MERVE TURAN

“Dönme Dolap” Art Exhibition, 01~27 Şubat 2016

“Ferris Wheel”

Are we born in a world?
Our story is not different
All humanity has forgotten this
You played and you sang
It continued to turn!

Merve Turan
Duality is explicit. Duality is like a heart being torn. And painting appearing more colorful underneath light, under the sun, does not change the reality of the painting.

Merve Turan, reveals the child out of sight within the urban culture defined by narrow streets. However, that child still wonders there. Fumbling around. With his pencil, paint…
Nonetheless, if we were to look at the painting closely, the adult world is drawn larger, adopted a mission, became the one that both played and sang. Our childhood on the other hand, is quiet and productive. Because Earth can be depicted not only with deficiencies but with existences also.

Özlem Ekin Teker
Merve Turan, one of young representatives of contemporary art, was born in İstanbul in 1987. Artist, who graduated from Marmara University in 2010, participated in many group exhibitions both local and international. Same year, began her graduate education in Art Theory and Criticism Program in Işık University. She opened her first solo exhibition in 2013. Turan worked as the coordinator of IMOGA İstanbul Graphic Arts Museum and assistant of Prof. Süleyman Saim Tekcan. She continues to create her prints in IMOGA.

Solo Exhibitions
2013 Renart Gallery, İstanbul
2015 Kedi Kültür Sanat Merkezi, İzmir

Group Exhibitions / Project – Applications
2008 Marmara University Atatürk Eğitim Fakültesi, 11. Belgelik Exhibition, İstanbul
2009 Marmara University Atatürk Eğitim Fakültesi, 12. Belgelik Exhibition, İstanbul
2008 Marmara University Atatürk Eğitim Fakültesi, Unique Print Exhibition, İstanbul
2008-2009 KargaArt, (Etki-Tepki) Group Painting Exhibition, İstanbul
2010 Bindallı Sanat Evi, Painting and Unique Print Exhibition, İstanbul
2011 Bindallı Sanat Evi, Group Lithography Exhibition, İstanbul
2012 Karga Art Kargaşa12 ’Sanatçının Kendi Dilini İnşası‘ (Dilemma) Exhibition, İstanbul
2012 Arete Sanat ’Baskı Resminin Ustaları’ Exhibition, Ankara
2012 İnsanbul Sanatevi Group Painting Exhibition, İstanbul
2012 Baskıhane Atölyesi Lithography Exhibition, İstanbul
2012 RH art gallery’Brand It’ Exhibition, İstanbul
2012 Marmaris Turunç Municipality Painting, Authentic print Workshop, Muğla
2013 Galeri Fe ‘Bahara Merhaba’ Bakır Painting Exhibition, İstanbul
2013 Steyoyoke Label night and Azuldecobalt Exhibition, Berlin / Germany
2014 ‘ Yanındayım’ Exhibition, İstanbul
2014 ‘ Buradayız’ Painting Exhibition, E-Lab Teşvikiye, İstanbul
2014 ‘Galeri Eksen ‘ Group Painting Exhibition , İstanbul
2014 ‘I. Young Artists Gathering’ Kedi Kültür Sanat Merkezi, İzmir
2014 ‘Galerim Sanat Galerisi’ IMOGA Collection Exhibition, İstanbul
2014 ‘DEÜ Fine Arts Faculty, International Arts and Design Congress,İzmir
2014 ‘Galerim Sanat Galerisi’ IMOGA Collection Exhibition, Ankara
2014 ‘Paper Project’ Exhibition, Bookserf, İstanbul
2014 ‘Paper Project’ Exhibition, Bookserf, Aviatrix Atelier, Berlin/Almanya
2014 ‘Paper Project’ Sergisi, Bookserf, İzmir
2014 ‘Esedition’ Introduction and Opening Exhibition, İstanbul
2014 ‘Youth Peace Theatre’ Project, Caucasian İnstitue, Gyumri, Armenia
2014′ Küçük İşler’ Exhibition, Kav Sanat Galerisi, Ankara
2014 KNİDOS Uluslararası Kültür Sanat Akademisi, Datça / Muğla
2015 ‘Tabu Sergisi’, İzmir İş Sanat Galerisi, İzmir
2015 Galeri FE , ‘Bahar Karması’ , İstanbul
2015 Dinamo II Young Artists Exhibition, Swissotel / Büyük Efes Sanat, İzmir
2015 VII.Portakal Çiçeği International Plastic Arts Colony, Sapanca / Sakarya
2015 Kedi Kültür Sanat Merkezi, II. International Visual Arts Gathering, İzmir
2015 İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Çetin Emeç Sanat Galerisi, II. International Visual Arts Gathering, İzmir
2015 10.Yeşil Yayla Kültür Sanat Çevre Festival, Land Art Project, Artvin
2015 İdil Sanat Galerisi, ‘İmoga Koleksiyonundan Bir Seçki’, Unique Print Exhibition,İstanbul

Workshop
2012 Marmaris Turunç Municipality Painting, Unique Print Workshop, Marmaris
2013 Ostraka International Festival, Turk – Arab Arts Semposium, Sharm el Sheikh / Egypt
2014 KNİDOS International Culture Art Academy, Datça / Muğla
2015 VII. Portakal Çiçeği International Plastic Arts Colony, Sapanca / Sakarya

Seminars
Lukas “Resimde Kalıcılık ve Restorasyon” Tanıtım Semineri (Durability and Restoration in Painting Introduction Seminar), İstanbul
Hahnemühle Türkiye DFA Seminar Certified Studio Program, İstanbul

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