BasakCansu Guvenkaya

BasakCansu Guvenkaya

Glasgow, United Kingdom

About BasakCansu Guvenkaya

Başak Cansu Güvenkaya (d.o.b. 1991, İstanbul) is a contemporary sculptor, painter and mixed media artist. Guvenkaya completed bachelors at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University (Istanbul) at the beginning of 2016 with a first place in the sculpture department and achieved the much sought after Sakip Sabancı Foundation Art Awards. During her bachelors Guvenkaya attended Weissensee Kunsthochschule in Berlin as an exchange student in 2013. Guvenkaya completed her masters in 2019 in her specialized field of sculpture work at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University (Istanbul). Guvenkaya had her first solo exhibition at Imoga Art Space (Istanbul) in January 2020. Guvenkaya has attended and her works has participated in numerous exhibitions, art fairs, symposiums, competitions around the world from Canada, Australia, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy and Turkey to name a few. Currently Güvenkaya continues creating artworks in her studio in London.
Guvenkaya’s sculptures and paintings work like a charm. They clear a path to reinterpreting guardianship, the original intent of sculptures and paintings in many cultures, in the present day. Guvenkaya’s art, suggest a playful and colourful way to get rid of negativity and gain happiness. Her art works embodies an expression and a protection against evils of the world, creating a space where evil and peril do not exist; it is an imaginary world of its own.

Education

2016-2019 Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Sculpture Department, Master Degree, Istanbul, Turkey
2013-2013 Weissensee Kunsthochschule Berlin, Erasmus Exchange Student, Berlin, Germany
2009-2016 Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Sculpture Department, Bachelor Degree, Istanbul, Turkey

Exhibitions

2020 Imoga Art Space, Solo Exhibition, Istanbul, Turkey
2019 Base Istanbul 2019, Istanbul, Turkey
2019 The Brain Project, Baycrest Foundation, Toronto, Canada
2019 Rotary Club, Bazaart Art Exhibition, Istanbul, Turkey
2018 Elgiz Museum 10th Teracce Exhibition, Istanbul, Turkey
2018 Mamut Art Project 2018, Istanbul, Turkey
2018 CerModern, Venue Atelier Exhibition, Ankara, Turkey
2018 Koru Sculpture Symposium, Yalova, Turkey
2017 Premio Combat 2017 Prize, Sculpture Show, Livorno, Italy
2017 Eskisehir Odunpazari Wood Sculpture Symposium, Eskisehir, Turkey
2017 Imoga Art Space, Sculpture Show, Istanbul, Turkey
2016 Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Graduation Sculpture Department 1st place Sakip Sabanci Art Awards, Istanbul, Turkey
2016 Dogus Holding, SanataBiYer Sculpture Show, Istanbul, Turkey
2015 Ipek-Ahmet Merey Sculpture Award, Istanbul, Turkey
2014 Weissensee Kunsthochschule Berlin, Sculpture Show, Berlin, Germany
2013 Ulus Lions Club Sculpture Award, Istanbul, Turkey
2013 13th Istanbul Biennial, Mom am I barbarian?, Sculpture Show, Istanbul, Turkey
2011 Mine Art Gallery, Light-Space-Wood, Sculpture Show, Istanbul, Turkey