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Fatma Çiftçi’s works takes its inspiration from the intersection of her personal experience and the reality which is all around her. With irony and humour she puts together a very personal reading of social imagery by manipulating memory and the present: she gathers images and objects found by chance on her way and makes use of them in photography, video works, performance or drawing. She also gained experience to transform traditional handcrafts that she was familiar since her childhood into a new production process.

Fatma Çiftçi is an İstanbul based artist. Çiftçi had solo shows at Spike Island (Bristol-UK), Masa Project (İstanbul-Turkey) and Goyang Art Studio (Seoul-Korea). Group shows include In the Topography of the Irregular Mind, Roumelie Han (İstanbul-Turkey), Şebeke, Center d’art, Maison Des Arts (Cajarc-France), Freekick-9th International İstanbul Bienial, Hospitality Zone (İstanbul- Turkey), Affording an Opportunity, K2 Art Centre (İzmir, Turkey).Residency programs and workshops include PiST/// Research and Production Residency: PIRPIR (İstanbul-Turkey), MAISONS DAURA, International Artists Residences, Maison Des Arts Georges Pompidou (Cajarc- France), Spike Island-Platform Garanti CAC Production Residency (Bristol-UK), and Asian Artists Fellowship Program, Goyang Art Studio (Seoul-Korea).

 

Selected Exhibitions
* = Solo Exhibitions

2019 Happening Now, ArtWeeks Akaretler (artnivo.com), İstanbul, Turkey
2018 Sit, Stand, Walk, Tuna Office (artnivo.com), İstanbul, Turkey
  Future of Travel / The Journey of The Artwork, NOKS Art Space (collaborating with Corridor Project Space), İstanbul, Turkey
2017 In Reverse (is a collaborative exhibition with Aikaterini Gegisian), DEPO (Warehouse), İstanbul, Turkey*
2016 Her Havuzun Dibi Aynı, Çetin Emeç Art Galery, İzmir, Turkey
2015 Stay With Me im Rahmen des Ausstellungsprojektes “Im inneren der Stadt” des Studienzentrums für Künstlerpublikationen des Museums Weserburg, Bremen, Germany
  Residence Exhibiton, EIB Gallery Space, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  Stay With Me, DEPO (Warehouse), İstanbul, Turkey
2014 Stay With Me, Apartment Project-Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2012 In the Topography of the Irregular Mind, Roumelie Han B Blok, İstanbul, Turkey
2010 Sebeke, Center d’art, Maison Des Arts, Cajarc, France
  Freefall, Apartment Project, İstanbul, Turkey
  Recoprical Visit, KIBLA Multimedijki Center – Maribor-Slovenia
  Deadpan Exchange V, Cultural Center CK, Skopje, Macedonia
2009 In a Moment of Abstraction, Masa Project, İstanbul, Turkey*
  Show Room, Spike Island, Bristol, UK*
  Recoprical Visit, DEPO (Warehouse), İstanbul Turkey
2008 Falling F16, YAMA, İstanbul, Turkey*
2007 Mom’s Livingroom, Goyang Art Studio Exhibition Hall, Seoul, Korea*
2006 Asia Art Now, Alternatif Space Loop, Seoul, Kore 2007 Asia Art Now, Arario Beijing, Beijing, China
2005 Freekick-9th International Istanbul Bienial, Hospitality Zone, İstanbul,Turkey
  Affording an Opportunity, K2 Art Centre, İzmir, Turkey
2004 The 23rd Exhibition of Contemporary Artists, Aksanat, İstanbul, Turkey
  The 23rd Exhibition of Contemporary Artists, DSM, Diyarbakır, Turkey
  Multicultural Identity: Cultural Heritage, Art, Image, Ankara, Turkey
  Multicultural Identity: Cultural Heritage, Art, Image, Eskişehir, Turkey

Screenings & Festivals

2016 Short & Sweet, 33rd Kassel Documentry Film and Video Festival, Kassel, Germany
  Fireflies in the Night Take Wing, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), Athens, Greece

Recidencies

2015
EIB Artists’ Development Programme: Art & Education Residency mentored by Derran Almond, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
2013
2012
PiST/// Research and Production Residency: PIRPIR, İstanbul, Turkey
2010 MAISONS DAURA, International Artists Residences, Maison Des Arts Georges Pompidou, Cajarc, France
2008 Spike Island-Platform Garanti CAC Production Residency, Bristol, UK
2007
2006
Asian Artists Fellowship Program, Goyang Art Studio, Seoul, Korea

Workshops & Lectures

2017 Video Art Workshop & Lecture, German High School, İstanbul, Turkey
2014 Crystal Bodies, Amber’14 Art and Technology Festival, İstanbul, Turkey
2009 International Art and Ecology Program, Woodbridge, UK
 
Recoprical Visit, Warehouse, İstanbul / Turkey, Batumi & Tbilisi / Georgia, Yerevan / Armenia, Baku / Azerbaijan, Tehran / Iran, Van / Turkey

Awards

2015
Artist’s International Development Fund: Fatma Çiftçi and Aikaterini Gegisian are funded by Arts Council England and British Council to produce a video art project.