Ahmet Güneştekin

General

  • 2013First solo exhibition with Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York

  • 2013First international solo exhibition, Momentum of Memory, La Biennale di Venezia, 55th International Art Exhibiton, Venice, Italy

  • 2010Established the Güneştekin Art Studio, Beyoğlu, Turkey

  • 2005Shoots documentary series titled 'In the Footsteps of the Sun'

  • 2003Opens his largest exhibition to date at Atatürk Culture Center, İstanbul

  • 1997Sets up first art studio in Beyoğlu, Istanbul

  • 1966Born in in Garzan workers camp in Batman, Turkey

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017Blue Legend, Rosenhang Museum, Weilburg, Germany.

  • 2017Ahmet Güneştekin: New Works, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2016Sun Cocoon, Ekol Sanat, İzmir, Turkey.

  • 2016The Poetics of Mythology, Beyoğlu Municipal Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey.

  • 2016Ahmet Güneştekin: Paintings, Los Art Gallery Symi / Artforum Gallery, Symi, Greece.

  • 2015Million Stone, Marlborough Gallery, La Pieta, Venice, Italy.

  • 2015El Poder de los Origenes, Galeria Marlborough, Barcelona, Spain.

  • 2014KunstRAI Amsterdam, Mark Peet Visser Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

  • 2014Faces of the Sun, Mark Peet Visser Gallery, Den Bosch, Netherlands.

  • 2014Ahmet Güneştekin: Recent Paintings, Marlborough Gallery, New York, United States.

  • 2014Contemporary Istanbul '14, Marlborough Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey.

  • 2014The Heir to the Solar Disk, Marlborough Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco.

  • 2013Momentum of Memory , La Biennale di Venezia, 55th International Art Exhibition , Venice, Italy.

  • 2013Encounter Ankara, CerModern, Ankara, Turkey.

  • 2013Ahmet Güneştekin, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2012Carpet and Rug Design, Armaggan Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey.

  • 2012Intersections/Transformation , Santralistanbul, Istanbul, Turkey.

  • 2012A Lot, Güler Art Gallery, Ankara, Turkey.

  • 2012Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair, Mim Art Gallery, Istanbul , Turkey.

  • 2012Encounter Istanbul, Antrepo 3, Istanbul, Turkey.

  • 2011Pure Justice, Ci Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair (represented by Galeri Baraz), Istanbul, Turkey.

  • 2010Immortality, Casa Dell'Arte Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey.

  • 2010Doors Opening to the Sun , Ci Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair (represented by Galeri Baraz), Istanbul, Turkey.

Group Exhibitions

  • 2014KunstRAI Amsterdam, Mark Peet Visser Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

  • 2014Summer Show, Marlborough Galería, Madrid, Spain.

  • 2014Mosaic, Güler Art Gallery, Ankara, Turkey.

  • 2014Contemporary Istanbul, Marlborough Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey.

  • 2013Sconfinamenti , Spoleto56 Festival , Spoleto, Italy. Curated by Achille Bonito Olivia. Artists included Shoja Azari, Peter Greenaway, Shirin Neshat, Sri Astari Rasjid, and Sislej Xhafa and Ahmet Güneştekin.

  • 2013Contemporary Istanbul, Mim Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey.

  • 2012Sergüzeşt, Güler Art Gallery, Ankara, Turkey.

  • 2011Summer Exhibition , Antrepo 5 organized by Galeri Beyaz, Istanbul, Turkey.

  • 2011Pure Justice, Contemporary Istanbul, Gallery Baraz, Istanbul, Turkey.

  • 2010Doors Opening to the Sun, Contemporary Istanbul, Gallery Baraz, Istanbul, Turkey.

Catalogues and Monographs

  • 2015Drutt, Matthew. Million Stone. Venice: Marlborough Gallery.

  • 2014Mark Peet Visser Gallery. Faces of the Sun. Den Bosch: Mark Peet Visser Gallery.

  • 2014Pioda, Stéphanie. The Heir to the Solar Disk. Monte Carlo: Marlborough Monaco.

  • 2013Marlborough Gallery. The Uses of Mysticism: Ahmet Güneştekin’s Abstractions. New York: Marlborough Gallery.

  • 2013Madra, Beral. Momentum of Memory. Istanbul: Gsm Publication.

  • 2012Odenthal, Johannes. Abstraction and Mythos. Istanbul: Gsm Publications.

  • 2012Odenthal, Johannes. Encounter. Istanbul: Gsm Publication.

  • 2010Sadak, Yalçın. Following the Traces of Sun a Myth. Istanbul: Gsm Publication.

Bibliography

  • 2013Staff Writer. "New York's Marlborough Gallery signs Turkey's Ahmet Gunestekin." Today's Zaman, July 17, 2013

  • 2013Staff Writer. "SFAQ Pick: Ahmet Gunestekin solo exhibition at Marlborough Gallery, New York. Opening today, November 26th." SFAQ, November 26, 2013

  • 2009Özsezgin, Kaya. Authentic Archaism in Ahmet Güneştekin's Paintings'. Istanbul: Gsm Publication, 2009

  • 2007İnal, Gülseli . Antique Modern . Istanbul: Gsm Publication, 2007