b. 1949, Turkey

Azade Köker Biography

Azade Köker's earlier works are mainly concerned with identity and belonging. The artist proposes hybridity as an inevitable survival mechanism, which is achieved through a subjectivity based on discrepancy, transparency and vulnerability. In her later works, nature is negotiated as a cultural construct. She creates images of nature inhabited by traces of human intervention, which she then deconstructs by a repeating pattern on the surface. Through this layering and reworking of the surface, she disrupts the perfection and legibility of the represented image and comments on the possibilities of paintings.

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Azade Köker (1949,Istanbul) lives and works between Berlin and Istanbul. She used to be a professor at the Braunschweig Technical University, Berlin, Germany. Her recent solo exhibitions include: Verblendet (Zilberman Gallery, Berlin, 2018), Everywhere, Nowhere (Zilberman Gallery, Istanbul, 2015), Azade Köker (Proje 4L, Elgiz Museum, Istanbul, 2015), Moving Spaces (Galeri Zilberman, 2013), Human Nature (Milli Reasürans Art Gallery, Istanbul, 2007), Transparenz der Abwesentheit (Otto-Gallery, Münich, 2004), and Transparenz des Gartens (Kunstverein, Bielefeld, 2001); and her recent group exhibitions include: Ultrahabitat (Zilberman Gallery Berlin, 2016), Minor Heroism (Zilberman Gallery, İstanbul, 2015), Meeting Point (Kunstverein Konstanz, Germany, 2015) and Dream and Reality (Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, 2011).

Her works are in numerous public and corporate collections including Akbank, Istanbul; The British Museum, London; Berlinische Gallery, Berlin; Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul; Lebendiges Museum, Berlin; John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Wisconsin; Istanbul Modern Museum. She has public sculptures in Cuvry-Brunnen (Berlin), Bundesgartenschau (Berlin), Menschenlandschaften (Berlin), Frechen Museum (Düsseldorf), Bremen-Nord Zentralkrankenhaus (Bremen), Schule am Barbarossaplatz (Berlin), Schlosspark (Wolfsburg), Building of Turkish Embassy (Japan), Altınpark (Ankara), Istanbul Stock Exchange (Istanbul), Aspat Art Park (Bodrum) and Park of German Embassy (Ankara).

Azade Köker Featured Artworks

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Dialogue by Azade Köker contemporary artwork sculpture
Azade Köker Dialogue, 2022 Site-specific installation including archival pigment prints and found objects
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Dissolution by Azade Köker contemporary artwork painting, sculpture
Azade Köker Dissolution, 2022 Paper, epoxy, wire, steel plate
170 x 80 x 90 cm
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Relationale Bindung by Azade Köker contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, photography, print
Azade Köker Relationale Bindung, 2022 Mixed media on canvas
140 x 200 cm
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Living is a wonderful thing Şahane by Azade Köker contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, photography, print
Azade Köker Living is a wonderful thing Şahane, 2022 Mixed media on canvas
140 x 200 cm
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Invasion 1 by Azade Köker contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, photography, print
Azade Köker Invasion 1, 2018 Multi material paper collage
60 x 70 cm
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Invasion 3 by Azade Köker contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, photography, print
Azade Köker Invasion 3, 2018 Mixed media, paper
60 x 70 cm
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Invasion 4 by Azade Köker contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, photography, print
Azade Köker Invasion 4, 2018 Multi material paper collage
60 x 70 cm
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Invasion 5 by Azade Köker contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, photography, print
Azade Köker Invasion 5, 2018 Multi material paper collage
50 x 70 cm
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Azade Köker Current & Recent Exhibitions

Azade Köker Represented By

Zilberman Gallery contemporary art gallery in Istanbul, Turkey
Zilberman Gallery Berlin, Istanbul
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