The show of Semiha Berksoy (b.1910, Istanbul) works will be comprised of highlights from the artist’s prolific and multifaceted career. A selection of paintings, audio recordings, videos, photographs, personal objects and documents will be presented from a unique perspective and offer a novel and dynamic interpretation of Berksoy’s oeuvre.
The partnership between Galerist and Semiha Berksoy Foundation aims to promote the artists work internationally and to raise support to establish Semiha Berksoy Museum. Along with an art space to exhibit Berksoy’s paintings, the museum will be a living venue that includes a theatre stage, a concert hall and classes for performing arts education.
In a life dedicated to art, the “primadonna” also made great contributions in the field of visual arts, particularly with her paintings, installations and performances. Her works has been exhibited in a retrospective shows at İş Sanat Kibele Gallery and Yapı Kredi Kazım Taşkent Gallery in Istanbul, in addition to many prestigious institutions in Berlin, Paris, New York and Vienna such as Manifesta II in Luxemburg and Venice Biennial curated by Rosa Martinez in 2005.