Esra Kizir Gokcen 1971 Istanbul, Turkey.

Graduated as a graphic designer in 1993. 

Worked as a graphic designer and illustrator.

Took extra courses on print making.

Studied pedagogical information and got teaching certificate in 2000.

Held workshops, curated art exhibitions individually and with cooperation of art associations.

Performed and created special art projects for corporate firms collaborating DSM Training Istanbul.

Concentrated on oil painting, acrylics and watercolour in different periods. Now mostly working with acrylic and collage while going on print making.

Attended more than 50 exhibitions internationally.

Located in Make Space Studios, London, Waterloo from 2017.

awards. juried exhibitions. publishings.

2016 2nd International Exlibris Competition Varna, Bulgaria, Worth to exhibit

2014 First International Exlibris Competition, Varna, Bulgaria, Worth to exhibit

2014 35.FISAE International Exlibris Competition, Tarragona, Catalunya, Spain/ Worth to exhibit

2014 Modern Women Bookplate Designers Book / Published 2014 in Portugal / Pages135-144

2012 34. FISAE International Exlibris Competition, Naantali, Finland, Worth to exhibit

2012 / Turkish Illustration Catalogue / Alternatif Publishings / Istanbul, Turkey / Pages 492 - 495

2011 San Min Cup International Exlibris Competition Shanghai, China / The Excellent Prize

2010 1.International Exlibris Competition Nicosia, Cyprus / Worth to exhibit

2010 1.Kiev International Exlibris Competition, Ukraine / Worth to exhibit

2008 32.FISAE International Exlibris Competition, Beijing, China / Worth to exhibit

solo exhibitions.

2015 "Metamorph-trick" State Fine Arts Gallery, Ayaz Museum, Ankara, Turkey

2014 “Metamorph-trick” Arps&Co Art Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2011 “Bubbles”, Utopia Platform Art Gallery, İstanbul, Turkey

2007 “Floral Fairytales” Ürün Art Gallery, İstanbul, Turkey

2004 “Petit Bonhommies” Beykoz Service Center, İstanbul, Turkey


2014 / Cosmic Fish, 2014, Intaglio, 13x9cm / Arthur Da Mota Miranda Exlibris Collection / Lisbon / Portugal

2011 / Exlibris Ruya Kendiroglu, 2011, Intaglio, 13x8cm / San Min Cup Exlibris Museum / Shanghai / China

2006 / Tuba Agaci / 2006, Watercolor on Intaglio 297x210mm / Nuhoglu Collection / Istanbul / Turkey


2015 3rd International Brest Print Triennial, Brest, Belarus

2015 25th Malbork Exlibris Biennial, Malbork Castle, Poland

2014 3rd Guangzhou International Exlibris and Mini-prints Biennial, Guangzhou, China

latest group exhibitions.

2019 Human Condition Exhibition, The Artist’s Pool, Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

2019 Make Space Open Studios, Make Space , Waterloo, London, UK

2019 Threads Exhibition, The Artists Pool, Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

2018 FocusLDN Winter Exhibition, Menier Gallery, London, UK

2018 The Other Art Fair, Victoria House Bloomsbury, London, UK

2018 Colorida Art Gallery, Group exhibition, Lisbon, Portugal
2018 London Print Studio Members Summer Show, London, UK
2018 Make Space Open Studios, London,UK

2017 Arte Fierra Di Parma, Group Exhibition, Parma, Italy

2017 Richmond Art House Group Exhibition, Stables Gallery, London, UK

2017 Art House Open Studio Days, Richmond Upon Thames Council, Art event, London, UK

2017 Through Colour Group Exhibiton, HLS Art Gallery, London, UK

2017 Trace Group Exhibition, Mavi Art Studio, London; UK

2017 Works on Paper Group Exhibition, The Bricklane Gallery, London, UK

2016 From Art Through Life, Group Exhibition, CYDD Caddebostan Cultural Centre, Istanbul, Turkey

2016 ‘’Meeting’’ Group Exhibition, GORSAV Caddebostan Cultural Centre, Istanbul, Turkey

2015 Artist International İstanbul Art Fair, Marjinart Gallery, İstanbul, Turkey

2014 Istanbul Exlibris Academy,Yıldız Kenter Art Gallery, Bodrum, Turkey

2014 “A City Tale; There is Heaven Anyway” Art212 Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

2013 Artist International Istanbul Art Fair, Marjinart Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey