Sevil Dolmaci Gallery Presents Its First Group Exhibition “Material Matters” In Dubai

Sevil Dolmacı Dubai presents its first international group exhibition with the artworks of 13 international artists, namely Ahmet Oran, Andy Warhol, Beverly Fishman, Bosco Sodi, Cody Choi, Jiri Georg Dokoupil, Nejat Satı, Ozan Oganer, Ross Bleckner, Ozan Türkkan, Rosy Keyser, Sinan Saül and Ryakartstyle.

The show titled “Material Matters” is composed of the artists’ attention-grabbing and thought-provoking canvas, digital and sculpture works. The meaning of a particular material for an artist or the reason behind an artist’s selection of a specific material in their art practice is the key point, which the viewer is encouraged to contemplate about while experiencing the exhibition.

An artist’s material selection might depend on a variety of reasons, such as the location and period of time they were born and brought up in, their cultural, economic, ethnic, political, religious and social background, or simply their wish to evoke histories, [re]connect with places or bring back their personal and collective memories. Inspired by the central role the material plays in the practice of contemporary artists, “Material Matters” is creating a space for the viewers to experience the artworks from various materials and explore which material they sense a stronger connection with and why.

“Material Matters” exhibition will run from 1 February 2024 to 20 February 2024.

Sevil Dolmacı Gallery
Building 11-R04, Dubai Design District

About Sevil Dolmacı Dubai
Sevil Dolmacı Dubai opened on 6 November 2023 in Design District, the heart of Dubai, where art, design and fashion meet, with Ekrem Yalçındağ, one of the most important contemporary Turkish artists, and his solo exhibition “Natures”. On 18 December, the gallery opened its second exhibition with the internationally recognised artist, Daniel Knorr and his solo exhibition “Surfaced”. Aiming to make a remarkable contribution to Dubai's dynamic art scene, the gallery will continue presenting remarkable artists, such as Ahmet Oran, Barry X Ball and Robert Janitz in the rest of 2024. 

About Sevil Dolmacı
Sevil Dolmacı, who has an academic background, completed her master’s and doctorate studies on art history and attended courses on contemporary art at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. She worked in various institutions in London, such as the Saatchi Gallery and the Tate Modern Museum. Sevil Dolmacı, who has long been providing consultancy services to Turkey’s important art collections, undertook important projects such as the DEMSA Group Art Consultancy and Museum Project, St. Regis Hotel Project, Demirören Group Art Consultancy, Kemer Country Golf Club Sculpture Park Project and Kabakçı Collection Art Consultancy. Sevil Dolmacı also continues to provide consultancy services to private collections, galleries and artists.