Gözde Can Köroğlu

Gözde Can Köroğlu is born in Istanbul in 1989. She is graduated from the Sculpture Department in Fine Arts Faculty of Marmara University in Istanbul in 2013.

Köroğlu, who established her studio in Kadıköy in 2011, continued to progress in her career in France for many years.

The artist, who participated in the Association Saint-Henri artist residence in Toulouse Carcassonne for the long period in 2009, participated in many group exhibitions at home and abroad.

SShe opened her first solo exhibition “Transcending the Body” in 2016 in partnership with Médiathèque Françoise-Sagan, Acort and the Municipality of Paris, at La Rotonde de la Mairie du 10e Paris.

The artist continues her works in her studio in Kadıköy, Istanbul.

Preferring to work in series, Köroğlu has been working on many different series since 2014, such as Tangled Forms, Morphosis, Fluid Forms, Liberation, and White on White. The artist uses many different materials such as composite, bronze, terracotta, porcelain on paper, monotype printing on fabric.

Her works; focuses on body politics, the concept of gender, genderlessness, constructible identity, reconstruction of accepted norms, formal entropy, goddess archetypes, body as space/changeable body.

The body lived as space is, at the same time, a physical body which moves and experiences in a defined socio-cultural context. The individual is inevitably vis-a-vis the tangible facts of her/his body as well as the relations that her/his body has with its surrounding.

The organs within the body have a certain capacity of movement and sensation with certain measures and quantity. Every organ has specific aesthetic features within certain limits. The skin color cannot be out of a determined color scale. The body has no other possibility than being a vertical line fixed on the ground by the gravity. The individuals can experience their desires and emotions only by reducing them to the pre-determined categories of body. Both morphologically and functionally, the lived body can fail to satisfy the need for dynamism required for every emotion or desire; the contrary situation would only be possible in art.