Kezban Arca Batibeki is known for her paintings that probe themes of female empowerment and conflict in pop culture imagery, through depictions of women as faceless or overtly sexualized, often in various states of undress. In Dark Red (2010), a group of women dressed only in underwear and brandishing knives wrestle each other against a backdrop of block color—to unsettling effect; in Woman in Red (2010) a glamorous woman in a sequined cocktail dress, knife in hand, chases another woman in heels down a flight of stairs. Both works comprise darkly comic scenes that reference narratives drawn from pulp films and detective stories. Arca Batibeki’s artistic practice also includes photography, installation, and video work.

SOLO SHOWS

2014 Leila Heller Gallery, New York, Kezban Arca Batibeki: Nest
2013 Leila Heller Gallery, Leila Heller Gallery at Art International Istanbul
2012 Anima Gallery, Doha, He loves me…she loves me not! by Kezban Arca

GROUP SHOWS

2016 ALAN Istanbul, Istanbul, CHE VUOI? ”Fantasy Screen of Contemporary Art”
2014 Ekavart Gallery, Istanbul, Future Is Woman
2012 Leila Heller Gallery, New York, Leila Heller Gallery at Art Dubai 2012
2010 ALAN Istanbul, Istanbul, Pop Art Istanbul