ETİ BEHAR

Eti Behar (b.1950 İstanbul) works and lives in Istanbul. The artist studied art history in Istanbul and Boston from 1992-1996. She also studied western philosophy between 1996-2000, began working as a sculptor alongside sculptor Abdulkadir Ozturk in 1996 and continued her sculpture work with Ferit Özşen in 1997. She worked with Erdogan Sarma and Ayla Esebik between 1997-2000. She produced works at Bulent Cinar’s workshop between 2000-2002. She established Tunel Cultural Center during 2001-2002. Between 2007-2009 she conducted workshops with Genco Gulan.  Eti Behar continues to work at her studio in İkitelli.   Selected solo exhibitions include; Cielo, İmoga Art Space, Kuzguncuk, Istanbul, Turkey (2019); Art Ankara Contemporary Art Fair, Turkey (2018, 2015); From Cybele to Cindirella, Baris Manco Cultural Centre, Istanbul, Turkey (2018); On the Border, Galeri Miz, Nisantasi, Istanbul, Turkey (2013); Black White, Home Interior Architecture Fair, Lutfi Kırdar Exhibition Center, Harbiye, Istanbul, Turkey (2012); The Storyteller, AdaEv Galeri, Buyukada, Istanbul, Turkey (2008); 16. International Istanbul Theatre Festival, sculpture and costume design for Genco Gulan’s Project “New”, Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey (2008); Eti Studio 1996-2004 video presentation, AdaEv Galeri, Buyukada, Istanbul, Turkey (2004). Selected group exhibitions include: IAAF Istanbul Art & Antiques Fair, Imoga Art Space, Istanbul, Turkey (2020); Light Sleep, Ark Culture, Cihangir Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey (2017); Art Ankara Contemporary Art Fair, Turkey (2017, 2016); group exhibition, Galeri Fe, Istanbul, Turkey (2015, 2014, 2012); group exhibition, Galeri Niş, Nişantaşı, Istanbul, Turkey (2015, 2014); Art Expo Arezzo, Italy (2012, 2011); No.9, Kuledibi Çıkmazı Sokak, no. 9, Galata Istanbul, Turkey (2010); Crossections, AKM, Istanbul, Turkey (2010); No.2, Hacı Ali Sokak no. 2/3, Galata, Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey (2010); Haz, Address Istanbul Hotel, Turkey (2009); 1555 fifteen may five o’clock, Ark Kultur, Cihangir Istanbul, Turkey (2009); Küf/Mold, da Centrale and other exhibition spaces, Rotterdam, Netherlands (2009) and Oudburg Sleepstraat and other exhibition spaces, Gent, Belgium (2008) and ArtBosphorus Contemporary Art Fair, Lütfi Kırdar International Exhibition Center, Harbiye, Istanbul, Turkey (2008).