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.
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”
2021 "On Earth, On Moon or Mars" Christoffer Egelund Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark (Upcoming Event)
2020 "AltBau" Anna Laudel Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany
2018 "Happy at Nowhere" Anna Laudel Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey
2016 "AntiBody - PaperCuts" Galerie am Maxmonument, Munich, Germany
2014 "Nature Revenges" Tiny Griffon Gallery, Nürnberg - Germany
2013 "Heirloom" Art350 Gallery, Istanbul - Turkey
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.
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
2020 Stiftung Kunstfonds, NEUSTART KULTUR Art fund.
2019 Blue Biennial – Braşov, Romania
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
2014 TJK Painting Competition 1.st Prize – Istanbul, Turkey
Selected Art Fairs
2020 Contemporary Istanbul – Anna Laudel Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey (Upcoming Event)
2019 CONTEXT Art Miami – Cube Gallery, Miami, USA
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
2022 "Unspoken Memories" Inselgalerie Berlin, Berlin, Germany (Upcoming Event)
2021 "The RETURN" Pulchri Studio, Den Haag, Holland (Upcoming Event)
2020 "Shifting Patterns - 60 Years of Female Sculptors from Turkey in Germany" Galerie Nord | Kunstverein Tiergarten, Berlin, Germany (Upcoming Event)
2020 "Summertime'20", Christoffer Egelund Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
2019 "Chimera" Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
2019 "Intergalactic" Anna Laudel Gallery Istanbul, Turkey
2019 "Summertime'19" Christoffer Egelund Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
2019 "Art Market II" Anna Laudel Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
2019 "Haus Warming II" Anna Laudel Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany
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,
Participates in Private and Public Collections in Turkey, Germany, UK, Spain, Middle East and North America.
Ekin Su Koc lives and Works in Berlin.