A series of drawings, depicting events shaped by social traumasthat have already become ordinary in our everyday lives.
Drawings and three-dimensional objects.In this series,that I have created out of figures and objects children and women gathered under the title ‘status quo’,
As ironic pieces of my frog objects,bureaucrats have also been included in this project.
The creatures that I have gilded, reflect in their ‘appointed states’ the personalities of the people working in these institutions. And with its ordinary yet genuine definition dating back to centuries, the Forget Me Not floweris a supporter ofall meanings in the exhibition.
Immigration Border Borderless
A photo-collage describing the chaos caused by a redefinition of the borders and the long journeys of displaced people who were forced to migrate.
Before and even after, many people died, were killed.Wars have not yet ended and never will. Martial law, unjustifiable executions, military governments, gynocides... Really, what kept us alive during those periods... How did we look, what was happening, what did we see, were we able to see? If we weren’t able to see, then what was it that had blinded us? Maybe we had grown accustomed to a lot, we had become immune to it all. Maybe listening to all the coverage entitled “live broadcasts” every night had inured us. Yes, this was probably why we changed channels so often and thus, were allowing other dreams to draw us into new realms. Yes, this was called forgetting, and we had managed to learn how to do this. I am returning to the first question: What was it ?What happened? Do we know the answer?There was so much happening at every single moment that the sentence we had constructed to fool ourselves was ready; we just weren’t able to keep up. At a point, as we were just standing there, “something” else began. We were on the streets. Side by side. We didn’t even know each other, but we were side by side. We were there. We had learned to keep our doors open, to put buckets full of water in front of the apartment, and in case of arrest: to post a document showing our rights on the door of the apartment, and to note the situation on every street we passed , and tweet it to one another. This was the hope itself. The spirit of solidarity, the challenge, standing side by side. Then... Nothing changed. We clammed up. Now, we are tired. Is it possible to remember this hope? We have to start somewhere... ' Stay With me’ takes from here; taking notes, documenting, drawing; remembering the hope with the association of these narrations.The title ‘Stay with me; is chosen because it expresses a last resort when the hope is fading “hold on, don’t give up’. It grew as a slogan that expresses a collective effort where everyone is involved and holding on together. ‘Stay with me; is composed of notebooks that indicate limitless fear, insecurity, existence in obscurity as well as hope, reality, future and the ‘moment’, by 84 participants.
Rebuilding energy spaces, by performing interventions on their living spaces.
About everything we wish to perform an act on, by using our hands…
Broken, is a visual arrangement created by the reflection of mercurial visions, compromises and irregular urbanization onto paving stones.
Drawings created by materials available for daily use (paper, mouth masks, etc.) on some issues of our collective memory such as violence against women, harassment and honor crimes.
For those who are short of breath…
Honor crime: 16 year-old Medine was buried in the coop.
Portraits and drawing-collages from a care center for the elderly where time is forgotten
Expectations and desires
İstanbul off Spaces * Berlin * Bethanien
Istanbul 2010-European Capital of Culture Independent Artist Initiatives-Presentations and Exhibition KunstraumKreuzbergBethanien/Berlin
Education life on the collars of school uniforms…
Galataperform-Visibility Project 4
The future of good and healthy water is questioned on the labels of plastic water bottles we use every day.
In the performance about our possibility to find clean water in the year 2048,these water bottles were sold.
I Gave You My Heart
This work of GoncaSezer, with its poetic-aesthetic approach, is on the identity of women. The artist,reproduces and narrates the stories of door knockers -that have the form of a woman’s hand- she has documented in Hatay, together with real images of women hands.
From owner with view-Curator: DeryaYücel
Homeless people and the sky, reflected upon paving stones.
The Sphinx Will Devour You
On the limited living spaces of a woman (artist) in the city.
Curator: Beral Madra
Shadow's Way Sheshow
The way of a woman as an individual, hence the way of an artist… self-portrait
The story of the artist and objects coming from her childhood… shelter.
Paintings showing ancient archaeological pieces, time and life within textured surfaces.
Views on Sezer’s art
The artist’s paintings over the years 1985-1995, cover subjects such as social politics and the power-driven restructuring of the human being.