İpek Duben

Style of Art : Artist / installation artist, sculptor, painter, video artist
Branch of Art : installation, sculpture, painting and video art
Art Profile :

İpek Duben was born in Istanbul. She finished her master’s degree at the University of Chicago and went to New York Studio School. She completed her doctoral degree at Mimar Sinan University. Besides being an actively exhibiting artist, Duben is the author and editor of several books and articles on art and criticism. Her training in political science, sociology and art informs all of her work, which involves identity issues, and political and social criticism. Since 1994, Duben has largely been making Artists′ Books focused on identity, domestic violence and migration. These works are exhibited variously as light, sound and video installations. Her works can be seen in international public and private collections in the US, Turkey, Japan, France and United Kingdom including the Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul, Museum Voor Volkenkunde Rotterdam, Museum of the City of Istanbul, Istanbul Turco-British Association.

Grants and Awards:
1981, Award for painting, "Contemporary Istanbul Artists"
1981, The Istanbul State Museum of Painting and Sculpture
1985, British Council Arts Grant
1998, Artist in residence at Sculpture Space, Utica, New York
2001, The 5th Sharjah International Arts Biennial, UAR
2001, Moon and Stars Project Exhibition Grant, New York
2001, Turkish Ministry of Culture Exhibition Grant
2001, Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Travel Grant for Exhibitions
2001, Robert College Alumni Association Art Grant
2006, Moon and Stars Project Exhibition Grant

Selected Exhibitions:
2000, Borusan Art Gallery, Istanbul, (solo exhibition)
2000, "Veritas Omnia Vincit" TUYAP, Istanbul
2000, "Temizlik Malzemeleri Dukkani" (Cleaning Materials Store) Apartment Project, Istanbul
2001, The Fifth Sharjah International Arts Biennial, U.A.E., multimedia installation
2001, Stephen Gang Gallery, New York, (solo exhibition), multimedia installation
2001, The Catherine G. Murphy Galleries, St. Paul, Minnesota, (solo exhibition)
2001, "Re:Duchamp Travelling Exhibition", Istanbul
2001, "Justice and Politics", Modena, Italy
2001, "Fifth Annual Loft Pioneer", Puffinroom Gallery, New York
2003, "Time Lines ...", the Architecture Centre, Bristol, UK; Istanbul Bilgi University; University of Nottingham; London College of Communication
2004, Bibliotheca Alexandrina′s First International Biennial for Hand Printed Artists′ Books
2004, "Call Me Istanbul" ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
2004, "The Art Incubator Inaugural Art Exhibition", Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York
2004, "Time Lines Reading the City of Signs: Istanbul: revealed or mystified?", Aksanat Gallery, Istanbul, video installation
2005, "Nations and Origins" Galerie Nord, Berlin
2005, Istanbul Modern Arts Gallery
2005, "Bir Blanco" Karşı Art Gallery, Istanbul
2006, "Substance and Light" Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Museum, Utica, NY, multimedia installation
2006, Fourth International Artists′ Book Exhibition, King St. Stephen Museum, Hungary, multimedia installation
2006, "Contemporary Art From Turkey and Korea "Incheon Center for Contemporary Art, Korea, multimedia installation
2006, "Agir Isler" (Significant Works) Piramid Art, Istanbul
2006, "Sinopale" The First International Sinop Biennial, Turkey, multimedia installation
2006, Thinking Garbage, video
2006, River′s Edge Film Festival, Kentucky
2006, "Too Much Freedom", LA Freewaves, 10th New Media Art Festival, the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
2006, "Coding: Decoding: Exhibition" The Museum of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen
2006, "(In) Place of Fear" IMAF 8th International Multimedia Art Festival, Serbia and Montenegro
2007, "Modern and Beyond" Santralistanbul Contemporary Art Museum, Istanbul
2007, ART 101 Gallery, New York, NY, (solo exhibition)
2007, "Everything is Alright" Apartment Project, Istanbul
2007, Farewellmyhomeland, video
2007, "Homeland Borders and Boundaries" Video Festival, Mexicali, Mexico, Baja California′s Culture Institute (Arts Latina video festival)
2007, Center For Photography, Woodstock, NY, Spene/Spema Homeland Conference
2007, "Team Players for Plausible Art Worlds" Event Series ICA Philadelphia
2008, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany
2008-2009, Thinking Garbage, video
2008-2009, "IsimSehir", Kartal and Umraniye Cultural Centers, Istanbul
2009, Retrospective: "Artist′s Books/ Installations: 1994-2008" Akbank Gallery, Istanbul (solo exhibition)
2009, "Thread", Center for Books Arts, New York

Reference: ipekduben.com, lebriz.com, universes-in-universe.org

Foundation : Pi Artworks
Web Site : www.ipekduben.com
Email : ipekdbn@yahoo.com
City : Istanbul
Country : Turkey
Phone : 0532. 471 38 54
Preferred Lang. : Turkish / English
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