MELİKE

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Melike (1980, Samsun), started studying art at Anatolian Fine Arts High School Painting Department in Izmir in 1994. While studying at the Painting Department of Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts in 1998-2003, she worked on the Performative Acting and Staging Method which is developed by Şahika Tekand at Studio Players in İstanbul. Also she took part in the cast of the team over the years. She had different experiences in workshops ranging from plastic arts to performative arts at home and abroad. Melike completed master's degree in Yildiz Technical University Faculty of Art and Design on 2019 with thesis titled “Choreographic Object in the Works of Robert Rauschenberg, William Forsythe, Jérôme Bel in the Interdisciplinary Art Context”. She has been working in the fields of photography, video-sound as well as painting, since 2019.


Melike is interdisciplinary artist. She works on painting, photography, video-sound and animation. Her art practice is based on the body-centered gesture that takes place in the present tense, form researches made with different techniques and disciplines. The process in which the works emerged, physically and mentally, includes experimental research basically in which the actor approach talk with the grammar of the painting discipline. By destroying time - in the sense of mental process -, the mind and body enter into contact with the medium and a search in game for form takes place with the possibilities and bounders offered by the technique. Problems that push the boundaries of the pictorial style, such as the interruption of the movement, its ordinaryization, or just pointing to a ordinary mark that bears the trace of movement, occur in photography and other disciplines, again based on performance, in the direction of pushing the limits of photography or the style used. Considering that the artist's own body is the center of the works, the emerging forms point to the issues of the me/body that is the agent, the woman, the performer and the object.

2022, Book On-line Exhibition, Cultivate Gallery, London
2022, Deflect On-line Exhibition, Cultivate Gallery, London
2021, Saturation On-line Exhibition, Cultivate Gallery, London
2021, Alright? On-line Exhibition, Cultivate Gallery, London
2021, Still On-line Exhibition, Cultivate Gallery, London
2021, Next On-line Exhibition, Cultivate Gallery, London
2020, Love of BEcoming, On-line Exhibition, Melike Studio, Istanbul
2020, Other Colors, On-line Exhibition, Melike Studio, Istanbul
2020, Step Istanbul, Art On Gallery, Istanbul
2020, Eternal Summer, Art On Gallery, Istanbul
2020, Face to Face Self-portrait, 42 Maslak, Istanbul
2019, Artist 2019, Tüyap, Istanbul
2018, Artist 2018, Tüyap, Istanbul
2017, Summer Selection, Gallery 44A, Istanbul

Melike (1980, Samsun), started studying art at Anatolian Fine Arts High School Painting Department in Izmir in 1994. While studying at the Painting Department of Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts in 1998-2003, she worked on the Performative Acting and Staging Method which is developed by Şahika Tekand at Studio Players in İstanbul. Also she took part in the cast of the team over the years. She had different experiences in workshops ranging from plastic arts to performative arts at home and abroad. Melike completed master's degree in Yildiz Technical University Faculty of Art and Design on 2019 with thesis titled “Choreographic Object in the Works of Robert Rauschenberg, William Forsythe, Jérôme Bel in the Interdisciplinary Art Context”. She has been working in the fields of photography, video-sound as well as painting, since 2019.


Melike is interdisciplinary artist. She works on painting, photography, video-sound and animation. Her art practice is based on the body-centered gesture that takes place in the present tense, form researches made with different techniques and disciplines. The process in which the works emerged, physically and mentally, includes experimental research basically in which the actor approach talk with the grammar of the painting discipline. By destroying time - in the sense of mental process -, the mind and body enter into contact with the medium and a search in game for form takes place with the possibilities and bounders offered by the technique. Problems that push the boundaries of the pictorial style, such as the interruption of the movement, its ordinaryization, or just pointing to a ordinary mark that bears the trace of movement, occur in photography and other disciplines, again based on performance, in the direction of pushing the limits of photography or the style used. Considering that the artist's own body is the center of the works, the emerging forms point to the issues of the me/body that is the agent, the woman, the performer and the object.

2022, Book On-line Exhibition, Cultivate Gallery, London
2022, Deflect On-line Exhibition, Cultivate Gallery, London
2021, Saturation On-line Exhibition, Cultivate Gallery, London
2021, Alright? On-line Exhibition, Cultivate Gallery, London
2021, Still On-line Exhibition, Cultivate Gallery, London
2021, Next On-line Exhibition, Cultivate Gallery, London
2020, Love of BEcoming, On-line Exhibition, Melike Studio, Istanbul
2020, Other Colors, On-line Exhibition, Melike Studio, Istanbul
2020, Step Istanbul, Art On Gallery, Istanbul
2020, Eternal Summer, Art On Gallery, Istanbul
2020, Face to Face Self-portrait, 42 Maslak, Istanbul
2019, Artist 2019, Tüyap, Istanbul
2018, Artist 2018, Tüyap, Istanbul
2017, Summer Selection, Gallery 44A, Istanbul

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