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Gulce Yelken

BIOGRAPHY / IZMIR, 1981

Gülce Yelken was born in İzmir in 1981. In 2010, she graduated from Dokuz Eylül University, School of Fine Arts, Department of Sculpture. She started her graduate studies the same year at Dokuz Eylül Institute of Fine Arts in the Department of Sculpture and completed in year 2015. She took part in several national as well as international art shows and symposiums.

Gülce Yelken makes both contemporary as well as traditional choices while selecting the materials to be used. She uses man-made materials like mirror and concrete together with natural materials like wood and marble. According to the artist, finished form of sculpture is hiding more than what is revealed in the process of transformation of the material. Yelken, departing from the idea that in the process of structuring the material incorporates a type of living, Yelken attempts trials by introducing segments from the various stages of the material at the “finished” forms of her sculptures. Thereby, she emphasizes both the time worn by the material as well as elapsed while the artist works with the material. Sound is one of the primary elements of her works. Sound coming from the material appears both as a part of the contact established with the sculpture and also a new form of art. Sound is both a source of inspiration of the series of sculptures named “Sound Form” and is at the same time transformed into an installation on its own enhancing dialogue of these sculptures with the audience.

2016Untitled 4

2016
Untitled 4

sculpture - pink marble
40 x 36 x 10 cm
2016
2016Untitled 5

2016
Untitled 5

sculpture - marble, metal, tree branch
40 x 30 x 29 cm
2016
2016S.F-4

2016
S.F-4

sculpture - metal
55 x 53 x 11 cm
2016
2016S.F-6

2016
S.F-6

sculpture - metal, tree root
50 x 50 x 20 cm
2016
2016S.F-5

2016
S.F-5

sculpture - metal
55 x 33 x 11 cm
2016
2016S.F-2

2016
S.F-2

sculpture - metal, tree branch
47 x 29 x 10 cm
2016
2016S.F-3

2016
S.F-3

sculpture - metal
52 x 24 x 11 cm
2016
2015Untitled 3

2015
Untitled 3

sculpture - marble from Marmara
141 x 24 x 30 cm
2015
2010Balance

2010
Balance

sculpture - pinewood
165 x 78 x 24 cm
2010
2010Untitled 2

2010
Untitled 2

sculpture - granite, tree branch
70 x 50 x 15 cm
2010
2009Untitled 1

2009
Untitled 1

sculpture - basswood
70 x 50 x 15 cm
2009
2008Needle

2008
Needle

sculpture - marble, tree branch
70 x 64 x 24 cm
2008

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Scope Art Show, New York 2017

02 – 05 MARCH 2017 /// NEW YORK, USA
GROUP EXHIBITION
Baris Saribas – Beyza Boynudelik – Bubi – Ekin Ergok – Ekrem Yalcindag – Emir Uras – Ergin Inan – Ertugrul Ates – Evren Erol – Fatmagul Karadeniz – Fulya Asyali – Gokhan Deniz – Gulce Yelken – Gulveli Kaya – Gunes Cinar – Gunseli Kato – Husamettin Kocan – Kurt Bullend – Levent Morgok – Murat Germen – Nadide Akdeniz – Necip Baykara – Onay Akbas – Ozan Turkkan – Rengin Altinalmaz – Ruchan Sahinoglu – Selin Selgur – Seydi Murat Koc – Sira Oflaz – Varol Topac – Yusuf Taktak – Zeynep Dilek Cetiner

 

After its participation in Scope Miami Art Show, Çağla Cabaoğlu Gallery took part in Scope New York Art Show between March 02 and 06, 2017, with an installation titled “Istanbul’s Cabinet of Curiosities”, comprising of the works of 32 contemporary Turkish artists.

Following Miami Scope Art Show, Çağla Cabaoğlu Gallery introduced this time a mural collage installation of multidisciplinary works inspired by the city, stepping forth from the cultural layers of Istanbul. With this exhibition Çağla Cabaoğlu Gallery attracts attention to the relationship between Turkey’s contemporary art practices and Anatolian culture as the junction, intersection of civilizations throughout the ages as well as today’s world: thirty two artists from different generations, living and producing at varied geographies, nourished by their habitat, contemporary practices of art, Anatolia’s cultural heritage and their personal experiences.

“Cabinet of Curiosities”, originated with the discovery impetus of the Renaissance, initially brought together items which were discrepant, amazing and heterodox. Then, re-introduced the eclectic structure posed within the framework of a homogeneous universe ranging from a collection to the idea and concept of a museum. Cabinet of Curiosities is a symbol of curiosity, research, and inquiry, propagating knowledge, prestige and new perspectives. Further to being a symbolic conveyance of the personal universe, a transformation of whatever belongs to the culture and accumulation of humanity.

Istanbuls Cabinet of Curiosities concept is at the same time a suggestion regarding intercultural dialogue and transitivity.

While the concept of Istanbul‘s Cabinet of Curiosities highlighted the movement of the culture over the trade routes of the Phoenicians from Istanbul to the Mediterranean and from there to South America, as well as the indicators of a process that signifies a dialogue with similarities and diversities, the project also remarks the productions of artists coming from different generations and geographies of Istanbul, which is an unusual and special world city composed of different cultural layers.

Çağla Cabaoğlu Gallery generated this project through rare works of very specific artists selected from amongst the exclusive and setting sail on a new odyssey in pursuit of the historical accumulation. Following the footsteps of civilization ever since the Phoenicians, is reshaping Turkey’s artists living and creating in the 21st century in soils not too distant apart. And is bringing together the époque-integrated works of those artists impersonating such terra with the mutual language of the greater global terrain.

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Scope Art Show, Miami 2016

29 NOVEMBER – 04 DECEMBER 2016 /// MIAMI, USA
GROUP EXHIBITION
Baris Saribas – Bedri Baykam – Beyza Boynudelik – Bubi – Ebru Duruman – Ekrem Kahraman – Ekrem Yalcindag – Emir Uras – Ergin Inan – Ertugrul Ates – Evren Erol – Fatmagul Karadeniz – Fulya Asyali – Gokhan Avcioglu – Gokhan Deniz – Gulce Yelken – Gulveli Kaya – Gunes Cinar – Gunseli Kato – Hakan Cinar – Halil Akdeniz – Harun Antakyali – Hasan Cem Araptarli – Husamettin Kocan – Huseyin Arda – Kerem Agrali – Kurt Bullend – Levent Morgok – Nadide Akdeniz – Necip Baykara – Murat Germen – Onay Akbas – Ozan Turkkan – Rengin Altinalmaz – Ruchan Sahinoglu – Serpil Kapar – Seydi Murat Koc – Ugur Caki – Varol Topac – Yigit Yazici
 

Çağla Cabaoğlu Gallery took part at Scope Miami Art Show between November 29 and December 04, 2016 with an installation of 9×3 m titled “Istanbul’s Cabinet of Curiosities”, comprising of the works of 42 contemporary Turkish artists.

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“Contemporary Stories 2”

16 AUGUST – 16 OCTOBER 2016 /// 42 MASLAK, ISTANBUL
GROUP EXHIBITION
Ayla Turan – Baris Saribas – Beyza Boynudelik – Evren Erol – Fatmagul Karadeniz – Fulya Asyali – Gokhan Deniz – Gokte Tunc – Gulce Yelken – Gunes Cinar – Hakan Bilal Karakaya – Hakan Cinar – Hakan Kirdar – Hasan Cem Araptarli – Ilke Kutlay – Kerem Agrali – Kurt Bullend – Levent Morgok – Nadide Akdeniz – Necip Baykara – Olgu Ulkenciler – Rengin Altinalmaz – Ruchan Sahinoglu – Serpil Kapar – Ugur Caki – Varol Topac

 

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