Füsun Onur

Füsun Onur (b. 1938, Istanbul) lives and works in Istanbul. Graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts Istanbul in 1960, Onur received a Fulbright scholarship in 1962 and travelled to Maryland Institute College of Art to complete a Masters degree. With a career spanning over 50 years, Onur has played an important role in the development of modern Turkish art, including the introduction of the avant-garde into the artistic canon of Turkey in the early 1970s. Her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions at Augarten Contemporary, Vienna (2010), Istanbul Modern (2011) and ARTER, Istanbul (2014). She has also participated in the 7th Biennial of Young Artists in Paris (1971), ‘Open Air Exhibitions’ organised by the Istanbul Archeology Museums (1974 and 1977), documenta 12 (2007), the Istanbul Biennial (1987, 1995, 1999, 2011) and the Moscow Biennale (2007).