Sevgi Ürüm was born in Ankara on 19th.November.
Graduated from the Graphic Art Branch, Drawing and Painting Department
of Gazi University, in Ankara .
Complated her licence degree at Anadolu University in Eskisehir, in 1994.
Worked in The Ministry of National Education, as a graphic and painting artist, as an art teacher in the high schools for 22 years. Within this period she worked at the Educational Center for Film-Radio and Television in Ankara,as a graphic artist(1976-1981).
She worked as an artist and teacher of educational technology at the Center of Educational Materials in Izmir (1981-1985).She worked as an art teacher in High Schools and Ege University.(1985-1996)
While she worked officially she continued to do artworks and activities.
She has had many solo and group exhibitions in Turkey and abroad since 1974. Her works are in many public and private collections in Turkey and many countries of the World.
Her writings on arts are published in art magazines and papers.
Sevgi Urum initiated and managed Art Workshops with the University Students at the Art Gallery of the Aegean University in 1996 - 2000
Mediterranean Artists Group –MAG (International Visual Artists Group) ,in 2008.
Organized the first International MAG-IAE in Antalya/Turkey,in 2008. MAG project web-blog: http://mediterraneanartists.blogspot.com.
She has initiated and designed the Worldwide Artists For Peace International Art Action Project W-AFPIAAP since 2008
Sevgi Ürüm has designed and managed “ART FOR PEACE”, “WALL FOR PEACE” sustainable, travelling Art Projects.
Contacts: Tel. Mobile: +90 533 414 10 93
Sevgi Ürüm artStudio&Gallery Address:
Şehit Muhtar Mah. Taksim Fırın Sokak, No.8/3 Taksim/Beyoğlu/İstanbul/Türkiye
Sevgi Urum continues artworks in Taksim/ Istanbul / Turkey. She is a member of A.I.A.P. Unesco (International Plastique Arts Association) and Association of Fine Arts (GSB).
SELECTED ART ACTIVITIES
1974 Gazi Education Instıtute Exhibition, State Fine Arts Gallery, Ankara
1977 Turkish-American Associate Art Gallery, Ankara
1986 “ Working Women” Is Art gallery , Izmir.
1987 Efes Museum Art Gallery, Selçuk, Izmir
1987 Kusadasi Tourism Information Art Gallery, Kusadasi
1989 Turgut Pura Art Gallery, Izmir
1990 “ Human and Nature” Esbank Art Gallery , Izmir
1990 Dikili Culture And Art Festival, Dikili ,Izmir
1991 Emlak Bank Art Gallery, Istanbul
1991 Dikili Culture And Art Festival, Dikili ,Izmir
1992 Bergama Kermess, Bergama Municipality Exh.Hall, Bergama , Izmir
1993 “ Relations”, Esbank Art Gallery , Izmir
1993 Yapi Kredi Art Gallery , Balikesir
1993 Is Art Gallery, Izmir
1994 San-Art Collection, Izmir
1994 Central Cafe Exhibition Hall, Kusadasi , Aydin
1995 Evrensel Culture Center Izmir
1995 Turism Information Exhibition Hall, Foça, Izmir
1996 Efes Hikmet Gürçay Art Gallery , Selçuk , Izmir
1997 International IAEWP Environment and Peace Congress, Giresun
1997 Denta Form Gallery, Ankara
1998 ” Life in Still Life”, Iletisim Art Gallery, Izmir
1998 International Art Fair , Izmir
1999 Denizli Art Lovers Club Gallery, Denizli
1999 State Fine Arts Gallery, Eskisehir
1999 State Symphony Orchestra Exhibition Hall, Ismet Inonu Art Center, Izmir
2000 International Blacksea Festival, Can Akengin Art Center,Giresun
2000 Is-Art Gallery, Izmir
2001 “ Colors of Music ”, HC Art Gallery, Istanbul
2001 Cesme Museum Art Gallery, Cesme
2001 The Sheraton Hotel Art Exhibition Hall, Ilica ,Çesme
2001 Goethe Institut ,izmir
2002 Ephesus Ancient City ,Selcuk
2003 Kusadasi Public Library Art Hall
2005 Omma Art Gallery Chania , Crete -Greece
2005 Old Harbour Open Exhibition, Chania - Crete -Greece
2005 Istanbul Art Fair, DNR-Istanbul
2005 Miami Art Basel DVD show, Florida, USA
2006 “ Ephesus Paintings” Tureb Activity Hall,Istanbul
2006 Antik Hotel Cistern Art Hall, Istanbul
2006 Antalya Museum art Gallery, Antalya
2007 “ To the Colors from the Stones” ,Taksim Art Gallery, Taksim Istanbul
2007 “ Travelling with Colors” , Antik Hotel Cistern Hall, Istanbul
2007 Salabarna Gallery, Barcelona-Spain
2007 “ Variations “, Antalya Museum Art Gallery, Antalya
2008 “ Olive&Peace”, Olive Fest-Workshop-Exhibition, Girne-Cyprus
2008 Mediterranean Artists Group 1st International Art Event-MAG, Antalya (Curator+Organiser+Participant)
2008 Initiated & Founded the Worldwide Artists For Peace International Art Action Project-W-AFPIAAP-ART FOR PEACE.
2008 2nd International Mail Art Exhibition, Thessaloniki-Greece
2009 International Environmental Art Symposium-Exh.Thessaloniki-Greece
2009 “ From Ephesus to Ithaca”, Ores Gallery, Ithaca-Greece
2009 Worldwide Artists For Peace 1st International Art Action- Istanbul 2009-(Organiser+Participant)
2010 “Protect Wildlife Heritage-An Appeal by Children”, Participant in International Exhibitions & Workshops in Mumbai, Delhi, Chandigarh - India
2010 " Keep Our Planet Alive" International Exhibition & Workshop- Stockholm/Sweeden
2010 " Wall For Peace-W-AFPIAAP" Project Design & Curating,
Wall For Peace-Sanski Most 2010-Bosnia Herzegovina,
2010 / Wall For Peace-İstanbul Art Fair / Artist 2010 Tüyap / Turkey
2011 / Designing & Curating " Inner Peace-Portraits in One Color"
2011 / Participation in the 1. Biennale İzmir with theme " Un-Identity "
2011 / Art For Peace Interaction Space Opening Exhibition / İstanbul
Desined & exhibited Interactive Installation:" HELLO"
2011 / Curating & Participating in the " Art For Peace - Bucharest 2011"
2012 / On Going Projects; Designing&Curating on the concepts, titled, " Paradox-al Touch ", SİLİVRİ ÜNİVERSİTESİ" Interactive Installation , performance, happening
2012/ W-AFPIAAP&EU Youth in Action TC Project, Artist-Trainer "Creation 1to9"
2012 “Aspects of Balkan Photography-New Routes in the Time of Crisis” participation. Neopoli Municipality Art Gallery / Thessaloniki, 512 Gallery/ Ptolemaida.
2012 “ Women in R.E.D “ Myro Gallery / Thessaloniki / Greece
2013 ART FOR PEACE-W-AFPIAAP-INDIA 2013, Project Design, Practising, Managing. Exhibition&Workshop&Training Course with Nirvanavan Foundation School Teachers and Students.
2013 Participation in the 1. Biennale İzmir with theme " Un-Identity "
2014 “ART FOR PEACE-W-AFPIAAP-HOLLAND 2014”, design, curating, exhibiting. “my PEACE SIGN” & “Messengers of PEACE” concepts exhibited at Gallery V421, two interactive workshops realised by the participant attending artists and visitors in Leusden, in Utrecht City.
2015 “Aspects of Balkan Photography - Too Much Photography” Thessaloniki Photography Center / Greece. Participation with Photography Installation.