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Ayşe Erkmen

° 1949, Istanbul (TR) – lives and works in Istanbul (TR) and Berlin (DE)

During the past 20 years Ayşe Erkmen gained recognition for her extensive and site-specific works. Her practice is characterized by visual clarity and a sensitivity towards the conditions at hand. Formally, her practice often comments on minimalism’s relationship between industrial forms and the body The artist employs color, form and sound to question and emphasize perception and experience. In her installations Erkmen frequently responds to a given context in a social, architectural or political manner.

(courtesy of Galerie Barbara Weiss)

Ayşe Erkmen had solo exhibitions in S.M.A.K., Ghent; The Barbican, London; Bregenzer Kunstverein; Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam; Kunstverein Freiburg; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; K 21, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfalen, Düsseldorf; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; Kunstmuseum St. Gallen; Magasin 3, Stockholm; and Sculpture Center, New York.
Erkmen has participated in numerous international group exhibitions, among others various editions of the Istanbul Biennial; the biennales of Shanghai, Berlin, Gwangju, and Sharjah; and the Pavilion of Turkey at the 54th Venice Biennale. Ayşe Erkmen will participate in Münster Sculpture Project with a new project in june 2017.

Ayşe Erkmen is represented by the following galleries;
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Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin  

Dirimart, Istanbul  

Barbara Gross Galerie, München