Setenay Özbek

Artist statement:
"I see art as my way of contributing to peace and values.
Art can instill relations between different cultures and help to save peace and love in
the world..."

Education:
1990 Upper 1 nd Degree from Marmara University, Faculty of Fine Arts, and
Department of Performing Arts Faculty.
2006 Participated in the 238th Summer Exhibition of Royal Academy of Arts -
London, England. There, her paintings “Funfair” and “Harvest” were shortlisted
among over 9,000 works.
2014 Novel entitled “The Great Exile” was published with the support of the
Ministry of Culture. The novel was completed in 2015.
2016 She was the producer of the recent cinema film “Name Human”.
As a member of International PEN Association of Writers Turkish Center and
International Association of Art (A.I.A.A) to the United Nations Educational,
Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), she is continuing her work at her
workshop in Bodrum.
Awards 
2009 Winner of the Bakrac Art Gallery 30th Year Art Competition
2009 5th Tashkent International Biennale of Contemporary Art, "3rd Runner up”

Published Novels:
2002 Blue of Night (Gendaş Kültür Publications) Short Stories
2005 No one Can be Someone Else (Cadde Publications) Short Stories

A documentary film about her:
2008 “Düşlerle Gelen / Brought by dreams” a documentary film about Setenay
Özbek – Turkish Radio Television (TRT2) by producer Ismet Yazici

Other:
Her work of art themes are the peace, universe and existence. Also, she uses color as a
narrative element on abstract expressionist paintings.
She made art events which are individual and group exhibitions in some countries
such as United States, France, Britain, Bulgaria, Serbia, Switzerland, Egypt, Belgium
and China. Besides, she has a work of art painting which was used as a topic the
peace, universe and existence in Modern Art Museum of Serbia.
2008 Invitation to the Faculty of Fine Arts El Minia University for the International
Workshop of Visual Arts.
2008 Invited to 3rd International Art Festival in Dryanovo 2008, Bulgaria. 
2008 Invited to a workshop organized by the Egyptian El Minia University Fine
Arts Faculty and to a presentation on “Modern Art in Turkey”.
2008 Participated as a guest artist at the - Saint Moritz “Master Of Arts” artistic
events, Switzerland.
2008 Participated at the 3 rd International Arts Festival in Dryanovo Bulgaria
organized by Galeri Panev and Polycommerce-SG.
2007 Studio work completed in France at the invitation of the Saint Henri
Association.
Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2017 “Performance Artist” International Atasehir Municipality Festival, Istanbul
Turkey
2017 “ Selection” Frankie Istanbul, Sofa Hotel, Turkey
2016 “Imaginary Transformation” Kent Art Gallery, Ankara, Turkey
2014  "Inner Reminiscences" ART350, Istanbul, Turkey
2012 "Without Borders" ART350, Istanbul, Turkey
2011 “Summer” Fulya Terrace Inanlar Bureau, Istanbul, Turkey
2012 "Inner Reminiscences" Berze Collectibles, Istanbul, Turkey
2011 Gallery Espas, Istanbul, Turkey
2010 TIGGES Rechtsanwälte, Düsseldorf, Germany
2010 Bakrac Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
2009 International Art Studio “Radovan Trnavac Mica”, Valjevo, Serbia

2009 “Cosmos” Rep. of Turkey, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Suna Cokgur Ilıcak
Art Gallery, Ankara, Turkey
2008 "Cosmos", Austria Consulate General Culture Office, Palace Yenikoy,
Istanbul, Turkey
2008 "Dedicated to the Moment", Gallery Binyil, Istanbul, Turkey 
2007 "Sincerity", Gallery Artist, Istanbul,  Turkey
2007 "Inner Reminiscences" Gallery A, Istanbul, Turkey
2006 6th Ankara Fine Arts Fair, Gallery Binyıl, Ankara, Turkey
2006 Türkiye İş Bankası Art Gallery, Izmir,  Turkey
2005 Ankara Fine Arts Fair, Gallery X, Ankara, Turkey 
2005 Art Istanbul 2005, Gallery X, Istanbul,  Turkey

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2019 “ Global Views Istanbul” Nishantasi, Istanbul, Turkey
2019 40 Artists, IstinyePark, Istanbul Turkey
2018 “Blue and Green” 20 Artists Exhibition, Alta Sanat, Bodrum, Turkey
2017 Galeria Luz de la Vida, Malaga, Spain
2016 In Honor of Baris Manco (Well known Turkish Singer) Besiktaş
Municipalty, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
2014 “War, Exile, Life”, KAFDAV, Galery Uray, Çankaya Municipality, Ankara
2013 “9 artist / 9 works” Permanent Delegation of Turkey to the European Union,
Brussels
2013 “Free and 90, Republic Exhibition” Embassy of Turkey, Berlin, Germany
2011 Citibank A.Ş. ve Galeri Espas, Citigold Select, Levent, Istanbul
2011 K.T.O. Konya Karatay University 1st International Art, Culture, Science
Days,
Konya, Turkey
2011 Izmir 1st International Art Biennale, Izmir, Turkey
2011 IROK Gallery (Horst, Nederland)
2010 "Power Of Dynamism" Gallery Binyil, Istanbul, Turkey 
2010 “Wall for Peace – AFPIAAP”, Sanski, Sarajevo, Bosnia – Hergzegovina
2010 "FEED_BACK" / Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, U.S.A
2010 "Comparison of Tomorrow in Turkey" Beşiktaş Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

2010 4th International Sharm El Sheikh Fine Arts Forum, Egypt
2009 5th Tashkent International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Uzbekistan
2009 “Republican Women”, Gallery Sevart, Istanbul, Turkey
2009 “Nature, Water, Love” Group Exhibition Gallery Binyil, Istanbul, Turkey 
2009 Arnavutkoy Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey 
2008 "85/85 Republic Exhibition", The Marmara Art Gallery - art&life, Istanbul
2008 Contemporary Istanbul 08, Gallery art&life, Istanbul, Turkey 
2008 "October Passage VII" ITU Maslak, Istanbul, Turkey 
2008 Third International Art Festival Dryanovo 2008, Bulgaria
2008 Caucasian Culture Association, Adana, Turkey 
2007 Association Saint Henri, International Art Camp, Group Exhibition and
Auction Sale / Saint Henri, France
2007 "October Passage VI" Galeri X, Istanbul, Turkey 
2007 Gallery Binyil, Istanbul, Turkey 
2007 Uchisar Group Exhibition, French Association of Culture, Istanbul, Turkey  
2007 “30 / 30 KARMA (ŞIK)” The Marmara Art Gallery - art&life, Istanbul 
2007 Gallery A, Istanbul, Turkey 
2007 Adana Caucasian Culture Association, "6th Exhibition of Traditional
Painting, Sculpture and Ceramics" Adana, Turkey  
2007 "Caucasian Art and Cultural Heritage" Belgian North-Caucasian 
Association / MuHKa Museum, Belgium,  Turkey 
2007 Baglarbasi Caucasian Culture Association, "III Meeting of Caucasian
Painters" Istanbul,  Turkey 
2007 International Art Symposium and Group Exhibition, Uchisar and 
Istanbul, Turkey 
2006 "X-Trem-Ist 2" Gallery X, Istanbul,  Turkey 
2006 Caucasian Culture Association, "Meeting of Caucasian Painters"
Adana, Turkey 
2006 "The Lost Languages of Kafdağı", Caucasian Cultural Association, Adana
Turkey  
2006 Gallery Binyil, Istanbul, Turkey  
2005 Moda Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey  
2005 Mersin University "October Passage IV", Mersin, Turkey 
2005 Association Modern Art Museum (Modern-İst) Gallery X, Istanbul, Turkey 

2005 "X -Trem-Ist" Gallery X Istanbul, Turkey