Esra Nesipoğulları, 1991 Turkey, architect / multidisciplinary artist, born and raised in Turkey. Currently resident in Italy. She accomplished two residencies in Toulouse and Marseille during the period of her BA. In 2013, she had been granted to travel to Cuba for research about the use of semi-public spaces in the socialist context. Later on, working for over two years in several architectural design studios, in London, Istanbul, and continually in Mantua, she started her practice in the art and curatorial field in 2019. Her works often respond to personal stories in cultural and political contexts.  She has also been part of Ambaradan Think Tank with Amal Muntaser.


2017-2020   Politecnico di Milano, Architectural Design and History, Master’s Degree

2009-2015   Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Architecture, Bachelor’s degree


Grants / Residencies

2021   TRACCE A.U.T. Rezidenza Artistica, Bari / Italy (3rd edition) 

2013   EAAB (Emre Arolat Researching Scholarship)

Case study: Cuba, Santa Clara: Changing in the use of semi-public spaces in the  scope of the period from 1951 until USSR’s disintegration

2011   Mamak Housing Design Competition (2nd Mention)


Presentations / Publications

2022  Viafarini Milano  Corvetto NZSD Workshop

Presentation _ Spatial organisations of socialism / an alternative design


 2021 Archive MILANO   Practices of rupture. Toward a reparative justice. 

Presentation by Ambaradan Think Tank : Museology as a Multidimentional Phenomenon


2020   Makoko – The Amphibian City

Official entry to SEOUL Biennale’21, a collaborative to delve into acknowledging and constructing strategies for future cities. This was a project done in collaboration with various architects, urban designers, artists, and researchers based in India, Italy, Iran, and the US.


2014   Presentation – Karaburun Science Congress

Spatial Organisation of  Socialist Public Squares- Case study: Cuba, Santa Clara


2012   Presentation – Karaburun Science Congress

Urban Transformation, Urban Identity and  Perception of Space


Exhibition in Group,


2022  1989: The Postcollapse in Art and Culture, Cerritos Collage Art Gallery, Los Angeles /USA

2020   Monaco Art Fair Art3f Represents by Van Gogh Gallery -Madrid, Monaco/France

2020   In 24-Hours exhibition curated by Ayshia Taskin at The Wall Space Gallery,  Scotland, UK

2020   In Isolation Together, Virtual Exhibition, Artcore Gallery, UK

2014   Red Cube, Installation, CYME Association Art Project, Miramas, France


Reviews  / Interviews

2021   PUK podcast – episode 6    –

2021   Mişar art “Yetişkinler İçin Genç Sanat”    –şarart

2020   Esra ha ricostruito il mistero della soffitta    – gazettadimantova