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Basak Cansu Guvenkaya started her studies at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts Academy in the sculpture department in 2009. During her studies Guvenkaya has attented and entered several competitions, exhibitions and symposiums. Her work has been recognized and has won prestigious awards such as Sabancı Foundation Award, Ipek Ahmet Merey Sculpture Contest, Lions Club Sculpture Contest, Sebuk Art Contest to name a few.
Guvenkaya attended the Weisensee Kunst Hoch-Schule in Berlin as an exchange student in 2013 to explore the vibrant and eclectic art scene and expand her artistic horizons and to explore new ideas in collaboration with art students from abroad.
Guvenkaya completed her formal studies at the beginning of 2016 with a first place in the sculpture department and achieved the much sought after international Sakip Sabanci Foundation Art Awards First Place which provides money, support and encouragement to students showing great potential to help them with their continued artistic development.
In 2016 Guvenkaya undertook a year in Australia to gain insight of artistic practices in a different continent and new and different perceptions of the world around us. She researched and explored the ancient tradition of aboriginal art passed through the generations to the present day as well as other contemporary art such as Sculpture By The Sea.
While living in Sydney Guvenkaya’s work featured in an exhibition at the Iniquitous Art Gallery which showcased her recent paper sculptures.
Currently Guvenkaya continues her masters in her specialized field of sculpture work at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts Academy in Istanbul.
Guvenkaya has an imaginary place where negativity insecurity and wickedness can be destroyed. Her sculptures encapsulate an expression and a protection against these evils of the world; by creating monsters and mouths to consume and hide her fears to allow the sun to shine once more over her nightmares. Guvenkaya continues her research in her strive to make the world visually better and peace to join her at her side. As human being we have evolved from insecurity and wickedness but of course we know darkness is merely the absense of light. We must continue to bring the light.
2016 Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Sculpture Department / Master Degree
2013 Weisensee Kunst Hoch-Schule / Exchange Student
2009 Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Sculpture Department / Bachelor
2016 Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Graduation from Sculpture Department with first place Sakip Sabancı Foundation Art Awards First Place (Istanbul)
2015 Ipek-Ahmet Merey Sculpture Contest Award (Istanbul)
2013 Ulus Lions Club Genç Oneriler Painting and Sculpture Contest Award (Istanbul)
2012 Sebuk Art Contest Award (Istanbul)
2011 Ipek-Ahmet Merey Sculpture Contest Award (Istanbul)
2000 1st World Children UNICEF/Pakistan Art Exhibition Contest Painting Award
2012 Zuhtu Muridoglu Wood sculpture Symposium (Degirmendere)
2010 Kastamonu Wood Sculpture Symposium (Kastamonu)
2016 Iniquitous Art Gallery Sculpture Exhibition (Sydney)
2016 Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Sculpture Department Graduation / Personal Exhibition (Istanbul)
2016 Dogus Holding Sculpture Exhibition (Istanbul)
2015 Ipek-Ahmet Merey Sculpture Contest Exhibition (Istanbul)
2015 Ulus Lions Club Genc Arayislar Sculpture Contest Exhibition (Istanbul)
2014 Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Sculpture Department Exhibition (Istanbul)
2014 Ipek-Ahmet Merey Sculpture Contest Exhibition (Istanbul)
2014 Weissensee Kunst-Hochschule Berlin Final Student Exhibition (Berlin)
2013 13th Istanbul Biennial ’Mom am I barbarian?’ Sculpture Display (Istanbul)
2013 Ulus Lions Club Genc Oneriler Painting and Sculpture Contest Exhibition (Istanbul)
2011 Light-Space-Wood Sculpture Exhibition in Mine Art Gallery (Istanbul)
2011 Ipek-Ahmet Merey Sculpture Contest Exhibition (Istanbul)
2011 Marinturk Istanbul City Port Boatshow Sculpture Exhibition (Istanbul)
2010 Meeting Of The Mediterranean Schools Photogram Exhibition in Tophane-i Amire (Istanbul)
2013 13th Istanbul Biennial ’Mom am I barbarian?’ Artist Assistant (Istanbul)
2012 Volunteer Interaction in Ceramics Studio Aziz Nesin Vakfi (Istanbul)
2011 Illustrator of Binboa Advertising (Istanbul)
2011 The Animal Inside Us Street Mask Workshop (Istanbul)
2010 Ecume 10th Encounter of the Mediterranean Art Schools / Photogram MSGSU Workshop (Istanbul)
2010 Relief Sculpture for Tiyatro Besiktas (Istanbul)