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esma paçal turam
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Born in Istanbul.
1987 Graduating from the University Marmara Fine Arts Faculty, Sculpture Departmant (M.Ü.G.S.F.)
1988 became an academic assistant in the same department.
1990 attended the Department of Arts at the University of Minnesota as a visiting artist where she worked on bronze moulding.
1994, she was given a scholarship by the Austrian Government to study at the Salzburg Internationale Sommer Akademie Für Bildende Kunst for Paper Sculpture at Prof. Andreas Von Weizsacker’s workshop.
1996 PhD in “Paper Sculpture” in Art Examination at the Social Sciences Institute of the Marmara University
1997 she founded the Paper Workshop in the Sculpture Department of the M.Ü.G.S.F.
1998 became an Assistant Professor at the same University
2000, E.P. resigned from the Marmara University.
Since 1999 she has been continuing her work independently in her own workshop in Istanbul.


2007 “ Open Door”, Gallery Apel Istanbul, Turkey
2007 “ Bend and Break in Silence” Sara Tecchia Roma New York. US
2006 “ One of Us” Gallery Apel Istanbul, Turkey
2002 “ Spectators” Gallery Apel Istanbul, Turkey
1999 “ paper sculpture exhibition” Destek Reasurans Art Gallery, Istanbul Turkey
1998 “ Envelop and Contents” Falez Art Gallery, Antalya Turkey


2009 SOFA-Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Exposition 2009 New York.
2009 6. Norddeutsche Handpressenmesse 2009 with GalleryApel in Museum der
Arbeit, Hamburg
2008 M.U.G.S.F 50 th year Exhibition. Istanbul
2008 KIAF 08, Art Fair, Cosmos Gallery, Seoul. Korea
2008 “je m’apelle apel “ Gallery Apel Istanbul
2008 “Summer Show” Sara Tecchia, Roma New York.
2008 Artist and Designers in the 50th .years of Marmara University, Istanbul.
2008 Creek Art Fair, Dubai, XVA Gallery, Curator, Ana Fine Honigman ,Dubai
2007 Aqua Winewood Art Fair, Miami, Sara Tecchia, Roma New York.
2007 Kunst Zurich 07, Galerie Für Gegenwartskunst
2007 Germany, Deggendorf, STADMUSEUM, “ Industry Paper Art” exhibition.
2006 Contemporary Istanbul,Art Fair, Gallery Apel.
2006 Zürih, Galerie Für Gegenwartskunst.
2006 Austuria, Steyrermühl,, MUSEM of PAPERMAKING and PRINT
“Industry Paper Art” . exhibition.
2006 Gallery Apel, Istanbul, “Shop and Bazaar”
2006 Galerist, Istanbul, “ Naturmort”
2005 Canada, Banff Centre, Suitcase Art Exhibition.
2005 Diyarbakir Cultural Centre, “Neighbour” 19.Nov-7 Dec.
2005 Gallery Apel, Istanbul, “Neighbour” 15 Sep-22 Oct.
2005 Gallery Apel, Istanbul, “merrymaking, married, and less so, the whole gang.”
2005 Istanbul Modern Art Gallery, “recycle material design exhibition”
2005 Diyarbakir Cultural Centre, ‘’Newroz’’
2005 Gallery Apel, Istanbul, “Curtain”
2004 Gallery Apel, Istanbul, “From Hills to Dales”
2003 Gallery Apel, Istanbul, “Metal Works”
2003 Gallery Apel, Istanbul,” Ezop Friends”
2002 Poland Paper Biennial, in Duszniki Zdroj, unfold-unpacked-unrolled exhibition
2002 M.U.G.S.F. Exhibition Hall, “Asia – Europe Exhibition”
2002 Gallery Apel “Taksim”
2001 Gallery Apel, Istanbul, “Earth and Fibre Exhibition”
2001 Gallery Apel, Istanbul, “Paperwork Exhibition”
2000 Marmara University Exhibition of Works of the Faculty Members
2000 Marmara University Exhibition of Works of the Faculty Members of the Sculpture Department
1997 Atatürk Cultural Centre, Istanbul “3rd Paperwork Exhibition”
1997 Yunus Emre Cultural Centre “Combined Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture”
1996 Copenhagen Post Denmark Exhibition Hall, Mail Art-Future Communication
1996 Kabatas High School Exhibition Hall “Exhibition of Masters of Art”
1996 “Birebir” Group Exhibition, Istanbul
1995 D.G.S. Gallery, Ankara State Picture and Sculpture Exhibition
1995 Genc Etkinlik Tuyap, Istanbul
1994 Etibank Art Gallery, Istanbul Youth and Art Exhibition
1993 Etibank Art Gallery, Istanbul, Istanbul Art Fair
1993 Etibank Art Gallery Young Artists’ Exhibition
1992 C.R.R. Art Exhibition Hall Artistic Faculty Members Painting and Sculpture Exhibition
1991 I.T.U. Exhibition Hall Painting and Sculpture Exhibition in aid of the I.T.U.Foundation
1990 K.S.M., Istanbul Marmara University Teaching Staff Exhibition
1989 Yalova, Yalova Municipality Open Air Sculpture Exhibition
1987 Enka Holding Istanbul, Sculpture Exhibition
"perde" "curtain"
"newroz - yeni gün - nevruz"
"komşu" "neighbour"
"dereden tepeden" "from hills to dales"
esma paçal turam "izleyenler" "spectators"
"ezop'un dostları" "friends of aisop"
"toprak ve lif 2002" "earth and fiber 2002"
esma paçal turam "içimizden biri" "one of us"
"çarşı-pazar" "shop'n bazaar"
"metal işler" "metal works"
esma paçal turam "kapı açık" "open door"
"taksim asya'da taksim" "taksim-in asia-taksim"
diyarbakır "komşu" "neighbour"
"ziyaret" Contemporary İstanbul 2006
“okuma köşesi” "reading corner"
apel 5/2 "pencereler"-"windows"-"fenetres"
contemporary istanbul 2011
Esma Paçal Turam - "Günlerden Bir Gün" // "One Day..."
"apel 15"