Dicle Çiftçi Turkey, b. 1989

She redefines what we coin as “beauty” by Umberto Eco. Her artworks portray a stereotypical perception of beauty, embedded within her thoughts from childhood.

Artist Dicle Çiftçi was born on January 29, 1989. She completed her education at Izmir Dokuz Eylul University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Painting Department between 2009-2015. 

 

She redefines what we coin as “beauty” by Umberto Eco. Her artworks portray a stereotypical perception of beauty, embedded within her thoughts from childhood. The inner strife and psychological tension of many artworks is reflected in the expressions of these portraits. In today's media communication tools and in many areas, we encounter a lot of pressure on the female body and the situation of fitting it into certain patterns. As it is inevitable that the female body, which is exhibited and commodified, always sells much more and is followed, such use of the female image has been normalised in many sectors. In fact, one of the most important things that make up a woman's character and distinguish her from other women is imperfection. For this reason, in her artworks, the artist has interpreted the characteristic figures as they are, which are outside the standards of beauty by the society, ignoring the rule that a woman should be perfect.

 

The selected group and solo exhibitions include, 2019 Contemporary İstanbul, Galeri/Miz, 2018 “Unreasonable” Solo Exhibition, Galeri/Miz, 2018 Group Exhibition, Galeri A, İzmir, 2018 Contemporary İstanbul, Galeri/Miz, 2018 “Yeni Bir Dünya” ODTÜ Sanat, Ankara, 2018 “Damp/Rutubet” Solo Exhibition, Büyükdere35, İstanbul, 2016 “360 Dereceden Aşk Festivali” Pera Palace Jumeriah, İstanbul.