Gözde Mimiko Türkkan

GÖZDE TÜRKKAN, 1984 / Turkey

Gözde Türkkan alias mimiko's photography works focuses on gender politics, identities and roles through a subjective documentary approach. She studied elementary and high school at Lycée Français Pierre Loti in İstanbul and got interested in photography during the year 2000. After a year of study on physical science at Pierre et Marie Curie University in Paris, she was admitted to Istanbul Bilgi University Photography and Video Department in 2004 with scholarship. After receiving her BA degree in 2008, Türkkan worked as a photography course instructor in the Visual Communication Design Department of the same university. She continued her education in University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins, College of Art and Design (London, UK), where she received her MA Fine Art degree in 2010. The artist participated in !f Istanbul Independent Film Festival (2007) and group shows at The Empire Project (Istanbul, 2011), Vol de Nuits (Marseille, 2011) and x-ist (Istanbul, 2010). In 2011, she opened her first solo show, ‘Looking Back at You’ at Operation Room Gallery, İstanbul and in 2012 her second solo show ‘Full Contact’ at x-ist. Her work from Pay Here series has participated in Christie’s auction Visions d’Orient, Paris (2011) and Sotheby’s auction Contemporary Art / Turkish, London (2012).






Artful Living, March 2016
Tayland Boksu Hocası Bir Fotoğraf Sanatçısı (PDF)

Radikal, January 2016
Now You See Me (PDF)

Sanat Online, January 2016
Gözde Türkkan ile \"Wish Tree\" Üzerine (PDF)

Uplifers, November 2015
Wish Tree (Dilek Ağacı) Sergisi 25 Aralık – 23 Ocak arasında izleyiciyle buluşuyor (PDF)

Cut Magazine, October 2015
Gözde “Mimiko” Türkkan, POLADARIUM 2017 jürisinde! (PDF)