First Comprehensive Solo Exhibition in Switzerland of Works by Turkish Artist Banu Cennetoglu


BASEL.- The Kunsthalle Basel presents “Guilty feet have got no rhythm.”, the first comprehensive solo exhibition in Switzerland of works by Turkish artist Banu Cennetoğlu. Banu Cennetoğlu was born in Ankara, Turkey, in 1970. After studying psychology in Istanbul, she moved to Paris to study photography. In 1996, she moved to New York, where she was increasingly engaged with artists’ books and the photographic medium. In 2002, Cennetoğlu was awarded a studio scholarship to the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. She now lives and works in Istanbul, where, in addition to her artistic work, she runs the art space BAS, a collection and distribution centre for artists’ publications and a venue for lectures and discussions. Together with the Dutch artist Philippine Hoegen, Cennetoğlu also founded the publishing project Bent, in 2006, which focuses on artists’ books from Turkey. Many of Cen