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14 March – 28 March 2024

Sibel Kocakaya | Utterly Shameless Forms

@ DIENSTGEBÄUDE, Töpferstrasse 26, 8045 Zürich
Vernissage: Thursday, 14 March 2024, 18:00

Solo Show by Sibel Kocakaya
Curated by Elif Carrier

Opening Hours: Thu–Sat, 3–6pm


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Sibel Kocakaya’s cross practice for the exhibition “Utterly Shameless Forms” consisting of sculpture, installation, and video works, questions the boundaries between space and body, while reflecting on the conditions of the embodied.

Abstract forms with no definitive shapes and sizes unapologetically take over the OnCurating Project Space at Dienstgebäude with a silent force arising through the stillness of the artworks that holds the essence of movement. All works are composed of aluminum wire mesh with an air light quality. Kocakaya`s feminine intervention into the heavily industrialized material of aluminum and her interplay of colors, light and sound creates an immersive new environment for the observer. It is within the discernment of the observer in this new environment that the new encounters establish. Sometimes through the stillness of the forms and other times through the motion and sound of the artworks.

Transforming architectural spaces into new immersive futuristic environments is central to Kocakaya`s works. Her exploration of the aluminum wire mesh material is transformed into cosmic reflections of her imagination with the exuberant use of light and color that is influenced by the fictional character created by Kocakaya.

The exhibition “Utterly Shameless Forms” consists largely of new works that Kocakaya has created specifically for OnCurating Project Space at Dientsgebäude offering viewers an immersive experience in reflection of one`s own freedoms and as well as in reflection of one`s own conditioning.



Sibel Kocakaya is a multidisciplinary artist who has been working in Basel and living in Bern, Switzerland for the last 8 years. Her practice focuses on redefining relationships between space and body while introducing elements of material, form, color and light into the experimentation of the viewer. Kocakaya employs vast mediums of art to create her works such as performances, installations, photography, collages, video works as well as paintings. Kocakaya  holds a MA in Fine Arts from the Zürich University of Applied Arts (ZHdK) , a MA in Painting from Marmara University Fine Arts Department with an exchange program ENSBA-Lyon and a BA in Photography from Marmara University Fine Arts Department.

Elif Carrier is a researcher, curator and consultant. Her work focuses on facilitating artistic productions that challenge the historical trajectory and how we act in the contemporary world, in line with her interest in use of art within society responding to current urgencies from decentralized positions. She is a graduate of CAS Curating program from Zurich University of Applied Arts (ZHdK). She  holds a BA in Business Administration and Management from Oxford Brookes University, and an MBA from Johnson and Wales University.