Mehtap Baydu

Mehtap Baydu graduated from Hacettepe University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Sculpture in 2000. She continued her graduate studies at Kassel Fine Arts University; She graduated from Professor Dorothee von Windheim's workshop. Baydu, who won the title of master student (Meisterschülerin) in this school, received the UPK – Kunstpreis Kassel art award and the Otto Braun scholarship in 2010. The works of the artist, who continues her studies in Berlin, were viewed at the Art Museum Fridericianum, Documenta-Halle Kassel and "Turkish Art: New and Superb" held in Berlin Tanas. In 2014, her first solo exhibition was opened at BERLIN ART PROJECTS. She was invited to the Beijing Biennale in 2015 with her paper sculptures. She took part in the "Words Are Not Necessary" exhibition held in Istanbul Arter in 2018, with the "Cocoon", which is preserved in the museum collection. In the same year, her solo exhibition Cuma , Edition Block, opened in Berlin. The “In Search of the Present” exhibition, where her works from the IstanbulModern collection were also viewed, continued for two years. She realized a performance with her golden works in the "Golden Age"exhibition, which was held on the occasion of Gallery Nev's thirty-fifth anniversary. She was invited as a guest artist at Kulturakademia Tarabya in 2020.   She became one of the artists of the VIth Ural Industrial Art Biennial. Mehtap Baydu is most recently presented with the Nordhorn city's art award in 2021.