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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, İstanbul, Turkey

2017

In Reverse (is a collaborative exhibition with Aikaterini Gegisian), DEPO (Warehouse), Istanbul, 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

2012-2013

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

2006-2007

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.