Didem Ünlü

Didem Ünlü was born in lstanbul and studied painting at Marmara University. She lived in London between 1993 and 2009 and is currently living and working in Istanbul. The artist has taken part in many group exhibitions and had solo exhibitions in England, Germany, Istanbul and Greece. ÜNLÜ’s works, which come to the forefront with their unique productions created with materials such as newspapers, invoices and patterns, deal with personal and social memory. Through her works, she creates an interpretation of history and the visual presentation of history.

The photos serve as a starting point in the process of painting. Her paintings, inspired by her private history, form a bridge between London and Istanbul, as well as between the ‘Now and Then’. She revises her personal history and creates family portraits that evoke a social memory value for the audience. In her works, she aims to go beyond self-reference and subjective references and to find space for the audience’s own story and history to unfold.

Personal Exhibitions:

2020 – Fitzrovia Gallery, LONDON
2019 – BO, İSTANBUL
2013 – Bergsen & Bergsen, Istanbul
2012 – Mim Art, Istanbul
2011 – ArtShop Gallery, Izmir
2010 -Teşvikiye art GaIlery, İstanbuI
2007 -RobertPHİLİPSGallery, Walton-on-Thames Arcola Gallery, London
1997 -Maltepe Art Gallery, Istanbul
1996 -Café Gallery, London
1993 -Dam Gallery, Ankara
1990 -Women Cultural Centre, Istanbul
1989 -Maltepe Art Gallery, Istanbul Group Exhibitions:
1994 – Connaught Brown Gallery, London
1995 – Café Gallery, “Southwark Open”, London
1996 – TheGALLERY,STOKE NEWİNGTON FESTİVAL, London
1996 – TUYAP Art Fair, Istanbul
1997 – TUYAP Art Fair, Istanbul
1998 – Passion Art Gallery, Istanbul
1999 – Proud Gallery, London
2002 – ACAVA Open Studios, London
2003 – Tricycle Gallery, London
2003 – ACAVA Open Studios, London
2003 – Black Heath Gallery, London
2004 – Black Heath Gallery, London
2004 – ACAVA Open Studios, London
2004 – 286 Gallery, London
2004 – Highgate Fine Art Gallery, London
2004 – Black Heath Gallery, London
2005 – Geffrye Museum, London
2005 – Highgate Fine Art Gallery, London
2005 – ASC Open Studios, London
2005 – AAF ,London 2006 – Dulwich Art Fair, London
2006 – ASC open Studios, London
2006 – Drawing Exhibition, Atkinson Gallery, Southport
2006 – Royal Academy “Summer Exhibition” , London
2006 – Tuyap ART Fair, Istanbul
2006 – Maltepe Sanat Merkezi, Istanbul
2007 – TUYAP Art Fair, Istanbul
2008 – Highgate Fine Art
2008 – TUYAP Art Fair, Istanbul
2009 – Tesvikiye Sanat Galerisi, Istanbul
2009 – Isik Gallery, Istanbul
2009 – Akademililer Sanat galerisi, Izole Bedenler, Istanbul
2009 – What C0mes Next?, BerIın
2010 – Teşvikiye Sanat GaIerisi, Tuhaf GünIer, İstanbuI
2010 – Teşvikiye Sanat GaIerisi, 0Iağanüstü birsey, İstanbuI
2010 – Teşvikiye Sanat GaIerisi, Islak Gunler, Istanbul
2011 – PG Galeri, Ellerine Bak, Istanbul
2012 – Casa Gallery, Selanik, Yunanistan
2013 – Bergsen & Bergsen, Gidebilecegimiz bir yer biliyorum, Istanbul
2014 – Bergsen & Bergsen, Istanbul
2015 – TUYAP Art Fair, Kadinlar, Ruyalar, Ejderhalar, Istanbul
2016 – TUYAP Art Faır,İstanbul
2017 – Gaia Gallery, İstanbul
2017 – FE Gallery, İstanbul
2018 – FE Gallery, İstanbul
2018 – Nilüfer Beledıyesı Nazım Hikmet Kültür merkezi, Bursa
2018 – CKM Gallery, İstanbul
2019 – TUYAP ART FAİR, İSTANBUL
2019 – Gallery MOD, İSTANBUL
2020 – Akademililer, İstanbul
2020 – Gallery 11.17, Istanbul

PRIZE:

1996-Stoke Newington Festival and Visitors Prize

Mixed technique

The old woman

5.000  + KDV Artist: Didem Ünlü

mixed medium on paper

46 x 38 cm

2017

This work includes a certificate of authenticity.

Mixed technique

On the Tree

5.000  + KDV Artist: Didem Ünlü

mixed medium on paper

46 x 38 cm

2017

This work includes a certificate of authenticity.

Mixed technique

Defne

5.000  + KDV Artist: Didem Ünlü

mixed medium on paper

38 x 46 cm

2017

This work includes a certificate of authenticity.

Oil paint

Untitled

7.000  + KDV Artist: Didem Ünlü

Canvas, Oil paint

R: 50 cm

2019

This work includes a certificate of authenticity.

Oil paint

Untitled

3.500  + KDV Artist: Didem Ünlü

Mixed technique

30 x 33 cm (framed)

2016

This work includes a certificate of authenticity.

Mixed technique

Makbuz II

2.500  + KDV Artist: Didem Ünlü

Mixed technique

30 x 35 cm (framed)

2017

This work includes a certificate of authenticity.

Mixed technique

Makbuz III

2.500  + KDV Artist: Didem Ünlü

Mixed Technique

30 x 35 cm (framed)

2017

This work includes a certificate of authenticity.

Mixed technique

Makbuz I

2.500  + KDV Artist: Didem Ünlü

Mixed technique

30 x 35 cm (framed)

2017

This work includes a certificate of authenticity.