Artist: Banu Birecikligil

* 1970 in Istanbul/Turkey

E-mail: babi007@web.de

1989-95: Mimar Sinan University Istanbul, Studied Painting

2000: Masters Studies Completed at the HDK Berlin

2001: Stipend from the Dorothea Konwiarz Stiftung

Exhibitions inlclude:

Various in Berlin, Istanbul and Munich



We can see the blue of the sea and motifs found in ancient Turkish art in the Turkish Buddy Bear. The headgear is inspired by traditional headdresses. The back depicts Istanbul and the Bosporus Bridge, which connects Europe with Asia. Like a bridge, Asia Minor lies between both continents and makes a good melting pot for Eastern and Western cultures.

Banu Birecikligil

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