Extrastruggle is an enormous project which began in 1997. It works on imaginary demands from imaginary customers. Just like a graphic designer designing a logo for a client, it designs logos for all communities under social pressure. Makes pictures suitable for their imaginary wishes. Recent group exhibitions include Black and White, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw,2011; 1st Istanbul Summer Exhibition, Antrepo 5, Istanbul, 2011; Savunma Sanatı, Galeri Nev, Ankara, 2011; Estambul La Barcelona Mano Isquierda De Cervantes, Espacio E.T, Barcelona, 2010; Second Exhibition, ARTER, Istanbul, 2010; White Out, Kunsthaus Erfurt, Erfurt, Germany, 2010; Istanbul Cool!, LTHM Gallery, New York, 2010; états d’âmes, ENSBA, Paris, 2010; Extrastruggle vs Tanja Nellemann Poulsen, Danske, Copenhagen, 2010; 10 years of Rotor, Graz, 2009; The 13th Biennial of Art “Pure Expression”, Pancevo, 2009; E-flux video rental, Gulbenkian, Lisbon, 2008; 10th International Istanbul Biennial, 2007; E-flux Video Rental – Centre culturel Suisse, Paris, 2007; e-flux video rental – Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Cambridge, 2007; The Free Will, bunkers of Treptow/Arena, Berlin, 2005; False World, Rathausgalerie, Munich, 2004; “Notes From Quarantine”, ZKM | Karlsruhe “Call Me Istanbul“ exhibition, Karlsruhe, 2004; “Walking Istanbul, Notes from the Quarantine” The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon, 2004; “Istanbul, Daydreaming in Quarantine”, Balkan Konsulat, Contemporary art from South-Eastern Europe – Belgrad, Prag, Budapest, Sarajevo, and St. Petersburg <rotor> Gallery, Graz, 2003; “Istanbul” film programme, Balkan Konsulat, Mediathek der Stadt Graz, Graz, 2003. Extrastruggle’s first solo exhibition “I didn’t do this, you did.” is hosting by NON between September 21 – November 13, 2010. Extrastruggle’s works were included in the book Vitamin D/New Perspectives In Drawing (2005) by Phaidon.
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