Yaz/Kış, 2016


Elif Uras creates paintings and ceramic sculptures that explore the visual identity of women within the complex, ever-changing relationship between Western modernity and Eastern art and culture. Her sculptures are made onsite in Iznik, the historic centre of ceramics in Turkey since the fifteenth century. Uras’ sculptures, with their anthropomorphic forms are, in her own […]

27.03.2018 /

45 x 31 cm


Elif Uras’s work titled “NO” is part of the group exhibition titled “12X12, 2017″. The show will be on view between November 29, 2017 – January 7, 2018. It is the gallery’s 3rd iteration of the initial 12 x 12 show, staged in December of 2015. The gallery is physically gridded into squares to house works from an eclectic group […]

29.11.2017 /


Küratör Nazlı Gürlek’in Frieze.com için kaleme aldığı “Istanbul Critics Guide” başlıklı sergi seçkisinde Elif Uras’ın Eylül 2016’da Galerist’te gerçekleşen “Hayal Meyal” isimli sergisi, Nil Yalter’in Arter’de devam eden sergisi “Kayıt Dışı” ve TUNCA & Hera Büyüktaşçıyan’ın eserlerini bir araya getiren “Çünkü Biz Olmadığımız Yerdeyiz” başlıklı grup sergisi görülmesi gereken en iyi 7 sergi arasında gösterildi. […]

20.11.2016 /


‘Pregnant Haliç II’, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Galerist is proud to announce that “Pregnant Haliç II” (2015) by artist Elif Uras has been added to the permanent collection of Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET). www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/708315. “Pregnant Haliç II” was produced in 2015 at İznik Foundation Ateliers with the kind support of SAHA Foundation. The piece was initially exhibited at Uras’ solo show at […]

25.08.2016 /

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‘From Traditional to Modernity: Capital, Labor and Woman in İznik’, Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation Pera Museum, Istanbul

Elif Uras will be participate as a speaker to “The Past and the Present of Ceramics” symposium organized by Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation Pera Museum. Featuring prominent academicians and artists as speakers, the symposium focuses on diverse aspects of ceramic practice. Presented as a parallel event to the Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation Kütahya […]

1.03.2016 /

Elif Uras, ‘Multitasker’, 2015, Underglaze Painted Stonepaste, 46 x 31 x 3.5 cm

‘Hybridization’, Amir Mohtashemi Gallery, London

Elif Uras participates to the group show ‘Hybridization’ curated by Dalya Islam organized by Madder Red at Amir Mohtashemi Gallery. ‘Hybridization’ brings together artists that exhibit the impact of our increasing coexistence aesthetically. Their work draws motifs and symbols from another culture and combines them with their own.

12.10.2015 /

New York Times, 'Art and Its Inspiration, Side by Side, at the Aldrich', July 2015

‘Nicaea’, The New York Times

‘Nicaea’, Elif Uras’ solo show at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum has been reviewed by Susan Hodara in The New York Times art section.

17.07.2015 /

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‘Nicaea’, The Aldrich Museum, Connecticut

The Aldrich Museum hosts Elif Uras’ solo exhibition ‘Nicaea’, curated by Amy Smith-Stewart, between May 3rd and October 25th. Uras, for this exhibition transforms a gallery into an interior courtyard featuring domestic objects and architectural motifs, including a ceramic fountain, a tiled niche, and a large-scale tile mural. The ceramics made by Elif Uras merges […]

3.05.2015 /

Haluk Akakçe, Masallar Gerçek Olabilir, Sizin de Başınıza Gelebilir, 2

‘There Is A Madness In My Mind’, Gülin and Emre Dökmeci Art Collection, CerModern, Ankara

Gülin and Emre Dökmeci’s Modern Art Collection created in a period of 20 years will  be exhibited for the first time in CerModern between 27th February and 20th April of 2014. The collection is coming to light with a special anthology in the Ali Akay’s curatorship. The exhibition entitled “There is a madness in my mind” features contemporary […]

27.02.2014 /


Elif Uras’ ‘Janet (Mihrisah Sultan) at Shanghai Biennale

Elif Uras’  ceramic sculpture ‘Janet (Mihrisah Sultan)’ was exhibited in the Istanbul Pavillion during the Shanghai Biennale, consists of a life-size replica of an 18th century chair imported to Turkey from France for use in Ottoman palaces, around the time when Turks were moving from the low seating cushions (“sedir”), into the more westernized high […]

1.10.2012 /