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Merve Dündar explore the intricate dynamics between the inner world and the external environment, investigating the boundaries and interactions between the individual self and the social self, along with the fundamental concepts of self and reality. She examines how social norms and the external world perceived through the senses, shape one's sense of self and perception of reality. Drawing from her personal introspection, she endeavors to communicate shared human feelings and experiences. The core of her artistic expression revolves around the themes of gaze and the power of language. While employing diverse techniques, paper and its various forms stand as her primary artistic mediums. Repetition and the rhythm derived from it serve as the foundational elements of her work, representing an attempt to capture the rhythm  between the inner and outer selves.

Education

2012 - 2016

2015 

1986 - 1990

MA, Master of Plastic Arts, Graduate school of Social Sciences, Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey

"Irina Nakhova" Workshop at Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts

Boğaziçi University, Economics

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2019

2022

"Which One is Heavy Which One is Real", Galeri Bu, İstanbul

"The Wave in the Mind",  Mixer Project Room,  İstanbul

Selected Group Exhibitions

2023

2022

2022

2021

2021

2020

2019

2019

2019

2019

2019

2019

2018

2018

2018

2018

2016

2015

2014

"Reading Meaning", Curator: Sevda Süzer, Starting from The Middle, Artİstanbul Feshane, İstanbul

Who She / She Who, Galeri Merkür, İstanbul

"Psytic", Taksim Sanat, İstanbul

“Intervention” The Artisan Istanbul Otel, Istanbul

"Confrontation", Curator: Marcus Graf, Pera Müzesi, Istanbul

"Step Istanbul", Galeri Bu, Istanbul

 "Artweeks@Akaretler" artSumer ile, Istanbul

"Standard, Curator: Melike Bayık, Adas, Istanbul

"Standard", Curator: Melike Bayık, Eldem Sanat Alanı, Eskişehir

"Uzak Geçmiş Zaman" Renart, Istanbul

"Ayn-ı Galip" Galip Project-Pasaj, Istanbul

Kadınlar Yaşasın Diye, Kadın Cinayetlerini Durduracağız Platformu, Sosyal Sorumluluk Projesi, Karga Art – Istanbul

"Bir Yaz Gecesi Rüyası",Casa Dell'Arte Art50 ile, Bodrum

"Dinamo 3", Swissotel Büyük Efes, Izmir

"Gang" by Sanayi Project, İstanbul

"Teşbihte Hata Olmaz", Mixer, Istanbul

"Out of the Way" Artist 2017 İstanbul Sanat Fuarı, Galeri Bu ile,  Istanbul

"Dinamo 2", Swissotel Büyük Efes, İzmir

"Yeditepe de Zaman IV-Çok Sesli Yaklaşımlar", Ekavart Gallery, İstanbul

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