Benal Dikmen's solo exhibition titled "Women from Troy" is waiting for art lovers at Quick Art Space between 8 March and 28 April, curated by Nergis Abıyeva.
Benal Dikmen's solo exhibition titled "Women from Troy" will meet art lovers at Quick Art Space between 8 March and 28 April, curated by Nergis Abıyeva. The exhibition, which includes works of the artist in different genres such as paintings, illuminated panels and videos, produced in the last two years, many of which will be seen by the audience for the first time, was designed specifically for the location of Quick Tower. New works produced considering the location of Quick Art Space will be included in the selection made from the Women of Troy and Double Life of Helen exhibitions opened in Çanakkale, the first of which will be held in Troy Museum on March 8, 2023, and the second will be held in Manfred Osman Korfmann Library in September 2023. is accompanied.

Invites us to examine time from a gender perspective
While Benal Dikmen brings mythological narratives back to the agenda in Trojan Women, she invites the audience to examine the time we live in from a gender perspective. Dikmen, who thinks that mythological narratives demand to be transferred to our age and should be reinterpreted according to today's thoughts, new art fields and techniques, created the works that make up the exhibition by cutting and cutting anonymous 19th century photographs. The artist collaborated with the artist duo Ahmet Rüstem Ekici and Hakan Sorar during the transformation of the collages into videos. The collages, consisting of anonymous female figures and various objects containing symbolism, were digitally assembled on a horizontal plane and then printed on large fabrics.

The exhibition can be visited every day of the week between 09.00 and 20.00.

About the artist
Benal Dikmen (b. 1954) graduated from Marmara University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Textile Arts in 1977. While working in the textile industry, she took painting lessons from Mehmet Güleryüz in Bilsak between 1990-1999. Deciding to pursue a second career, he worked at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts.

He received bachelor's, master's and art proficiency diplomas from the Painting Department of the University. He participated in many national and international art symposiums and his articles were published in periodicals such as RH. He opened his solo exhibitions at C.A.M Gallery in 2007 and 2009. In 2010, he performed "Food" at Karşı Sanat Gallery (Istanbul), "Small Wonders" at Linea Arte Contemporanea (Florence), Florence in 2014, and "Il" at The Dundas Street Gallery (Edinburgh) in 2015. He participated in the group exhibitions called “Segnalati” and “Threads” at Espacio Gallery (London) in 2018. in Germany in 2015

The artist participated in the Ruhr Biennial titled "Townshipwise Different" and received the third prize at the V. Shing Le 22j Biennial (Anzio, Italy) in the same year. Together with Giulia Ripandelli, he held a duo exhibition called "Encounters" at Forte Sangallo (Nettuno, Rome) in 2016. Associate Professor at Yeni Yüzyıl University Faculty of Communication, Department of Visual Communication Design. Dikmen has been teaching Mythology and Contemporary Art at the Sculpture Department of Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University since 2010. The artist's master's thesis at MSGSÜ is "NATÜRMORT: Vital Everyday"

It was turned into a book called "Metaphors of Objects in the Context of Art" and published in 2023.