*practical po-et


Zeynep Yılmaz is a writer working primarily with long and short form poetry woven in the audible, spatial and organizational conditions of language; writing auto-fiction, spoken-word performance, and exhibition texts.  









Education


2019-2021 Leiden University BA Arts, Media and Society

2020-2021 Leiden University Minor in Gender & Sexuality Studies

2013-2018 Lycée Saint-Joseph d’Istanbul


2016 Boston University, Creative Writing




Publications


2022 Decent writers don’t feed the narrative, 15 editions, self published, NL

2022 Politiks Kills Poetry, with Babi Badalov (AZR), Tariq Heijboer (NL), and Les Conseils Superflus, NL 




Performances

2021 Rehersal, BA Fine Arts Graduation Show, Royal Academy of Art The Hague, NL


2022 Devir-Teslim, De Perzen carpet store The Hague, NL

2022 Untitled: Threading Months, with Bassel Halabi, Royal Academy of Art The Hague, Students for Palestine, NL

2022 Posting poetry doesn’t make a poet, “Filling the Void”, The Grey Space in the Middle, NL

2022 Tears are the lubricant of life, MA Artistic Research Graduation Show, Royal Academy of Art The Hague


2022 I used to be a mountain, with Aleksandra Komsta (PL), Instrument Inventors (iii) The Hague, NL




Exhibitions, Installations and Texts

2021 Tongue Scraping Journal,  with Michaela Caganova (SK), “All Cockroaches are Beautiful”,  The Spectrum Space, The Hague, NL

2021 UA006050455LV_ , with Ferdinand Waas (DE) and Tim Rosenbaum (DE), Oslo, NO


2021 Relational Terms, The Spectrum Space, The Hague, NL


2022 Gapfilling (as Practice), “Relational Terms”, The Spectrum Space, The Hague, NL


2022 Devir-Teslim, De Perzen carpet store, The Hague, NL


2022 Decent writers don’t feed the narrative, Snacks Amsterdam, NL

2022 A-B-C-aptured for Ester Gašparova (SK) “Metallic Taste of Patience”, BA Fine Arts, Royal Academy of Art The Hague, NL




Selected Works 


2021 “by now I know” longlisted LS Poetry Contest, NL

2022 Three poems for Sunday Mornings at the River Summer Anthology, amazon.com

2022 “I found a chaos trying to put something else in order”, Mosquito Newspaper, NL

2022 “Gut Seaming or Gut Semen”, Mosquito Newspaper, NL

2022 “01 10”, 2X2 periodical, US

2022 “Absolute Clarirty”, 2X2 periodical, US 


2022 “Assortment II”, 2512 periodical, NL




Translations


2021 My Turkey My Turkey My Heaven, video installation, Batuhan Keskiner (TR), MA Photography and Society, Royal Academy of Art The Hague, NL

2022 Counter-Surveillance: H2 by Artists+Allies x Hebron (AHH), project text 




Copywriting & Creative


2022-present / BetterThings Studio, Istanbul, TR

2021-2022 / Second Best Selected Treasures, Den Haag, NL

2022 / Handmade visual identity for Janus Media podcasts: Yuvarlak Masa, Vitriol, 0 Beklenti, Meditatio

2019-2022 / Flama Design House, Istanbul, TR

2019 / Istanbul Jazz Festival, TR

2017 / 15th Istanbul Biennial “a good neighbour”, TR