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Can Göknil Biography


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About Can Göknil

1945 Born in Ankara, Turkey
1966 Graduated from the American College for Girls (Robert College), Istanbul
1968 BA, Knox College, School of Fine Arts, Dept. of Painting, Galesburg, Illinois
1969 MA, The City College of the City University of New York, School of Fine Arts, Dept. of Painting, New York, NY, USA

Personal Exhibitions


1971 M.I.T.,Cambridge, MA, USA
1972 First National City Bank, New York, NY, USA
1973 Lynn Kottler Galleries, New York, NY, USA
1974 Melda Kaptana , Istanbul
1975 American Cultural Center, Istanbul
1975 Baraz , Istanbul
1977 Artisan, Ankara
1982 Lebriz, Istanbul
1983 Urart , Istanbul
1986 Urart , Istanbul
1988 Kile , Istanbul
1990 Turkish-American Association, Izmir
1991 Urart , Ankara
1994 Garanti , Istanbul
1994 Urart , Ankara
1997 Yapi Kredi Kazım Taskent , Istanbul
1997 Yapi Kredi Izmir , Izmir
1997 Yapi Kredi Kemal Satir , Adana
1999 Milli Reasürans , Istanbul
2000 Selvin, Ankara
2001 House of Humor and Satire, Gabrovo, Bulgaria
2001 PG ,Istanbul
2001 Solo exhibition during the 15th InternationalBienial of Gabrovo as the golden Aesop winner of the previous event
2002 Yapi Kredi Kazim Taskent ,Istanbul
2003 Selvin, Ankara
2003 Chihiro Museum, Tokyo
2004 Milli Reassurans, Istanbul
2006 Selvin, Istanbul
2010 ‘Bookhouse’, Apel, Istanbul
2011 Gallery Siyah Beyaz, Ankara
2012 Inauguration exhibition of the Paper and Book Arts Museum, Ege University, Izmir
2015 “Songs and Lyrics”, Gallery Apel Ist.
2015 Gallery Apel, Istanbul (Her exhibition’s Title: “singing her own tune”)
2017 Nurol Art Gallery, Ankara

The Artists Work in Permanent Collections


1973 Museo d’Arte Moderna, San Marino
1977 Turkish House, New York, NY, USA
1985 House of Humour and Satire, Gabrovo, Bulgaria
1991 Women’s Library and Information Center, Istanbul
1995 House of Humour and Satire, Gabrovo, Bulgaria
1998 Schenectady Museum, Albany, NY, USA
1999 House of Humour and Satire, Gabrovo, Bulgaria
1999 Chihiro Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2005 Victoria & Albert Museum, The National Art Library, London
2012 Paper and Book Arts Museum, Ege University, Izmir
2013 Bank Street Arts Center, Sheffield, UK

Joint Exhibitions


1967 “Bender Exhibit”, Galesburg, IL, USA (2nd
prize
)
1972 Total Media Galleries, New York, NY, USA
1973 “Hadassah Annual”, Westfield, NJ, USA
1974 8th DYO Painting Competition, Izmir, Ankara
(jury’s honor award)
1975 36th State Exhibition of Painting & Sculpture,
Ankara, Istanbul
1975 Istanbul Archeological Museums, Istanbul
1977 Baraz, Istanbul
1977 Philadelphia Museum of Modern Art, PA, USA
1977 Turkish House, New York, NY, USA
1978 Contemporary Istanbul Art, Devlet Guzel
Sanatlar, Ankara
1984 “Today’s Artists “, 5th Istanbul Exhibition,
Istanbul (jury’s honor award)
1985 7th Gabrovo Biennial, Gabrovo, Bulgaria
1985 19th DYO Painting Competition, Izmir, Bursa, Ankara, Istanbul
(honorable mention)
1991 “Today’s Artists”, 12th Istanbul Exhibition,
Istanbul (guest artist)
1995 12th Gabrovo Biennial, Gabrovo, Bulgaria
1996 “Diaries” Enersis, Ankara
1996 “The Other”, Habitat II, Antrepo, Istanbul
1997 Prints Exhibition, Is Bank, Ankara
1998 20th National Print Exhibition, Schenectady
Museum, Albany, NY, USA
1999 14th Gabrovo Biennial, Gabrovo, Bulgaria (Grandprix)
2002-2006 “Colours of the Sacred”, Padova,
Italy
2003 “Golden Smiles”(Grand Prix winners)
Gabrovo, Bulgaria
2004 Book Art Exhibition, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington
D.C.
2007 “The Reading Room-Artist Books”, Gallery Apel, Frankfurt Book Fair
2007 “The Reading Room-Artist Books”, Gallery Apel, Siena Book Fair
2007 ‘Pages’, Apel, Istanbul
2008 “The Reading Room-Artist Books”, Gallery Apel, Frankfurt Book Fair
2008 “Lunar Attraction”, Gallery Selvin, Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair
2008 “Lunar Attraction”, Gallery Selvin, 2nd Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair
2008 ‘Je m’appelle Apel’ , Apel, Istanbul
2009 ‘Reading Corner’, Apel-Museum der Arbeit, Hamburg
2010 ‘Fountains’, Apel, Istanbul
2010 ‘Masks’, Bir Nokta, Istanbul
2011 ‘Display Window’, Apel, Istanbul
2011 Guest Artist’ at the First International Bienial, Izmir
2012 7th Istanbul Contemporary Art Fair with Gallery Selvin
2013 Gallery Apel’s 15th aniversary exhibition, Istanbul, Turkey
2013 Chihiro Art Museum Collection: Artists’ Ateliers, Azumino, Japan
2013 4th edition of Sheffield Bookartprize, UK
An international biaual artists’ books exhibition
2014 Art Of Imagination Exhibition: “Peace”, Moniker GalleryToronto
2015 6th EgeArt, Izmir, (Honorary plaque presented to artist Can Göknil by the President of Ege University)
2015 “mines & ores”, Gallery Apel, Istanbul
2015 Shizioka City Museum of Art in Japan
2015 International Ege Art Festival of Ege University, Izmir