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  • Education
  • Current Solo
  • Current Group
  • Upcoming Solo
  • Selected Solo and Two-Person
  • Selected Group

(b. 1985 in Bensberg, DE)

  • Lives and works in Cologne, DE

Education

  • 2007 - 2014 Dusseldorf Art Academy (Rosemarie Trockel)
  • 2014 Academy letter and Protégé

Current Solo Exhibitions

  • Köpek, Peres Projects, Berlin, DE

Current Group Exhibitions

  • (X) A Fantasy, curated by Sandra Pusterhofer, David Roberts Art Foundation, London, UK

Upcoming Solo Exhibitions

  • Melike Kara, Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China

Selected Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2016

  • In Your Presence, Peres Projects, Berlin, DE

2015

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

2014

  • Real Sorbet, Ortloff, Leipzig, DE

2013

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

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017

  • 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: Works from Ernesto Esposito Collection, curated by Eugenio Viola, Palazzo Fruscione, Salerno, IT
  • SURRREAL, König Gallery, Berlin, DE
  • Folly, Emalin, Dunmore Pineapple, Airth, Falkirk, UK
  • The Snoring Princess, Kunstgruppe, Cologne, DE
  • Honey: Bread & Butter, Komplot, Brussels, BE
  • 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

  • kunstfilmtage, Pourya, Düsseldorf, De
  • NOWHERE, Bar Babette, Berlin, DE
  • L`Aventura., A+B Contemporary Art, Brescia, IT
  • Ifinito, Kunstverein Essen, Totale, Essen, DE

2013

  • Body Light, Venus & Apoll (by Julia Stoschek Collection), Düsseldorf, DE
  • Dark(traces), Hamburger Filmfestival (with Keren Cytter, Anja Kirchner, David Panos, Clemens v. Wedemeyer), 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

Exhibitions

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Artist  Title  Date  Location 
Group ShowDonna Huanca, Dorothy Iannone, Dean Sameshima, Mark Flood, Melike KaraDonna Huanca, Dorothy Iannone, Dean Sameshima, Mark Flood, Melike Kara Art Basel Miami Beach 2017-12-0707/12/2017–
10/12/2017
Miami Beach, USMiami Beach, US
Group ShowDan Attoe, Donna Huanca, Melike Kara, Blair Thurman, Brent WaddenDan Attoe, Donna Huanca, Melike Kara, Blair Thurman, Brent Wadden FIAC 2017-10-1919/10/2017–
22/10/2017
Paris, FRParis, FR
Group ShowBlair Thurman, Brent Wadden, Donna Huanca, Dorothy Iannone, Melike KaraBlair Thurman, Brent Wadden, Donna Huanca, Dorothy Iannone, Melike Kara Frieze London 2017-10-0404/10/2017–
08/10/2017
London, UKLondon, UK
Group ShowBlair Thurman, Donna Huanca, Melike Kara, Beth Letain, Dan AttoeBlair Thurman, Donna Huanca, Melike Kara, Beth Letain, Dan Attoe EXPO Chicago 2017-09-1313/09/2017–
17/09/2017
Chicago, USChicago, US
Melike KaraMelike Kara Köpek 2017-09-0707/09/2017–
03/11/2017
Peres ProjectsPeres Projects
Group ShowBrent Wadden, Blair Thurman, Dean Sameshima, Donna Huanca, Mark Flood, Melike KaraBrent Wadden, Blair Thurman, Dean Sameshima, Donna Huanca, Mark Flood, Melike Kara Frieze New York 2017-05-0505/05/2017–
07/05/2017
New York, USNew York, US
Group ShowDonna Huanca, Blair Thurman, Melike Kara, Brent Wadden, Dan AttoeDonna Huanca, Blair Thurman, Melike Kara, Brent Wadden, Dan Attoe Art Basel Hong Kong 2017-03-2323/03/2017–
25/03/2017
Hong Kong, HKHong Kong, HK
Melike KaraMelike Kara Independent New York 2017-03-0202/03/2017–
05/03/2017
New York, USNew York, US
Melike KaraMelike Kara Art Basel Miami Beach 2016-12-0101/12/2016–
04/12/2016
Miami Beach, USMiami Beach, US
Group ShowBlair Thurman, Mark Flood, Donna Huanca, Melike Kara, Dan AttoeBlair Thurman, Mark Flood, Donna Huanca, Melike Kara, Dan Attoe Fiac 2016-10-2020/10/2016–
23/10/2016
Paris, FRParis, FR
Melike KaraMelike Kara CODE Art Fair 2016-08-2626/08/2016–
28/08/2016
Copenhagen, DKCopenhagen, DK
Group ShowDan Attoe, Donna Huanca, Dorothy Iannone, Melike Kara, Alex Da Corte, Brian Calvin, Cécile B. Evans, Mark Flood, Dwight Mackintosh, William J. O’Brien, Athena Papadopoulos, Unidentified African ArtistsGroup ShowDan Attoe, Donna Huanca, Dorothy Iannone, Melike Kara, Alex Da Corte, Brian Calvin, Cécile B. Evans, Mark Flood, Dwight Mackintosh, William J. O’Brien, Athena Papadopoulos, Unidentified African Artists Wild Style: Exhibition of Figurative Art 2016-06-1010/06/2016–
05/08/2016
Peres ProjectsPeres Projects
Group ShowMike Bouchet, Melike Kara, Blair Thurman, Donna HuancaMike Bouchet, Melike Kara, Blair Thurman, Donna Huanca Frieze New York 2016 2016-05-0505/05/2016–
08/05/2016
New York, USNew York, US
Melike Kara, Leo GabinMelike Kara, Leo Gabin Independent Brussels 2016-04-2020/04/2016–
23/04/2016
Brussels, BEBrussels, BE
Group ShowMelike Kara, David Ostrowski, Blair Thurman, Mark Flood, Mike Bouchet, Brent WaddenMelike Kara, David Ostrowski, Blair Thurman, Mark Flood, Mike Bouchet, Brent Wadden Art Basel Hong Kong 2016 2016-03-2424/03/2016–
26/03/2016
Hong Kong, HKHong Kong, HK
Melike KaraMelike Kara In Your Presence 2016-02-1313/02/2016–
11/03/2016
Peres ProjectsPeres Projects
Group ShowDan Attoe, Blair Thurman, Brent Wadden, Donna Huanca, Melike Kara, Mike BouchetDan Attoe, Blair Thurman, Brent Wadden, Donna Huanca, Melike Kara, Mike Bouchet Art Genève 2016 2016-01-2828/01/2016–
31/01/2016
Geneva, CHGeneva, CH

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