Nevin Aladağ Germany, b. 1972


A native of Turkey, Nevin Aladağ moved to Germany at a young age. Since the late 1990s, she has looked toward everything from everyday objects and language to architectural styles and urban and natural landscapes as material for her work, exploring the possibilities of sound as she experiments with various media including, installation, sculpture, video, and performance. The work provokes audiovisual experiences in the viewer while primarily reexamining different structural issues that emerge within capitalist systems, including those related to cultural identity, conventions, and class.

She also uncovers the fictive potentiality inherent to sounds, presenting a new framework for perception as she breaks down real-world boundaries through new language, allusive displacement, and transformation of metaphor.


She has taken part in solo and group exhibitions at numerous international institutions, art museums, and biennial events, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (USA); the 57th Venice Biennale (Italy), Documenta 14 (Kassel, Germany; Athens, Greece); the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart (Germany); the Kunsthalle Basel (Switzerland); the Sharjah Biennial (United Arab Emirates); the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (Japan); the Haus der Kunst (Munich, Germany); the Hayward Gallery (London, UK); the Martin-Gropius-Bau (Germany); the 11th Istanbul Biennial (Turkey); the 8th Taipei Biennial (Taiwan); and the Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo (Mexico City, Mexico). Her work is included in the collections of many institutions and

galleries, including the Centre Pompidou (Paris, France); the Sheikha Hoor al-Qasimi collection (Sharjah, UAE); the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart (Germany); the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (USA); The Pinakothek der Moderne (Munich, Germany); the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art (Turkey); the Nationalgalerie (Berlin, Germany); and the Lehmbruck Museum (Germany).