Ayşe Erkmen, three of four, 2019. in the central court at Leeds Art Gallery, commissioned by Yorkshire Sculpture International. Photography by Jerry Hardman-Jones. Courtesy of Dirimart in Istanbul, Galerie Barbara Weiss in Berlin and Barbara Gross Gallery in Munich

Ayşe Erkmen

Leeds Art Gallery

Ayşe Erkmen’s sculptural practice transforms environments as she responds to a particular place through eye catching site-specific interventions that draw our attention to locations and things that are often overlooked or hidden.

Erkmen’s work is influenced by the historical, cultural, political and geographical significance of a particular place often incorporating the architectural features of those locations as part of her works.

For Yorkshire Sculpture International 2019, Ayşe Erkmen made a new installation, three of four, 2019, in response to the Central Court at Leeds Art Gallery.

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Erkmen realised a major commission for Skulpture Projekte Münster in 2017 and represented Turkey at the Venice Biennale in 2011. Erkmen has created public realm commissions in many places across the world, most recently in Ghent (2017) and Washington (2015).

b. 1949, Istanbul, Turkey
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Istanbul, Turkey

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Originally opened in 1888, Leeds Art Gallery has one of the most significant collections of 20th century British art outside London.

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