Aslihan Kaplan Bayrak

Aslihan Kaplan Bayrak

İstanbul, Turkey

About Aslihan Kaplan Bayrak

Aslıhan Kaplan Bayrak graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Fine Arts Department in 2007 and practiced printmaking at university. Besides solo and collective exhibitions in Turkey and abroad, she organizes and curates exhibitions and events for the Bahçe Art Initiative which pays special attention to projects sensitive to nature. She lives and works in Istanbul in her own painting and printmaking studio. Her artworks vary from oil paintings to prints to mixed media works.

Aslıhan believes that the perception of presence is not independent of space. By composing places overlapping on one another, with reflections, curves and intersecting lines, she wants the viewer to question the soul of space and time. The sense of space in her works invites the viewer to reconsider our bonds with nature – in other words our sense of being – to the extent that it disturbs us.

Education

graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Painting Branch in 2007, with the first degree of education.
In 1997 graduated from Yildiz Technical University, Electronics and Communication Engineering.

I have solo and collaborative exhibitions and I curate exhibitions of Bahce(Garden) Art Initiative Group of artists.

Events

Art Residency:
2019 Vega Okulları Sultanbeyli Tohum Otizm Vakfı Sosyal Sorumluluk Projesi Resim Atölyesi Çalışması
2019 Magusa Gelişim Akademisi Atölyeler Bayramı Sanat Buluşması , Kıbrıs
2019 Kınrıs Modern Sanatlar Müzesi Çalıştay / Yakın Doğu Üniversitesi, Lefkoşa
2018 Sanat ve Tasarım Sempozyumu , Ayvalık
2017 Sagalossos 3.Resim Çalıştayı
2017 Cyprus East Mediterranean University DAU Sanat Ucgeni
2016 Portakal Art Residency Sapanca
2016 Cyprus East Mediterranean University Printmaking Days (workshop)
awards:
2007 Haci Omer Sabanci Vakfi Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University First Graduation Prize
2007 Turk Kalp Vakfi Painting Contest Mansion
2006 Ipek-Ahmet Merey Painting Contest Award

collectors:
Some of the paintings are in Sabanci Collection, Ipek-Ahmet Merey collection, Government Painting and Sculpture Museum collection and some private collections.

Exhibitions

2020 Karma / Terakki Vakfı Sanat Galerisi
2020 Metanoia / Labirent Sanat
2020 Atatürk Sonsuzluğa 82. Yılda 82 Eser Sergisi
2020 Uluslararası Artvital Disiplinlerarası Karma Sergi
2020 Nefes Vol.IV / Merkür Sanat Galerisi
2020 Bas Buluş Uluslararası Özgün Baskı Resim Sergisi / Trakya Üniversitesi / Edirne
2019 Gravürist Cyprus Modern Art Museum
2019 Yine Beni Karşıladı Gülünen / Gravurist / Artist2019 Tüyap İstanbul Sanat Fuarı

2018 "Shadow of Images" Solo Show Enka Art Gallery
2018 "Mekan Bellek İnsan" Güzelyurt City Museum/ Cyprus
2017 "Outopia" Coll.Exhibition / Artist2017 Art Fair (curator and also artist of the exhibition)
2017 "Mekan İcre"/"Space Inside" Solo Exhibition Istanbul Aydın University
2017 "Mekan İçre" Solo Exhibition Türkan Saylan Culture Center Maltepe
2017 "Send a leaf" Bahce Group / A Atelye Gallery
2016 Life in Style Printmaking Festival / Batum
2016 "Stairs" Solo show / Harmony art Gallery
2016 "Not to die of truth" Bahce Group/ Artist 2016 Tuyap Art Fair
2016 Exhibition Colorida art Gallery , Lisbon
2015 "Squareroot Aslıhan" Printmaking and Painting Solo Exhibition / Kent, UK
2014 "Nature or Else?" Solo Exhibit / Dentan Fulya
2011 Solo Exhibition "Reflections.. Poem..Space" / Dus Yolcusu Sanat Duragi
some of the past exhibitions:
2016 Labyrinth /Garden Project / TS Cultural Center Maltepe
2015 Labyrinth /Garden Project / Artist 2015 TUYAP Art Fair
2014 Garden Project / Artist 2014 TUYAP Art Fair
2013 Artist 2013 TUYAP Art Fair / Gravurhane
2012 Artist 2012 TUYAP Art Fair / Gravurhane
2012 Season Final Exhibit / Düş Yolcusu Sanat Durağı Caddebostan
2011 Quartet Exhibition / Galateaart
2011 Artist 2011 TUYAP Art Fair / Gravürhane
2011 Confronting İstanbul/ 100 Contemporary Istanbul Etchings / YTÜ Yüksel Sabancı Art Center
2011 Confronting İstanbul/ 100 Contemporary Istanbul Etchings / İTÜ Taşkışla
2011 International Art Expo 2011
2011 Confronting İstanbul/ 100 Contemporary Istanbul Etchings /
2011 Volume 2 Mixed Exhibiton / Galeri Espas
2011 Confronting İstanbul/ 100 Contemporary Istanbul Etchings /Galateaart
2010 Erguvan Istanbul Mixed Exhibiton / Tophane-i Amire
2009 Galateaart Printmaking Exhibition
2008 Contemporary istanbul Art Fair, with Daire Art Gallery
2008 "Tekrar" Mixed Exhibition / Daire Sanat
2008 Veya Kare Mixed Exhibition / Daire Sanat
2007 Turk Kalp Vakfi Painting Contest Mansion Award
2006 Ipek-Ahmet Merey Painting Contest Award
2008 MSGS 2007 Mezunlar Sergisi
2007 Tuyap Istanbul Art Fair / ARTIST 2007
2006 67.Devlet Resim Heykel ve Ozgun Baski Yarismali Sergisi(67. Government Painting Sculpture and Original Printmaking Contest Exhibition)
2006 Turkish Heart Foundation Painting Contest Exhibition
2006 II. International Original Printmaking Exhibition
2006 Tuyap Istanbul Art Fair/ ARTIST
2006 İpek-Ahmet Merey Painting Contest Exhibition