2023 Yıldız Technical University, PhD in Art Practice and Theory
2007 MA, Yıldız Technical University, Faculty of Art and Design
2003 BA, Marmara University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Film – TV Department

Solo Exhibitions

2014 “Conversions”, curated by Ali Akay, Açıkekran New Media Arts Gallery, Istanbul

Group Exhibitions and Screenings

2024 “Colour Your Dreams in 60 Seconds”, 60Seconds Festival, The Wrong Biennale 06., Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
2022 “Europe doesn’t fall from the sky” exhibition, Imago Mundi Collection, “On the Mediterranean Sea”, Casa Robegan, Treviso, Italy
2021 “Istanbul Codex: Contemporary Artists from Turkey – Luciano Benetton Collection”, as part of the exhibition Parallel 42 – A Circle of Humanity, co-organized by Imago Mundi Foundation, curated by Elton Koritari and Albes Fusha, COD – The Center for Openness and Dialogue, Tirana Albania.
2020 “Billboard Istanbul 2020″, curated by Hanne Lise Thomsen in collaboration with Lise Grüner Bertelsen and Jeanne Betak, Istanbul
2020 “Up above was fog, down below was a cloud of dust”, curated by Golnar Tabibzadeh and Merve Ünsal, DEPO, Istanbul.
2019 “Intergalactic”, curated by İpek Yeğinsü, Anna Laudel, Istanbul
2019 “flesh and bone”, curated by Kevser Güler, American Hospital “Operation Room”, Istanbul
2019 “In The Blink Of A Bird”, Sis Collective, nGbK – Neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst, Berlin, Germany
2018 “NO (B)ORDERS”, organized by Netzwerk freier Berliner Projekträume und -initiativen e.V. / His TV – Sis Kollektiv – Apartment Project / Performance: Post Truth Spa Center -seance01 / Kunstpunkt Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2018 “pulsuz, mavi, iki” (scaleless, blue, two), performance (Istanbul Performance Art presents, in collaboration with Didem Erk), Turkey-Sweden Literature Meeting (9-18 March 2018), Women’s Library and Information Center Foundation, Istanbul
2017 “Neighboring Galaxies”, curated by İpek Yeğinsü, Galeri Bu, Istanbul
2017 “Exhausted Academies”, curated by Henk Slager (screening of the video “Co-action Device: I Rather Laugh”, a collaborative work produced in the context of the project To Seminar, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht), Nottingham Contemporary, United Kingdom
2017 “In The Blink Of A Bird”, Sis Collective, DEPO, Istanbul
2017 “Blow Up: Kavunu Gördüm”, performative exhibition, SALT Galata, Istanbul
2017 “Co-action Device: I Rather Laugh”, BAK – basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, Netherlands
2017 Imago Mundi – Mediterranean Routes (Istanbul Codex: Contemporary Artists from Turkey – Luciano Benetton Collection), as part of the BAM – Biennale Arcipelago Mediterraneo, Zisa, Zona Arti Contemporanee, Palermo, Italy.
2016 “Stay With Me”, Belvedere Museum – 21er Haus, Vienna, Austria
2016 “Three Legged Table: An Organism”, REM Art Space, Çukurcuma, Istanbul
2016 “Stay With Me”, MOM Art Space, Hamburg, Germany
2016 “Stay With Me”, DE KIJKDOOS, Corridor Project Space, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2015 “Stay With Me”, organized by Selda Asal, within the scope of the project “Im Inneren Stadt” in collaboration with GAK Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Künstlerhaus Bremen and Zentrum für Künstlerpublikationen, Lloydhof, Bremen-Mitte, Germany
2015 “Stay With Me”, Apartment Project, DEPO, Istanbul
2014 “Stay With Me”, Apartment Project, Berlin, Germany
2014 “Private Nationalism”, Ostrale’014, curated by Nadine Bors, Andrea Hilger, Dresden, Germany
2014 “Private Nationalism”, curated by Rita Varga, Márton Pacsika, Pécs Gallery m21, Pécs, Hungary
2014 “BorderBody – Mixing Futures”, curated by Luca Curci, Palazzo Barone Ferrara, Bari, Italy
2014 “Mamut Art Project”, KüçükÇiftlik Park, Istanbul
2013 “Bufferzone: Check Point”, Apartment Project, DEPO, Istanbul
2013 “Sketching the Bufferzone”, Apartment Project, Polistar, Istanbul
2012 “Offside Effect”, 1st Tbilisi Triennial, curated by Henk Slager, Wato Tsereteli, Center of Contemporary Art, Tbilisi, Georgia
2012 “7-8 Temmuz Sanatın Eylemi”, Galata Fotoğrafhanesi, Istanbul
2011 “Soft City”, curated by Nihan Çetinkaya, Alan Istanbul, Istanbul
2010 “Ability to Face the Uncertain”, curated by Nihan Çetinkaya, Galata, Istanbul
2010 “Afişe”, Yıldız Technical University Yüksel Sabancı Art Center, Istanbul
2007 “Working Space”, Pera Museum, Istanbul
2003 International Student Triennial, Istanbul
2002 International İzmir Short Film Festival
2002 The International Student Film Festival, Tel Aviv, Israel
2001 International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, Antalya
2001 Unimovie Short Film and Video Festival, Pescara, Italy


2022 “Co-action Device: Hasköy”, performative research based participatory workshops, collective performances in collaboration with İnci Eviner, Barış Arman, Bilge Bal, Eli Bensusan, Fırat Yusuf Yılmaz, Gülsen Şenol, Ilgın Hancıoğlu, Fungistanbul, Ha Za Vu Zu; Coordination: Gizem Kozanoğlu – Hasköy Park, Istanbul
2019 “Stars Wandering Below”, collective performance by Çokayaklılar (Aslı Narin, Elif Süsler, Şafak Çatalbaş), in the context of ‘Digestion Program’ organized by birbuçuk, 16th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul
2017 “Co-action Device: I Rather Laugh”, performative workshops, performance and exhibition in collaboration with Inci Eviner, Buse Aktas, Iris Ergul, Ecem Sarıcayir; with mobile performers Adnan Devran and Sırma Oztas & students from the MaHKU Fine Art and MA Scenography programs at HKU University of the Arts Utrecht – BAK, basis voor actuelle kunst, Utrecht, Netherlands
2013 “Co-action Device: A Study”, performative lectures and performances – with Inci Eviner and participants – 13th Istanbul Biennial, Galata Greek School, Istanbul
2013 “Buffer Zone” – a series of workshops in collaboration with Uqbar (Berlin) and EMAA (Nicosia) – Apartment Project, Istanbul
2012 “Acting in the Library” – with Inci Eviner, Didem Erk, Asli Narin, Orkun Aziz and Kadir Has University students – 1st Tbilisi Triennial Offside Effect, Center of Contemporary Arts, Literature Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia
2007 “Our Teeth Will Be Snow White”, performance with Ha Za Vu Zu, 10th Istanbul Biennial, Antrepo 3, Istanbul

Panel – Forum

2024 Artist Talk as guest lecturer, psychology class taught by Özgül Akıncı, Beykoz University, Istanbul
2024 Artist Talk as guest lecturer, contemporary art class taught by Sevgi Ortaç, Koç University, Istanbul
2022 Artist Talk (online), contemporary art class taught by Sevgi Ortaç, Koç University, Istanbul
2021 Kolektifler Konuşuyor / ÇokAyaklılar – as part of the online talk series initiated by dadans collective
2020 Artist Talk (online), organized by İpek Yeğinsü
2019 Artist Talk, in the context of ‘Intergalactic’ exhibition, Anna Laudel, Istanbul
2017 Artist Talk, in the context of ‘Neighboring Galaxies’ exhibition, Galeri Bu, Istanbul
2016 Cité Internationale des Arts – Meeting with Participant Artists, Salon İKSV, İstanbul
2012 Forum, Acting in the Library, 1st Tbilisi Triennial Offside Effect, Goethe Institute Tbilisi, Georgia
2012 Panel, Acting in the Library, Kadir Has University, Istanbul

Academic Publications and Conference Presentations

2023 Çatalbaş, Ş. T. & Şahiner, R., “Performatif Materyalizmin Günümüz Sanatı İçin Sağladığı Potansiyel Eylem Alanları” (Potential Action Zones of Contemporary Art Afforded by Performative Materialism), Hacettepe University Faculty of Fine Arts 13th National Symposium of Art, “Art and Design in the Age of Post-Truth”, 3-4 May 2023, presentation and publication
2022 Çatalbaş, Ş. T. & Şahiner, R., “Bedenler ve Belgeler Arası Bir Sıçrayış Olarak Tekrarlama, Yeniden Yapma ve Ötesi” (Re-iteration and Re-make as a Leap between Bodies and Documents, and Beyond), International Social Sciences Studies Journal, (e-ISSN:2587-1587) Vol:8, Issue:105; pp:4159-4167

Contributed Publications (selected)

2024 Emergency Index: An Annual Document of Performance Practice, Vol. 10, Ugly Duckling Presse, Brooklyn NY
2014 Co-action Device: A Study / documentation book of Inci Eviner’s project / 13th Istanbul Biennial / Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, 2014
2013 Offside Effect / Academy as Exhibition/ 1st Tbilisi Triennial, Metropolis M Books, Utrecht
2011 P1 Gentrification’s Victims Open Publication, Turkey Human Rights Foundation 20th year exhibition “Where Fire Has Struck” special edition
2010 – 2011 BirGün daily newspaper, Critical Culture (EK) – monthly publication
2007 Sinematürk, monthly cinema magazine, 14th edition, “The Duality of Body and Soul in Yeşilçam”

Residencies and Grants

2021-2022 The Istanbul Biennial Production and Research Programme, IKSV, Istanbul
2015 Cité Internationale des Arts, Artist-in-Residence Program (granted by Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts), Paris, France
2014 Ostrale’014, Artist in Residence Program (supported by European Union programme “Culture 2007-2013″), Dresden, Germany
2011 Cura Bodrum Residency, Bodrum

Teaching and Workshop Leading

2022 “Rightrightrightright Universatile Ritmo-Dance Legislation: Estates Galore!”, two week workshop & participatory collective performances within “Co-action Device: Hasköy” in collaboration with Inci Eviner, Hasköy Park, Istanbul
2017 “PUURRAPP”, two-week workshop and collective performance within “Co-action Device: I Rather Laugh” in collaboration with Inci Eviner, MaHKU Fine Art and MA Scenography programs at HKU University of the Arts Utrecht – BAK, basis voor actuelle kunst, Utrecht, Netherlands
2015-2019 Yoga Instructor, freelance
2011-2015 Yoga Instructor, Nefess Yoga, Istanbul

Certifications and Workshop Participations

2023 “Butoh Workshop”, led by Fulya Peker, Studio Dès Vu, İstanbul
2022 “Adventures In Assimilation”, led by Ant Hampton, Kundura Sahne DocLab, Istanbul
2016 “Theater Direction and Performance Design Workshop” (120 hours), led by Engin Alkan, Nurkan Erpulat, Ilgın Abeln, Özlem Hemiş, Şule Ateş; ikincikat, Istanbul
2015 Yoga Alliance certified 30 hour Yin Yoga / Yoga Philosophy and Anatomy teacher training, led by Berivan Aslan Sungur, Cihangir Yoga, Istanbul
2014 “Body Mind World”, led by Simone Forti and Jeremiah Day, SALT Galata, Istanbul
2012 Yoga Alliance certified 200 hour yoga teacher training, led by David Cornwell, Cihangir Yoga, Istanbul
2010 Independent Yoga Network certified 200 hour yoga teacher training, led by Zeynep Aksoy, Cihangir Yoga, Istanbul