MELIKE KARA

b. 1985. Lives and works in Cologne, DE
Dusseldorf Art Academy (Rosemarie Trockel), 2007-2014
Academy letter and Protégé, 2014

SELECTED SOLO/DUO EXHIBITIONS

2024
Peter and Irene Ludwig Foundation, Aachen, DE (Upcoming)
shallow lakes, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, DE

2023
changing light, nw9, Cologne, DE
tjj, Parcours Art Basel, Basel, CH
Emine’s Garden, Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, St. Gallen, CH

2022
landing softly, Neue Galerie Gladbeck, Gladbeck, DE
as above so below, Arcadia Missa, London, UK

2021
HOW SHE SHAPES US, LC Queisser, Tbilisi, GE
Nothing Is Yours, Everything Is You, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, DE

2020
Zonta Art Award, Kunstraum Fuhrwerkswaage, Cologne, DE
where we meet, Jan Kaps, Cologne, DE
No Friends but the Mountains, Kunstverein Göttingen, Göttingen, DE
dayë dayê, B.LA Art Foundation, Vienna, AT

2019
Gowend Garden, Salon 94, New York, US
My beloved wild valley, Arcadia Missa, London, UK
new work, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, NL

2018
Speaking in Tongues, Jan Kaps, Cologne, DE
A Taste of Parsley, Yuz Museum, Shanghai, CN

2017
Köpek, Peres Projects, Berlin, DE

2016
In Your Presence, Peres Projects, Berlin, DE
Honey: Bread & Butter (with Jessica Gispert), Komplot, Brussels, BE

2015
Lunch, Salon Kennedy, Frankfurt Am Main, Frankfurt, DE
Flying Dinner, Open Forum, Berlin, DE

2014
Real Sorbet, Ortlo, Leipzig, DE

2013
Das kleine Schwarze (with Peppi Bottrop), Boutique, Cologne, DE

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2024
Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, DE (Upcoming)
MO.CO., Montpellier, FR (Upcoming)

2023
Monotypes Edition VFO, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zürich, CH
Calling, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, DE
The yellow light at 6pm: Remembering, envisioning, sensing landscape, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, DE
Tsinamdzgvrishvili 49 / Mazniashvili 10, LC Queisser, Tbilisi, GE
The Reason for Painting, Mead Gallery, Warwick, UK
Next Door, Yuz Project Space of Art, Shanghai, CN
I’ve Only Got Eyes For You, Sammlung Philara, Düsseldorf, DE
Brave New World, Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle, NL

2022
Is it morning for you yet?, 58th Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, US
Power Centre, Daulang Gallery, Seoul, KR
Visions or Waking, Kunstverein Friedrichshafen, Friedrichshafen, DE

2021
Sweet Lies. Fiktionen der Zugehörigkeit, Ludwig Forum Aachen, Aachen, DE
58th October Salon, Belgrade Biennial 2020, Belgrade, RS
INCORPOREA 04, Basement Roma, Rome, IT

2020
love your symptom, but not too much, blank projects, Cape Town, ZA
Risquons-Tout, Wiels Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, BE

2019
Solar Anus, Parisian Laundry, Montreal, CA

2018
BAMBOO BAR, AT THE EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE, Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmund, DE
The Same As Ever, But More So, curated by Miriam Bettin, Braunsfelder, Cologne, DE
Inaugural Show, LC QUEISSER, Tbilisi, GE
Nothing Will Be The Same As Before, Tanya Leighton, Berlin, DE

2017
(X) A Fantasy, curated by Sandra Pusterhofer, David Roberts Art Foundation, London, UK
MIDTOWN, Salon 94 and Maccarone Gallery, Lever House, New York, US
White Columns Benefit Exhibition and Auction, White Columns, New York, US
Monday is a Day Between Sunday and Tuesday, curated by Lisa Offermann, Tanya Leighton, Berlin, DE

2016
Melike Kara, Talisa Lallai, Lindsay Lawson, curated by Maria Chiara Valacchi, Studiolo, Milan,IT
Wild Style: Exhibition of Figurative Art, Peres Projects, Berlin, DE
In Wonderland, Salon Dahlmann, Berlin, DE
FACE TO FACE, curated by Eugenio Viola, Palazzo Fruscione, Salerno, IT
SURRREAL, König Gallery, Berlin, DE
Folly, Emalin, Dunmore, UK
Pineapple, Airth, Falkirk, UK
The Snoring Princess, Kunstgruppe, Cologne, DE
Lanzarote, Union Pacific, London, UK

2015
copy g_ods, (with Yves Scherer & Julia Scher) Drei Jacob, Cologne, DE
The State of Having Left, curated by Lisa Offermann and Pauline Seguin, Leipzig, DE

2014
kunst lmage, Pourya, Düsseldorf,DE
NOWHERE, Bar Babette, Berlin, DE
L’Aventura, A+B Contemporary Art, Brescia, IT
Ifinito, Kunstverein Essen, Totale, Essen, DE
Shortcuts, Hallmackenreuther, Cologne,DE

2013
Body Light, Venus & Apollo by Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf, DE
Dark(traces), Hamburger Filmfestival,
Hamburg, DE
Fragile Islands, Parkhaus, Düsseldorf, DE
Zyklus, Studio Roh, Düsseldorf, DE
Bal Aksin, Maybachpoint, Cologne, DE
Ein drittel weiß hören, KIT, Düsseldorf, DE
Der stille Grund, Gagarin, Düsseldorf, DE
Here is always somewhere else, Castle Oud Rekem, Rekem, BE

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Centre Pompidou, Paris (FR); FRAC des Pays de la Loire (FR); Yuz Museum, Shanghai (CN)/LACMA, Los Angeles
(US); Philara Collection, Cologne (DE)