© SEVVEN KUCUK 2019

ABOUT

Sevven is an interdisciplinary artist that lives and works in Birmingham.

Her practice takes form using predominately photographic mediums.

The aesthetic of her works are heavily influenced by pre-contemporary art, in particular the symbolism involved with vanitas, memento mori, Dutch still life and the work of the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood. The ideologies focus on linking mortality and memory into narratives, using her own experiences and cultural differences to sculpt themselves into the product of her works.

EDUCATION

 

Education BA Hons Fine Art

BIAD School of Art: Margaret St, Birmingham City Uni

 

Rome University of Fine Arts, Erasmus placement

 

BTEC National Diploma in Foundation Studies - Distinction

BIAD School of Art: Bournville, Birmingham City University

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

2017     
 

     Sin Can Not Enter - Study of Truth

     New Street Station, Birmingham

     Collection of Works - Grove Cottage - Coventry Heritage Weekend

 

     Study of Truth -  ArtHug Exhibition, Grand Mosque of Rome, Italy

2016

    Sin Can Not Enter - Study of Truth - Intermission

    Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham, UK

 

    Çiçeklerin Taht’ı (Ascension of the Flowers)

    Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum, Leamington Spa

2015

 

    'Still Life With Apples But No Oranges' - 'Earthly Pleasures'

    SALON, Waterhall Gallery, Birmingham

 

    Acceptance Series

    Parallax, Chelsea Old Town Hall, London

 

    Acceptance Series - Still Life With Apples But No Oranges

    Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham

 

     ‘ISIS' - One Leg Supporting The Weight Of The Body, The Other Slightly Bent

     Croome National Trust, Worcestershire

     (18month exhibition)

    

    "Still Life With Apples - But No Oranges"

    Gothic Exhibition, Library of Birmingham

 

    'Beauty' - 'Brevity of Life' - “Knowledge'

    New Art West Midlands, Wolverhampton Art Gallery

 

    'Earthly Pleasures’

    New Art West Midlands, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham

 

    'Omen of Death’

    New Art West Midlands, The Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry

 

2014

    'Acceptance'

    School of Art Margaret St, BIAD, Birmingham

    

    'I Can't Protect You'

    Limit The Expansion, School of Art Margaret St, BIAD, Birmingham

 

    'The Invisible Worm'

    Rome University of Fine Arts, Rome, Italy

 

2012

    ’Self Portrait Series' (Magpie Project)

    Premio Internazionale Limen Arte Exhibition, Palazzo Comunale E.Gagliardi,     Vibo Valentia, Italy

 

2011

    'Aile Oykusu' (A Family History)

    Anticurate Art Exhibition, MAC Arts Gallery, Birmingham

 

RESIDENCIES
 
Sep - Oct 2015       Whitworth Walis Residency - Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
 
Nov 2015                Artist Residency - Leamington Spa Museum and Art Gallery
 
AWARDS

 

New Art West Midlands 2015

Prize Winner- awarded by the Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry & Turning Point West Midlands

 

Premio Internazionale Limen Arte 2012:

Extra Special Mention for ‘Promising Artist’ for high content of creative originality and quality of style and semantics

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

PRS Review, Vol. XXIV, No. 2, Summer 2016

ISSN 0969-0328

New Art West Midlands 2015, Tuckey Print, Birmingham, in an edition of 1000

ISBN 978-0-9570494-5-1

 

Premio Internazionale Limen Arte 2012, Rubettino, IV Edizione.

ISBN 978-88-498-3708-7

 

PRESS

New rail station exhibition space is on the right track - bcu.ac.uk

Parkside Platform - bcu.ac.uk

Inspired Artwork on Display at Leamington Art Gallery - Leamington Observer

 

Dominika Mackiewicz reviews Sevven Kucuk at Leamington Spa Art Gallery - newartwm.org

 

NEW ART WEST MIDLANDS: LOOKING BACK, LOOKING FORWARD - SEVVEN KUCUK - tpwestmidlands.org.uk

 

SALON Highlight: Still Life with Apples – but No Oranges by Sevven Kucuk - newartwm.org

 

New Art West Midlands 2015: Shortlist of 30 Emerging Artists - Aesthetica Magazine

 

Birmingham Weekly Arts Roundup Jan 29 - Feb 4 - BrumNotes Magazine

 

New Art West Midlands 2015 - Fused Magazine

 

Prize Winner Announced - newartwestmidlands.org

 

Coming Up In The West Midlands - Contemporary Visual Arts Network


New Art West Midlands Press Release- newartwestmidlands.org

 

New Art West Midlands to Unveil the Stars of the Future- Birmingham Post

 

Best emerging artists get chance to exhibit at major galleries again- Birmingham Post

 

New Art West Midlands Exhibition at The Barber Institute - RedBrick

 

Birmingham City University Hosts Gothic Event at Library of Birmingham - BCU Blog

 

Limen Arte Exhibizione Press Release- Premio Internazionale Limen Atre 2012

 

Vibo: Camera Commercio,. premiati i vincitori di Limen Arte 2012.- CM News

 

Premio Internazionale Limen Arte 2012- Pittorica

 

Premio internazionale Limen Arte 2012. La Camera di Commercio di VV presenta la IV edizione della prestigiosa rassegna d’arte contemporanea- Calabria Economia

 

Premio Internazionale Limen Arte 2012

Notizie d'avvenimenti artistici, mostre d'Arte- Guardia Lombardi on the Art