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Ilgin Seymen

Born in 1960 - Turkey

BIOGRAPHY

Ilg?n Seymen was born in Istanbul in 1980. After studying sculpture at the Marmara University of Istanbul, she received Fulbright Scholarship and attended the MFA Sculpture program at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

Artist had her first solo exhibition “Nothing Personal” at the Melting Point Gallery, San Francisco in 2007, and participated in several group exhibitions in New York, San Francisco and Istanbul. In 2008, Ilg?n Seymen was invited to the Frankfurt Artist in Residence program organized in partnership with Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center.

Between 2008 and 2010 she continued her studio works within ArtCenter Istanbul studio program, and also took part in collaborative workshop projects with international artists directed by Apartment Project. Ilg?n Seymen works with various mediums such as collage, video, photography and installations.

Her research engages in an analysis of everyday life within ordinary activities. On the basis of her works, lays questions and critical approaches about the effects of mass culture on the formation of habituations and life styles.

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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014
Forever Blind, Art ON Istanbul, Istanbul

2011
Mini Market of Happiness, Art ON Istanbul, Istanbul

2010
mash-up, Bilsar Building, Istanbul

2007
Nothing Personal, Melting Point Gallery, San Francisco

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014
The Spirit of Paper, ALAN Istanbul, Istanbul

2012
Tessellation Make Up, Galeri Zilberman, Istanbul
Under Construction, Apartment Project, Berlin
Encounters – Turkish Contemporary Art in Korea, Ara Art Center, Seoul
In Growing up Amid the Historical Mysteries of Proximity: Pros & Cons of Being Neighbours, ITS-Z1, Belgrade

2011
Re-Locate, Apartment Project, Cite Roumelie, Istanbul

2010
Free Fall, Apartment Project, Istanbul
Mind Models: The First Show, Borusan Music House, Istanbul
You Are Here, Portable Art Project 8, Istanbul

2009
Material.Picture, Operation Room, Istanbul

2008
Urban Jealousy, The 1st International Roaming Biennial of Tehran
Artist in Residency 2008, AtelierFrankfurt, Frankfurt

2006
Post - Post card 10, The LAB, San Francisco
SF Open Studios Exhibition, SomARTS, San Francisco
Opus, Lolita, New York City
17th Annual California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art, Davis
La Femme, Superfine, Brooklyn
Third Annual Fulbright Art Exhibit, IIE, San Francisco

2005
Big Bang, Academy of Art University, San Francisco
Origin, Place Gallery, San Francisco
Fulbrighters’ Art Exhibition, IIE, San Francisco

2002
Emerging Sculptors, ISO Art Gallery, Istanbul

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