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Zeynep Kaynar is an independent visual artist. Currently, she is living and working in Finland.

Zeynep Kaynar (b.1992, Samsun) received her MA (Hons) Degree in Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design from Sabanci University. Her studio practice explores methods for problem-solving, questioning and transformation using visual language while investigating themes such as human & city and human & nature relationships in the form of photography, painting, drawings, artist books and installations.

Her works featured by Emma Cocker, Alexander Damianisch, Cordula Daus and Lena Séraphin on SAR (Society of Artistic Research) Catalogue under Practice Sharing published in December 2020. The first collection of works was exhibited in Galleria Himmelblau, Tampere, Finland, in late 2020; Leipzig, Germany in 2019; Ghent, Belgium in 2018.

Zeynep Kaynar studies in the EDU department at Tampere University to develop further competencies in life-long learning, professional development and workplace pedagogy in Art, Culture and Education sector.

Zeynep Kaynar, Finlandiya’da yaşamakta ve çalışmakta olan bağımsız bir görsel sanatçıdır.

Yüksek lisans derecesini Sabancı Üniversitesi Görsel Sanatlar ve Görsel İletişim Tasarımı Bölümü’nde tamamlayan sanatçının pratiği fotoğraf, resim, çizim, kitap ve yerleştirme formlarında olup, stüdyo pratiğinde odaklandığı temalarla hem soyut ve somut kavramları incelerken hem de insan & şehir ve insan & doğa ilişkilerine dair gözlemlemelere yer veren bir dizi eser üretiyor. Çalışmaları İstanbul’da Galata Rum Okulu, Akbank Sanat, Red Bull Art Around gibi seçili organizasyonlarda gösterilirken; Belçika, Almanya ve Finlandiya’da grup sergilerine davet edildi. 

Emma Cocker, Alexander Damianisch, Cordula Daus ve Lena Séraphin’in ortak yürüttüğü Practice Sharing projesinde, dil odaklı sanatsal pratikleri konu alan eserleri referans proje olarak yer verildi ve SAR (Society of Artistic Research) kataloğunda Aralık, 2020’de yayınlandı. Aynı projeyle Nisan 2021’de Helsinki Sanat Akademisi’nde Practice Sharing çerçevesinde gerçekleşen seminerde; eserleri ve araştırmasını konu alan konuşmaya davet edildi.

Tampere Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi’nde araştırmalarına devam ederken, profesyonel ve mesleki gelişim, hayat-boyu öğrenme, sanat ve kültür kurumlarında işyeri pedagojisini konu alan akademik çalışmalara odaklanmaktadır.

Solo Show

  • Ebb and Flow, Solo Exhibition. 2018, Sabanci University, Istanbul.

Selected Exhibitions and Publications

  • Group Exhibition. 2021, Sakıp Sabancı Museum, Istanbul.
  • Emma Cocker, Alexander Damianisch, Lena Séraphin, Cordula Daus, ‘LANGUAGE-BASED ARTISTIC RESEARCH (SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP)‘, Research Catalogue (2020) https://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/835089/1019933/2446/0 [accessed 06/12/2020]
  • Akbank 36th Contemporary Artists Prize Exhibition. 2018, Akbank Sanat Contemporary Art Gallery, Istanbul.
  • Red Bull Art Around Arnavutköy, Public Art Project and Exhibition. 2018, Arnavutköy, Istanbul.
  • Thematic Residencies: Rural Tendencies Tested. Group Exhibition 2018, Im De Ruimte and (Re)Union Lisbon, Ghent, Belgium.
  • A Close Reading of Volkan Aslan’s Home Sweet Home. 2017, 12 Articles on Art, British Council & Mixer Art Space, Book Chapter, Istanbul.
  • Base: Platform for Emerging Artists. 2017, Group Exhibition, Private Galata Greek School, Istanbul.
  • Der Grief: Guest Room: Selection by Hester Keijser, Online Exhibition.2017, dergrief-online.de/guest-room/hester-keijser/
  • Woman Artists: Yayoi Kusama, Exploring consistency in Yayoi Kusama’s visual language on how artist characterize oeuvre by examining three major works. 2016, Articles for Women Artists Class of 2016 Spring, Istanbul.
  • The invisibility of Sculptures in Public Places. 2015, ArtNiyet Magazine, Sabanci University Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design Department Journal Article, Istanbul.
  • Divergence. 2015, Group Exhibition, FASSArt Gallery, Sabanci University, Istanbul.

Press

Yonca Keremoğlu, ‘Radarımızdaki 10 Sanatçı’, Time Out Istanbul (Kasım/November 2020), http://dergi.timeoutistanbul.com/kasim-2020/#p=16

Altuğ, Evrim. “36 yaşındaki ‘Günümüz Sanatçıları’”. Gazete Duvar. July 11, 2018 https://www.gazeteduvar.com.tr/yazarlar/2018/07/01/36-yasindakigunumuz-sanatcilari/

Ertan, Nazlan. “Turkey’s aspiring young artists seek base of their own”. Al-Monitor. January 2018 https://www.almonitor.com/pulse/originals/2018/01/turkeys-young-artists-showcasework.html