2018 2016 2018 2017 2016 2015 2021 2020 2019 2018 2016 2015 2014 2018 2017 2015 2013 2017 2016 2014 2018 2016 2020 2018 2017 2016-18 2016 2015
 Baha Görkem Yalım (Izmir, Turkey) is a visual artist. After having worked as an engineer, Yalım completed their BA in Fine Arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, receiving the award in the Thesis category. Additionally, they completed an Honours Degree in Art and Research at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and the University of Amsterdam followed by an MA degree in Art Praxis at the Dutch Art Institute (DAI). Yalım’s exploration, not only of contents but also of the use of artistic media, is in a constant flux - refusing to crystallise media in a particular form and radically allowing things to appear as themselves. Yalım employs video, sculpture, and performance sometimes in variations and always as folds of the one and same practice. Their practice at times crosses the borders of a writer, educator, and curator. Although the range of subjects that they touch upon is varied, some notions appear with recurrent energy, such as the poetically charged vertical/horizontal allegory, which functions as an oblique critique on modernity and patriarchy. Objecthood and history -with a particular interest in the concept of keepsake- are also often thematised. Their work is often accompanied by texts that cross over poetry, fiction, and academic reflection. They are currently working around questions of ritual, landscape, and rhythm through the lens of labour and gender. These open questions come together over a desire to diminish art and artist as unified ontological categories.  PROFESSIONAL HISTORY Solo Exhibitions As If a Dog Sniffing a Dead Dog, Primo Piano, Paris / Curated by Théo Mario Coppola Time Regulation Institute, Manifold Books, Amsterdam / Curated by Baha Görkem Yalım and Maartje Fliervoet Supporting Act (two-person exhibition with Petter Yxell), Edinburgh Art Festival, Edinburgh / Curated by ANGL Collective Curatorial Projects (as curator and participating artist) On the Possibility to Abandon, screening programme with August Ranelid and Karl Hedin, Filmhuis Cavia, Amsterdam In Support, a series of three group exhibitions of emerging artists including Giulia Crispiani, Anne-Xûan Llanes, Aldo Esparza Ramos, Savannah Theis, Leon Filter, Nicola Arthen, Ivo Rick, Dan Walwin, Olga Micińska, Marja Vink and Süreyya Karacabey, de Kijkdoos, Amsterdam ...the artist falling in love with the trees and the sea, the beast and the bird..., installation with Alexander Sand, Rietveld Pavilion, Amsterdam Towards Witnessing Matter, performative installation, lectures and poetry readings, with Etel Adnan, Rosalie Hirs, Patricia Pisters and Mia You, Perdu, Amsterdam Selected Group Exhibitions A Finger for an Eye, Art Rotterdam / Curated by Alper Turan Treshhold Space, The Netherlands Photo Museum / Curated by Anne Bousema, Conal Gilliland, Noemí Pascual Herrero, Minke van der Maas, Fiepke van Niel and Lili Wallis Prospects and Concepts, Art Rotterdam / Curated by Johan Gustavsson
Still hills wait. Gates wait.Purple trees, white trees, wait, wait. Delay, decay. Living, living, never moving., Laurel Project Space / Curated by a Curatorial Committee Sleeping with a Vengeance, Dreaming of a Life, Kunstverien Stuttgart / Curated by Ruth Noack Sleeping with a Vengeance, Dreaming of a Life, Institute for Provocation, Beijing; Litost, Prague; and Yellow Brick Studio, Athens / Curated by Ruth Noack Constant Craving ~ Performing Under Conditions, DAI MA of Art Praxis Graduation Acts, State of Concept, Athens / Curated by Sonia Kazovsky Mattering Matter, Hotel Marie Kapel (HMK), Hoorn / Curated by Lisa Hoorn and Tjitske Oosterholt The Others Art Fair, Torino / Curated by a Curatorial Committee VISIO Next Generation Moving Images, CCC Strozzina, Florence. Curated by Leonardo Bigazzi Selected, Castrum Peregrini, Amsterdam. Curated by Marieke Coppens Hesitant Autonomy, Gerrit Rietveld Academie Graduation, at Gerrit Rietveld Academie and EYE Film Institute, Amsterdam. Curated by Tobias Karlsson About It, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (SMBA), Amsterdam. Curated by Arnisa Zeqo Constant Companion, De Oude Kerk, Amsterdam. Curated by a Curatorial Committee Performances Furniture without Memories, Primo Piano, Paris, 8 December Time Regulation Institute, Manifold Books, Amsterdam, 25 November and 30 January Furniture without Memories, in Currencies of Time and Love, Perdu, Amsterdam, 10 Nov Regarding and Invisible Kite, in The weathers they live in, PuntWG, Amsterdam, 13 May Towards Witnessing Matter, in To Witness Matter, Perdu, Amsterdam, 11 Dec Variable, in Y Next Number, New Project Space Amsterdam (NASA), Amsterdam, 21 April Screenings RietveldTV on AT5, Amsterdam, 25 and 26 February Cine-east Short Film Festival, Kühlhaus, Berlin, 30 July European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, 24 April SALTO Public Access, Amsterdam, 29 February Hotel Marie Kapel (HMK), Hoorn, 20 July - 16 August Residencies Intermezzo, Paris, November-December VISIO European Programme on Artists' Moving Images, Florence, November
 Awards and Grants Grant Ontwikkelbudget (Development Budget), AFK (Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst) Grant Werkbijdrage Jong Talent (Work Contribution Young Talent), Mondriaan Fonds Grant Spreekuur, AFK (Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst) Winner, ArtEZ Grant, Dutch Art Institute, ArtEZ, Arnhem Grant Toekenningen Werkperiodes in Buitenland (International Presentations), Mondriaan Fonds Winner, GRA Award for Category Thesis, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam Talks and Lectures Lecture, On Hunger Strikes, Verso, Versal at Mezrab, Amsterdam, 12 June 2017 Artist talk, Lonely Islands or Images of Violence, Wetenschappelijke Proeverij: ‘Waanzin’, Castrum Peregrini, Amsterdam, 11 March 2015 Published Writing The Inside which is merely the fold of the outside, as if the ship were a folding of the sea., Lulu Journal #4, Luleå Biennial, Luleå, 2018 (link) Ontology as Reverse Engineering: Understanding Practices of the Self through Contamination, Abstraction and Precarity, self-published thesis, Dutch Art Institute, Arnhem, 2018 Regarding an Invisible Kite, in Nichola Arthen (ed.) The Weathers They Live In, Punt WG, Amsterdam, 2017 Aesthetization for Historiography, in Versal, # 12, Summer 2017 In an Empty Cafe at Leuven or Becoming-Plant, in Liza Prins and Tjitske Oosterholt (eds.) Mattering Matter, Hotel Maria Kapel, Hoorn, 2016 How Can Accountants Save the World?, in MoneyLab#3: Failing Better, Institute of Network Cultures, 2016 (link) You do not disappear. We promise him., in Stephan Blumenschein (ed.),Toot Sweet, Bookstore Project, Amsterdam, 2016 Akin for Proximities, in Cimedart 46/2, Winter 2016 Amongst Others: A Speculative Re-reading of Keepsakes, self-published thesis, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, 2015 For We Would Be Nothing Without: Towards a New Understanding of the Fetish Object, self-published thesis, Honours Programme Art and Research, Gerrit Rietveld Academie - University of Amsterdam, 2014 Bibliography Chi Oneiro, Becoming-Keepsake or How We Live Amongst Others, Cimedart 46/2, Winter 2016, p. 58-64 Sophia Dupon, Pas de deux: Sophia Dupon over kunstenaar Baha Gorkem Yalim, in Simulacrum, Wetenschappelijk tijdschrift voor kunst en cultuur, Jaargang 23/2, Winter 2015-16, p. 37
 © Baha Görkem Yalım 2012 All images on this site and their copyrights owned by Baha Görkem Yalım unless otherwise stated.