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Ekin Su Koc was born in 1986 in Istanbul, Turkey, and currently lives and works in Berlin.

She holds a BA from Mimar Sinan Fine Art University, an MA in Painting from the University of Sevilla and an MFA from Isik University. 

 

Her works derive from nature and human psychology, with symbolic elements as old ancient maps, daily magazines, different hair images, laces, flowers and animals, with all fragmented parts becoming a body. 

 

She uses traditional motifs and mass culture images from modern magazines to refer to multicultural contrasts and coexistence which make up life in order to narrate the story of travelling through time and land.

 

She has had several successful solo and group exhibitions and participated several private collections in Turkey, Germany, Denmark, UK, USA and Middle East.

Education

 

2004-2010 Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, B.A.

2004-2010 Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Print Making 

2007-2008 Universidad de Sevilla, Fine Arts Faculty, Painting Department

2015 Isik University, M.F.A. 

Thesis: “Anselm Kiefer; Form And Content’s Resources of His Art”

Solo - Duo - Trio shows

2018 "Happy at Nowhere" Anna Laudel Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey (Solo)

2016 "AntiBody - PaperCuts" Galerie am Maxmonument, Munich, Germany (Solo)

2016 "ODA" The Marmara, Istanbul, Turkey (Trio)

2014 "Nature Revenges" Tiny Griffon Gallery, Nürnberg - Germany (Solo)

2013 "Heirloom" Art350 Gallery, Istanbul - Turkey (Solo)

Selected Publications & Bibliography 

2019 "Berlin Gallery Weekend 2019, süren sergiler ve İstanbul’dan taşınan kökler" Art Unlimited, Online Arts and Culture Platform, 13.05.2019.

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2018 "Happy At Nowhere" Exhibition Catalogue, 500 Hard Copies by Anna Laudel Contemporary

2015 Le Monde Diplomatic – Chosen for publication with related artical: “L’emballement guerrier du président turc”

Akram Belkaïd (September, P. 13)

Selected Biennials & Residencies & Awards

2019 Blue Biennial – Braşov, Romania

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2019 Salzburg International Summer Academy, "Miniature" by Imran Qureshi - Salzburg, Austria 

2017 Bisanthe, Painting Workshop – Tekirdag, Turkey 

2013 Circle of Peace Project, International Artist Residency – Tbilisi, Georgia

2013 Art Suits Bodrum, Painting Workshop– Bodrum, Turkey

2012 Summart, International Artist Residency – Chisinau, Moldova

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2014 TJK Painting Competition 1.st Prize – Istanbul, Turkey

Selected Art Fairs

2020 Art Karlsruhe Anna Laudel Gallery, Karlsruhe, Germany (Upcoming Event)

2019 CONTEXT Art Miami  Cube Gallery, Miami, USA (Upcoming Event)

2019 FRESH: Contemporary Art Fair  Cube Gallery, Berkshire, UK

2019 Contemporary Istanbul  Anna Laudel Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey 

2019 Step Istanbul Anna Laudel Gallery Istanbul, Turkey

2019 Affordable Art Fair  Cube Gallery, New York, USA

2018 Contemporary Istanbul  Anna Laudel Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

2017 Contemporary Istanbul  Anna Laudel Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

2015 Contemporary Istanbul – ART350 Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

2013 Contemporary Istanbul – ART350 Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

Selected Group Shows

2019 "Chimera" Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany 

2019 "Intergalactic" Anna Laudel Gallery Istanbul, Turkey 

2019 "Annual Summer Show" Christoffer Egelund Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2019 "Art Market II" Anna Laudel Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

2019 "Haus Warming II"  Anna Laudel Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany

2019 "Group Show" Christoffer Egelund Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2018 "X'Mas" Christoffer Egelund Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2018 "Christmas Show" Cube Gallery, London, England

2018 "Passengers of a Kaleidoscopic Journey" Tabakfabrik Heidelberger Platz, Berlin, Germany

2018 "Introducing New Artists" Cube Gallery, London, England

2017 "Rooms and Walls" Anna Laudel Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

2017 "Mail Art" Kvit Gallery, Copenhagen , Denmark

2016 "Imagination or a Fantasy of Future" Kare Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

2015 "Summer" ART350, Istanbul, Turkey

2015 "NO DOLLS LAND" UNEXPOSED, Munich, Germany

2012 "Yalın" ART350 Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

2012 "Crime of Art" Piramid Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

Artist is Represented by Cube Gallery in London, Christoffer Egelund Gallery in Copenhagen

and Anna Laudel Gallery in Istanbul/Düsseldorf. 

Lives and works in Berlin.