İstanbul , Beşiktaş , Turkey
About Fikriye Kesti
Fine Artist. From 1999 to 2003, she trained in methods of engraving with wood, metal and linoleum at Borusan Gravur Baski Resim studio. During that period, she showed her art work in several exhibitions in Istanbul.
She started studying at Mimar Sinan Fine Art University in 2002. She was taught by Devrim Erbil, Aydin Ayan, Yalcin Karayagiz and Mustafa Orkun Muftuoglu. Her classes in stained-glass were from Professor Fuat Acaroglu and she studied lithography with Irfan Okan.
For two years, Fikriye joined the group of conceptual artists Sukru Aysan and Leyla Dedeal.
In 2007, she was the assistant coordinator and jury member of an exhibition called Open Air Street Reproductions, in Asmalimescit Street, in Beyoglu, Central Istanbul.
In 2008, she coordinated a programme and was jurist of a competition for Beyoglu primary school children, teaching them about Turkish artists and art. She also compiled the catalogue.
Having exhibited in several joint exhibitions while at university, Fikriye graduated in 2009. The same year, she formed a group of artists called AR+20 operating from her studio.
2011-ART EXPO ISTANBUL
2010- ART FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL (2-9 Mayıs) EROS IN ART –PATRAS/YUNANİSTAN
2010 Robert College – “SLEEP” a solo exhibition titled.
2010 Yasemin Art Gallery - Joint Exhibition
2009 AR+20 Group Exhibition - Istanbul Art Fair
2009 Cihangir Art Gallery - Joint Exhibition
2009 Kaset Cafe and Bar - Watercolour Exhibition
2007 Beyoglu Artists Open-Air Street Exhibition, Asmalimescid Sokak
2007 17th Istanbul “Tuyap” Art Fair
2007 Mimar Sinan University - Turkish Heart Foundation competition -
2007 Hatti Studio - Painting and Sculpture Exhibition
2006 Mimar Sinan University - Ipek Ahmet Merey competition - Prizewinner
2006 16th Istanbul “Tuyap” Art Fair
2006 Painting and Sculpture Museum - Turkish Heart Foundation competition - exhibitor
2005 15th Istanbul “Tuyap” Art Fair
2003 BORUSAN - Engraving Exhibition
2001 BORUSAN - Engraving Exhibition
2000 BORUSAN - Techniques of Engraving Exhibition
1999 Istanbul Science Hands-on Centre - Engraving Exhibition
1998 Rast Restaurant - Water Colour Joint Exhibition
2007 “My Beyoglu” Art Competition jury member
2008 “My Beyoglu” Art Competition jury member and project coordinator
2009 AR+20 Group Exhibition project coordinator and curatorPrizes won
2006 Mimar Sinan University - Ipek Ahmet Merey Prize for Overall Achievement