Summer 2023 Recent Works

APRIL 17 – JULY 17, 2023 /// MANUEL

Çağla Cabaoğlu Gallery is hosting a selection of Summer 2023 Recent Works between 17.04-17.07.2023.

The works of artists namely Fulya Asyalı, Rina Balkan, Necip Baykara, Kurt Bullend, Deniz Doğruyol, Onur Fırat Fen, Fatmagül Karadeniz, Gülveli Kaya, Ulıç Ali Kılıç, Hakan Kırdar, Sait Mengü, Levent Morgök, M. Orkun Müftüoğlu, Berna Narmanlı Arpacı, İrfan Okan, Mehmet Öğüt, Cem Sağbil, Gökte Tunç, Nihan Yardımcı Çetinkaya and Gülce Yelken are featured in the show.

Featuring a selection of Summer 2023 Recent Works, the show will meet with the audience at MANUEL starting from 17th of April. The show which continue until 17th of July, 2023.

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24 Artists
81 Artworks


Çağla Cabaoğlu Gallery is hosting a selection of 24 Artists 81 Artworks between 30.11.2022-15.02.2023.

The works of artists namely Halil Akdeniz, Cem Sağbil, Kurt Bullend, İrfan Okan, Fatmagül Karadeniz, Hakan Kırdar, Levent Morgök, Rina Balkan, Berna Narmanlı Arpacı, Gökte Tunç, M.Orkun Müftüoğlu, Reyhan Çezik, Carolina Fontes,  Gülveli Kaya, Sait Mingü, Deniz Doğruyol, Necip Baykara, Uluç Ali Kılıç, Nihan Yardımcı Çetinkaya, Fulya Asyalı, Gülce Yelken, Mehmet Öğüt, Onur Fırat Fen and Ian James Carr are featured in the show.

Featuring a selection of 24 Artists & 81 Artworks, the show will meet with the audience at IDEALIST Center starting from 30th of November. The lighting sponsor of the show, which continue until February 15, 2023, is TEPTA Lighting.

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Fulya Asyalı
“Gilded Ruin”


“Gilded Ruin”, the solo exhibition of Fulya Asyalı is ready to meet the audience at Çağla Cabaoğlu Gallery between September 13 – November 1, 2022. 

The Gilded Ruin is a mood fed by a feeling of resistance and transformation rather than anger against the pessimism that is spread by political and environmental disasters and various dramatic scenes that surround the genre image of our lives. The gilded details that create contrast in the grayness of the present conditions remind us of the permanence of the lyric and divine one, even amid impermanence and destruction.

While carefully avoiding the quiet and fragile freedom of one single room in her soul from the clamor of the material world, the artist undertakes the role of an alchemist, and, as expressed by Baudelaire in “Flowers of Evil”, turns mud into gold.

Angels dressed in gold, purple, and hyacinth,
O you, witness that I have done my duty
Like a competent alchemist, like a sacred soul,
I have extracted the quintessence of every single thing, 
You have given me your mud, and I have made gold out of it.


During the Solo Sculpture Exhibition of Fulya Asyalı:
The exhibition is open to public visit between the dates of (13.09.2022-12.10.2022) on Tuesday-Saturday between 11:00 am to 07:00 pm.
The gallery is closed to visitors on Sundays and Mondays.

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Rina Balkan

MAY 25 – JUN 25 2022 /// MANUEL

First solo exhibition of Rina Balkan, starting her odyssey of sculpture works, starting with the passion of shaping clay by synthesizing varying techniques and materials, is available for display at Çağla Cabaoğlu Gallery between May 25th and June 25th, 2022.

During Rina Balkan‟s ongoing exhibition at Çağla Cabaoğlu Gallery, another work of the artist with a height of 180 cm created by using mixed technique will be available for display at Turkish Bank Harbiye VK1, in parallel to the exhibition.

The Work Exhibited is titled “Mother Earth”, the core of creation, signifying giving birth, nurturing and growing up, protecting, forgiveness and personification of life itself.

“Rina Balkan’s minimalist and post-minimalist sculptures strike the spectators with their plain imagery and impressive material color. While the artist is visualizing in her sculptures the values and judgments belonging to the biographic history of mankind and sociology of everyday life, handling emotions most humane and natural, such as human nature, feelings, life cycle, is also creating a unique visual satiety from viewpoint of spectators through their technical competence and appeal.” *Fırat Arapoğlu, Faculty Member (Altınbaş University, Art History (PhD)) Art Critique and Independent Curator.

“The abstract and concrete concepts that touch and intervenes my life and the things I perceive are my initial materials. My objective comprises of integrating the concepts I am interested in, with various materials, transforming them into plain form and exhibiting the same under simplest possible expression. My sculptures are my trips through my inner self…” Rina Balkan

Rina Balkan‟s Solo Sculpture Exhibition is available between the dates 25.05 – 25.06.2022 by an appointment in advance, on Saturdays-Mondays-Tuesdays. It is open to public visit on Wednesdays-Thursdays-Fridays at 11:00 am-19:00 pm.

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