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Exhibitions

Solo Shows

  • 1966 State Gallery of Fine Arts, Istanbul.
  • 1968 Freemanson Gallery, Upper Preston, Washington, USA.
  • 1968 East Shore Gallery, Washington, USA.
  • 1969 Shavey-Schiller Exhibition, Washington, USA.
  • 1969 Court C Gallery, Tacoma, Washington, USA.
  • 1970 AAA Art Gallery, Seattle, Washington, USA.
  • 1974 Taksim City Gallery, Istanbul.
  • 1975 Cumalı Art Gallery, Istanbul.
  • 1975 American Information Center Art Gallery, Istanbul.
  • 1978 Baraz Art Gallery, Istanbul.
  • 1979 Hoogoven Cultural Center Art Gallery, Drenthe, Netherlands.
  • 1981 State Gallery of Fine Arts, Istanbul.
  • 1982 Bebek Akbank Gallery, Istanbul.
  • 1983 State Gallery of Fine Arts, Istanbul.
  • 1984 Vakko Art Gallery, Izmir; Ankara.
  • 1985 Garanti Bank Art Gallery, Istanbul.
  • 1988 State Painting and Sculpture Museum, Ankara.
  • 1989 Lami Art Gallery, Istanbul.
  • 1989 Kayaalp Art Gallery, Istanbul.
  • 1991 Derimod Cultural Center, Istanbul.
  • 1992 French Cultural Center, Istanbul.
  • 1992 Rotary Art Gallery, Izmir.
  • 1993 Mine Art Gallery, Istanbul.
  • 1994 Gallery B, Istanbul.
  • 1994 Kocaeli University Gallery, Istanbul.
  • 1994 National Gallery, Skopje, Macedonia.
  • 1995 National Gallery, Bitola, Macedonia.
  • 1995 Mine Art Gallery, Istanbul.
  • 1996 Clarion University, Art Dept., Pa., USA.
  • 1996 ACME Art Gallery, N.C., USA.
  • 1997 Aksanat Akbank Art Center, Istanbul.
  • 2000 Cey Fine Arts, Istanbul.
  • 2000 Tesk Art Gallery, Ankara.
  • 2001 Akdeniz Art Gallery, Ankara.
  • 2002 Teksin Art Gallery, Istanbul.
  • 2002 Anadolu University, Eskisehir.
  • 2005 Galeri G Art, Istanbul.
  • 2006 Artvarium, Elgiz Contemporary Art Museum, Istanbul.
  • 2008 Nurol Art Gallery, Ankara.
  • 2009 Mine Art Gallery, Caddebostan, Istanbul.
  • 2009 Kare Art Gallery, Istanbul.
  • 2010 Gallery ArtistAnkara, Ankara.
  • 2010 Gallery ArtistBerlin, Berlin, Germany.
  • 2011 ‘‘Nature’s Call’’, Kare Sanat Galerisi, Istanbul.
  • 2017"From Tomur Atagök 'Nature', 'Woman' and 'Memories'" rh+artproject, Istanbul.

Selected International Group Exhibitions - Before 1990

  • 1972 Seattle International Print Exhibition, Seattle, Washington, USA.
  • 1972 Mother Lode National Art Exhibition, Sonoma, Calif. USA.
  • 1973 Watercolor, USA, Springfield, Missouri, USA.
  • 1976 Clermont-Ferrand et Vicky, Vicky, France.
  • 1976 Bayreuth-Schloss Eremitage, Bayreuth, Germany.
  • 1978 İskenderiye Biennial, Alexanderia, Egypt.
  • 1980 Collage Exhibition, Aele Gallery, Madrid, Spain,

Selected Group Exhibitions, 1990 - Present

  • 1990 Soyak Art Gallery, Istanbul.
  • 1990-Pres. ‘‘Contemporary Art Summer Exhibition’’, Mine Art Gallery, Istanbul.
  • 1990 ‘‘15 Years in the Progress of Activities’’, Yahsi Baraz Org., AKM, Istanbul.
  • 1990 ‘‘Sotheby’s Contemporary Turkish Painting’’, Kusav, Istanbul.
  • 1990 ‘‘Grand Exhibition II’’, Santral Holding, Mimar Sinan University Painting and Sculpture Museum, Istanbul; AKM, Ankara.
  • 1991 Soyak Art Gallery, Istanbul.
  • 1991 ‘‘A Cross Section from Akbank Painting Collection’’, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul.
  • 1991 Alkent Actuel Art Gallery, Istanbul.
  • 1991 ‘‘From the Contemporary Turkish Painting II’’, Yahsi Baraz Org.,Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul.
  • 1991 ‘‘12th Contemporary Istanbul Artists Exhibition’’, Mimar Sinan University Painting and Sculpture Museum, Istanbul.
  • 1991 ‘‘Istanbul Art Fair I’’, TUYAP, Istanbul.
  • 1991 ‘‘Association of Faculty Members Exhibition’’, CRR, Istanbul.
  • 1992 ‘‘Group Exhibition’’, Exclusive Art Center, Istanbul.
  • 1992 ‘‘Works on Paper’’, Derimod Cultural Center, Istanbul.
  • 1992 ‘‘Drawers’’, Alsace Plurielle Mulhouse, France.
  • 1993 ‘‘Towards the end of 20th Century’’, Gallery B, Istanbul.
  • 1993 ‘‘Writing and Difference’’, Gallery B, Istanbul.
  • 1993 ‘‘Woman in Anatolia’’ Exhibitions, Contemporary Turkish Women Artists’’, Ministry of Culture, Istanbul Archaeological Museums, Istanbul.
  • 1995 ‘‘Tracks’’, Union of Turkish Women Istanbul Branch-Yildiz Technical University Y. Sabancı Art Center, Istanbul; YKB Galleries, Izmir; Adana.
  • 1995 ‘‘Painterly and Conceptual Trends in Contemporary Turkish Art’’, Yahsi Baraz Org., Koc University, Istanbul.
  • 1996 ‘‘Sotheby’s Contemporary Turkish Painting’’, London, UK.
  • 1996 ‘‘Balkan Art 96 1st International Contemporary Art Bienale’’, Muzej Vojvodine, Novi Sad, Yugoslavia.
  • 1997 ‘‘From the Contemporary Turkish Painting III’’, Yahsi Baraz Org., Yildiz Technical Univversity, Istanbul.
  • 1997 ‘‘Women Creators of the Two Seas/The Mediterranean and the Black Sea’’, Thessaloniki-Greece.
  • 1998 ‘‘Project-Work’’, AIAP, Marmara University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Istanbul.
  • 1999 Art Colony Galicnik, 90-99, Skopje, Bitola, Stip Art Galleries, Macedonia.
  • 2000 ‘‘Turquoise 2000, Regard sur l’art contemporain Turc’’, Yurt ve Dunya Art Gallery, Paris, France.
  • 2000 ‘‘1st International Forum for a Culture of Peace by Mediteranean Women Creators’’, Rhodes, Greece.
  • 2001 ‘‘As You See Me But I am not’’, Frauen Museum, Bonn; Berlin, Germany.
  • 2001 ‘‘Modern Turk’’, Topkapi Palace Museum, Istanbul Art Museum Foundation, Istanbul.
  • 2002 ‘‘2nd International Forum for a Culture of Peace by Mediteranean Women Creators’’, Rhodes, Greece.
  • 2002-03 ‘‘Intercontinental Meeting’’, Larissa Conteporary Art Center, Greece.
  • 2002-04 ‘‘Breaking the Veil’’, Collection of Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, Rhodes; Athens; Paris; Valencia; Sevilla; Almeria; Milan; Naples; Lecce; Luxembourg.
  • 2003 ‘‘Approaches to Abstract Painting’’, Yeditepe University – Yahsi Baraz, Istanbul.
  • 2003 "ArtHistory", Catalhoyuk Dostlari Dernegi, Cemal Resit Rey Hall, Istanbul.
  • 2003 ‘‘Sudaki Suret’’, Nurol Holding, MI-GE Art Gallery, Dolmabahce Cultural Center, Istanbul
  • 2003 ‘‘Purification’’, Turkish Ministry of Culture, National Gallery, Skopje, Macedonia.
  • 2004 ‘‘Purification’’, Turkish Ministry of Culture,Turkish Cultural Center, Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina.
  • 2004 ‘‘B-eşleme’’, Gallery Binyıl, İstanbul.
  • 2005 ‘‘Bir Bilanco’’, Karsi Sanat, Istanbul.
  • 2005 ‘‘Erguvanların Donuşu", Bümed, Bosphorus University, Istanbul.
  • 2005 ‘‘Istanbul Neresi?’’, IMSG, Istanbul.
  • 2005 ODTU Art Festival, Ankara.
  • 2005-06 ‘‘Mysterious Women of the Bronze Age’’, Yapi Kredi Vedat Tor Museum, Istanbul.
  • 2006 ‘‘Diaries & Kaleidoscope’’, Tomur Atagök-Roman Gajewski, Sabanci Uni. FASS Gallery, Istanbul.
  • 2006 The Twilight Zone Notebook’’, Yıldız Technical University, Istanbul.
  • 2006 ‘‘Abstract Tendencies in Turkish Painting’’,Istanbul Municipality Damascus, Syria.
  • 2006 ‘‘Ağır İşler’’, Piramit Sanat, Istanbul.
  • 2006 ‘‘Buradan Çok Uzakta’’,Abitus Art projects, Nurol Holding, Ankara Grand Station, Ankara, Haydarpasa Train Station, Istanbul.
  • 2007 Konfrontacje, Galeria Rysunku, Akademia Sztuk Pieknych w Gdansku, Poland.
  • 2007 ‘‘Being Meditterranian’’, UPSD, Istanbul.
  • 2007 ‘‘Foresights’’, Mustafa Kemal Arts Center, Besiktas Municipality, Istanbul.
  • 2008 ‘‘Time for Love and Return Home’’, S. Bursali Art Gallery, Bursa.
  • 2008 "Haliç/Golden Horn", Rezan Has Art Museum, Has University, Istanbul.
  • 2008 "Bride of Peace", UPSD, Istanbul.
  • 2008-09 ‘‘Made in Turkey’’, Frankfurt Book Fair, Frankfurt; Ernst Barlach Museum Gesellschaft, Hamburg, Germany.
  • 2008-10 ‘‘Modernizmin İzinde Van Gogh’un Peşinde’’ / After Van Gogh, Istanbul; Izmir; Ankara.
  • 2009 ODTU Art Festival, Ankara.
  • 2009 Gwangju and Istanbul Art Exchange, Gwangju, Korea; Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 2009 ‘‘Neredeyiz?’’, Mine Art Gallery, Istanbul
  • 2009 ‘‘Impressionen’’, Landhaus, Turkish Consulate, Bregenz, Austria.
  • 2009 ‘‘3. EgeArt Sanat Günleri’’, Ege University, Izmir.
  • 2009 ‘‘Where is my privacy?’’, Casa Dell’Arte, Istanbul.
  • 2009 ‘‘Cumhuriyet Kadınları Resim Sergisi’’, Galeri Sevart, Istanbul.
  • 2010 Istanbul Sammlung Huma Kabakçı, Osthaus Museum, Hagen; Museum Goslar, Goslar, Germany; Modern Hungarian Gallery, Pecs, Hungary.
  • 2010 ‘‘Abbara-Kadabra’’, Mardin Biennial, Mardin.
  • 2010 30+30 Turkish and Korean Artists Exhibition, Istanbul.
  • 2011 ODTU Art Festival, Ankara.
  • 2011-12 Balkan Drawing Exhibition, Kumanovo, Strumica, Macedonia.
  • 2011-12 ‘‘Dream and Reality’’, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul.
  • 2012 ‘‘About Woman’’, Mine Art Gallery, Istanbul.
  • 2012 ‘‘Brand It’’, rh+ Gallery, Istanbul.
  • 2012 ‘‘Contemporary Turkish Art of 3 Generations’’, UPSD, Istanbul.
  • 2012 ‘‘About Landscape’’, Mine Art Gallery, Istanbul.
  • 2013 ‘‘I love you more than art’’, Ekav Art Gallery, Istanbul
  • 2013 ‘‘İstanbul Modern-Bahreyn’’, Istanbul Modern Sanat Müzesi, Bahreyn.
  • 2013 ‘‘Contemporary Art 23’’, Mine Sanat Galerisi, Istanbul.
  • 2013 ‘‘United Nations: Nations-Water-Cultures’’, Inter-Art Foundation, Judetul Alba, Romania.
  • 2013 ‘‘back 2 school’’, Robert College, Istanbul.
  • 2013 Ekim ‘‘Freiundneunzig/Özgür ve 90’’ Exhibition, Art and Life, Turkish Embassy, Berlin, Germany.
  • 2013 Aralık EgeArt 5, Ege University, Izmir.
  • 2013 Aralık ‘‘Not To Forget’’, Beşiktaş Belediyesi, Istanbul.
  • 2013 Aralık ‘‘Connection’’, Bozlu Art Project, Istanbul.
  • 2014 ‘‘İyi ki doğdun!’’, Nazım Hikmet Cultural Center, Istanbul.
  • 2014 ‘‘Selection from 1945-1970 Generation, Mine Art Gallery, Yalıkavak, Bodrum.
  • 2016 Alter-Ego, Gaia Gallery, Istanbul.
  • 2016 "Selection Bodrum", Portakal Çiçeği Uluslararası Plastik Sanatlar Kolonisi
  • 2016 "Geçiş Çizgileri", Giz Müzesi Koleksiyonundan Seçmeler, Lesvos, Yunanistan
  • 2016 rh+art project, İstanbul.
  • 2016 Kare Sanat'ın 25 Yılı, İstanbul
  • 2017 "ÖnceSonra", Mine Sanat Galerisi, Cadde Bostan Sanat Merkezi, İstanbul

Works in Collections

  • Akbank, Istanbul
  • Anatolian University Art Museum, Eskisehir
  • Bank of Holland, Istanbul
  • Demsa Collection, İstanbul
  • Devrim Erbil Museum, Istanbul
  • Garanti Bank, Istanbul
  • Istanbul Modern, Istanbul
  • Merkez Bank, Ankara
  • Project 4L/Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Arts, Istanbul
  • Prilep, Kriva Palanka, Galicnik City Collections, Macedonia
  • National Gallery, Skopje, Macedonia
  • TBMM/Turkish Grand Parliement, Ankara
  • National Gallery of Art, Jordan

Curatorial Works

  • 1979-1983 Coordinator, Contemporary Istanbul Artists Exhibition, Istanbul.
  • 1983 Curator, UNESCO, Exhibitions of Anatolian Civilizations, Contemporary Turkish Art,organised by the Ministry of Culture, Istanbul.
  • 1984-1988 Co-Organizer, A Cross Section of Avantgarde Turkish Art Exhibitions, Istanbul.
  • 1990 Coordinator, ‘‘Grand Exhibition’’, Santral Holding Istanbul; Ankara.
  • 1991 Curator, Eurodialogue Exhibition of 13 Women Artists of Istanbul, Istanbul Municipality, Yıldız Palace, Istanbul.
  • 1992 Curator, Turkish Women Artists in the first half of the 20th Century, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul.
  • 1993 Coordinator, "Woman in Anatolia" Exhibitions, Contemporary Turkish Women Artists, organised by the Ministry of Culture, Istanbul Archaelogical Museums, Istanbul.
  • 1995 Curator, ‘‘Tracks’’, Union of Turkish Women Istanbul Branch, YTU, Istanbul; Yapı Kredi Bank Galleries, Izmir; Adana.
  • 1998 Member of Curatorial Group‘‘41 Years, 41 Artists, 41 Works’’ Exhibition for the 41st year of Faculty of Fine Arts, Marmara University, Istanbul.
  • 2000 Advisor to the Founding of the Turkish Jewish Museum by 500 Year Foundation, Istanbul.
  • 2001 Curator, ‘‘As You See Me, But I am Not’’, organised by the Turkish Ministry of Culture, Frauen Museum, Bonn; Communal Center, Berlin, Germany.
  • 2002 Project Coordinator, ‘‘Meeting of the Artists’’ International Workshop and ‘‘...ve/and...’’ Exhibition with the artists from Spain, Italy, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Macedonia, Hungary, Azerbaijan, Romania, Israel and Turkey.
  • 2003 Project Coordinator, ‘‘Purification’’ Turkish Artists Exhibition, Skopje, Macedonia; Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina.
  • 2009 Member of Curatorial Board, "Exhibition’s Exhibition", MSGSU Museum of Painting and Sculpture, Istanbul.
  • 2010 One-person Juror, DLUM ‘‘Doctor Global and Mister Local’’, Skopje, Macedonia.
  • 2010 One-person Juror, ‘‘Genç/Yeni/Farklı’’, Casa Dell Arte, Istanbul.
  • 2012 Selection of Turkish Artist, Body that Remembers, Dlum, Skopje, Macedonia.
  • 2014 Selection of Turkish Artist, Dlum, Skopje, Macedonia.

Proffesional Works and Projects in Museology

  • 1971-73 Director, UCLA Married Student Housing Community Center, California.
  • 1972-73 Public Education, Los Angeles Parks and Recreation Center, California.
  • 1977-84 MSGSU, PhD thesis, research application and writing on ‘‘Ascertainment of Cultural Activities of Turkish Art Museums within the Concept of Contemporary Museology’’.
  • 1979-2003 Founding member of the Association for Museums of Painting and Sculpture, Administrative positions in the board of Association for the Museums of Painting and Sculpture, Istanbul.
  • 1980-84 Assistant Director, MSGSU Museum of Painting and Sculpture, Istanbul Art Museum Foundation, the Organizer of the Seminar in the context of IDGSA Arts Festival on ‘‘Conservation’’ with James Bernstein from San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul.
  • 1985-88 The Founder, Director and Educator of Akbank Public Education Program, Istanbul.
  • 1986-89 Art Advisor, Beymen, Istanbul.
  • 1987 The Organizer of Seminar ‘‘Fine Arts Museums and Museology’’ along with the exhibition ‘‘New Museum Buildings in Germany’’ in cooperation with the Goethe Institut, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul.
  • 1989-2006 The Founder and Chairperson of the Museum Studies Graduate Program, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul.
  • 1989-92 Advisor to the Istanbul Municipality – Nejat Eczacıbaşı Art Museum, Istanbul.
  • 1989 Coordinator for the Display of Istanbul Municipality Museum of Asiyan, Istanbul.
  • 1990 Participator in ‘‘Breaking the Ground’’ Seminar, University of Leicester, The British Council Grant, Leicester, UK.
  • 1991 Organizer of Seminar on ‘‘Protection of Cultural Property: Collecting, Laws and Auctions’’ in cooperation with T.C. Vakıflar Bank, Antik A.S., Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul.
  • 1991-92 Chairperson of the Board, Association for Municipality of the Istanbul Libraries and Museums, Istanbul.
  • 1992 Organizer of Seminars with Guggenheim Museum Assistant Director Jan Ernst Adlmann in cooperation with USIS, Istanbul.
  • 1992 Organizer of Seminar and Workshop ‘‘Planning, Preservation, Reconstruction of Historical Sites’’ with Architect Dr. F. Gollmann in cooperation with Austrian Culture Institute, Istanbul.
  • Speaker in Seminar, Agha Khan Trust for Culture and the Rockefeller Foundation Museums as Participants in Civil Society, Istanbul.
  • 1993 Participant in Art International Institute of International Education and Center Cultural Fundacio ‘‘la Caixa’’, Crossing Cultures Seminar, Barcelona, Spain.
  • 1994 Organizer of Seminar ‘‘Museological Applications in National Museum of Scotland’’ with the National Museums of Scotland, Dept. of Eastern Cultures Curator Ms. Jennifer Scarce in cooperation with The British Council, Istanbul.
  • 1995 Board Member of Restoration Center of Plastic Arts at Mimar Sinan University, Museum of Painting and Sculpture, Istanbul.
  • 1995 Co-coordinator of Macedonian Days in Istanbul in cooperation with NGO from Macedonia, Istanbul.
  • 1996 Fellow, Fulbright Research, American University, Washington D.C., USA.
  • 1997 Participant, European Cultural Capital Pre-Meeting, Bucheresh, Romania.
  • 1998 Participant, Future Designs Conference, London, UK.
  • 1998 Lecturer, ‘’The Image of the Other" Summer School, Skopje, Macedonia.
  • 1999 Host, Fulbright Teaching Fellowship with Dr. Susan Platt of USA, Istanbul.
  • 1999-… Founder, Chairperson, Associate Chairperson, General Secretary at various dates of Istanbul Art Museum Foundation, Istanbul.
  • 2000 Advisor, Founding of the Turkish Jewish Museum for 500 Year Foundation, Istanbul.
  • 2000 Speaker, AICA, London, UK.
  • 2000 Co-Director, IMOT (Interactive Museum of Turkey) Istanbul.
  • 2001-03 Committee Leader, Contemporary Museology Report for Turkish Academy of Science, Istanbul.
  • 2002 Moderator, one of the sessions, 2nd International Forum for a Culture of Peace by Meditterranean Women Creators, Rhodes, Greece
  • 2002-2006 Co-Director, The Use of Museums as Laboratories for History Courses, Yildiz Technical University, Faculty of Art and Design, Museum Studies Program- Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Istanbul Archeological Museums, Istanbul.
  • 2003 Advisor and Lecturer, Collection Managament Seminar on Museums and Private Collections sponsored by Antique A.Ş. in cooperation with T.C. Vakıflar Bank, Antik A.S., Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul.
  • 2004-2011 Member at the Advisory Board and Board of Directors of Istanbul Museum of Painting and Sculpture of Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul.
  • 2004 Speaker, CECA, ICOM General Meeting, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2005 Educator, "New Museum Specialist Training Program", Istanbul Modern, IKSV, Istanbul.
  • 2006 Moderator, Panel on "İstanbul’un Yeni Müzeleri ve Müzeciliğin Değişen Yüzü". Yapı Endüstri Center and Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul.
  • 2007 Guest, International Visitors Program, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • 2007 Participant, ICOM General Meeting, Vienna, Austria.
  • 2008 Keynote Speaker, International Seminar on Inclusive Museums, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • 2009 Member of the Committee Founding Museum Studies Program, MSGSU, Istanbul.
  • 2009 Participant, "Türkiye’de Müzebilim Çalıştayı" T.C. Ministry of Culture and Tourism and Yıldız Technical University, Faculty of Arts and Design, Istanbul.
  • 2010 Participant, Demsa Art Museum Workshop, İstanbul.
  • 2010 Speaker, Izmir Konak Municipality Museum Projects, Izmir.
  • 2010 Participant, CAMOK ICOM Meeting, Istanbul.
  • 2010 Juror, Painting Competition, Deniz Kuvvetleri Komutanlığı, Istanbul.
  • 2010 Participant, ICOM General Meeting, Shanghai, Republic of China.
  • 2012 Juror, Painting Competition, Deniz Kuvvetleri Komutanlığı, Istanbul.
  • 2012 Speaker, "Fine Arts in Turkey Since 1980", Panel Discussion, AICA, Istanbul.

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