Rezzan Gümgüm

Rezzan Gümgüm

Rezzan Gümgüm

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Currently working on:

My ongoing project "Goat on the Mountain, Moon in the Sky, Fish in the Water" is supported by CultureCIVIC, a programme that aims to foster civil society involvement in the field of arts and culture. Another project is "I Have Treasure on the Margin".

Quick Facts:

1978, born in Varto, Turkey.


Lives and works in Ankara and Istanbul.


My artistic activities cover a variety of practices such as walking, video, performance, installation, photography, writing, and embroidery on fabric. I focus on political, and ecological issues in cities and rural areas. I explore possibilities of the artistic expression of personal and collective experiences with my critical approach to everyday life. I see artistic creation as an act equivalent to life and relate my works to the sincerity of situations in everyday life. I believe that, as Henri Lefebvre said, ‘’Everyday life should become an art. A person may live her/his own life as an artwork." This view also shapes the basis of my current production.


I studied art education and fine arts at Gazi University in Turkey and the Macerata Academy of Fine Arts in Italy. I graduated Ph.D. from the painting department of the Institute of Fine Arts, Hacettepe University, Ankara, and Complutense University in Madrid.


I am one of the founding members of Rê collective.

Highest educational degree:

Ph.D. from the Department of Painting of the Institute of Fine Arts, Hacettepe University, Ankara, and Complutense University in Madrid.

Work samples:

Where is Gulistan Doku?

Where is Gulistan Doku?

Preview Video

Goat on the Mountain

Preview Video

Daily Puzzles