Saturday, December 7, 2019


(site-specific video installation)
by Özlem Sarıyıldız and Bora Yediel

launches @Villa Heike

as part of Unter Palmen ein U-Boot

together with the works of the amazing artists of 

Join us for a drink!

Details here and here

Saturday, November 30, 2019

'The Earth Does Not Forget' in Berlin

THE EARTH DOES NOT FORGET is a multi-media installation and performance where the sounds of the revolts across the world echo in each other, where our words are engraved on earth to remember the images of our struggles for justice. It starts with Gezi and spreads along with times and geographies. It tells both a personal story and a collection of personal stories. It desires to speak every language, and speak through each of them. And I have to say, it is naive, yet persistent. 

THE EARTH DOES NOT FORGET is a section of ongoing artistic research that continuously seeks collaboration. 

I asked my friends from 20 countries, the ones I could reach, to send me the slogans they chant(ed). They sent them to me along with their stories. Then, I engraved the words they claimed on earth. Now, I would like to present these tiles to you. Come! Join us and take them home with you. Bring your words to the table and let's toast them.


DIE ERDE VERGISST NICHT ist eine Multimediale Installation und performance, in der die weltweiten Sounds der Aufstände und Rebellionen nachhallen; in der unsere Wörter in die Erde graviert sind und an die Bilder von unseren Kämpfen für Gerechtigkeit zu erinnern. Es beginnt mit Gezi und breitet sich dann zeitlich und geografisch aus. Die Installation erzählt eine persönliche Geschichte, ist aber auch die Sammlung von vielen Geschichten. Sie will jede Sprache sprechen und durch jede Sprache zu sprechen. Ich muss zugeben: Es ist naiv und dennoch hartnäckig.

DIE ERDE VERGISST NICHT ist eine andauernde künstlerische Suche, die kontinuierlich auf der Suche nach Kooperationen ist.  

In 20 Ländern habe alle meine Freund*innen, die ich erreichen konnte, gebeten, mir die Slogans und Sprüche zu schicken, die sie singen und sangen. Sie haben sie zusammen mit ihren Geschichten geschickt und ich habe ihre Wörter auf Erde geschrieben. Diese Keramikkacheln möchte ich euch nun präsentieren. Kommt! Schließt euch an und nehmt sie mit nach Hause. Bringt eure Slogans an den Tisch und stoßt auf sie an. 

“The Earth Does Not Forget” 
is supported by
Bezirksamt Neukölln von Berlin
Abteilung Bildung, Schule, Kultur
und Sport Fachbereich Kultur.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Recent films in Berlin

"Your Body Must Be Heard" and 
"Welcomed to Germany?" and 
"Intersectionality or Velhasılıkelam" 
by Özlem Sarıyıldız 
will be taking patriarchy apArt

this Thursday.
@Projektraum "art.endart" 

Please join us!
details are here.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

'Your Body Must Be Heard' in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

'Your Body Must Be Heard' 

is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
as part of 
12G ContemporaryVideo Art Festival

Details here and here.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

'Inside Eric Massholder' in Berlin

Happy to be part of this great show
on the 5th anniversary of Galerie Z22
and relate to the fantastic works of
Eric Massholder
with my film 'Inside Eric Massholder'.

details here.

Friday, November 8, 2019

'Your Body Must Be Heard' in Milan

will be in Milan
at [.BOX] Videoart project space
btw November, 8 to 28
as part of the 32nd Festival Les Instants Vidéo.

details here
and FB event here

Thursday, October 31, 2019

"Welcomed to Germany?" in Thessaloniki

"Welcomed to Germany?" 
in Thessaloniki 
as part of
Films from the South.
@ ΦΙΞ in art

details here.

The selected films present alternatives narratives outside the dominant ones, breaking the binary structures to intersectional understandings between class, race, gender and religion. 

The third cinemas brings decolonized transformative perspectives. Using the immediate, sometimes precarious, technology to bring voice to those who can’t express their own vision, questioning the visual regime from the west. 

Understanding south as a counterpoint to neocolonialism, neofascism, social exclusion and marginalization. 

Saturday, October 19, 2019

'To Correct The World' in Antep

'To Correct The World'
is in Antep 
as part of 
Mutfak||Matbakh Women Workshop’s
third gathering with the theme of
“Migration, Art, Gender”

details here.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Panel Discussion, Berlin

panel discussion as part of
"condition room" exhibition:
“persistency through impermanence: re-location and transformation in the artistic practices...

After the panel-discussion, the artists will talk about their works and the exhibition process. 

Moderator: Adnan Yildiz
Selda Asal, Özlem Sarıyıldız, Sümer Sayın

Date: 15 October 2019, 18:00

The exhibition ‘Condition Room’ traces the ways in which artists reflect on their ongoing and compelling shift from being a newcomer to becoming gradually a Berliner. The participants of the first panel (also contributors to the exhibition) will discuss the concrete impacts of their lives in the city of Berlin on their art production and hint at the possible trajectories their practices might take in the coming years. 
The second panel will be focusing on the making of the exhibition. The exhibition crew will altogether assess the experience of the ‘Condition Room’, the conception of its thematic framework, the preparation of the architectural setting responding to this framework, the accumulated knowhow of working collectively, the inspirations of the project and meditate about what the next step would/should be.

1st Panel:
Moderator: Adnan Yildiz
Participants: Selda Asal, Özlem Sarıyıldız, Sümer Sayın 
2nd Panel:
Berk Asal, Onur Ceritoğlu, Ece Gökalp, Melih Sarıgöl, Özlem Sarıyıldız, Sümer Sayın, His TV- Emre Birişmen, Selda Asal, Devrim CK, Gözde Güngör, Seçil Yersel, Kanal82

Saturday, September 21, 2019

"Your Body Must Be Heard" in Crema, Italy

by Özlem Sarıyıldız
is in Crema, Italy
as part of Invideo2019.

21st September, 2019
@Centro Culturale Sant’Agostino

details  here

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

"intersectionality or velkasılıkelam" in Berlin

"intersectionality or velkasılıkelam",
by Özlem Sarıyıldız 
will be launched today
as part ot
"Condition Room" group Exhibition
@Apartment Project, Berlin.

Please join us! 

Details here. 

Friday, September 6, 2019

"Zahir" in Berlin

will be at BLO Ateliers today
as part of
Lange NAcht Der Bilder. 

details here.

Friday, August 30, 2019

"Your Body Must Be Heard" in Palermo, Italy

in Palermo
as part of
Transfeminism: Art, Identity, Movement Exhibition
between 30.08/01.09.2019

Details here.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Monday, May 27, 2019

"welcomed to germany?" in ankara

"Welcomed to Germany?"
by Özlem Sarıyıldız
is in Ankara 
as part of
Flying Broom International Women's Film Festival.

May 27th, Monday; 17:45

Friday, May 24, 2019

"Welcomed to Germany?" at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

"Welcomed to Germany?"
will be at Humboldt University
as part of
We, The City Conference in Berlin.
we will have a panel discussion
Özlem Savaş, Özgür Çiçek & Özlem Sarıyıldız
following the film screening.

Details of the program here. 

Friday, April 26, 2019

Exhibition opening: "In the Blink of A Bird", nGbK, Berlin


opening at nGbK on April 26th.
the exhibition continues with a variety of events until June 2nd.. 
Join us at some point!

details of the program here. 

details of the opening here.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

"Welcomed to Germany?" and "Zahir" at RadialSystem

"Welcomed to Germany?" and "Zahir"
will be in RadialSystem
as part of DisPlaced - rePlaced 2

17.00 - 18.30 | Festivalkino, curated by Selda Asal / Apartman Projesi Brln
VIDEO I – "Welcomed to Germany?" by Özlem Sarıyıldız
VIDEO II – “Zahir” by Özlem Sarıyıldız
VIDEO III - “the State we are in / the State” by Savaş Boyraz

more here.

Friday, April 12, 2019

"Welcomed to Germany?" in Caserta, Italy

"Welcomed to Germany?" 
will be in
Caserta, Italy
in April 
as part of  
Ethnographic Film Festival - edition 8
details here.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

'To Correct the World' interview with Özlem Sarıyıldız at Bianet

DÜNYAYI DOĞRULTAN KADINLAR-1Yaşamı Sanatla İnşa Eden Suriyeli Kadınların HikâyesiÖzlem Sarıyıldız “Gözlerini kapattıklarında hatırladıkları Suriye'yi betimlediklerinde, hafızanın yıkıma direnişinin kudretini, savaşın neyi çalamayacağını fark etmemi sağladılar” diyor.

rest is here

Friday, March 1, 2019

Welcomed To Germany? in Lichtenberg

by Özlem Sarıyıldız
will be screened in Lichtenberg,
this Friday 
as part of 
Lange Nacht der Politics.

Come and Join Us!

Saturday, January 26, 2019

NomadicArt Ceramics WS Exhibition

The Earth Does not Forget - 
a work in progress by Özlem Sarıyıldız

through Ceramics workshop by NomadicArt

Workshop Exhibition:
Jan 26, 2019, 4pm,
LadenGalerie Sphynx,
Hagelbergerstrasse 51, Berlın