Booth R7
Istanbul, Turkey

Jennifer Ipekel
Born in 1988 in Istanbul
Lives and works in Istanbul

Jennifer İpekel, Ayşe the Pirate, 2017, Ceramics, 30 x 13 x 13 cm, Courtesy of Öktem&Aykut and Jennifer İpekel



Jennifer İpekel was born in 1988 in Istanbul, where she also currently lives and works. She completed a BFA at Parsons School of Design majoring in Integrated Design. She also completed a MA Fine Arts at Chelsea School of Art London between 2014-2015.

“I am drawn into creating riotous narratives to build an individual mythology for the age that we live in where fact and fiction are uncertain. Notions of power, gender and color are re-imagined. Traveling to unknown territories and looking at inner landscapes, I depict paintings of heroes that remain incomprehensible and purposes unclear. In my narratives, I blend women heroes with cultural beliefs, my aim is to show the ever-changing womanhood, purifying her from materialism and hereby revealing the intellectual power.”

Öktem&Aykut is a contemporary art gallery based in Istanbul. The gallery represents Istanbul-based emerging and mid-career artists. Founded in 2014, the gallery aspires to lead a younger generation of artists and art appreciators and to enrich the inter-generational and inter-communal connections.

Represented Artists

Aret Gıcır
Benji Boyadgian
Bora Başkan
Borga Kantürk
Can Altay
Elif Boyner
Emel Kurhan
Jennifer İpekel
İnci Furni
Gökçen Cabadan
Hasan Deniz
Lara Ögel
Samuel Laurence Cunnane
Sinan Logie
Toygun Özdemir
Tuba Yalçınkaya


Tankut Raşit Aykut, Director

Istanbul, Turkey
Büyük Hendek Caddesi, Portakal Sokak No:2
34420, Galata