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Born in 1972 in Tunceli, Necla Rüzgar obtained her Doctorate of Arts from the Painting Department of Hacettepe University, Faculty of Fine Arts, in 2004. She teaches as a Professor at the same department, and produces paintings and sculptures.

In her work, a seemingly cold-blooded, paradox atmosphere mingles violence with tenderness to achieve an expression of the impossibility of daily existence under social and political oppression. Rüzgar has exhibited her paintings, photographs and video works in cities around the world, including İstanbul, İzmir, Diyarbakır, Berlin, Zürich and Seoul. Her works were recently presented at Akademie der Künste in Berlin, and at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest. In 2014, her exhibition entitled "Fauna" was hosted by Nev Gallery.

Studios taught:

Fauna & Flora workshop

The Fauna and Flora workshop deals with the metaphorical meanings of these concepts. During the course, the works of artists related to this thematic framework are examined. Students are encouraged to replicate / expand / reproduce the meaning of these concepts by practically applying the understanding developed by studying these examples.