Gulsun Karamustafa

born 1946

Gulsun Karamustafa, 'Memory of a Square' 2005
Memory of a Square 2005
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Biography

Gülsün Karamustafa (born 1946) is a painter, filmmaker and sculptor, living and working in Istanbul, recognised as "one of Turkey’s most outspoken and celebrated artists". Karamustafa’s work explores socio-political issues in modern Turkey using personal and historical narratives, addressing themes including sexuality and gender, exile and ethnicity, and the role of religion and secularism in society.

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