biography

Lives and works in Istanbul. She started exhibiting since 1980 in solo and group shows and biennials internationally In her paintings, sculptures, video and performances, multimedia works, she delves the women identity, environment, migration and everyday concerns.

Among the awards she received are: 
2005 Mention Arcadia video by London Jewish Museum of Art, U.K;  
2004 International Artist of the Year (sculpture), London Jewish Museum of Art, England;  
2000/1999/1998 Artist of the Year (sculpture) – Ankara Arts Association, Turkey; 
1997 Biennial Award – Sharjah, Arab Emirates; 
1993 Contemporary Artist of the Year – Painting and Sculpture Museum Assoc., Istanbul, Turkey.
Her works are in private collections in Turkey and all over the world as well as at the Izmir Modern Museum of Art, Turkey; Bibliotheca Alexandria, Egypt; Is Bank, Akbank, Emlak Bank, Sabancı University etc. 

Awards

  • 1993 Contemporary Artist of The Year Painting and Sculpture Museum Association, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 1997 Bienal Award Sharjah International Arts Biennal, BAE
  • 1998 - 2000 Artist of The Year (Sculpture) Ankara Arts Council, Ankara, Turkey
  • 2000 International Woman of the Millenium International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England
  • 2004 İnternational Visual Artist of the Year International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England
  • 2004 International Jewish Artist of the Year The London Jewish Museum of Art, Ben Uri Art Gallery, London, England
  • 2005 Achievement Award (Arcadia -video) The London Jewish Museum of Art, Ben Uri Art Gallery, London, England

Solo Exhibitions

  • 1991 Paintings Galleri Baraz, Cemal Reşit Rey Exhibition Hall, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 1994 Angel’s Wings (Performance dia show) A Room of One’s Own (Installation) Kare Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 1997 Sepia Bones (Performance, Video) Inward II (Installation) Sanart, METU, Ankara, Turkey
  • 1997 Inward (Installation, Performance, Video) Milli Reasurans Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 1998 Inward III (Installation, Performance, Video) Karaca Art Galery, Ankara, Turkey
  • 1998 A Celebration (Performance, Video/Photography) Studio, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 1999 Newspapers (Installation) Emlak Bank Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2000 A Celebration (Installation, Performance, Video) Milli Reasurans Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2001 Fragile Images (Installation, Performance, Video/Photography) İş Sanat Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2001 Arcadia (Installation, Performance, Video) Milli Reasurans Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2001 Inax Gallery Tokyo, Japan
  • 2005 Goddesses (Installation) G Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2012 A Wedding/A Funeral European Jewish Culture Day, Neve Shalom Synagogue, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2013 A Leaf in the Wind Gallery Apel, Istanbul, Turkey

Selected Group Exhibitions Abroad

  • 1991 Peters International Art Washington D.C., ABD
  • 1993 Sonbahar Salonu Grand Palais, Paris, Fransa
  • 1994 Montrouge Çağdaş Sanat Sergisi Paris, Fransa
  • 1995 Jeune Peinture Çağdaş Sanat Sergisi Quai Branly, Paris, Fransa
  • 1995 Montrouge Çağdaş Sanat Sergisi Paris, Fransa
  • 1996 4. Uluslararası Heykel Çizim Bienali Budapeşte, Macaristan
  • 1996 Çevre Tasarım Forumu San Francisco Modern Sanat Müzesi, San Francisco, ABD
  • 1997 Şarjah'ın Görünmez Kadınları Şarjah Bienali, Birleşik Arap Emirlikleri
  • 1999 Kleopatranın İğneleri İskenderiye Akdeniz Festivali, Mısır
  • 2000 JCCNV Gallery Washington D.C., ABD
  • 2000 Global Fine Arts Washington D.C., ABD
  • 2000 D.F.I. Gallery Dupont Centre, Washington D.C., ABD
  • 2000 Pilgrim's Gallery Washington D.C., ABD
  • 2001 Documenta Detroit Modern Sanat Müzesi, ABD
  • 2001 Ben Gördüğün Gibi Değilim Berlin Şehir Galerisi, Almanya
  • 2001 Ben Gördüğün Gibi Değilim Frauen Museum, Bon, Almanya
  • 2001 Kırılgan İmgeler (Yerleştirme, Performans) Fujino, Japonya
  • 2002 Tunus Bienali Tunus
  • 2002 Rıhtımlar Arasında Maas Galeri, Roterdam, Hollanda
  • 2002 Kırılgan İmgeler (Video) Nazım Hikmet'i Anma Günü, Nakano, Japonya
  • 2003 Türkiye'den Çağdaş Heykel Sanatı Kyoto Üniversitesi, Japonya
  • 2003 Türkiye'den Çağdaş Heykel Sanatı Tokyo, Japonya
  • 2003 Türkiye'den Günümüz Resim ve Heykel Sanatı AB Binası, Brüksel