(Istanbul, 1970)

Having completed her education in Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts Painting Department in 1998, CANAN participated in various guest artist programs in Istanbul, America and Germany.

Among his solo exhibitions and projects, "Conversation, Prophecy, Happiness", Daire Art Gallery, Istanbul, 2019,"Behind the Mount of Kaf", Space for Arter Art, 2017, Istanbul,"Shining Isil Darkness", Rampa Gallery, Istanbul (2016)“I Beg You Don't Tell Me About Love” Siyah Beyaz Gallery, Ankara (2014); "Turkish Delight" (2012) and "There is a Mustache in a Cat" (2010) in X-ist. Also "Isolation" KIBLA Multimedia Center, Maribor (2010);“Bahname”, Masa Project, Istanbul (2007);“… You are finally in me” takes place in Istanbul (2000).

Among the group exhibitions she participated in, "Blended", Mixer Gallery, Istanbul, (2019) “Re: Orient, Grassi Museum, Leipzig, (2019), "The Moon: A Voyage Through Time", Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada, 2019,"Beyond Bliss", Bankok Art Bieanial "Thailand (2018), On the Shoulders of Fallen Giant", “Industrial Art Bienial”, Croatia, (2018), “Beyond the Words“ Beyond the Words, 4th Mardin Biennial ”, (2018), "Beyond Bliss", Bankok Art Bieanial "Thailand (2018), On the Shoulders of Fallen Giant", "Industrial Art Bienial", Croatia, (2018) Jameel Prize 4 ”A. Kasteyev State Museum of Arts, Almaty, Kazakhstan (2017), “Mother Tongue” İfö Center ”(2017), “Mother Tongue” Museum of Oslo, Interkulturelt Musseum, Oslo (2017), “Mother Tongue, A Visual Journey inside heritahe, gender, politics and wars”, Sandnes Kunstforening, Sandnes (2017), "Mother Tongue, A Visual Journey inside heritahe, gender, politics and wars", Bodo Kunstforening, Bodo (2017), “Jameel Prize” Asia Cultural Center (ACC) (2017), Gwangju Korea, “Jameel Prize 4”, Pera Muzesi, Istanbul (2016) “Politische Kunst im Widerstand in der Türkei”, NGBK, Berlin (2015); Mother Tongue - Turkish Contemporary Video Art - Stiftelsen 3,14, Bergen (2015); Too early, too late: Middle East and Modernity Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna - Bologna (2015);"Neighbors Turkey and around the current Narratives", Istanbul Modern Art Museum, Istanbul (2014);“Envy, Museumet, Disgrace” ARTER, Istanbul (2013);“Signs Taken in Wonder” MAK Museum, Vienna and Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover (2013);“The Laboratory of the Future: TOGETHER / APART” CSW, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw; "At the Bazaar of Gender: Feminine / Masculine", MUCEM, Marseille (2013); "Scenarios About Europe: Scenario 3", GfZK, Germany (2012); "Contre L'Histoire", Center d'art de Friborg, Switzerland (2012); "In What Language Shall I Tell You My Story" Stedelijk Museum Schiedam (2012) and "Journey: Going for a ride in today's Turkey" Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris (2012); “ACT V: Power Alone”, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam; “Confessions of Dangerous Minds”, Saatchi Gallery, London (2011); “Dream and Reality” Istanbul Modern Art Museum (2011); "Dream Like, But You're Not Your Dreams: Contemporary Art" from Turkey, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C. (2010); “Istanbul Cool! What's Happening in Contemporary Turkish Art ”, Leila Taghinia - Milani Heller Gallery, NY (2010); “What Lives One”, 11th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul (2009); “Global Feminism” Brooklyn Museum, NY (2007).


CANAN lives and works in Istanbul.


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