Friends of Gökova-Akyaka


Nail Çakırhan & Halet Çambel House of Culture and Arts

Esra Sağlık and Baha Cüneyt Büyükdağ 28.06. - 07.07. 2013

Esra Sağlık, (1980, İzmir)

2003 Graduated from the Fine Arts Faculty of Hacettepe University. Completed her master's degree and qualified in arts in the same department.
At the time she is working as a lecturer in Bodrum for Muğla University, Faculty of
Fine Arts in the Department of Sculpture.

Personal exhibitions
2012 "its tendency", galeribu, İstanbul
2011 "this is me", Sekibaşı Hamam, Mugla
2010 "ah", lw 44, Munich
2009 "self-portrait", TCDD Art Gallery, Ankara
2007 "hidden in the white" Atlas Art Gallery, Ankara,

Group exhibitions
2012 'young, new, different 3', CDA Projects, İstanbul
2011 4.Egeart exhibition, Ataturk Cultural Center, İzmir
2011 'skin color', Ataturk Cultural Center, İzmir
2011 'closed / closed', Gallery Road, Ankara, Turkey
2010 'jahresgaben' exhibition 2010, Kunstverein, Munich
2010 Henkel Art Award contest exhibition, Vienna


Baha Cüneyt Büyükdağ, (Tarsus, 1972)

Studied at the Faculty of Dentistry, İstanbul University between 1989-1995.
Later he discontinued his studys and became established in Gökova. From 1997-2000 he trained in Tourism Management at the University of Muğla.
In 2000 he moved to Germany, where he founded the 'Atelier Bebek '.
His variety of stone, leather and glass products from the workshop were exhibited at several international festivals. He had his first solo exhibition last year in Muğla in Sekibaşı Hamam.
He lives in Gökova and continues the work he began in the 'Atelier Bebek'. "If we Look at an object we do not only see the item, but can see its possible forms, too. Fire and Sand united, form glass. If we heat it up again, we can change it into beads or jewellery. With a pencil we can express and transmit our words. Dry leather, softened again by water, gives us the opportunity to create a mask, a new character, be it to express our nature, to hide or show a new side of s.

I think, I just like to create things, to give them a different shape."