Kemal Önsoy was born in Egirdir, Turkey in 1954. His work has been featured in international exhibitions including the 25th Sao Paulo Biennale, the 44th Venice Biennale, the 4th and 7th Istanbul Biennales and in the permanent collection of the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art. 

Kemal received his degree from the Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts in Istanbul in 1980. He moved his studio to New York from 1989 to 1991 and currently resides and works in Turkey.

International Exhibitions

  • 1990, 44th Venice Biennale / Turkish Pavillion Curator: Beral Madra

  • 1995, 4th Istanbul Biennale / Curator: René Block

  • 2001, 7th Istanbul Biennale / Curator: Yuko Hasegawa

  • 2002, 25th São Paulo Biennale / Curator: Alfons Hug

  • 2005, Istanbul Modern, “Center of Gravity” / Curator: Rosa Martinez

  • 2005, "Pedestrian Exhibitions", Istanbul / Curators: Fulya Erdemci, Emre Baykal

  • 2020, Drawings 

  • 2021, Into The Unnavigated 

  • 2022, What Was It That The Leaf Wanted

 

Local Exhibitions

  • 1980, Hobi Sanat Galerisi, Istanbul

  • 1982, Leonardo Sanat Galerisi, Izmir

  • 1985, Urart Sanat Galerisi, Ankara

  • 1986, Urart Sanat Galerisi, Istanbul

  • 1989, Galeri Nev, Istanbul

  • 1990, Galeri Nev, Ankara

  • 1991, Galeri Nev, Istanbul

  • 1994, Galeri Nev, Ankara

  • 1997, Galeri Nev, Istanbul / Ankara

  • 2002, Galeri Nev, Ankara

  • 2004, Galeri Nev, Istanbul / Ankara

  • 2013, Antrepo, Istanbul 

Digital Catalogues

Antrepo Exhibition, Istanbul-Turkey, 2013

Into The Unnavigated, 2018