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She was born in Baghdad, 1968. She completed her education at primary, secondary and high schools in Baghdad,
Paris, Havana, Vienne and Tunisia. She moved to Istanbul in 1985 and graduated in 1992 from the Traditional
Turkish Arts, Tiles and Carpets Department of Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University which she started in
1986. She has opened a great number of exhibitions in the country and abroad so far. She made her one of
the most out-standing breakouts of her career late in 2008 by breaking a new ground in the world. Her jewelry
collection of ”Words and Domes” created based on Islamic art first made the grade at Quintessentially held in
Burj Al Arab Hotel. Awarding the artist’s two works in two branches at The Premier Middle East Jewelry & Pens
Awards accepted as the Oscar of Jewelry held under the tutelage of Bahraini Royal families late in 2010 has
been the pride of our country. The focus at her works including different designs as well as oil paintings on canvass,
jewels, carpets and tiles in which she blends the smell of his homeland in the center of Mes-opotamia
where the foundations of the civilization were laid, with the history of beautiful Turkey where she studied and
lived is to interpret the traditional art in a contemporary manner… A substantial part of his outstanding collection
consisting of oil paintings and designs exists in the royal families and gulf countries, collections belonging to
the elites of our country as well as Christies and Harrolds abroad… Being a member of the International Plastic
Arts Association, Iraq, and BAE Plastic Artists’ Association, Souadad Kandemir com-pleted her master thesis
on “Chinese Thuribles” in the Graduate Program of Traditional Turkish Arts, Restoration of Old Tiles at Mimar
Sinan Fine Arts University a short while ago and is doing a doctorate in the department of Tile & Ceramic at the
same university.

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- Education
2013 Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Traditional Turkish art Deparment Tile & Ceramic Design (Post Doc).
2011-2013 Turkish Tile Ceramic
Art (MA) Master Degree at Restoration of Old Tiles Department of Traditional Turkish Arts at Mimar Sinan
Fine Arts University.
1986-92 Carpet and Tile Designs Undergraduate in Carpets and Tiles department of Traditional Turkish
Arts at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University.
1988 LCC Institute Fashion and Design
2007 Informatics Sector Photoshop program
2008 Informatics Sector Freehand program

- Solo Exhibition
2007 Dolmabahçe Palace ‘’ Dome” exhibition
2008 Toprak Art Gallery Princess Hotel Bodrum, Exhibition of ‘’Flyaway Letters”
2010 Sofa Art Hamak Hotel /Bodrum, Oil painting and jewelry exhibition of ‘’Touching’’
2011 Istanbul Forum, Kufic style-written
work named “Allah and Muhammed” at Magic Ice which is the one and only ice museum of the
world. 2012 Istanbul Military Museum, oil painting exhibition of “Heritage”.
2012 Istanbul Ministry of Culture Galata Mawlavi House Museum, oil painting
exhibition of “Rumi”
2013 Antalya Orkun Ozan Art Gallery, oil painting exhibition of “Heritage 2”
2011 Istanbul Forum, Kufic style-written
work named “Allah and Muhammed” at Magic Ice which is the one and only ice museum of the
world. 2012 Istanbul Military Museum, oil painting exhibition of “Heritage”.
2012 Istanbul Ministry of Culture Galata Mawlavi House Museum, oil painting
exhibition of “Rumi”
2014- Ýstanbul Yýldýz Palace Museum - “Traditional and timeless” oil painting Exhibitiion
2014 Sharjah Museums Department , Sharjah Calligraphy Museum “Letters & Ornamentatiýon
from Turkey & the UAE,
2014 Sharjah Calligraphy Museum ceramic & tiel workshop
2014- Ýstanbul Yýldýz Palace Museum - “Traditional and timeless” oil painting Exhibitiion
2014 Sharjah Museums Department , Sharjah Calligraphy Museum “Letters & Ornamentatiýon
from Turkey & the UAE,
2014 Sharjah Calligraphy Museum ceramic & tiel workshop
2015 “Cornucopia”, Art Expo New York Artisan Direct, ISIS Sclupture and Design
2015 “Cornucopia 2” ISIS Sclupture and Design, Bodrum, Turkey
2015 “Dancing Horses”, “From Caravaggio to Modern Days” curated by Paolo Levi, Piazza Del Popolo, Rome, Italy.
Gallery, New York.
 


- Group Exhibitions
2001 Caddebostan Atölye Sanat Evi Küsav Art Fair Group Exhibition
2002 Caddebostan Culture and Art Center Merkezi Group Exhibition
2006 Ýbrahim Paþa Palace Turkish Islamic Arts Museum, exhibition of ‘’Indulgence’’
2006 Dubai Domotex Carpet Fair, Turquoise Carpet by Souadad Kandemir
2007 Ý.B.B.Taksim Art Gallery, exhibition
of “Orientation to Love” (special exhibition for 2007 was internationally declared to be the Year of Rumi by
UNESCO) 2007 Shangay Domotex Carpet Fair, Turquoise Carpet by Souadad Kandemir
2007 Hannover Domotex Carpet Fair, Turquoise Carpet by Souadad Kandemir
2007 Juryman at ÝTKÝB Carpet Competition
2008 Hannover Domotex Carpet Fair, Turquoise Carpet by Souadad Kandemir
2008 Lütfi Kýrdar Convention and Exhibition Center; Painting exhibition in the night of Drum event
2008 The Marmara Oteli Bodrum Group Exhibition
2008 Juryman at ÝTKÝB Carpet Competition
2008 Millionaire Fair CNR ‘’ Words & Dome’’ collection by Souadad Kandemir
2009 Dubai Burj Al Arab Hotel Quýntessentially event Jewelry show
2009 Juryman at ÝTKÝB Carpet Competition
2013 Istanbul Convention Center, special collection of All Arts Istanbul
2014 Sharjah Museums Department , Sharjah Calligraphy Museum “Letters & Ornamentatiýon
from Turkey & the UAE,
2014 Sharjah Calligraphy Museum ceramic & tiel workshop
2015 “Cornucopia”, Art Expo New York Artisan Direct, ISIS Sclupture and Design
2015 “Cornucopia 2” ISIS Sclupture and Design, Bodrum, Turkey
2015 “Dancing Horses”, “From Caravaggio to Modern Days” curated by Paolo Levi, Piazza Del Popolo, Rome, Italy.
Gallery, New York.

- Awards
2010 Best oriental design award at The Premier Middle East Jewelry & Pens Awards Competition in Bahrain.
2010 Best innovative design award at The Premier Middle East Jewelry & Pens Awards Competition in
Bahrain.


Souadad Al- Sigab Kandemir

Contact with Souadad Kandemir;
souadad@gmail.com
www.souadadkandemir.com
 

 
 
  
   

 

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