BIOGRAPHY

 
Exhibitions

2019
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
 

2018

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
 

2017
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
 

2016
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

 

2015

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
 

2014

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

 

2013
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
 

2012
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
 

2010
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
 

2009
Asymmetric Relations, Güzelyalı Cultural Center, Izmir, Turkey
 

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

2008
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
 

2007
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
 

2006
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
 

2005
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
 

2004
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 

 

2003
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
 

2002
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
 

2001
Engraving in Turkey From The Beginning Till Now, Karşı Sanat Çalışmaları, Istanbul, Turkey
 

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

2000
Local Produce, The Elhamra Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
 

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

1999
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
 

1998
The 5th International Biennial of Miniature Art, Belgrade, Serbia
 

Tokyo International Print Triennial, Tokyo, Japan
 

1997

International Mini Print Biennial, Cluj, Romania
 

PRIZES

1997

International Mini Print Biennial, Honourable Mention, Cluj, Romania
 

1979

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

 

COLLECTIONS

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

 
Education

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.

© 2023 by Maria Sezer.