", 

Institut für Kunst im öffentlichen Raum Steiermark, Landeszeughaus - Universalmuseum Joanneum, CLIO-Verein für Geschichte, Graz, Austria, 2011

Bursary of Stiftung Kunstfonds, 2008

Stiftung Kunstfonds - Book Publication, 2007

J.W. Hector Artprize 2nd Award - Kunsthalle Mannheim, 2006

Artprize Frankfurter Künstlerhilfe, 2005

London Scholarship, Hessische Kulturstiftung Wiesbaden, 2005

Rentenbank Artprize, Städelschule, 2002

Artprize " Identity "  Deutsche Bank, 2000

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Teaching Activities / Lectures


                  Professor at HBK-Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig



Professor at Weißensee Academy of Art, Berlin


Guest Professor at Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig

Visiting Professor at NABA - Accademia di Belle Arti Milano


Visiting Professor at NABA - Accademia di Belle Arti Milano

UDK - Berlin University of the Arts


Akademie der bildenden Künste, München

University of Applied Arts Vienna

UDK - Berlin University of the Arts

Akademie der Künste Berlin

Bard College Berlin

Bauhaus-University Weimar

Berlin Art Institut, Berlin

Academy of Art and Design/Hochschule für Gestaltung HFG-Offenbach

Kunsthochschule Mainz


Goethe Institut Damascus in Exile

Kunsthochschule Kassel

University of Arts and Design/Burg Giebichtenstein Kunsthochschule Halle

Academy of Art and Design/Hochschule für Gestaltung HFG-Offenbach

Berlin Art Institut, Berlin


Akademie der Bildenden Künste Nürnberg

Composing Room, Berlin


Workshop at Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart Berlin


Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig

Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart


Academy of Art and Design/Hochschule für Gestaltung HFG-Offenbach

Workshop at Kunsthalle Mannheim


Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee

Kunsthochschule Kassel


University of Arts/Hochschule für Kuenste Bremen

Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee

Academy of Art and Design/Hochschule für Gestaltung HFG-Offenbach


Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart


NABA - Accademia di Belle Arti Milano


Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London 

Universite de Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens

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Artist Talks / Symposiums


                  Kunsthalle Nürnberg

                  Dirimart Gallery Istanbul


Theater Bonn



Korea Research Fellow 10x10

Living the City - Flughafen Tempelhof Berlin

Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig


bbk - Berlin

Kurt Kurt, Berlin

Gallery Schwartzsche Villa, Berlin


August-Bebel-Institut, Berlin

The Model, Sligo, Ireland

Kunststiftung Erich Hauser, Rottweil


Fondazione Adolfo Pini, Milan

Dirimart Gallery, Istanbul

CAA - Contemporary Art Allinace Berlin

Kunsthalle Göppingen

Akademie der Künste Berlin

SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin

Kunst Haus Wien

Blain/Southern Gallery, Berlin


Akademie der Künste Berlin

CAA - Contemporary Art Allinace Berlin

Europäische Akademie Berlin



WEST - The Hague

Blain/Southern Gallery, London

Revolver Publishing, Berlin

Kunstraum Innsbruck


Accademia Tedesca Roma - Villa Massimo

Kunsthal 44 Moen

Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart Berlin

Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw


Cultural Center of Belgrade

NBK - Neuer Berliner Kunstverein


abc - Art Berlin Contemporary

Akademie der Künste Berlin Pariser Platz

TANAS - Dialogues, TANAS, Berlin

NGBK - Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin


Kunsthalle Mannheim


Galeri Mana, Istanbul

TANAS-Talks, TANAS, Berlin


Artitude Kunstverein, Berlin

Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna

Kunstforeningen 44 Moen, Askeby


Kunstmuseum Stuttgart

Edition Block, Berlin

IMEC Abbaye d-Ardenne, Project Suspended Spaces, France


VIAFARINI - Organization for Contemporary Art, Milano


Platform Garanti, Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul

The Nicosia Municipal Arts Center, Nicosia


Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City


Museum Folkwang, Essen



  Nasan Tur (b. 1974, Offenbach) works in an intermediate area between the public and the gallery space, drawing his material from messages and tensions he finds in the urban environment. His works comment on the conflicts and failures of ideologies either directly or indirectly. While suggesting that we must rise against repression and to struggle for fundamental democratic rights, such as freedom of the speech, he also admits the risk that resistance can turn into violence, which expands the scope of his work to cover also the ethic dimension of both individuals and community action. The overarching theme of his artistic work embraces all social struggle and the question of its justification. Nevertheless, Tur also examines the individual’s experience: personal risk taking and opening oneself to ridicule. Yet the boldness to put oneself at risk, the ability to laugh at oneself, the tenacity to try again and again, and the ability to endure failure, these are all necessary if we want to defend important values in the society.

A key medium of Tur’s art is his own body, which he sometimes pushes to extremes, such as when he tries to break different world records or when making performative works in public spaces. In spite of their political and social tenor, his works are often humorous, astounding and sometimes shocking. Tur examines people’s activities and politics in an occasionally bemused and sometimes sorrowful way. He uses any media that suits his theme.

Nasan Tur participated at documenta14, at the 10. Istanbul Biennale and at the 6. Taipei Biennale and exhibited in numerous institutions like Palais de Tokyo, Centre Pompidou Paris, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin, 

Städel Museum Frankfurt, Maxxi Museum Rome. In 2012 he was awarded the Will Grohmann Prize of the Academy of Arts, Berlin and 2014 the Villa Massimo Prize of the Deutsche Akademie Rom. 

Nasan Tur holds a professorship at Professor at HBK - Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig.





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