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Born in Izmir, Turkey, 1995
Lives in Berlin, Germany



About

Ece Ağırtmış (1995) is a Berlin-based artist. Ağırtmış creates three-dimensional wooden sculptures based on two-dimensional drawings by fusing her childhood-reflecting drawings with her distinctive color scale.

 

The artist's use of wood as a medium and the sources of her inspiration contribute to the recurring sense of nostalgia in her works. Invoking both the audience's and the artist's own pasts, the wooden touch of vintage toys and the vibrant world of cartoons and animation offer a voyage. The universe established by the artist becomes a shared memory between the audience and the artist when they interact with the Ağırtmış’s works, which causes the audience to feel an inexplicable familiarity with the works. From the perspective of the artist, irony and small nuances that we overlook in everyday life or that we have grown accustomed to from popular culture merge to generate a fresh sense of humor. Moments that are regarded as unfavorable are transformed into an experience that makes the audience smile and provides different perspectives with the touch of Ağırtmış. -Pilot Gallery



Education:

2009-2013
Işılay Saygın Fine Arts Highschool, Department of Painting

2013-2018
Anadolu University Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Graphic Design




Solo Show:

2023: Square, Pilot Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey


 

Group Shows:
 

2015: 22nd International Izmir/European Jazz Festival Poster Selection, Ahmet Adnan Saygun Art Center, Izmir, Turkey

2018: Sunday Morning, Galerist, Istanbul, Turkey

2018: O Eski Güzel, Kotu Günler, Kova Art Space, Ankara, Turkey

2019: Lost and not Found, Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

2019: Lost on the Highway, Soho House, Istanbul, Turkey

2020: Pulse, Fam, Circle Space, Istanbul, Turkey

2021: Editions pop-up, Borderless, Oktem Aykut Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

2022: Editions pop-up, Borderless, Sanatorium Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

2023: Editions pop-up, Borderless, İmalat-hane, Bursa, Turkey

2023: KarmaComa, Anna Laudel Gallery, Zai Bodrum, Muğla, Turkey

2023: Editions pop-up, Borderless, Zilberman Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

2024: Editions pop-up, Borderless, Galeri Nev, Ankara, Turkey

2024: Toyart, Istanbul Toy Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

2024: Body Fragments, Pilot Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey




Fairs:
 

2022: Artweeks Akaretler, Pilot Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

2022: 17th. Contemporary Istanbul, Pilot Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

2023: 18th. Contemporary Istanbul, Pilot Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

2024: Art show, Pilot Gallery, Ritz Carlton, Istanbul, Turkey




Fests:
 

2022: MissRead: The Berlin Art Book Festival & Fair, Borderless Editions, Haus der Kulteren Der Welt, Berlin, Germany

2022: WOW, World of Women Fest/British Council, Borderless, Editions, Muze Gazhane, Istanbul, Turkey

2022: Borderless Artbook Days, Borderless Editions, Arter Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

2023: Borderless Artbook Days, Borderless Editions, Arter Museum, Istanbul, Turkey


2024: Borderless Artbook Days, Borderless Editions, Yapı Kredi Kültür Sanat, Istanbul, Turkey



Interviews:
 

2018: MediaCat magazine: Interview

2018: Tasarlayanlar online art platform, Interview

2019: Elele magazine: Generation Z, Interview

 

2020: Mercado online art platform: Diyalog, Interview

2020: InBetween online design platform: Spotlight, Interview+Podcast

2021: Gerekeniyap, Interview

2022: Bant Mag: 3 soruda, Interview

2022: Based Istanbul Welcomes: Ece Ağırtmış

2022: Good People of Vitruta: Ece Ağırtmış, Interview

2023: Mercado, Diyalog #8, Interview

2023: Yakın sanat: Ece Ağırtmış, Interview

2023: Shopigo Art, Interview no: 26

2023: 212 Studio, Artist Showcase

2023: Mercado x adidas originals, Lokal Bağlar

2023: 20'lik, Alıp Başını gidenler, #45: Ece Ağırtmış ile Çocuk Oyuncağı İşler

2024: Nobody to Others, Tanı




Article:

2024: Munchies Art Club Magazine, Ece Ağırtmış: Nostalgia And Humor Wooden Wonders Contemporary Art From Istanbul


 

Press:
 

2018: MediaCat Magazine

2019: Elele magazine, Gen Z, Issue: 6, June 2019

2022: Mercado, New generation design & art magazine, Issue: 3, 2022

2023: Sanat Dünyamız, Culture & Art magazine, Yapı Kredi Publications, Issue: 193, March-April 2023

2023: Oksijen, Weekly newspaper, Issue: 104, 6-12 January 2023

2023: Cumhuriyet, Daily newspaper, Issue: 35531, 20 January 2023

2023: Mercado x adidas originals, Güçlü Bağlar, Issue: 8, 2023




Speaker:

2023: Anadolu University, Graphic Design Department, Bahar Buluşmaları

2024: Sanatabiyer, Doğuş Group

 

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