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Born in Çanakkale in 1979, Serpil graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Neş’e Erdok Studio in 2008. She then attended Hüsnü Koldaş’s arctic mosaics, fresco and sigrafito workshop for a further two years. Her work has been exhibited and sold in Istanbul and across Europe since 2006.

Serpil is questioning concepts such as imposed identity, goodness, beauty, freedom and virtue. Her works refer to some of the tale characters that have influenced us across the generations through our classical bedtime stories.
She puts them in symbolic settings related to their past or present times which seem ordinary to the audience and she wants us to ask ourselves this question :
While we make choices to fulfill our existences and try to escape the stereotypes forced upon us, do we actually recreate clichés as well as triggering new sorts of prejudice again and again? Do we overcome life’s barriers, only to build our own? How are our personal journeys connected to this never-ending story?”

Serpil has been living in London since April 2016.

Exhibitions:

2006 İpek-Ahmet Merey Art Competition
2006 Art-İst Istanbul Art Fair
2007 Turkish Heart Foundation Art Competition 2007 İpek-Ahmet Merey Art Competition
2007 Art-İst Istanbul Art Fair
2008 Turkish Heart Foundation Art Competition 2008 Nuri İyem Art Competition
2008 Art-İst Istanbul Art Fair

2009 Akademililer Art Center Summer Exhibition 2009 Art-İst Istanbul Art Fair
2010 Art-İst Istanbul Art Fair
2010 Alif Art Young Artist Auction

2011 Harmony Art Gallery Christmas Exhibition 2012 Art-İst Istanbul Art Fair
2013 Harmony Art Gallery Solo Exhibition (Timeless) 2013 Harmony Art Gallery Summer Exhibition

2013 Art-İst Istanbul Art Fair
2014 Harmony Art Gallery Christmas Exhibition
2014 Saint Pulcherie Printemps des Artistes Galeri Od’A 2014 Harmony Art Gallery Summer Exhibition
2014 Art-ist İstanbul Art Fair
2015 Harmony Art Gallery Christmas Exhibition
2015 Harmony Art Gallery Solo Exhibition (Along Yourself) 2015 Art-İst İstanbul Art Fair
2015 Harmony Art Gallery Summer Exhibition
2016 Harmony Art Gallery Christmas Exhibition
2016 Art-İst İstanbul Art Fair

2016 Harmony Art Gallery Summer Exhibition
2017 Affordable Art Fair Milan
2017 HLS Gallery London / “Freedom” Group Exhibition
2017 HLS Gallery London / “Timeless” Group Exhibition
2017 Mavi Art Studio / London / “Trace” Group Exhibition
2017 HLS Gallery London / “Through the Colours” Group Exhibition
2017 Le Carrousel d’Louvre Art Fair /Paris
2017 Royal Arts Prize Exhibition 2017 London
2018 Visualy Literate2 Manier Gallery-London
2018 Royal Arts Prize Runner-up exhibition,Royal Opera Arcade Gallery-London

2018 KAOS Kingston Artists Open Studios -London

Awards:

Royal Arts Prize IV. Edition (Second place award)

Publications :

Art MazeMag Anniversary Edition Curatorial Selection 2017
Art MazeMag Summer Edition Curatorial Selection 2018

Clarified Projects:

The Others Art Fair Bristol 2018 by Saatchi Gallery
Clio Art Fair New York 2018
One Paved Court Solo Exhibition 2-15 April 2019 London