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b.1988, Istanbul

SABO completed his undergraduate studies in the Faculty of Fine Arts, Painting Department in Mimar Sinan

Fine Arts University. During his studies, he focused on the gravure print techniques at Rome Fine Arts

Faculty, Painting Department.


Although figures are in the foreground in SABO's compositions, the space, all elements in the atmosphere

surrounding it, and abstract spaces are complementary and enriching parts of the story as much as the

figures. Every stroke of the artist on the canvas enriches his works by contributing to the culmination of the

work as a whole. Handling the graphical elements with pictorial language, SABO's works are fictional,

storytelling, and even playful. The audience is invited to a story. Through this journey, the viewer follows a

path that is completed with detailed descriptions of places and objects. This journey, which also bears traces

of the artist's own story, cultivates the imagination of the viewer and ceases to be one-dimensional by

enabling them to create alternative storylines accordingly. Thus, the first narrative created by the artist is

enriched over time. In addition to the items, such as notes and texts from the history of humanity that are

frequently encountered in SABO's work, history, past wars, success, and failure are among the other themes

that SABO thinks about and produces.


Works of SABO have been exhibited in Izmir, Rome, and Copenhagen along with his solo exhibitions that took

place in Istanbul. SABO continues his work and life in Berlin.


Please contact for further inquiries

Versus Art Project

Gazeteci Erol Dernek Sokak

No.11/3 Beyoğlu Istanbul



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

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


2022 Golden Hours, Versus Art Project, Istanbul, Turkey 

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 


2023 Versus Art Project, Enter Art Fair, Copenhagen, Denmark 

2022 Versus Art Project, Enter Art Fair, Copenhagen, Denmark 

2022 Border_less ArtBook Days, Arter, Istanbul, Turkey 

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 


2023 'Golden Hours' Exhibition Talk - with Ela Atakan, Duygu Demir

           Versus Art Project, Istanbul, Turkey 

2019 'PARACETAMOL' Exhibition 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


2019 Time Machine 

            Istanbul, Turkey, Artist Book


            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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