Based in Istanbul, Hale Tenger has exhibited extensively around the world since the early 1990s. Besides her large-scale installations and single or multi-channel video works, photographic prints and sculptures are also part of her practice. Selected solo exhibitions include: We didn’t go outside; we were always on the outside/ We didn’t go inside; we were always on the inside, Protocinema, NY (2015); Swinging on the Stars, Galeri Nev, Istanbul (2013); Perspectives: Beirut, Smithsonian Institute, Washington (2011); Balloons on the Sea, Green Art Gallery, Dubai (2011); Never Never Land, Mannheimer Kuntsverein, Mannheim (2001); and The Closet, ArtPace, San Antonio, Texas (1997). She has participated in numerous biennials including: Viva Arte Viva, 57th Venice Biennale (2017), Haifa Mediterranean (2010), Havana (2003), Kwangju (2000), Johannesburg (1998), Manifesta (1996), São Paulo (1994), Istanbul (1992 and 1995). Her work has been featured in institutions including: Centre Pompidou, Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris; Istanbul Modern, ARTER, SALT, Istanbul; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Neuer Berliner Kunsverein, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin; Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna; Palais des Beaux Arts de Lille; Carré d’Art Museum, Nimes; Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Art Gallery of Western Australia; The New Museum, New York.

Hale Tenger
Izmir, 1960

Past Exhibitions

Hale Tenger: Beirut

Rizzuto Gallery
14/06/2018 — 01/09/2018

Hale Tenger: Under, 18

The Yard, Alserkal Avenue 19/03/2018 — 01/05/2018

Artists in Their Time

Istanbul Museum
27/07/2015 — 04/01/2016

How did we get here

SALT Galata
SALT Beyoğlu
03/09/2015 — 29/11/2015

Solo Shows

We didn’t go outside; we were always on the outside/ We didn’t go inside; we were always on the inside, Protocinema, New York, NY

Swinging on the Stars, Galeri Nev, Istanbul, Turkey

Perspectives: Beirut, Sackler Pavilion, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC

Group Shows


Plurivocality at Istanbul Modern

Impact at the Art Gallery of Western Australia in Perth


Iskele 2: The Unanswered Question at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein in Berlin

Envy, Enmity, Embarrassment at Arter in Istanbul


Journeys: Wanderings in contemporary Turkey at Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton in Paris

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Izmir Country of birth: Turkey Date of birth: 1960 Lives in: Istanbul, Turkey