Kezban Arca Batıbeki
Born in Istanbul. Batibeki graduated from The Fine Arts Faculty of İstanbul Marmara University's Graphic Arts Department. In the beginning she worked for the art and women magazines in Turkey as an illustrator, designed book covers, children books, movie and theatre posters. She created an animation film for Swedish State TV and worked as an Art Director and photographer on the films production.
1983 she relocated to Oxford and London to focus on her painting. She featured in plenty of Solo exhibitions and participated in numerous Turkish and International group shows. She has been widely regarded as one of the most insightful artists concerned with Women in Pop Culture involved in the Contemporary Art Scene in Turkey. She works on paintings, photographs, installations and short films about women. She also writes about Art for the newspaper and magazines.
She has twice been presented with the Grand Prize at the Esbank Awards. She lives and works in Istanbul.
Chosen Latest Solo Exhibitions :
2010 / “Pulp Fiction” / Passage Petits-Champs 1 with Galerist Collaboration / Istanbul -Türkey
2011 / “Pulp Fiction-The Sequel” / Leila Heller Gallery - LTMH Gallery / New York - USA 2012 - 2013 / “He Loves me… She Loves me not!...” / Anima Gallery Collaboration with Leila Heller Gallery / Doha – Qatar
2014 / “Nest” / Leila Heller Gallery / New York - USA
2014 / “Dolls” / ALANIstanbul / Istanbul – Turkey
2014 / A Room Without a View / İstanbul74 / İstanbul – Turkey 2019 / Unpromised Lands” / Pilevneli Mecidiyekoy / Istanbul -Turkey
Chosen Mixed Exhibitions :
2008 / Baku Biennial / Baku – Azerbaijan
2008 / "Truths and Mirages" Video Art Exhibition / Sofya – Bulgaria 2010 / “Istanbul Cool” / LTMH Gallery / New York – USA
2010 / Mardin Biennial / Mardin - Turkey
2010 / “Openly” / International Woman Artists Video Exhibition / Sanat Limanı Antrepo 5 / Istanbul - Turkey
2011 / “Reality and Dreams””/ Istanbul Modern / Istanbul
2012 / “Contemporary Middle Eastern Art” / The Deborah Colton Gallery Collaboration with Leila Heller Gallery / Houston – USA
2013 / “Sublime Porte” / St. John’s University Collaboration with Leila Heller Gallery / New York – USA
2018 / “Find Me” / Aksanat / Istanbul -Turkey
2018 / “Leaden Circles Dissolved In The Air” /Elgiz Museum / Istanbul –Turkey