Necla Rüzgar

While working as a Professor at Hacettepe University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Painting, Necla Rüzgar has exhibited her paintings, sculptures, photographs and videos in cities including Istanbul, Mardin, Diyarbakır, Berlin, Zurich, Lyon and Seoul. Her works have been shown at the Akademie der Künste Berlin and the National Museum of Contemporary Art Bucharest. She received an invitation to the first Salon Blanche in Zurich, hosted by Swiss curator and art critic Susann Wintsch and Chris Bünter. In 2017, Wintsch curated the exhibition titled "Vertical Dialog" at Galerie Widmer in Zurich, emphasizing the intellectual and aesthetic similarities between Paola Junqueira from São Paulo and Necla Rüzgar. Rüzgar participated in the exhibition Ayşe Umur, Agah Uğur Collections at the Museum Für Neue Kunst: "Freund Schafts Spiel" in 2016 and "The Compiler Screenings" at Stadtkino Basel in 2017. Her exhibition titled "Many Hearted Being" served as a retrospective curated by Deniz Artun at Galata Greek School in 2018, and selected recent works from the same exhibition were invited to the "Éloge de la Curiosité" exhibition held at Galerie Henri Chartier as a parallel event of the Lyon Biennale. The artist's "Inner Fauna" was on view for two years in Istanbul Modern's collection exhibition titled "In Pursuit of the Now". Most recently, Necla Rüzgar was invited to create an exhibition of 100 pieces in Grimmwelt Museum Kassel's gallery dedicated to contemporary artists to accompany its collection. With her exhibition "My Name Was Written on Every Page", which took place between November 2021 and April 2022, Rüzgar combined the drawings of the same title with watercolors from her archive, thus reweaving the backbone of more than two decades of her work for international audiences.