Sükran Moral 
My Pain My Rebellion

KODE Bergen Art Museum, Bergen / Norway

June 11, 2015

Sükran Moral 
My Pain My Rebellion

30 October 2015–28 March 2016

KODE Art Museums of Bergen
Rasmus Meyers allé 9


Child brides, violence against women, female genital mutilation, homophobia and polygamy. These are only a few of the themes the Turkish artist Sükran Moral treats in her controversial oeuvre. This autumn she will open the largest solo exhibition of her career so far—at KODE Art Museums of Bergen.

Sükran Moral (b. 1962) is one of the most disputed and prominent figures on the European art scene. Since the beginning of the 1990s she has made a name for herself through her uncompromising performances and powerful installations, which among other things has led to death threats against her in Turkey. 
A major part of Moral’s art deals with enforced confinement. How weak individuals in a society are discriminated against and abused by others. Violence against women in particular is a repeated theme in Moral’s art, but she also works with other marginalised groups who live on the edge of society, such as the mentally ill, prostitutes, transsexuals and refugees. 

With her direct and provoking performances Moral breaks with the customs and taboos that dictate how and where a woman can act, which is what makes her performances so intense and original. Sükran Moral is one of contemporary art’s most powerful and political voices right now. My Pain My Rebellion presents Moral’s works from the last 25 years, but will also include some new works.

Previous exhibitions:
Sükran Moral’s works have been displayed in several international exhibitions, latest in her solo exhibition B(r)yzanz at Edith Russ Haus in Oldenburg in 2014, and as a part of the group exhibition Light From The Middle East at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London in 2013.

Other exhibitions: Rittrato di una Città, MACRO, Rome (2013); Bodies of Silence, Royal College of Arts, London (2012); In Which Language Shall I Tell My Story…, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2012); AMEMUS, Galeri Zilberman, Istanbul (2010); New Acquisitions and Highlights, 21C Museum, Louisville, Kentucky (2009); Love and Violence, Yapı Kredi Kazım Taşkent Art Gallery, Istanbul (2009); Modern and Beyond, Santral Istanbul Museum (2007); Peace… Fucking Fairy Tale, Galleria BND, Milan (2007); Zina – The Adulteress, 51st Venice Biennale (2007); 5th International Istanbul Biennial (1997).

KODE Art Museums of Bergen is one of the largest art museums in Scandinavia. Our visitors can explore art ranging from the Renaissance era to contemporary art. Our collection holds more than 43,000 works, including one of the most important Edvard Munch collections worldwide.