Gorkem Dikel

Gorkem Dikel

Istanbul, Kadıköy, Turkey

About Gorkem Dikel

She completed her undergraduate in MSFAU, Painting Department. Still a student, she realized her first solo show “Bigger than You” at SODA. Following that, she started MFA at the same university, completed her MFA in 2019 with her thesis entitled “Abstraction and Space in 21. Century Painting”. Now she continues her doctorate in arts.

She studied at Universidad de Sevilla, Bellas Artes between 2009 and 2010. In 2010, Dikel was the first artist from Turkey to receive art fellowship by Fundación Antonio Gala founded by the Spanish writer Antonio Gala. She attended Plein-Air artist residency program in 2013 in Spain, organized by Fundación Tres Culturas. In 2010, she collaborated Natalie Skobeeva in project Memento Mori Istanbul which was exhibited at Moscow Biennial.

Held her second solo show ‘Empatia’ in Arte Aula, Spain. Continued to joining symposiums and exhibitions both local and international following her duo show at Anna Laudel Contemporary in 2013. Her works have been exhibited in art fairs ie. Parallax Art Fair (London), Art Sevilla (Spain), Contemporary Istanbul, Artist (Turkey). In 2017, she was invited as a speaker for the conference ‘PANGEA’ on refugee issues in Spain on behalf of Turkish artists. Following that her works have been exhibited in La Noche Blanco by Arquemi in Spain. In 2018 she joined ‘Complex Plane’ exhibition and artist talks curated by İpek Yeğinsü at Merkür Gallery. 33 feet tall digital paintings she produced for outdoor took place in Emaar Square. Five fiberglass sculptures she produced for Hilal-i Ahmer Collection met the audience in public spaces with sponsorship of Cengiz Holding, Sancak Group, Ant Yapı, Halkbank and İgsaş. In 2019 her “Gemstone Series” met with Parisian audience in Espace Marais-Marais which is neighbour to the world’s renowned galleries such as Zwirner, Thaddeus Ropac, Perrotin in Paris, Marais. Her works constitute private, governmental and corporate collections in the USA, Germany, Australia, England, Italy, Spain, Taiwan, China and at home.


2021 – Doctorate of Arts, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Painting
2012 – 2019- Master of Arts – Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Painting
2015 – 2015 – Educational Sciences – Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University
2009 – BA – Universidad de Sevilla, Painting
2007 – 2012 – BA – Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Painting



2019 – Academy Art Symposium, Near East University, Nycosia, Cyprus

2018 – Open Studio Days

2018 – Panel: “Urban Layers” Moderator: İpek Yeğinsü, Merkür Gallery, Istanbul

2018 – Artist Talk: “Complex Plane”, Merkür Gallery, Istanbul

2017 – Talk: Nevşehir Halil İncekara Science and Art Center, Nevşehir

2017 – Symposium: Galeri Kambur Cappadoccia

2017 – Conference: “Pangea, El Encuentro Intercultural”, Casa de la Juventud, Ecija, Spain

2017 – Symposium: Nilüfer Municipality, Bursa

2016 – Open Studio Days

2016 – Online Exhibition: “Binding” Owlstand.com, London

2016 – Online Exhibition: “Molten” Owlstand.com, London

2016 – Seminar: “Space Camp”, Doğa College, Antalya

2014 – Artist Talk: Kartal Disk Highschool, Istanbul

2014 – “One to Watch”: Görkem Dikel, Saatchi Art

2014 – Online Collection: Best of 2014, Saatchi Art

2011 – Artist Fellowship: “Jovenes Creadores”, Fundación Antonio Gala, Cordoba, Spain

2011 – Artist in Residency: “Plein-Air”, Fundación Tres Culturas & Junta de Andalucia, Spain



2014 – Duo: “Lyrical Geometry” Anna Laudel Contemporary, Istanbul

2013 – Solo: “Empatía”, Galeria de Arte Aula, Sevilla, Spain

2012 – Solo: “Bigger Than You”, SODA, Istanbul


2020- Step Istanbul, Art50net, Taksim 360, Istanbul

2020- Step Istanbul, Project Radar, Tomtom, Istanbul

2018 – Tomtom Designhood, Sevil Dolmacı Art Consultancy, İstanbul

2017 – Parallax AF, Londra, UK

2017 – Art Sevilla AF, Arquemi Galeria, Sevilla, Spain

2016 – “Not to Die of the Truth”, Unexpected Territories, Artist AF, Istanbul

2015 – Contemporary Istanbul, “Berlin Istanbul Quartier”, İstanbul

2010 – Moscow Biennial, “Memento Mori Istanbul”, Performance with Natalia Skobeeva


2021 – Breath, Merkür Galeri, Istanbul

2020 – ‘Elementler’, Curated by GLOBART, Akfen Bodrum Loft, Bodrum

2020 – ‘Sen Diye Bir Şey Kalmasın’, Curated by Arthole Berlin, Avlu Bebek, Istanbul

2019 – ‘Heritage’, JLF Gallery, Espace Marais-Marais, Paris

2019 – ‘Artists from Turkey’ Permanent Collection Exhibition, Cyprus Musem of Modern Art, Nycosia, NCTR

2019 – “Summer Time” Nevmekan, Üsküdar Municipality, Istanbul

2019 – Art 50, Swissotel Bosphorus, Istanbul

2019 – Hilal-i Ahmer Collection Exhibition, Sabiha Gökçen Airport, Istanbul

2019 – Hilal-i Ahmer Collection Exhibition ,Hilal-i Ahmer Studio, 42 Maslak, Istanbul

2019 – Hilal-i Ahmer Collection Exhibition, Lütfi Kırdar Congress Center, Istanbul

2019 – Hilal-i Ahmer Collection Outdoor Exh., Kanyon – İstinye Park, Istanbul

2019 – Hilal-i Ahmer Collection Exhibition, Esenboğa Airport, Ankara

2019 – Büyükdere Pop-Up, Tomtom Neighborhood, Istanbul

2019 – Hilali Ahmer Collection Exhibition, Swiss Hotel Bosphorus, Istanbul

2019 – “Loving Cemal Süreya”, Galeri Mod, Istanbul

2018 – “Anthology of 95th Year”, Portakal Çiçeği Art Colony, Beşiktaş Contemporary Art Gallery

2018 – “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Casa Dell’Arte & Art50, Bodrum

2018 – “Complex Plane” Curator: İpek Yeğinsü, Merkür Gallery, Istanbul

2017 – “Life”, Art50, Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center

2017 – “La Noche en Blanco”, Arquemi Galeria, Spain

2017 – “Nilüfer Symposium Exhibition”, Nazım Hikmet Culture Center, Bursa

2017 – ‘Tutti Frutti’, Teşvikiye Art Galery, Istanbul

2016 – ‘Sıcak, Çok Sıcak’, Teşvikiye Art Galery, Istanbul

2015 – “Witnesses”, Rem Art Space, İstanbul

2015 – “Garden II”, Eskişehir Osman Gazi University

2015 – “Open Space”, Mixer