Banu Cennetoglu

Banu Cennetoğlu (b. Ankara, 1970) is a visual artist based in Istanbul. She uses photography, installation, and printed matter to explore the classification, appropriation and distribution of data and knowledge.[1] Her work deals with listings, collections, rearrangements, and archives.[2] Cennetoğlu co-represented Turkey at the 53rd International Venice Biennale with Ahmet Öğüt in 2009.[3] Her work has been shown at numerous international institutions such as Musée cantonal des Beaux-arts, Lausanne[4] (2022); Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna[5] (2020); Ständehaus, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfallen, Düsseldorf[6] (2019); SculptureCenter, New York[7] (2019); Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool (2018), Chisenhale Gallery, London (2018); documenta14, Athens and Kassel (2017);[8] Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn (2015); Kunsthalle Basel, Basel (2011); Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju (2014), Manifesta 8, Murcia (2010); Walker Art Center (2007); Istanbul Biennial (2007); and Berlin Biennial (2003). She is the founding director of BAS (2006–ongoing), an Istanbul-based artist-run initiative that collects and displays artists’ books and printed material as artwork. In Turkey, she is “best known as an apostle of the artist’s book.”[9]