Umut Yasat

© Courtesy of Umut Yasat and cadet capela
Selected media
Interview of Umut Yasat for the exhibition 31/5 at cadet capela (formerly Galerie Julien Cadet) in 2021

Born in 1988
Lives and works in Karlsruhe, Germany

Between 2009 and 2014, Umut Yasat studied at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Karlsruhe with Gustav Kluge, Jonas Burgert and Marcel van Eeden.
Yasat began work on “Der Stapel” (The Stack) in 2014. Initially, this process involved collecting all the artist’s previous works, but it then evolved into an agglomeration not only of artworks, but also of several of the artist’s everyday objects, both meaningful and trivial. As “Der Stapel” evolved, the artist became more radical, his latest works literally discarding all his possessions such as his washing machine, his bed and the only remaining memento of his grandfather. Yasat works on these sculptures until they reach his own size. It’s a self-imposed limit to a never-ending process, because if it were possible, there would only be one incredibly tall “Stapel”.

As a vertical chronological line, “Der Stapel” is a materialization and a way of visualizing time. The project could also be likened to a series of self-portraits of the artist through time, the objects that make up the work intrinsically evoking the different eras of a life.

Curriculum vitae

Solo and two-person exhibitions
  • 2023
    39/8, Kunstverein Trier Junge Kunst, Trier, DE
  • The Path of Least Resistance, with Richie Culver, GNYP Gallery, Berlin, DE
  • 2022
    35, Windhager von Kaenel, Zurich, CH
  • Museum der Bildenden Künste, Leipzig, DE
  • 2021
    32/7+, GNYP Gallery, Berlin, DE
  • 31/5, cadet capela, Paris, FR
  • 2020
    5/1, Windhager von Kaenel, Zurich, CH
  • 24/11, GNYP Gallery, Berlin, DE
  • 2019
    23/5, Pilevneli Project, Istanbul, TR
  • 2018
    Go Go, 25m2 Gallery & Project Space, Den Bosch, NL
Group exhibitions
  • 2023
    Tussen Grenzen - Between Borders, curated by Manon Braat, Museum Arnhem, Arnhemn, NL
  • Time Is: Love, Ortaköy Kethüda Hamamı, Istanbul, TR
  • 2022
    Position 05: Stapeln, FKA SIX, Berlin, DE
  • The Ties That Bind, GNYP Gallery, Berlin, DE
  • 2020
    City Life - Mensen & de urbane realiteit, Museum Arnhem, Arnhem, NL
  • 2019
    Dämonkratie, A.K.T., Pforzheim, DE
  • 2018
    3X Sculpture, GNYP Gallery, Berlin, DE
  • Abstraction & Architecture, Abstract Room, Strasbourg, FR
  • 2017
    Offene, PrimaKunst, Kiel, DE
  • 2016
    Vom Tragen und Stützen, M54, Basel, CH
  • Was tun mit der Zeit, Kunstverein, Freiburg, DE
  • Hängung #3, Gerson Hoeger Galerie, Hamburg, DE
  • Überaus Durchschnittlich, Klunkerkranich, Berlin, DE
  • 2015
    Kunstpreis »junger westen« 2015, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Recklinghausen, DE
  • TOP15 Meisterschüler, Kunstverein, Reutlingen, DE
  • 2023
    Asia NOW 2023, Monnaie de Paris, cadet capela, Paris, FR
  • 2021
    Enter Art Fair, GNYP Gallery, Nordhavn, DK
  • Majhi International Art Residency Program - 2nd edition, Der Bogen, Berlin, DE
  • Majhi International Art Residency Program - 1st edition, Combo, Venice, IT
  • Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Karlsruhe, DE