About

Serpil was born in Turkey. She graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, in Istanbul, in 2008.
She has been living in London since April 2016.

Serpil’s latest works are structured around internal conflicts, defense mechanisms, the need for attention, and the daily struggles that border on the neurotic as the individual goes about their daily life; trying to shape it to suit the standards of the society in which they operate.

Through her main character, Serpil underlines and draws attention to these little tensions despite life appearing to be on track for her subject.

She places her characters in the centre of the scene, putting them in simulated environments with symbolic objects. This helps to reference the character’s story whilst strengthening their expressions and evoking empathy in the audience.

Solo Exhibitions:

2019 Everything Is Ok,One Paved Court,London
2018 Royal Arts Prize Runner-up exhibition,Royal Opera Arcade Gallery-London
2015 Harmony Art Gallery Solo Exhibition (Along Yourself)
2013 Harmony Art Gallery Solo Exhibition (Timeless)

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2019 Bridge-C.A.M Gallery Istanbul
2019 Step İstanbul
2019 Herstory – C.A.M. Gallery Istanbul
2018 99 Square– Art On İstanbul
2018 The Other Art Fair London “Not 30 %” curated by Kate Bryan, Saatchi Art-London
2018 The Other Art Fair Bristol by Saatchi Art -Bristol
2018 KAOS Kingston Artists Open Studios -London
2018 Visualy Literate2 Manier Gallery-London
2017 Royal Arts Prize Exhibition,Royal Opera Arcade Gallery-London
2017 Le Carrousel d’Louvre Art Fair /Paris
2017 HLS Gallery London / “Through the Colours” Group Exhibition
2017 Mavi Art Studio / London / “Trace” Group Exhibition
2017 HLS Gallery London / “Timeless” Group Exhibition
2017 HLS Gallery London / “Freedom” Group Exhibition
2017 Affordable Art Fair Milan
2016 Harmony Art Gallery Summer Exhibition
2016 Harmony Art Gallery Christmas Exhibition
2015 Harmony Art Gallery Summer Exhibition
2015 Harmony Art Gallery Christmas Exhibition
2014 Harmony Art Gallery Summer Exhibition
2014 Saint Pulcherie Printemps des Artistes Galeri Od’A
2014 Harmony Art Gallery Christmas Exhibition
2013 Harmony Art Gallery Summer Exhibition
2011 Harmony Art Gallery Christmas Exhibition
2010 Alif Art Young Artist Auction
2009 Akademililer Art Center Summer Exhibition
2008 Nuri İyem Art Competition
2007 İpek-Ahmet Merey Art Competition
2006 İpek-Ahmet Merey Art Competition
Art-İst Istanbul Art Fair – ( from 2006 to 2016)

Awards:

Royal Arts Prize IV. Edition (Second place award)

Press :

Maake Mag,Issue 9
House and Garden June 2019
Art MazeMag Spring Edition Editorial Selection 2019
99 Square,Art On 2018
Art MazeMag Summer Edition Curatorial Selection 2018
Art MazeMag Anniversary Edition Curatorial Selection 2017