EKAV-ARTIST New Generation 2
May 10th – June 3rd, 2016
Curator: YALÇIN BİLGİN
EKAV / Education, Culture and Research Foundation is among the institutions providing significant support to the art education in Turkey, granting scholarships to students of Fine Arts departments of various universities, who are successful in different disciplines since 1991. Ekavart Gallery under EKAV, is proud of welcoming in its exhibition titled “EKAV-ARTIST New Generation 2”, first edition of which took place last year, presenting the works of 20 young artists on 10 May – 3 June 2016.
Yalçın Bilgin, a former fellow of our programme who made a distinguished name for himself with his original projects in the country and abroad, is curating the exhibition. One of the artists of the exhibition, also an EKAV fellow, Karis Deniz has been awarded the best experimental movie in 22nd Golden Boll National Student Movies Competition. Dilara Mataracı got world championships 8 times in international painting competitions organized in Macedonia, Slovenia, and India. Ceyhun Topçu is a research assistant at the Painting Department of the Faculty of Fine Arts of Kocaeli University where he currently conducts his works. Funda Caner was an honour student in her graduation in 2013, and was granted Sakıp Sabancı Art Award. EKAV feels honoured with these achievements of its fellows.
In the “EKAV-ARTIST New Generation 2” exhibition organized with the participation of 20 young artists from the disciplines of painting, sculpture, design and video who are graduates or current researchers at Fine Arts Faculties of various universities, works of following artists will be exhibited: Sezer Arıcı, Yalçın Bilgin, Funda Caner, Karis Deniz, İpek Emek, Tayfun Gülnar, Özge Kahraman, Caner Kaplan, Sefa Karakuş, Özge Kul, Dilara Mataracı, Ceyhun Topçu, Kağan Toros, Nuri Yıldız from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University; Sevda Alat, Duygu Özkan, Muhsine Polat and Hadice Sevdiren from Harran University; Cihan Ersoy from Anadolu University, and Fatma Avcılar from Gazi University.
- EKAV Foundation ever grows, enriches under the slogan of “Art Improves, Art Heals, Art Unites” and achieves activities that enlighten the cultural platforms of our country, sharing these activities with the artists and those art-lovers who have dedicated themselves to art. The Ekavart Gallery is working under the EKAV Foundation. It aims at supporting artists of the future by granting its income generated during its activities as scholarships to young people taking art education.
You can watch the exhibition on Turkey’s first online art television: www.ekavart.tv