GÜLFEM KESSLER

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(b. 1966, Ankara) The artist lives and works in Istanbul and Urla/Izmir. Kessler, who has had an intense and mobile artistic practice since school years, studied in the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (The Hague / Netherlands), Department of Painting and Graphics between 1993-98. She attended the Özer Kabaş Workshop at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Painting Department between 1996-97. She participated in many group exhibitions in places she lived before choosing a more settled lifestyle in 2016. Later, she worked closely with a variety of galleries in Istanbul as well as the Barbaros Oyuk Festival in Izmir. She is a founding member of the festival and took on the position of art coordinator and curator for a while. 

 

Recent Solo Exhibitions: “Cave of Forgotten Dreams”, Labirent Sanat Istanbul, 2021; “Voices from Unknown”, C.A.M. Galeri, Istanbul, 2020; “New You”, Pilevneli Galeri Dolapdere, İstanbul, 2019; “Anniversary of Memories”, RenArt, İstanbul, 2018.

 

 

Recent Group Exhibitions: “One No One and One Hundred Thousand”, Labirent Art, Istanbul, 2021; “İçten Dışa”, Pom Art & Design, İstanbul; 2020; “Paper”, Pilevneli Galeri Likör Fabrikası, İstanbul, 2020; “Nationality, Nature and Destruction”, Barbaros Oyuk Festival, Urla, İzmir, 2018; “Korkma Sev”, Barbaros Oyuk Festivali, Urla, İzmir, 2017; “Karma Sergi”, Barbaros Oyuk Festivali, Urla, İzmir, 2016.