Artists: Betül Bolat, Ecem Yerman ve Sena Gökçeoğlu
Curator: Sena Gökçeoğlu
Exhibition Date: 22 October – 19 November 2021
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Impotent House that is consisting of the works of 3 young artists is curated by Sena Gökçeoğlu. The exhibition aims to present to the audience what we hide in our subconscious, what is imposed on us from our unconscious, and the policies of restraint, limitation and suppression.
In the works, in which the artists express the feelings they feel in their own bodies and living spaces, “non-identity” is defended in the works, as opposed to the situation of being constantly watched and controlled by the power, being “identified” with gender roles, race, class and gender.
Betül Bolat (1994, Istanbul) graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Department of Sculpture in 2017. Currently, she is continuing her Master’s Degree in Sculpture at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University.
The artist’s use of mediums such as sculpture, performance, installation and photography has enabled her to act in a versatile way. In her works, she is in search of a new language by questioning concepts such as language, power, relations and dualities. She has participated in various group exhibitions, festivals, fairs and symposiums at home and abroad.
Ecem Yerman (1993, Istanbul) graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Department of Sculpture in 2017. In the same year, she started her master’s education at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Sculpture Department and completed her master’s education in 2019.
Since 2019, she has been working as a research assistant at Işık University, Department of Visual Arts. Simultaneously, she continues her Proficiency in Art education at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Department of Sculpture.
The artist, who takes part in various group exhibitions, uses a figurative language in her works. The themes of her works are sexual, racial, class discrimination and gender roles through body politics.
Sena Gökçeoğlu (1994, Yozgat) graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Painting Department, Nedret Sekban, Ahmet Umur Deniz Atelier in 2017. Then she graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Painting Department Master’s Program in 2020.
The artist, who is one of the first graduates of the Flame Balls Program, which has been carried out by the Çelikel Education Foundation since 2012, took part in the ‘Base’ Project in 2017 and exhibited her works in various group exhibitions and fairs.
She deals with the human body in her works with anonymous body images of an anonymous emotion, far from retinal observation.