1988 born in Istanbul, Turkey

Although figures play a prominent role in the work of the artist, the space and its surrounding elements

contribute to the narrative as much as the figures do. Each touch on the canvas is enriching, contributing to

the completion of the work as a whole. 

The work of SABO is fantastical and fictional; the audience is first invited into the storyline by the figures, 

and throughout the journey, the spectator follows a path complemented by detailed spaces and objects.

This journey is anything but single dimensional as it feeds off of the spectator’s own imagination, and creates

alternative storylines accordingly. Thus, the initial narrative created by the artist becomes richer in time.

SABO completed his Undergraduate studies in Mimar Sinan University Faculty of Fine Arts

Painting Department. SABO, currently continues his work and life in Istanbul.

CONTACT

studioofsabo@gmail.com

Please contact for further inquiries

Versus Art Project

www.versusartproject.com

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Gazeteci Erol Dernek Sokak

No.11/3 Beyoğlu Istanbul

EDUCATION

 

2007-2016 Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, (MSFAU) Department of Painting

2010-2011 Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma (Erasmus)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS

2021 Time Machine, Versus Art Project, Istanbul, Turkey 

2019 PARACETAMOL, Versus Art Project, Istanbul, Turkey 

2018 (ECZANE), Red Bull Art Around, Arnavutköy / Ghosts, Istanbul, Turkey 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND ART FAIRS

2021 Finding a Cure in Istanbul, Karşı Sanat Çalışmaları, Yaklaşım Tüneli, Istanbul, Turkey 

2021 Beyond Vision, Vision Art Platform, Istanbul, Turkey 

2019 Versus Art Project, Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair, Istanbul, Turkey 

2019 “Paper” A Selection of Turkish Contemporary Art, Pilevneli Project, Istanbul, Turkey 

2018 Positive Space, American Hospital Operation Room Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey 

2017 Signs of Time, BAHAR (Spring), The Istanbul Off-site Project for Sharjah Biennial 13, Istanbul, Turkey 

2017 In a Break in Life, Adahan Gallery -1, Istanbul, Turkey 

2017 YARIN, Gaia Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey 

2016 450 Km, Erimtan Archaeology and Arts Museum, Ankara, Turkey

2016 Design Bay, Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair, Istanbul, Turkey 

2016 The Mystery of Figure, Plato Sanat, Istanbul, Turkey 

2016 MASTURBATION, Mixer Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey 

2015 Alice, Maumau-Space Debris-Studio Kein, Istanbul, Turkey 

2015 Signs of Time, Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair, Istanbul, Turkey 

2015 Signs of Time, Cross the Earth Her Head is on the Balcony, Pi Artworks, Istanbul, Turkey 

2014 Signs of Time, Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair, Istanbul, Turkey 

2014 ParlorParty, Gallery Tankut Aykut, Istanbul, Turkey 

2014 Signs of Time II, Outher / Dream, Adahan Gallery -1, Istanbul, Turkey 

2013 First Viewing, artSümer, Istanbul, Turkey 

2013 Essl Art Award CEE, Tophane-I Amire, Istanbul, Turkey 

2012 Rome-Foggia Fine Arts University Printing Exhibition, Beyoglu Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey 

2011 Il Segno Condiviso, CKSM Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey 

2011 Rome Engraving, Izmir, Turkey

2010 Artist2010, 20th Istanbul Art Fair, Istanbul, Turkey 

2010 Mostra di Incisione (Accademia Belle Arti Roma), Rome, Italy

2009 Transform in Art Education, Tophane-I Amire, Istanbul, Turkey 

TALKS

2019 'PARACETAMOL' Artist Talk - with Sena, Huo RF, Burak Ata (Moderator: Ela Atakan)

           Versus Art Project, Istanbul, Turkey 

2018 'GHOSTS' Artist Talk - with Bahar Yürükoğlu, Eda Aslan, Pınar Marul, Ilgın Seymen, Naz Cuguoğlu,

           Mine Kaplangı, Serhat Cacekli

           Red Bull Art Around, Arnavutköy, Istanbul, Turkey 

2016 'The Mystery of Figure' Artist Talk - with Mustafa Akkaya, Volkan Kızıltunç, (Moderator: Marcus Graf)

           Plato Sanat, Istanbul, Turkey 

2015 'Alice' Artist Talk - with Rafet Arslan, Fulya Çetin, Itır Demir, Cansu Gürsu, Gülhatun Yıldırım,

           (Moderator: Özge Ersoy, Lara Ögel) 

           Maumau-Space Debris-Studio Kein, Istanbul, Turkey 

2015 Signs of Time, 'Cross the Earth Her Head is on the Balcony' Artist Talk - with Sena, Burak Ata, Huo RF,

           Burak Dak, Nihat Karataşlı, (Moderator: Hande Oynar)

           Pi Artworks, Istanbul, Turkey

ARTIST BOOKS / PUBLICATIONS

2019 Time Machine 

            Istanbul, Turkey, Artist Book

2019 PARACETAMOL 

            Istanbul, Turkey, Exhibition Book, published by Versus Art Project

2018 Black Book 

           Istanbul, Turkey, Artist Book

2015 Signs of Time, Berlin Book 

           Berlin, Germany, Artist Book

2015 Berlin 

           Berlin, Germany, Artist Book

2014 Signs of Time, Outer / Dream 

           Istanbul, Turkey, Exhibition Book published by Bilgi Publish Center

2014 (EVE) Virus 

           Istanbul, Turkey, Artist Book

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