Pi Artworks Newsletter | October – November 2018


Frieze London 2018: Istanbul Modern acquires Ipek Duben’s work

Following its display at Frieze London’s invitational feature section Social Work, Pi Artworks is pleased to announce that Istanbul Modern Museum acquired Ipek Duben’s work titled 2012 #3. The Social Work section was selected by Iwona Blazwick, Katrina Brown, Louisa Buck, Amira Gad, Jennifer Higgie, Melanie Keen, Polly Staple, Sally Tallant, Fatos Üstek  and Lydia Yee.


Art Fairs


Artissima International Fair of Contemporary Art
2 – 4 November 2018, Torino

Corridor Red – Stand #10

Pi Artworks will for the first time take part in Artissima, Italy’s most important contemporary art fair where nearly two hundred galleries from around the world gather every year. For the fair’s 25th edition, Pi Artworks is proud to present works from the following three artists: Susan Hefuna, Fatma Bucak and Kemal Seyhan.


Abu Dhabi Art Fair
14 -17 November 2018, Manarat Al Saadiyat 10th edition!

Focus: Icons – Booth A20
Michael Rakowitz‘ ongoing “The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist” series will be part of the Focus section curated by Dr. Omar Kholeif.

Special Projects – Booth A2
Pi Artworks returns to the Special Projects section with a selection of Susan Hefuna‘s powerful mashrabiya works and paintings by Kemal Seyhan.


Museum Exhibitions & Events


Fatma Bucak:
So As To Find The Strength To See

Curated by Maria Centonze, Lisa Parola and Agata Polizzi, Fatma Bucak’s succesful exhibition initially displayed at Fondazione Merz returns to Italy at GAM Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Palermo. Bucak’s installations are presented in collaboration with Fondazione Merz.

17 October – 2 December 2018



Nancy Atakan and Volkan Aslan Under the Radar: 5533 at ISCP

This year, ISCP has invited 5533, an Istanbul-based independent space. 5533 was co-founded in 2007 by Pi Artworks artists Nancy Atakan and Volkan Aslan.

Opening: 30 October, 6 – 8 pm



Parastou Forouhar
Written Room

Kunstmuseum Bochum
13 October 2018 – 24 February 2019

Opening: 13 October, 5 pm


Parastou Forouhar
Artistic Intervention

Epiphany Church Frankfurt
21 October – 25 November 2018

Opening: 21 October, 11 am

Parastou Forouhar
Written Room

Kunsthochschule Mainz
31 October – 30 November 2018

Opening: 31 October, 7 pm
Artist Talk: 7 November, 7 pm
Parastou Forouhar and Dr. Martin Henach.
Online flyer 



Osman Dinc: “Drawing the horizon

Osman Dinç’s steel sculptures, that embrace influences of Minimalism and Arte Povera, take over the French contemporary art scene at Galerie Municipale Julio – Gonzalez.

9 November – 8 December  2018

Online flyer



Gulay Semercioglu:
Sharjah Islamic Art Festival

The 21st edition of Sharjah Islamic Art Festival features the solo exhibition of Gulay Semercioglu. Semercioglu’s new series portray inspirations of Anatolian Seljuk motifs in geometric forms.

Sharjah Art Museum
18 December 2018 – 29 January 2019



Nezaket Ekici: Artist Talk and Book Launch

In conversation with Derya Yücel and Beral Madra, Nezaket Ekici will talk about her experience at the Residency Program of Villa Massimo in Rome and introduce her new book titled Present and Absent.

Kasa Gallery Istanbul
30 October, 6 – 8 pm


Gallery Exhibitions


Pi Artworks London
Maude Maris
Who Wants to Look at Somebody’s Face?
9 September – 11 November 2018

Who Wants to Look at Somebody’s Face is the first UK solo presentation of French artist, Maude Maris. Best known for hyper-realistic still-life paintings; Maude Maris, evokes images of voluminous intensity. This exhibition celebrates the artist’s instantly recongnisable technique. Who Wants to Look at Somebody’s Face also brings about a metamorphose in the artist’s trademarks visiual language. Who Wants to Look at Somebody’s Face continues at Pi Artworks London until 9th of November.



Pi Artworks Istanbul
Fatma Bucak
A World of Ten Thousand Things
26 September – 10 November 2018

You can visit Fatma Bucak’s first solo exhibiton A World of Ten Thousand Things at Pi Artworks Istanbul until 10th of November. The exhibition curated by Ovul O. Durmusoglu and there are site-specific installations including videos and sculptural work. In this exhibition, Fatma Bucak looks to her research on the border dynamic between Mexico-USA for new installations to abstract the universality of violence and the artistic response in return.

A World of Ten Thousand Things is constructed around a base narrative of identity, expropriation, migration and the impossibility of categorical answers to the conflicts humankind faces in the struggle for power and authority.


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