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Handan Börüteçene

Lives in Istanbul, Paris, Kaş.
Studied at State Academy of Fine Arts Istanbul and Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts Paris.

selected solo exhibitions

2018. “For Custan And Tavashi The Remnants That Remain İn Me”
Acci Foundation- Kaleiçi-Antalya- Turkey

2014. “I Remained Buried Within Myself”
Istanbul Archeological Museums- İstanbul

2011. “Flowers Didn’t Emit Their Odours İn Order To Keep The Silence”
Yapı Kredi Center Of Culture And Arts – İstanbul

2009. “ Bring Me Yourself ”
Cité Nationale De L’histoire De L’immigration. Le Palais De La Porte Dorée- Paris

2009. “Waters That Tie, Waters That Untie”
Art Gallery Of Unicredit – Milan – İtaly

2007. “Waters That Tie, Waters That Untie”
Nuova İcona Oratorıo Dı S.Ludovıco Gallerıe- Venice- İtaly

2007. “ Waters That Tie, Waters That Untie”
La Fenice – Venice – İtaly

2005. “60 Millions Years Old”
Frej Apartment Şişhane, Parallel Project, 9th Istanbul Biennial- İstanbu

2004. “Letters For Civil Response”
Maçka Art Gallery -İstanbul

2004. “Letters For Civil Response”
Art And History Museum Of Cholet – France

2004. “Who Was I Here, Who Will I Be Tomorrow?”
French Cultural Center -İstanbul

2003. “Peace Of Mind İn Three Rooms !”
Borusan Art Gallery – İstanbul

2002. “One Work For 36 Trees : İn-Sıtu”
Kunst Museum Of Bonn- Bonn- Germany

1998. “The Letter To Hannibal From Libyssa To Cartache”
Cartache – Tunisia

1995. “Memory Of The World”
The Museum Of Anatolian Civilizations -Ankara –Turke

1991. “Pass Through Every Sea: Beyond İs Silence And Secrecy”
Saint Irene Museum – İstanbul

1987. “The Army Of Kitchen”
Vakko Art Gallery- İzmir-Turkey

1987. “The Army Of Kitchen”
Vakko Art Of Gallery – Ankara-Turkey

1987. “ The Army Of Kitchen ”
Urart Art Gallery – İstanbul

1986. “ Accumulation Of Tradition”
Turkish House – Paris.

selected group exhibitions

2017. “Spiral”
Yapı Kredi Center Of Culture And Arts – İstanbul

2016. «Freund Schafts Spiel»
Museum Für Neue Kunst -Freiburg – Germany.

2011-2012. “Dream And Reality”
İstanbul Modern- İstanbul.

2010. “Aware: Art Fashion İdentity”
Royal Academy Of Arts London-United Kingdom

2009. “Boden Unter Meinen Füßen, Nicht Den Himmel”
Akademie Der Künste- Berlin – Germany

2009. “Detour/Moleskine”
Santralistanbul- İstanbul

2007. “Modern And Beyond”
Santralistanbul- İstanbul

2006. “1 St Sinopale: Things”
Sinop- Turkey

2005. “Paaf-2005” Pocheon Asian Art Festival
Pocheon – South Korea

2004. “Du Bosphore A La Moine”
Musée D’art Et D’histoire – Cholet –France

2003. “Takhti: In Memory Of Zahour Ul Aklah”
Ontorio -Canada

2002. “Busan Biennale”
Busan Metropolitan Art Museum- Busan – South Korea

2002. “Open 2002”
Lido – Venice – İtaly

2002. “Flag Art Festival”
Seoul – South Korea

2002. “Company Of Wonders”
Yapı Kredi Center Of Culture And Arts – İstanbul

2002. “Corridor”
M.Ü.G.S.F. – İstanbul

2002. “She Show”
A.T.A Contemporary Art  Center – Sofia – Bulgary

2001. “The Sign Of The City”
Kunst Museum – Bonn – Germany

2000. “Veritas Omnia Vincit”
Tüyap – İstanbul

2000. “Minimal + Maximal”
West Lb – İstanbul.

 2000. “Earth And Fiber”
Apel  Art Gallery- İstanbul

1999. “The Mediterranean’s Purple Millenium : Byzantium”
Yapı Kredi Center Of Culture And Arts – İstanbul

1998. “Multiple”
Borusan Center Of Culture And Arts – İstanbul

1998. “41 Artists + 41 Works”
M.Ü.G.S.F.- İstanbul

1996. “ The Right To Hope: One World Art”
Jordan National Gallery- Amman-Jordan

1996. “Container 96 Art Across Oceans”
Copenhaghen – Denimark

1995. “4th İstanbul Biennial”
Hagia Sophia Museum- İstanbul

1995. “The Right To Hope”
Joubert Park Gallery – Johannesburg – South Africa.

1995.“From Turkish Artists To Bosnian Artists”
The State Museum Of Painting And Sculpture-Ankara- Turkey

1994. “Quay”
Ifa Galery – Berlin- Germany.

1994. “La Seduzione Della Differenza”
Arte Fiera. – Bologna – İtaly

1993. ““Meeting: Art”, Twelve Artists From Austria And Turkey”
İstanbul Museum Of Painting And Sculpture – İstanbul

1993. “Women İn Anatolia Through The Ages”
İstanbul Museum Of Archaeology – İstanbul

1993. “İstanbul Exhibition”
Akm – İstanbul

1993. “Respect To Füreya”
Maçka Art Gallery – İstanbul

1990. “Drawers”
Gallery M.D – İstanbul

1990. “2nd New Mediterranean Cultural Identity”
Crete – Greece

1989. “Mediteraneo Per L’arte Contemporanea”
Bari – İtaly

1987. “6th New Tendencies Exhibition”
M.S.Ü. Art Festival –  İstanbul

1987. “1st İstanbul Biennial”

1986. “Exhibition Of Turkish Artists İn Paris”
F.I.A.P. – Paris

1985. “5th New Tendencies Exhibition”
M.S.Ü. – İstanbul

1983. “34 Éme Salon De La Jeune Peinture ”
Grand Palais – Paris

1983. “Groupe Turc”
Centre Culturel Gérard Philippe – Paris

1982. “33 Éme Salon De La Jeune Peinture”
Grand Palais – Paris

1981. “Exhibition Of Modern Turkish Art”
Maison De L’unesco – Paris

1981. “3rd New Tendencies Exhibition »
İstanbul Art Festival / D.G.S.A – İstanbul.