Bedia Ekiz

Bedia Ekiz was born in 1987 in Osmaniye, Turkey. She graduated from Art Teaching at the Faculty of Education, Marmara University, and completed her master’s degree in Plastic Arts at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Yeditepe University. She attended the European Exchange Academy Artist Residency and various workshops held in England in 2016. Ekiz who recently participated in the group exhibition “Never Look Away” in Karşı Sanat in 2020, exhibited her works in various group exhibitions such as Akbank Contemporary Artists 2017, Contemporary Istanbul and Mamut Art Project 2014. Employing an interdisciplinary approach, Bedia Ekiz lives and works in Kadıköy, Istanbul.

Nature writes a whole new story under the influence of humans. Whether this story will have a good or a bad ending is not the issue, what matters is the time we spend on the way there. The more life moves away from nature, the earth re-forms itself anew and from below. In my artistic practice, I am striving to write a self-reflective story that is influenced by these new forms. My greatest inspiration is to imagine the bits and pieces of my long and short-term memory within the present moment and to give them form. Departing from my personal reality, my artistic practice conveys an inquisitive process. Each novelty or progress brings about a new erosion. As I question the world and mankind, I am also trying to find myself. Appropriating terms such as “Time”, “Roof”, “Human”, “Animal”, “City and Land” in my works, I analyze the most substantial matter to me – the earth, and the ways in which my species – humans – perceive it.”

Exhibitions:

2020 – “Never Look Away”, Karşı Sanat (Istanbul)
2019 – “God’s Guest” Artfactory (Istanbul)
2019 – Contemporary Istanbul, Artfactory (Istanbul);
2019 – Art Market II, Anna Laudel (Istanbul)
2019 – 11. International 360 Degrees of Love Festival, “You are the Hero” (Istanbul)
2016 – Nonlinear Future, Mixer (Istanbul)
2015 – Contemporary Istanbul, Mixer (Istanbul)
2015 – “Last Exit”, Mixer, (Istanbul)
2015 – “Open Gallery”, Mixer (Istanbul)
2014 – “Time at Yeditepe IV, Multiple Approaches”, Ekavart Gallery (Istanbul)
2012 – “Devrim Erbil and His Young Friends”, Tüze Art House (Istanbul)

Workshops and Awards:

2017 – Akbank Contemporary Artists, Akbank Sanat (Istanbul, Turkey)
2016 – European Exchange Academy, (Dartmoor, UK)
2016 – Mamut Art Project, Workshop “About Identity” by Katja Noppes (Istanbul, Turkey)
2015 – Peker Art Awards II, Peker Sanat (Ankara, Turkey)
2014 – Mamut Art Project , KüçükÇiftlik Park (Istanbul, Turkey)

Canvas

Roof

14.000  + KDV Artist: Bedia Ekiz

oil on canvas

60 x 60 cm

2015

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20.000  + KDV Artist: Bedia Ekiz

oil on canvas

100 x 85 cm

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7.000  + KDV Artist: Bedia Ekiz

paper on ink

24 x 24 cm

2018

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Paper

Mark

7.000  + KDV Artist: Bedia Ekiz

paper on ink

24 x 24 cm

2018

This work includes a certificate of authenticity.

7.000  + KDV Artist: Bedia Ekiz

paper on ink

24 x 24 cm

2018

This work includes a certificate of authenticity.

7.000  + KDV Artist: Bedia Ekiz

paper on ink

24 x 24 cm

2018

This work includes a certificate of authenticity.