Güneş Savaş

Güneş Savaş

Born 1975 in İstanbul. Graduated from Department of Painting, Faculty of Fine Arts, Marmara University in 1999. Founded Oda Projesi with Özge Açıkkol and Seçil Yersel in 2000.

Selected exhibitions include Artists of Today 18, Young Art in Ankara 3,  6th Istanbul Biennial, Stattliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden: ’From Far Away So Close’, ’Stay With Me’ Apartman Projesi-Berlin.

Being also involved with Permakamp project since 2014, her focus has shifted to topics like permaculture, nature & kids and community supported agriculture.

In January 2000, she founded Oda Projesi artist collective with Özge Açıkkol and Seçil Yersel. Oda Projesi is an artist collective based in İstanbul; they turned their collaborative experience starting from 1997 to a project in 2000. From January 2000, the space in Galata functioned as a non-profit independent space, hosting projects, gatherings and acts up until March 16th 2005, when Oda Projesi was evicted from the apartment due to the gentrification process. Since then Oda Projesi was no more space based but always carrying the idea of the creation of a third space, a space for socialization. While doing this, the project looked at how İstanbul as a city, is organized spatially by its habitants. Oda Projesi transferred this spatial and relational practices to different cities and neighbourhoods both in Turkey and abroad.