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Haberdashery, Gallery Apel, Istanbul, Turkey


Umay, A Weaving Artist’s Show, The University of Mersin, Mersin, Turkey


Raku Plates, the Honorary Consulate to Turkey, Leiden, The Netherlands


Local Botany and Carved Wood Print Workshop, The Mersin Science Festival, Mersin, Turkey, and the Turkish Agricultural Research and Development Center (TAGEM) in cooperation with the Ege Kent Schools, Izmir, Turkey


Istanbul Children and Youth Art Biennial, A Script-writing and Drama Workshop, Istanbul, Turkey

The Subject is not Women, The Subject is Women’s İssues, Fulya Sanat Merkezi, Istanbul, Turkey

Harbour, Gallery Apel, Istanbul, Turkey

"For the love of Bee", the founding of the artist initiative with the purpose of educating and spreading awareness about (honey-) bees

Related Shows;
To Be Saved First in case of Fire at the Palais de Hollande and with the Independent Immigrants Artists Initiative at the Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey


Sinopale, The 6th International Art Biennial, An Engraving Print Book Workshop, Sinop, Turkey


The Bodrum Biennial, Muğla, Turkey

The 4th Istanbul Ceramics Days, GalleryMaksem (IBB Republican Art Gallery), Istanbul, Turkey

Balcony, Gallery Apel, Istanbul, Turkey

The 3rd Istanbul Ceramics Days GalleryMaksem (İBB Republican Art Gallery), Istanbul, Turkey

Givings and Takings, Caddebostan Cultural Center Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey



Be-gin-ning, Gallery D’Art, Istanbul, Turkey


Nevruz, Gallery Apel, Istanbul, Turkey

The 2nd Istanbul Ceramics Days, GalleryMaksem (İBB Republican Art Gallery), Istanbul, Turkey

Around, the making of a statue, Tekirdağ, Turkey

Destruction Without Alternative, Symposium of Atmosfer Art Projects, Ayvalık, Balıkesir, Turkey


A Commercial Break, Gallery Apel, Istanbul, Turkey    

Photosynthesis Symposium of Atmosfer Art Projects, Kefken, Turkey

Finalizing and presenting of the fortnightly radio program “Propolis” at Açık Radyo


Women and Water, Palmyra Sculpture Centre, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Abduction, Gallery Asfalt, Istanbul, Turkey


Komplizen, Ostrale, Dresden, Germany

The 1st Bodrum Biennial, Bodrum, Muğla, Turkey

Apel 15, Galeri Apel, Istanbul, Turkey

Big-Small /The Lake’s Mysteries, solo exhibition at the Büyükçekmece Lake and Amphitheatre, Istanbul, Turkey

Who Left?-What Behind? Pleven, Bulgaria / Ankara, Turkey

Solo exhibition, Galerie 10+10, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Interdisciplinary Workshop, Gazimagosa, Cyprus

The First Izmir Biennial, Izmir, Turkey

Whereabouts is the Diyarbakır Prison?, Gallery Karşı Sanat Çalışmaları, Istanbul-Diyarbakır, Turkey

The October Parade No 10, traveling show in Marmaris, Muğla, Sinop, and Izmir, Turkey

Masters and Pupils, Gallery Işık, Istanbul, Turkey

Tornavideo, Video-art Activity, Tamirhane, Ankara, Turkey

The International Women’s Day Festival, Izmir, Turkey

Group Show, Fabrikart Group, Cappadocia, Nevşehir, Turkey


The 11th Art Festival METU, Ankara, Turkey

Very Beautiful (portable art), Istanbul, Turkey

My Father and My Son, Nakkaş Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

When Waste Turns Into Art, Berkay İletişim, Istanbul, Turkey

Mosaic mural, Art as a social project for The Rotary School in İstinye, Istanbul, Turkey

The Grape Vine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

OnkruidVergaat Niet, Het Kruithuis s’Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

De Zonnenbloemen van Van Gogh, Gallery 10+10, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The making of “Kaçak”, a statue on the shore of the Golden Horn, Istanbul, Turkey

Asymmetric Relations, Güzelyalı Cultural Center, Izmir, Turkey

Solo Exhibition and conference, Awaiting, Istanbul, Prof. Dr. Uğur Oral Cultural Center, Mersin, Turkey

Solo exhibition, Gallery Kent, Istanbul, Turkey

The Other Tent, 5533, Golden Days, Istanbul, Turkey


ABA, The Third International Women Artist Symposium, The Mersin University, Mersin, Turkey

Solo exhibition, Abdülbaki Pasha Library, Istanbul, Turkey

Dialogue-The Contemporary Printmaking and Ex-Librises From Turkey, Het Stedelijk Museum, St. Niklaas, Belgium


Water=Bright!, The Dutch Pavillion, The 3rd International Contemporary Art Festival Cappadocia, Nevşehir, Turkey

The First Çanakkale Biennial, Çanakkale, Turkey

The First International Printmaking Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey

Je m’appelle Apel, Gallery Apel in the French Cultural Institute, Istanbul


Multiple Connections, Gallery Kent, Istanbul, Turkey-Vienna, Austria

TÜYAP Art Fair, Istanbul, Turkey

ABA, The 2nd International Women Artists Symposium of Mersin, Mersin, Turkey

The 44th International Festival of Troya, Çanakkale, Turkey

Exhibition of the Işık University Faculty of the Fine Arts Department, The Işık University Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

TÜYAP Art Fair, Istanbul, Turkey

Overload, Het Stok-Kruithuis s’Hertogenbosh, The Netherlands

International Interdisciplinary Art Workshop, Lefkoşa, Cyprus

Tenses of the Tulip, The Imperial Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

Stillife, Galerist, Istanbul, Turkey

Artist’s residency program for the social transformation of the village, Gölyazı, Bursa, Turkey

ABA, The First International Women Artists Symposium, of Mersin, Mersin, Turkey

66 Women 66 Works, Art workshop Çekirdek, Istanbul, Turkey

Nevruz, Diyarbakır Art Center, Diyarbakır, Turkey

Neighbour, Gallery Apel, Istanbul, Turkey

Visions in Textiles, From Tradition to Textile Art, The Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry, The İzmir State Painting and Sculpture Museum, Izmir, Turkey

Memento Mori; Artist’s Grapple with Issues of War and Peace, Cleveland State University Art Gallery, Ohio, USA

The Lulea Summer Biennial, Lulea, Sweden

From Hills and Dales, Gallery Apel, Istanbul, Turkey

Anatolian Impressions, Artist’s prints from the studio of Master Tekcan, The Meridian Center, Washington, USA

7 Days Troyan, Solo exhibition, Art School Ceramics of Troyan Gallery, Troyan, Bulgaria 


What’s Missing? Gallery Karşı Sanat Çalışmaları, Istanbul, Turkey

The 3rd International Terra Cotta Symposium of Eskişehir, Turkey

Videoist 2003, Gallery Kargart, Istanbul, Turkey

Families Only, Gallery Karşı Sanat Çalışmaları, Istanbul, Turkey

Aesop’s Friends, Gallery Apel, Istanbul, Turkey

Earth and Fibre, Gallery Apel, Istanbul, Turkey

Floreal 3, Gallery Nelli Sanat Evi, Istanbul, Turkey

Temporary, a postcard project, during The Human Nude, Gallery Dutch-Art NL., Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Solo exhibition, Galerie Pjotr, Tilburg, The Netherlands

Engraving in Turkey From The Beginning Till Now, Karşı Sanat Çalışmaları, Istanbul, Turkey

Voices From The Nation, Karşı Sanat Çalışmaları, Istanbul, Turkey

Local Produce, The Elhamra Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

From Canvas to Earth, The Bodrum Castle, Muğla, Turkey

The 12th German International Exhibition of Graphic Art, Frechen, Germany

Premio Internazionale Biella per L’incizione, Biella, Italy

Solo exhibition, Nelli Sanat Evi, Istanbul, Turkey

Solo exhibition, Natura Non-Facit Saltus, The Cemal Reşit Rey Saloon, Istanbul, Turkey

All Times, The Osman Hamdi Salon, The Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul, Turkey

The 5th International Biennial of Miniature Art, Belgrade, Serbia

Tokyo International Print Triennial, Tokyo, Japan


International Mini Print Biennial, Cluj, Romania



International Mini Print Biennial, Honourable Mention, Cluj, Romania


Istanbul State Academy of Arts, The Osman Hamdi Bey Stained Glass
Competition, First Prize



The Grasso Machine Factory mosaic wall panel, Istanbul


Artist’s Prints at The National Museum of Art, Cluj, Romania

Tama Art University Museum, Tokyo, Japan 

The Central Academy of Kuala Lumpur 

The Marmara University, Istanbul

Several private collections


2004 PhD, Institute for Social Studies, The Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul, Turkey. The thesis was headed & quote; "On the Relation of Nature and Artistic Creation in the Plastic Arts after the 1960s"


1980 MA, Istanbul State Academy of Fine Arts.


1977 Student exchange, Painting Department Leeds Polytechnic, England.


1973-1976 St. Joost Akademie Breda, The Netherlands.


Maria Sezer also is an art educator.

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