Cultural-Diplomatic Project of Turkish Artist Canan Berber to Take Place in Kyiv



The cultural-diplomatic project ‘Canan Berber. BELOVED’ will take place in the capital’s art space Triptych: Global Arts Workshop under the patronage of the Embassy of Turkey in Ukraine between April 1st and April 14th. 28 artworks of the famous Turkish artist will be presented in the Ukrainian capital. The meaning of the Turkish name ‘Canan’ means ‘Beloved’, and this title was chosen for the first exhibition of the artist’s works in Ukraine.

The artworks of Canan Berber are encoded with the symbols of the cultural diversity of Turkey: silhouettes of whirling Sufi dervishes, Hittite brides in rich traditional dress, the fruits of pomegranates, fishes, birds, and butterflies, the skylines of cities where churches and mosques rise side by side… Her paintings radiate light and harmony. Her artworks made postcards by UNICEF in 2015. Many works of the artist are in Turkey and worldwide private collections. She lives in Istanbul.

CANAN BERBER was born in 1967 Merzifon, Turkey. She took up painting in early childhood.Awarded with special prize by UNICEF Paintings of The World Children in 1977, India. Graduated from Izmir Ege University, Engineering Faculty-Department of Textile Technology.Moving United Kingdom and studying languages, art and design at London City Lit Institute.

She founded Artisterik Creating Club and organized many art projects bringing together many artists in the framework of the International Istanbul Tunel Art Festival in 2003.Since 2000, she has made some solo exhibitions and cooperate art shows in Turkey, Italia, England and Switzerland. Her book “Chikka Boo” has published in Istanbul, 1997. Attending various workshop on painting, design, colors, ceramic to the contemporary artists ateliers in Istanbul.

She made a series exhibition by world jewelry brand Adler in Geneva and London, display case projects worked on issues such as Hittite Brides, Dervishes and Pomegranates, Apples by 2003. She opened most exhibitions with Toprak Art Gallery mainly in Istanbul and Bodrum between 2006-2012. She get award of Plastic Arts in 2014 Troya Culture and Art Prizes.

The exhibition will take place between April 1st and April 14th.

Free entry.

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