Cengiz Çekil (Niğde, 1945 - İzmir, 2015), after completing his license at Ankara Gazi University, continued his studies at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and his first solo exhibition has opened in the basement of a cafe was “Réorganisation pour une Exposition” in 1975. Çekil returned to Turkey in 1976, completed his master's degree in Sculpture at Ege University
Çekil's first retrospective took place between May - July 2010 at Rampa. This exhibition, curated by Vasıf Kortun, brought together the works of Cengiz Çekil between 1974 and 2010. His second personal exhibition, "With Cleaning Cloth", took place again in September 2013 at Rampa.
Important exhibitions attended by Çekil; “NEWTOPIA: The State of Human Rights”, Mechelen (2012); “I Still Live: Politics and Daily Life in Contemporary Drawing” MoMA, NY (2011), 11th International Istanbul Biennial “What Does a Man Live With?” (2009), Manifesta 5, "… With All Due Intent" San Sebastian (2004), 4th International Istanbul Biennial "Orient-ation" (1995), Ankara State Painting and Sculpture Museum "28. State Painting and Sculpture Exhibition ”(1967).