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Asli Saglam

Born in Istanbul in 1982.

Graduated BFA and MFA programs (2001-2009) at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy, summa cum laude.

Worked as a lecturer for a while in Istanbul. Enjoyed teaching, disliked the existing educational system. She moved a lot, and has never really left the cities she has left; she still carries them on her back in her shell.

Currently based in Istanbul, she works between Turkey and Italy


“- I grew up nestled in art, and my desire to touch led me to sculpture and I have worked with different materials in the process. Bronze is my favorite; I am fascinated by how dexterity can bring out of so cold, heavy and sharp a material, such a light, warm and soft nature.

On the other hand, in my sculptures and prints, I work more instinctively and ingeniously. As for my themes, they are more emotional and self conscious and the aim of my technique is to reflect the same sentimentality. My approach to these traditional art forms is to avoid mechanical process/elements, as I prefer to preserve the whole process of the creation manually. …”