Nilay Meral

Nilay Meral

Istanbul, Uskudar, Turkey

About Nilay Meral

Nilay Meral graduated from Marmara University, Interior Design Department. During her education she conducted researches on art in Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien. In her return to Turkey, she continued her artistic education in private studios of some Turkish contemporary artists such as Balkan Naci İslimyeli, Mehmet Özer, Nurettin Bektaş.

The artist whose family roots in Istanbul’s old ground coffee distributers, undertakes a mission of a story teller who transfers social patterns and myths to our day. By her preference of the materials that interact with the viewer in a direct way such as coffee sacks, she appears in an abstract expressionistic language.

She carried out various international shows by the sponsorship of some large corporations and consulates. The shows she made in Galerie Oberkampf, Paris and Uffizio Cultura e Informazioni, Roma are some of them.

Besides being amongst a few artists who are also architect, she is the curator of Moda Deniz Kulübü Art Gallery.

Education

Interior Design - Marmara University, Istanbul

Business Administration- Istanbul Universiy, Istanbul

Events

2017 “Antipass” Moda Deniz Kulübü Art Gallery, Istanbul

2016 “Caffé Amaro” Uffizio Cultura e Informazioni, Roma

2015 “Projections”, Galerie Oberkampf, Paris

2014 Moda Deniz Kulübü Art Gallery, Istanbul

Exhibitions

Selected Solo Shows

2016 “Caffé Amaro” Uffizio Cultura e Informazioni, Roma

2015 “Projections”, Galerie Oberkampf, Paris

2013 Moda Deniz Kulübü Art Gallery, Istanbul

2012 Moda Deniz Kulübü Art Gallery, Istanbul

2011 “Antipass” Moda Deniz Kulübü Art Gallery, Istanbul

2010 Moda Deniz Kulübü Art Gallery, Istanbul

2009 Moda Deniz Kulübü Art Gallery, Istanbul

2008 Büyük Kulüp (Cercle d`Orient) Art Gallery , Kadıköy, Istanbul

2008 Moda Deniz Kulübü Art Gallery, Istanbul

2008 CKM, Istanbul

2007 Taksim Gallery, Istanbul

2006 TC İstanbul Kültür University, Istanbul

2005 Barış Manço Art Gallery, Istanbul

2004 Uran Art Gallery, Istanbul

2003 Salih Zeki Kolat Gallery, Istanbul

2002 Akbank Art Gallery, Ankara, Istanbul

2001 Akbank Art Gallery, Beylerbeyi, İstanbul, Istanbul

2000 Salih Zeki Kolat Gallery, Istanbul

2000 Tekel Art Gallery, Istanbul

2000 Vakıf Bank Art Gallery, Beyoglu, Istanbul