Erdem Taşdelen

Sessional Lecturer

Erdem Taşdelen is a visual artist based in Toronto. His practice is rooted in conceptualism and involves a range of media, including installation, video, sound, and artist books. His diverse projects bring structures of power into question within the context of culturally learned behaviours. He often draws from unique historical narratives to address the complexities of current socio-political issues. His work has been shown in numerous exhibitions internationally, at venues including Mercer Union, Toronto; Blackwood Gallery, Mississauga (2020); Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen (2019); VOX Centre de l’image contemporaine, Montreal (2018); Pera Museum, Istanbul; Museum für Neue Kunst, Freiburg (2016); Stacion CCA, Kosovo (2015); Kunstverein Hannover; ARTER, Istanbul; Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich; and MAK, Vienna (2013). He has been awarded the Joseph S. Stauffer Prize in Visual Arts by the Canada Council for the Arts (2016), the Charles Pachter Prize for Emerging Artists by the Hnatyshyn Foundation (2014), and was long-listed for the Sobey Art Award in 2019.