Ezgi Yakın

Ezgi Yakın (1988, Ankara), completed her undergraduate education in 2010 and her master’s degree in 2015 at Dokuz Eylül University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Painting Department. She still continues her Proficiency in Art education in the same department and works as a Research Assistant. Her solo exhibitions are “Juncture” (Tabacka Kulturfabrik, Kosice, 2019); "Strange Time" (Simbart Project, Istanbul, 2019). The group exhibitions that the artist participated, includes "Changing Perspective" (Simbart Project, Istanbul, 2020) "Traces" (Gallery Mod, Istanbul, 2019); “Young Fresh Different 9” (Zilberman Gallery, Istanbul 2018); “Atopos Project” (Versus Art Project, Istanbul, 2018); “Camus Was here” (K2 Contemporary Art Center, İzmir, 2017); “Bon Appetit” (12 th Survival / Arttransparent, Wroclow, 2014); “Footnotes” (LOTTE, Stuttgart, 2013); “... with all the changes that loomed far behind the horizon...” (Marsistanbul Artist Run Space, Istanbul, 2013). In 2019, she participated in the Kair Artist Residence program in Slovakia. She also has articles in various art publications such as Istanbul Art News and Sanat Dünyamız. She lives and works in Izmir.

Ezgi Yakın - A Travel Essay: Questions and Silent Guests

“…Young generation artists who work in dialogue with the space, apart from being isolated from it, bring out their interventions in accordance with this physical landscape with representations and associations compatible with Sümerbank. While doing so, they include anything around that may be material in their work. The work that emerged in collaboration with what was left of the wreckage appears softly with a rapprochement almost equal to sadness, rather than revealing itself out loud… ”
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