New York Studio School, University of Chicago (MA), Mimar Sinan University (Ph.D)
During 1991-2001 she lived and worked in New York.
Duben’s works are paintings, book arts, video and multimedia installations which address identity, migration and cultural issues.
İpek Duben "Onlar"
In Turkey They covers many ethnic, and religious groups: Kurds, Alevis, Armenians, Jews, Rum (Greek) and Romanis. Theyalso refers to LGBT people, women, covered women, women subjected to domestic violence.
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Social Work is an invitational section of Frieze London and follows on from 2017’s critically acclaimed Sex Work: Radical Politics and Feminist Art curated by Alison M. Gingeras. Social Workwill feature eight monographic presentations by women artists whose work emerged in response to the global social and political schisms of the 1980s and ’90s. Social Work pays homage to a selection of artists who challenged the status quo and explored the possibilities of political activism in their art making.
Daily Sabah - Arts
At Istanbul's new contemporary art gallery, Merdiven, İpek Duben's installation invites viewers to question domestic violence
Independent from commercial concerns and dedicated to support the course of development of independent and creative works Merdiven starts its program presenting İpek Duben’s “LoveGame” installation for the first time after a long time to meet with its audiences once again. In this space we aim to create opportunities to show and experience contrary and sensitive innovative work built on a sound geographic and social foundation. Merdiven gives new life to Duben’s work which defies the years both in its form and content.
“LoveGame” is open to view Tuesday-Saturday between 11:00 - 18:00
Meclis-i Mebusan Caddesi No:31 Fındıklı, İstanbul