Mehmet Dere

Mehmet Dere

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  Artist: Mehmet Dere
 Live in: İzmir, agean, Turkey
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Mehmet Dere Artist Bio:

Mehmet Dere was born in 1979 in Ä°zmir. He graduated from Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Painting. Mehmet Dere's studio, located in Ä°zmir - GürçeÅŸme, also hosts the contemporary art initiative 49A, of which he is the founder. This studio has been founded with the pursuit to create a space where contemporary art can exist in the rhythm of everyday life, open itself up to the world, and interact with its environment. 49A, which is the construct of a visible and sustainable tangible space, thus aims to ensure the accessibility and possibilities of production and host other people's projects in a playfield. The artist, who has opened his first solo exhibitions in this space, is also a longtime member of the K2 Contemporary Art Center in Ä°zmir and has participated in numerous group exhibitions at the center. Additionally Dere has participated in "When Ideas Become Crime" curated by Halil Altındere at the Tütün Deposu in 2010; "Port Ä°zmir 2, Silence_Storm, International Contemporary Art Triennial"; and the "I am Here, The Time is Now" exhibition at Rotterdam curated by Ong Keng Sen and sponsored by the European Culture Fund in 2008. He was awarded the special prize at the "27th Contemporary Artists Exhibition" at Akbank Art BeyoÄŸlu. In 2007, he participated in the special project realized at Santral Ä°stanbul in the scope of the 10th Ä°stanbul Biennial. The artist's first comprehensive solo exhibition titled "Quid rides? De te fabula narratur." organized at Rampa consists of a series of ironic and upfront constructs focusing on local and social memory research deriving from Turkey's cultural history. Mehmet Dere continues his work in Tatvan, Ä°zmir and Ä°stanbul.