Sibel Horada (b.1980, Istanbul) focuses on collective and personal histories with an interest in urban, archaeological and ecological cultures. She investigates memories of erasure with stories that weave together strange, coincidental details. For Horada, memory is not only the act of recollection, but also a process of reproduction and transformation. Using text and forms, she materializes her encounters in poetic sculptures and installations.
After completing her BA in Visual Arts at Brown University, USA in 2003, she pursued her MA in the Faculty of Art and Design at Yıdız Technical University. Her first solo exhibition, “Fire Chronicles” opened in 2012 at Daire Gallery. Her second one “a Fall”, followed the next year at the same gallery. “Zwei Positionen: Sibel Horada und Buket Savcı” opened as two simultaneous solos at Kunstverein Ludwigsburg in 2018. Later that year, “An Internal Garden” took place at Depo, Istanbul. In 2017, “Floating Tactics After a Sunken Island” at Daire Gallery was her first curatorial experience.
Horada’s recent group exhibitions include “Grief and Pleasure” at Odunpazarı Modern Museum (Eskişehir, 2022), “printing futures: art for tomorrow” (Kunsthaus Göttingen, 2022), 5th Mardin Biennial (Mardin, 2022), “Fluid Dynamics” at Versus Art Project (Istanbul, 2021), “Im/Permanent Liberty” at Bilsart (Istanbul, 2021), “Deep Current” at Halki Seminary (Heybeliada, Istanbul 2019), “Anarchitecture” at Ariel Sanat, 2017; “Port Izmir 3 -International Triennial of Contemporary Art”, İzmir, 2014; “Signs Taken in Wonder: Searching for Contemporary Istanbul”, 2013, MAK Museum, Vienna ve Kunstverein Hannover; “HereTogetherNow Public Presentation”, 2013, MataderoMadrid; “An Attempt At Exhausting a Place”, Passover Bakery, 2013, Istanbul.
Horada was an artist in residence at Camargo Foundation (2020) as part of BMCT, SAHA Studio (2019), MataderoMadrid (2013) and AmongOtherThings in Bolu (2010). She was the recipient of HSBC sculpture competition in 2007.
Horada lives and works in Istanbul.