Sibel Kocakaya

sibel kocakaya

Born in Istanbul.
Lives and works in Bern and Paris.


2018 Hochschule der Kunste Bern HKB Bern, Switzerland (Haute école des arts de Berne)Contemporary Arts Practice

2015, Marmara University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Painting, MA
2014, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts University, Art on Opinion, MA
2009, Marmara University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Photography, BA


Redefining place and body-place relationship forms the center of artist's works. She makes her starting point the daily life that evolves around space and the actions take place in public and private spaces through time. She uses herself as a model in different places and changing situations , from her personal experiences she handles the concept of place. She defines place with herself. On the matter of perception of the place, she builds an ideological relationship with the objects that are frequently around her. She shapes her projects according to where she is and how she interacts with that place. Situations in her daily life, what she sees, what she reads and what she feels takes an important role in her creation process. The artist discovers forms of artistic expression in every new place she’s been, for example in a different country she visited. In her master thesis entitled "Spiritual Conditions Regarding to Spatial Relations and its Interaction with Art" she addressed space and body relations in a sociological, ideological, and psychological context. She uses a cinematographic style to show the relationship between object and space, space and body, and sometimes adds moving images to underline the concept of time. The artist also arranges performances around this concept.