Artist bio

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 professional practice in the art and curatorial field in 2019. Her works often respond to personal stories in cultural and political contexts.  She has been part of Art Dream Collective since January 2020. She is also the associate founder 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)

Academic Representations / Publications

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

2012   Presentation – Urban Transformation, Urban Identity and Space Perception

Selected Exhibition in Group

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

Selected Press / Interviews

2021   Olivia Juliet Taylor  interview –  esranesipogullari/on_art

2021   PUK podcast – episode 6    –

2021   Mişar art “Yetişkinler İçin Genç Sanat”    –şarart

2020   Esra ha ricostruito il mistero della soffitta    – gazettadimantova

2020   Points of view Conventia  –  salotto58

2020   ESRA NESIPOGULLARI|  CONVENTIA|  ITALY    – thecircaproject