Gülce is a now London-based artist with an
economics background from Izmir/Turkey.
She symbolically visualizes women- government relationships, women's manipulated experience to land/nature, the societal expectation of being the "nurturer" and their association to themselves and to their sexuality. She uses the veil as one of her key objects to speculate stereo-type representations of women of the Middle East. She often works on the tension between the five senses and the veil.
Inevitably her practice expands on the intersection between women and authoritarian technologies which started as a response to the rising political Islam in Turkey and then expanded to citizen-state/ body-city dynamics in London. (These technologies can be anything from pasteurization to facial recognition.) The inverted film negatives with cityscapes draw attention to the surveillance state, captured as if from a CCTV camera, with the gaze being turned back to the city from the body. Whereas the body parts are always kept "positive". Power shift from authority to citizen.
She uses moving image, photography or installations. She writes/shoots/edits her own short movies. Her recent shows include
with fists, it kicks, it bites
in Webber Gallery and she is currently an artist in residence in SW Darkroom.
Royal College of Arts, MA Photography, 2018-2020
Dissertation: Metastasis: A Decay of a Country and a Body: Turkey from Gezi Park protests to Today
Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, International Management, Economy and Finance, 2013-2016
New York Film Academy, 2017
AFS Exchange Program, USA - 2010-2011
American Collegiate Institute, IB Diploma -2008-2013
Birthmarks, Solo Installation, Windows 187, Greenwich, September 2019
Everything the same// Everything a little different group show, Art Academy, London, October 2019
RCA 2020- Degree Show/Diaspora Collection, Online July 2020
With fists, it kicks, it bites, group show, Webber Gallery, London, August 2020
Where There Were Once Walls, Rake Collective, Online, August 2020
UNWOMEN International Day of Violence Against Women, London, December 2019
Sirkhane Darkroom, Mardin/Turkey, April 2019
Revisions Screening, London, April 2019
One Minute Series- Screenings, BFI Archived, August 2020
Everything the same// everything a little different, Art Academy London, November 2019
On Object, Histories and Futures, RCA 2020, July 2020
Tate Modern Off-Print, London, May 2019
Fall Into Place, Folium Publishing, London, August 2020
SW Darkroom Artist Residency, London, 2020