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Selen Özus

It all starts with the valuable beauties and ugliness’ that surround us: People, being human, lights, spaces, relations, memories, nature and details.

The sensations created by everybody and everything awaken a desire to produce.

In fact, all shapens up while paying gently attention to the details. From then on my sole aim is to retreat to my secured world and to concretize what I see with my feelings… to reflect the combination of brain and heart. While producing, drawings become objects, objects become art jewellery. Once my strong feelings balanced, the rest passes to the piece.    

SELEN ÖZUS 1983,
Istanbul, Turkey

EDUCATION
2007 - 2010 3 Year Jewellery Program (Advanced Jewellery Course 2 with Prof. Peter Bauhuis, Jewellery Specialization 3 with Prof. Manfred Bischoff ) Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School, Florence, Italy 2000 - 2005 BFA in Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Department of Ceramic and Glass Design, Istanbul, Turkey

WORKSHOPS

2014 ‘FACE NOW’ with Ruudt Peters , Amsterdam, Netherlands
2010 Short workshop with Deganit Stern Schocken and Ruudt Peters, Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School, Florence, Italy
2009 Short workshop with Robert Smit, Alchimia Contemporary Jewelley School, Florence, Italy

SYMPOSIUMS
2017 16. Erfurter Schmucksymposium

WORK EXPERIENCES

2012 Maden Contemporary Jewellery Studio, Cofounder, Istanbul, Turkey
2009 Il Gufo (illustrations), Italy

SOLO EXHIBITION
2017 Jewelers’Werk Galerie, Washington DC, United States

EXHIBITIONS
2018 Jewelery Links in Istanbul, ECNP Galeri, Istanbul, Turkey
2018 ‘White Gold, Clay Body’, E. R. Butler & Co, NYC, United States
2018 ABC Jewellery, ingallerybcn, Barcelona, Spain
2018 Istanbul / Bukarest, Galerie Biro, Munich, Germany
2018 Jewelery Links in Vienna, Alja and Friends, Vienna
2018 16. Erfurt Schmuck Symposium, Re/formation, Museum of the Bohemian Paradise, Turnov / CZ
2018 ABC Jewellery, Museo de la Ciudad de Valencia, Valencia, Spain 2018 Jewelery Links , Museo de la Ciudad de Valencia, Valencia, Spain 2018 16. Erfurt Schmuck Symposium, Re/formation, Munich, Germany
2018 Mücevher Buluşturur / Schmuck Verbindet, ( with Jewelery Links), Galery Labor im Chor, Schwabisch Gmünd, Germany
2017 16. Erfurter Schmucksymposium, Galerie Krönbacken Erfurt, Erfurt, Germany
2017’ Summer symphony in lark’s heart’ at Putti Art Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2017 ‘Mixed Greens’ with Jewelers’Werk Galerie, Munich Jewellery Week
2017, Munich, Germany
2016 ‘2016 MARI FUNAKI AWARD FOR CONTEMPORARY JEWELLERY , Melbourne, Australia
2016 'The Closest' at ECNP Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
2016 "A Tribute to Manfred Bischoff " , Munich Jewellery Week 2016, Munich, Germany
2015 “Enhance Colours” ,Galería Silvestre with Alchimia Alumni Collective Tarragona, Spain
2014 Joya Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair with Alchimia Alumni Collective Barcelona, Spain
2013 “A jewel a day keeps wrinkles away” , MANO Contemporary Jewellery & Object, Taipei,Taiwan
2012 Placebo, ESC, Hasbelkader, Galeri Bu, Istanbul, Turkey
2011 ‘Türkish Delight’, Galerie Beeld & Aambeeld, Enschede, Holland
2011 ‘Noi’ Collective group, Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum, Athens, Greece 2011 Sodamore yaz
2011, Soda Galeri, Istanbul, Turkey
2011 Error, elacindoruknazanpak Galeri, Istanbul, Turkey
2010 Grassimesse Leipzig (with Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School ), Fair for Applied Art and Design, Leipzig, Germany
2010 ArtOrnamento - Alternatives Gallery, Roma, Italy
2010 Joya Semana de la Joyeria Cotemporanea de Barcelona (with Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School ), Barcelona, Spain
2010 Graduation Show (Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School ), Antonella Villanova Gallery, Florence, Italy
2010 Orecchini Exhibition - Mangold Galerie, Leipzig, Germany
2010 Inhorgenta Europe 2010 (with Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School ), Trade Fair in Munich, Munich, Germany
2009 Grassimesse Leipzig (with Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School ), Fair for Applied Art and Design, Leipzig, Germany
2009 5^Giornata del Contemporaneo, Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School, Florence, Italy
2009 Terra di mezzo, il Gioiello Contemporaneo incontra il Mediterraneo, Pescara, Italy
2009 Alchimia' End of the Year Exhibition ,Florence, Italy
2008 Alchimia' End of the Year Exhibition ', Limonaia dei Giardini Nidiaci ,Florence, Italy
2005 75th year of Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Ceramic and Glass Design Exhibition, Istanbul, Turkey

AWARDS

2016 ‘2016 MARI FUNAKI AWARD FOR CONTEMPORARY JEWELLERY’, ( Exhibition prize) Melbourne, Australia
2009 Rotary Club Firenze Contemporary Jewellery Competition (First prize), Florence, Italy
2008 – 2010 Full scholarship from Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School, Florence, Italy