Women Active in Turkish Art Community

First, I must emphasize that as the norm and not the exception, women have worked side-by-side men in all professional fields in Turkey since the beginning of the Republic; therefore, the topic of women active in Turkey’s art community could be seen as a mundane topic. What is exceptional is the degree of their dedication to their careers and determination to push on while receiving only minimal recognition or reimbursement. The situation for artists is even more complicated than that of other professionals since the lack of consumers or patrons, government support, and museums for contemporary art, means they must …