Denizens

06.09.2019 - 10.11.2019

Leyla Gediz

Leylâ Gediz was born in Istanbul in 1974. She lives and works in Lisbon where she relocated two years ago.

She completed her MA in Visual Arts at Goldsmiths College (London) and a BA in Fine Art (Painting) at the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL (London). She has had solo exhibitions in Istanbul, Los Angeles, Zurich, Helsinki and Amsterdam.

Gediz occupies an important place in Turkey for her groundbreaking research on painting as a contemporary practice. Her work has been widely exhibited and is included in prestigious public and private collections, such as Istanbul Modern, Arter (Istanbul), ARCO Foundation (Spain) and Van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven).

Gediz is married and has a son.

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Leylâ Gediz, 1974’de İstanbul’da doğdu. Çalışmalarını 2016’dan beri Lizbon’da sürdürüyor. Gediz, resim pratiği ile Türkiye güncel sanatında önemli bir yer tutuyor. Sanatçı, görsel sanatlar master derecesini Goldsmiths College’de (Londra), lisans derecesini ise Slade School of Fine Art’ta (Londra) aldı. Istanbul, Los Angeles, Zürih, Helsinki ve Amsterdam’da kişisel sergiler açtı.

Gediz’in eserleri İstanbul Modern, Arter (İstanbul), ARCO Foundation (İspanya) ve Van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven) gibi önde gelen müzelerde ve özel koleksiyonlarda bulunmaktadır.

Gediz, evli ve bir çocuk annesidir.