Esra Ersen, lives and works in Berlin. Her works has been widely shown internationally, in various solo and group exhibitions at institutions including Salt Ulus, Ankara; Salt Beyoglu, Istanbul; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt; Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel; OK Center for Contemporary Art, Linz; Richmond Art Gallery, Vancouver; Tanas, Berlin; The MARCO Foundation, Spain; Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel; TBA 21 Thyssen Bornemisza Contemporary, Vienna; Augarten Contemporary, Vienna; Queens Museum of Art, New York; P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York; CCS Galleries, Bard College, New York; Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; Bregenzer Kunstverein, Bregenz; Bildmuseet, Umea; Arter - Space for Art, Istanbul; Casino Luxembourg, Luxemburg; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Soldo Mitxelena Kulturunea, San Sebastián; Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Sala Rekalde, Bilbao; Kunstverein München, Munich; Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, among others.
Esra Ersen has participated in; 14th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul (2015); 27th São Paulo Biennial (2006); the 4th Liverpool Biennial (2006); 8th Istanbul Biennial (2003); The 4th Kwangju Biennial (2002); Manifesta 4, The Europan Biennial of Contemporary Art, Frankfurt (2002); 4th Istanbul Biennial (1995). Most recently she has been awarded a fellowship at the German Academy Rome Villa Massimo for 2019. The fellowship at is one of the most important awards offered to extraordinary artists for study abroad.