BioI spent 16 years working in a corporate sector that functions systematically and based on rules. And one day I realized my desire to express myself freely without any borders and it was time to walk on a different path. I attended the program on creating contemporary jewelry at Maden Contemporary Jewellery Studio in 2012 and took 3 years of technical and conceptual lessons. Since then making jewelry is my comfort zone and my playground full of numerous ideas and chances waiting to come to light. I believe life is an experimental process. So, as in life, during my creative process, my trials may end with delusion but it may start or give birth to something new.
This is about a love story. It has neither a beginning nor an end. It has full of broken memories and fragmentary experiences.
Dogs are not Flowers
In this collection, I wanted to draw attention on the subject of animals that were bought from pet shops and left on the streets or to shelters because they could not be looked after. I am an animal lover and I am against buying them as ornaments. I also don’t approve picking flowers. When you pick flowers they die. But a battle for survival starts when you pick a dog from its’ home.
It is an upcycling project where I transform an object that I use in daily life into contemporary jewelry. I dreamed of giving a brand new identity to the parts of a lemon squeezer.
This collection came to life during the pandemic process. While experiencing borders, restrictions and losses, we all surrendered to the flow of life most of the time. It was surprising that the material I used also had reactions very similar to the process. I tried to make this process bearable by creating flower forms with this material, which is mostly used for isolation due to its function.
Exhibition 16 Nov 2021 - 30 Dec 2021 Between a break and a breakdown. Jewelry as a mirror of our times.
Exhibition 15 Dec 2020 - 31 Dec 2020 Breath.
Fair 10 Nov 2020 - 15 Nov 2020 Athens Jewelry Week 2020.
Exhibition 26 Oct 2020 - 30 Nov 2021 Kameleon Concept Store Gallery.
Exhibition 05 Dec 2019 - 03 Jan 2020 Han House of Design.
Exhibition 14 Nov 2019 - 17 Nov 2019 Design Week Turkey.
Exhibition 08 Oct 2019 - 13 Oct 2019 Jewelry Links in Barcelona.
Exhibition 12 Sep 2019 - 10 Nov 2021 Kameleon Concept Store Gallery.
Exhibition 18 Feb 2016 - 03 Mar 2016 Maden’den.
Thea ClarkGreensboro, United States
Kirsten PlankPlattling, Germany
Xinia GuanHohhot, China
Mari IshikawaMunich, Germany
Peter MachataStupava, Slovakia
Vershali JainPalo Alto, United States
Jana MachatovaStupava, Slovakia
Claudia SteinerVienna, Austria
Arijana GadžijevLjubljana, Slovenia
Iro KaskaniNicosia, Cyprus
Julia deVilleMelbourne, Australia
Jesse BertBurien, United States
Johannes KuhnenCarwoola, Australia
Martin GrosmanJablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic
Banafsheh HemmatiTehran, Iran