Aydan Murtezaoğlu

Style of Art : Artist / painter, contemporary artist
Branch of Art : contemporary art, painting, photography, installation art, video art
Art Profile :

Aydan Murtezaoğlu was born in Istanbul in 1961. After finishing Norte Dame de Sion High School, she studied economics at Istanbul University. She then completed her master’s degree in the Painting Department in the Faculty of Fine Arts at Marmara University. Murtezaoğlu has had many solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group exhibitions in Turkey and abroad. She paints and creates conceptual installation arts using photographs. Her special interventions almost always begin with something personal such as a self-portrait, family photos. From the personal or autobiographical, she moves into larger social issues such as the traditional roles of women in Islamic culture. Several bodies of work address the discomfort with the expression of female sexuality within the confining mores of Turkish society. In 2009, Erden Kosova published “Aydan Murtezaoğlu Yakınlıklar Kaybolup Mesafeler Kapanırken” and introduced Murtezaoğlu’s art works.

Group exhibitions:
1995, the 4th International Istanbul Biennial
1997, Maçka Art Gallery, Istanbul
1999, the 6th National Istanbul Biennial
2002, “In Search of Balkania”, Neue Galerie Graz am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria
2003, “Looking Awry”, Apex Art, New York, USA
2004, “Wirklich Wahr! Realitätsversprechen von Fotografien”, Ruhr Museum in der Kohlenwäsche, Essen, Germany
2004, “Call me Istanbul. İst mein Name”, ZKM I Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany
2004, “Love It or Leave It”, the 5th Ciennial of Cetinje, National Museum of Montenegro,
2005, “Ressources – Politics of Belief”, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany
2005, “We Are What We Are”, Jana Koniarka Gallery, Trnava, Slovakia
2005, “Normalization”, Platform Galanti Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul, Turkey
2005, “We Are What We Are”, Galerija Skuc, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2005, “First Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art”, Moscow Biennale, Russia
2005, “Art for...”, Platform Galanti Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul, Turkey

Reference: photography-now.com; felsefeekibi.com; beyazart.com;

City : Istanbul
Country : Turkey
Preferred Lang. : Turkish / English
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