Kezban Arca Batıbeki

Kezban Arca Batıbeki | Artist

Born in Istanbul. Kezban Arca Batıbeki graduated from The Fine Arts Faculty of Istanbul Marmara University’s Graphic Arts Department. She worked for the best art and women magazines in Turkey as an illustrator, designed book covers, children books and movie posters. She created an animation film for Swedish State TV and worked as a production designer and photographer on the films production.

1983 she relocated to Oxford and London in the UK to focus on her painting. She featured in twentyone solo exhibitions and participated in numerous Turkish and International group shows. She has been widely regarded as one of the most insightful artists concerned with popular culture involved in the contemporary art scene in Turkey. She works on paintings, photographs, installations and short films about women. She also writes about Art for the newspaper and magazines.

She has twice been presented with the Grand Prize at the Esbank Awards. She lives and works in Istanbul.