May 2 - May 25, 2023
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Ece Abay is a multidisciplinary artist based in Amsterdam, originally from Istanbul. She is skillful in her craft, earning a Master of Arts from Edinboro University in Pennsylvania and a Master of Arts from Syracuse University. Her art expresses her deep understanding of human association within the world. The work is intimate, raw, and honest, and she strives to create a bridge between the audience and her art. She feels a great connection to ancestorship and ancient temples. Previously centered on themes exploring her Greek cultural roots, Abay’s most recent work is influenced by ancient Mesopotamia and our common human heritage.
In consideration of her work, Abay states, "Göbekli Tepe, Stonehenge, and Karahan Tepe are the first inspirations of many for the series where I connect my personal journey with our common heritage. All ancient temples serve the same purpose for all humanity, and therefore, they should be treated and perceived as connected regardless of their location or timeline."
Recently, Abay had a solo exhibition in Amsterdam. She also participated in shows at Miart Gallery in London, the International Arts & Antique Fair in Istanbul, and the Venice Art Fair in Forlì, Italy. The exhibition Beyond Borders at Miart was featured in Luxury Splash of Art Magazine. In addition, she was awarded multiple honors and was featured in the publications Haberturk Hayat (TR) and Marie Claire (TR).
"We are the reflections of our ancestors on earth..." - Ece Abay