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Mehveş Leliç

1990 Istanbul, Turkey

4 Works exhibited

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  • About the Artist
  • Curriculum Vitae

Mehveş Leliç (b. 1990, Istanbul) is an artist and educator.

She received her BA from the University of Chicago. Her work has been exhibited and published internationally, in venues such as the Rotterdam Photo Festival, Cosmos Arles at Recontres D'Arles, the Ogden Museum, Filter Photo Chicago, Academy Art Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art Baltimore, the Photographers' Gallery Istanbul, Akbank Sanat, and Mamut Art Project, as well as prestigious print and online publications including the National Geographic, Geo Magazine Turkey, Der Greif, Ain't Bad Magazine, Lenscratch, and Aesthetica Magazine.

She has been awarded a National Geographic Expeditions Council Grant, the Turkish Cultural Foundation Cultural Exchange Fellowship, and the City of Chicago Individual Artists' Grant. She lives and works between the US and Turkey.


2009-2013 University of Chicago, Chicago, IL Bachelor of Arts
2013 Magnum Photos Documentary Photography Workshop with Abbas, Paris, France



(upcoming), DC Center for the Arts, curated by Jayme McLellan, Washington, DC
(upcoming), Institute of Contemporary Art Baltimore Flat File Program, Baltimore, MD
Unframed @ PhotoNOLA, New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, New Orleans, LA
The Universal, curated by Gregory Harris, Filter Space, Chicago, IL
Another Day in Paradise, the In-Between Magazine
Acute Sentience (Solo Exhibition), China Hutch Projects at Washington College,
Chestertown, MD
“City Limits,” Rotterdam Photo Festival, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
The Curated Fridge, Curated by Sarah Kennel, Somerville, MA
Biggs Shots, Biggs Museum of American Art, Dover, DE
The Story of No Man, Cosmos Arles Books, Recontres Arles, France
New Photography, Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD
Cross Currents, Salisbury University Art Gallery, Salisbury, MD
What We’ve Found: Social Media, Ain’t Bad Magazine
Year in Reverse, Humble Arts Foundation Blog
PhotoNOLA Photowalk, Ogden Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
Muscle Memory, Stella Elkins Gallery at Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Altered Realities, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD
Art through the Lens, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY
Borderline, The Photographers’ Gallery Istanbul, Turkey
Mamut Art Project 2017, Istanbul
Akbank Contemporary Artists Award Finalists’ Exhibition, Istanbul
Limited, The Photographers’ Gallery Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Odeabank O’Art Award Finalists’ Exhibition, Istanbul, Turkey
Luminarts Fellowship Finalists’ Exhibition, Union League Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL
The Chicago Project, Catherine Edelman Gallery (editions)
5 Days in Paris, Institute Des Cultures D’Islam, Paris, France



Fall 2018-present, Adjunct Faculty Member in Photography Department of Visual Arts, Humanities and World Languages, Anne Arundel Community, College, Arnold, MD
August 2016 – August 2017, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Teaching Artist

Works by Mehveş Leliç

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70 x 50 cm

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63 x 85 x 7 cm

1000,00 €


138 x 98 cm

1350,00 €


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